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Virus or bacterial infection?

Virus or bacterial infection?

Yes?: What is the question? Both viruses and bacteria and other types of organisms can produce infection. If you have a specific issue, write back. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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Is bronchitis a bacteria infection or a viral infection?

Is bronchitis a bacteria infection or a viral infection?

Either...: Acute bronchitis could be due to either a bacterial or viral infection whereas chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is due to smoking. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection turn into a bacterial infection?

Can a yeast infection turn into a bacterial infection?

Yes: Unfortunately, yeast infections can turn into bacterial. Sometimes it's due to the cream that one uses to treat yeast infections, your body can have a reaction to those chemicals which can then lead to bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes a woman goes back and forth between the 2. Best, if you can, is try to figure out what in diet or environment caused initial infection and prevent that. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause secondary bacterial infections?

Can antibiotics cause secondary bacterial infections?

Complex answer: Antibiotics have a range of bacteria that they can kill; others outside that range are not so affected; some can become resistant to the antibiotic. If inappropriate ab is used, or taken wrong, e.g. Not as long as rx'd, can lead to more infection, with resistant germ. Bigger problem is overgrowth of a bacteria in gut (c. Difficile) during or after ab use-causes toxin and diarrhea; can be serious. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginitis or yeast infections cause a sense of urgency?

Can bacterial vaginitis or yeast infections cause a sense of urgency?

Sometimes: Sometimes, if there is enough irritation to the anterior vaginal wall, it can give a sense of urinary urgency. However, the most likely source is a developing urinary tract infection or urethritis. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Yes: Oral candidiasis (thrush), or vaginosis is commonly seen in people treated with antibiotics. Both usually resolve with local treatment. Systemic candidiasis does occur in patients recovering from severe sepsis, but is not "common" outside the ICU except in the immune compromised. ...Read more

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Bacterial infection from endoscopy?

Bacterial infection from endoscopy?

Highly unlikely: Unless there was penetration of the tube being endoscoped (colon, stomach, small bowel, other) it would be remarkably unusual to acquire infection from these devices. ...Read more

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Can a sinusitus infection cause a bacteria infection?

Can a sinusitus infection cause a bacteria infection?

Sinusitis: Most sinus infections start out as viral infections. It is often based on clinical diagnostics and length of duration that allows a physician to debate if the infection is bacterial. In order of most to least frequent = viral > bacterial > fungal. ...Read more

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Is bronchitis bacterial or viral?

Is bronchitis bacterial or viral?

Usually viral: Acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses, typically the same viruses that cause colds and influenza. The most common cause of chronic bronchitis is smoking cigarettes. Air pollution and dust or toxic gases in the environment or workplace also can contribute to the condition. Antibiotics as a whole are overprescribed in bronchitis, though sometimes it is warranted. ...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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Can a penile yeast infection turn into a systemic yeast infection?

Can a penile yeast infection turn into a systemic yeast infection?

Generally not: Unless you have a life-threatening immune deficiency. Your yeast infection does, however, need to be treated -- and your sexual partner or partners need to be treated at the same time to avoid reinfection. ...Read more

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Is COPD a bacteria or viral infection?

Is COPD a bacteria or viral infection?

Neither...: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease usually caused by smoking. It is chronic, incurable and slowly progressive. The disease itself is not a result of infection. ...Read more

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Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infections like histoplasmosis and others. The usual in the mouth is Candida Albicans or thrush. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more