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Fungal Or Bacterial Infection
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
Sir I am very prone to fungal or bacterial infection, sir i thought due to low immunity, so is there any medicine to enhance immunity?
Depends: There are many different parts to the immune system, and many illnesses that can affect it. Certain types of immune deficiency can be treated, but first you need to be thoroughly evaluated by a physician to determine if there is a measurable deficiency, what it is and what it may be due to. Have you been tested for hiv? ...Read more
What is tx for inflamed skin w/ possible fungal or bacterial infection? Skin s in a fold that stays moist, cannot be unfolded.
Yeast or fungal: Fungus or yeast infections are common in fold. This will easily recur. The best option isto clean area with dilute vinegar one teaspoon in a glass of water, followed by mica tin cream and finally diaper paste to decrease wetness and separate skin. You must deal with underlying weight issue with professional help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have brownish/dark maroon patch on my cheek after a pimple caused most probably by fungal/bacterial infection....how can i get rid of the spot?
Brown spot=No scar: This is the normal skin reaction when healing after inflammation if the patient is tan or has olive or brown skin. Is called PIH. It's not a scar and it willl fade away with time. To speed up the lightening, protect from sun exposure always, and apply twice a day a cream with hydroquinone(never above 4%), glyzirrhiza or licorice glycolic acid or retinoic acid. ...Read more
If you have a fungal infection or bacterial infection on your penis will your groin lymph nodes swell ?
They may: Depending on the infection, and the severity of it, the lymph-nodes may get reactive and swell in their efforts to work and help fight off the infection. Fungal infection are usually minor and cutaneous (on the skin) and do not normally achieve lymph node activation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Initial vagina itch, pee pain stopped. Pap smear -no fungal/ bacterial infection. Burning sensation at vulva persist for 10 days. Lower ab discomfort.?
My penis has skin brown hard scar that sloughed out then become painfull..And formed another scar..Fungal or viral or bacterial infection?
See ur Dr for: Confirmation. It's hard to diagnose without seeing the lesion and doing some tests. Take care! ...Read more
Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?
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
Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?
Molecular mimicry: Why yes viral infections certainly do display molecular mimicry. Most commonly are the herpesvirus family (herpes simplex, varicella, cmv, ebv...16 in all). That is why these viruses remain latent within us and if the immune system is disrupted by acquired immunodeficiencies (age, chemotherapy, HIV or other viral infections) these viruses then reactivate. ...Read more
Is it safe to use mupirocin from time to time to get rid of bacterial/fungal infections between your toes? (It's the only thing that seems to work.)
I have a rash on my face. My question is that I'm trying to find out if it is a bacterial fungal or viral infection so I would know how to treat it. ?
I had a bug bite that turned to lesion. Bacterial infection was ruled out. It is now responding to anti-fungal cream. However, a rash (bumps/blisters) has developed near the lesion. What should I do?
How can a non bacterial infection of throat which is around voice box and not visible be identified? Ie any fungal or other type of infections?, thank
Had bacterial/fungal infection which took 6 weeks of treatment, now there are hard skin bumps left underside big toe finger where lesions were present?
Too many to name: There are many, many bacterial infections. Every part of your body is subject to bacterial infection, and the fact that you are not sick from infections all the time, that fact that you survive at all, is a testament to how miraculous the immune system is. There are bacteria everywhere you go. Some bacteria are likely to cause infection, most are not. We are surrounded, and yet we survive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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