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What is bacterial keratitis (corneal ulcer)?

What is bacterial keratitis (corneal ulcer)?

Surface defect: A corneal ulcer is a loss of the surface layer of the cornea (epithelium) usually with an underlying infection. There are "sterile" ulcers in which an infection is not present. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Corneal Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation of the cornea could be the result of systemic or local inflammation or infection. UV light exposure along with working in a dusty environment or with toxic chemicals can also have an effect on or aggravate cornea inflammation. Try some artificial tears (Systane Balance or HypoTears) 3 times a day for a week and if you're no better see an ...Read more


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What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)? How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?

What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)?  How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?

Diagnosis: Mucus appearance does not give us diagnosis nor really give us a clue as to type of most of the time even the presence of infection. Lung infections with fungi are diagnosed when a person who had been to an area endemic for a fungus presents with symptoms, cxr taken, some clues are seen, and either a titer (blood reaction) or sputum by expectoration or fob, stains positive and grows the fungus. ...Read more

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Contact vulvitis vs infection symptoms?

Contact vulvitis vs infection symptoms?

See your doctor: Contact vulvitis (or dermatitis in general) is an irritant dermatitis; it mainly has red skin, maybe something tender but more itchy than anything. Should only have scant, if any, discharge. A cellulitis, which is an infection, is red and usually very tender/painful, and may be associated with a pus-like discharge. I would talk your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Symptoms of yeast infections?

Symptoms of yeast infections?

Varied...: Itching, burning, thick whitish cottage cheese discharge. However, many times, the symptoms of a yeast infection can look like any other number of infections - and if you've never had a yeast infection diagnosed before, it might be better to get it checked out and confirmed by your doctor first. ...Read more

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Bacterial keratitis contagious?

No: Bacterial keratitis or corneal ulcer is due to micro-trauma usually from contact lens use (over wear). It is not contagious. ...Read more

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What are nummular dermatitis symptoms?

What are  nummular dermatitis symptoms?

Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more

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What are viral, fungal, protozoan disease?

What are viral, fungal, protozoan disease?

Too big: This requires extensive explanation, but the bottom line is that these are diseases caused by different types of organisms, the ones that you mention. ...Read more

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What are contact dermatitis symptoms?

What are contact dermatitis symptoms?

Itching.: Itching, itching, itching, itching; that's the hallmark symptom of contact dermatitis. Unless it's allowed to get secondarily infected, and then it hurts. ...Read more

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Can HIV infection cause pink eye?

Can HIV infection cause pink eye?

No: Hiv can lower your ability to fight any infection, including eye infections (but it doesn't cause them). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of viral infection?

What are symptoms of viral infection?

Where?: Viral infection of the upper respiratory tract would include sinus congestion, runny nose, etc, with fever and aches. Viral gastroenteritis would be fever, nausea, vomiting and or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are common yeast infection symptoms?

What are common yeast infection symptoms?

Itching / discharge.: Women with vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) usually experience genital itching, burning, and sometimes a "cottage cheese-like" vaginal discharge. Men with genital candidiasis may experience an itchy rash on the penis. The symptoms of vaginal infection are similar to those of many other genital infections, so it is important to see your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Prostatitis following non specific urethritis bacterial or fungal as candida present ?

Prostatitis following non specific urethritis  bacterial or fungal as candida present ?

Likely bacterial.: Although reports of fungal prostatitis have been reported in the literature, this disease is quite rare, limited to severely immune-compromised (transplant or hiv) patients who are hospitalized. If your have a prostatic infection, it is most likely bacterial and candida is a urinary or culture contaminant. I recommend you see a urologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Itching.: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes (as opposed to a rash that itches) - it's the itching that comes first, and scratching it that causes the rash. The itchiest areas are typically crooks of arms, backs of knees, and sides of neck, although other areas can be involved. Most kids outgrow it, although an unfortunate minority do not. Treatment depends on location and severity. ...Read more

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What are yeast infection and scratched vaginal symptoms?

Itching vs discomfor: Yeast infections are often itching and/or burning, whereas a vaginal "scratch" often my be uncomfortable, even painful. The scratch can become inflamed or infected with redness, warmth, swelling, etc. And should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Could leukocytosis cause viral and bacterial infections?

Could leukocytosis cause viral and bacterial infections?

The other way around: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia. A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read more

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Keratitis (Definition)

The cornea is the clear tissue in front of the iris. Iris gives your eyes color. Keratitis is inflammation if cornea. Keratitis is caused by trauma (contact lens wear, dry eyes), degeneration, and infection. Contact lens wear is the most important risk factor for infectious keratitis. Herpes is a common cause of keratitis. Keratitis can be sight threatening. Keratitis ...Read more