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Dr. Tony Ho
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Frequent Infections (Overview)

Frequent infections is a clinical finding in which a person gets infections more often than is typical. This can occur due to a weakened immune system, often due to immune system suppressing drugs or HIV infection.


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What could be causing my frequent infections (oral thrush, bv, bladder) each at least twice in the past 2months and i had finished all antibiotics?

What could be causing my frequent infections (oral thrush, bv, bladder) each at least twice in the past 2months and i had finished all antibiotics?

Different causes: Antibiotics may increase your risk for yeast infections. Bv and bladder infections are typically bacterial and treated with antibiotics. Have you been reexposed to a sex partner who may be effected ( re bv)? Some women have bacteria introduced to their perineum during sex which can increase UTI risk. Voiding after sex can help prevent those. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Ho
55 doctors shared insights

Frequent Infections (Overview)

Frequent infections is a clinical finding in which a person gets infections more often than is typical. This can occur due to a weakened immune system, often due to immune system suppressing drugs or HIV infection.


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What does it mean if you have frequent infections like sinus, skin, bladder?

What does it mean if you have frequent infections like sinus, skin, bladder?

Infections: Frequent infections can possibly indicate an immunodeficiency. I suggest you see your primary care doctor for bloodwork to rule this out. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What is the best treatment for frequent mouth infections like thrush?

What is the best treatment for frequent mouth infections like thrush?

Stay Healthy!: Depends on the cause. Keep your mouth clean. Brush! dentures? Keep them clean. Dry mouth? Hydrate. Supressed or comprimised immune system? Tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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How do I cure frequent yeast infections at home?

How do I cure frequent  yeast infections at home?

Number of options: Over the counter meds, gentian violet on tampon to apply into vagina. Avoid high carb diet, luvena. Avoid non breathable clothes. Sanitize underwear with hot hot water. Avoid underwear...Let it air out. Ceylon cinnamon in diet. Manuka honey in diet. Yogurt or unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in diet........Get book the yeast connection. Gentle gentle douching with half peroxide and water.. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of frequent yeast infections?

How do I get rid of frequent yeast infections?

Change ph: Change the enviroment of the vagina. Fungi grow in dark, damp and warm environments. The acidity or alkalinity of the vagina are critical. An acidifying douche may help. Vaginal gels that lower the pH may help. Staying dry and cool may help. You may need an oral antifungal and eat live culture yogurt or buttermilk to restore normal vaginal flora. May need a culture for rare resistant fungus. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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How to help prevent frequent bacteria infections?

How to help prevent frequent bacteria infections?

Clarify? infxn where: There are many different kinds of bacterial infections possible almost anywhere in the body, and many reasons you may be susceptible to them. If you can tell us more about what kinds of infections you are getting where, and any other general health problems you may have, we'll be able to give you some more individualized and useful advice. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more