Doctor insights on:
Getting Bacterial Infection
Exposure/germ factor: Infections occur when a germ is introduced to a location where conditions are supportive of germ growth. The germ begins to reproduce using local nutrient sources & invades the area. Some germs are benign hitchhikers & simply hang around while others are invasive & elaborate toxic chemicals that are destructive to tissue. ...Read more
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
Hormone changes: Bacterial vaginitis is a condition caused by a change in the number and types of bacteria in the vagina. Just after menstruation, there are hormone changes occurring that may be triggering these infections. When this infection follows a pattern like this, there may ways of preventing these infections. See your doctor to see what may be appropriate for you. ...Read more
If you get bacterial infection from the same bacteria twice and the second time it makes you really sick, more than the first time, what happened?
Be more specific: To get the most from the site you need to provide detailed background information & ask a question related to those specifics. You did not specify what bacteria or what type of infection. You give no clue on how it was confirmed & if or how it was treated. Without specifics, no reasoned answer can be provided. You are welcome to start over. This is not a chat room. Questions are not linked. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: This is not likely if you are referring to bv. On the other hand, once a woman has acquired this the male partner can have the skin of his penis colonized with the causative bacteria and transmit it back to the woman after she has been treated. It is not, however, considered a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more
BV: Bacterial Vaginosis often occurs after there is a change in vaginal pH. ...Read more
Not an infection:
Marijuana smoking does not lead to bacterial infections. You can kiss someone who smokes with no greater risk than kissing someone who doesn't.
There may be other reasons not to kiss him/her, however. Are you worried that the fact that this person smokes marijuana somehow makes them not "right" for you? You should generally only kiss people who you really care about and trust. ...Read more
I seem to get bacterial infections and yeast infections back-to-back once every two months. I always practce safe sex. Same soap n detergent why is th?
Infections: When someone has frequent infections it may be related more to your diet. Has your fasting blood sugar level been obtained? Common things you have already mentioned. Soaps, detergents, use of condoms. Overall how is your general health? Look beyond to see if you find a common thread. For instance, they occur after your period, or, after working out, or having a heavy meal. Keep a diary to track ...Read more
Can a male get bacterial infection (e.x. e. coli) via oral sex if partner has no STI? If so, how common is that? Can risk be reduced without condom?
E coli is not a risk:
E coli is everywhere, including in your drinking water and is not a concern. If your partner does not have any STI, you should be okay.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What would make a person bleed 2 times in one year, it not being a normal period, then get bacterial infection in blood stream? I'm seeing a doctor.
Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit and ask for pcos testing. ...Read more
In special crcmstncs: There are some very rare genetic diseases which can increase chances of getting bacterial infection (e.g. Scid) and some conditions (e.g. Having a spleen removed) which can also increase bacterial infection. Diabetics with high blood sugar also can get infections and certainly aids increases risk of certain infections, including TB and mai (a related bacterial infection). ...Read more
I keep getting bacterial infections in my vagina, what should I do to prevent it? And what medications should I use to clear up the infection?
Acidify & probiotics: Many women struggle with flares of bacterial infections related to times when the ph of the vagina goes up. That is the acidity that is supposed to be at 4. Blood and semen are both about 7. Using a product such as rephresh once after sex and for 3 days after each period can help. At the same time taking probiotics by mouth increases good bacteria in your body including the vagina. Lactobacilli +. ...Read more
Keep getting bacterial infections I guess in my eye. Is it because I work in daycare or go to college?
Both: You need to wash your hands with antibacterial soap very frequently. ...Read more
How can I prevent getting bacterial infection (burning) after my period? I just recently took antibiotics a week ago.
Diet, exercise: A healthy person tends to have a healthy vagina. Thus, to prevent a future bacterial infection I would recommend a healthy diet, regular exercise, and good sleep. Sometimes women get BV (bacterial vaginosis) when they have environmental reactions, stress, or other chemicals that can alter vaginal ph. Probiotics may have a place in keeping the vagina healthy as well. I would try the vaginal. ...Read more
Sometimes yes: Depending on where one kisses upon another person's body, he will bring some bacteria into his mouth, which means onto his throat and down into his tummy. If his mouth gets strep throat bacteria from kissing, then he can develop a strep throat infection. If his mouth gets h. Pylori bacteria from kissing, then he can get a h. Pylori stomach ulcer. Many other bacteria can also be gotten from kissing. ...Read more
More info please: I don't know a medical condition that would cause infection of several fingertips. If just 1-2 fingers, maybe an inflamed or infected hangnail? Or infection after minor injury, e.g. a pimple-like lesion after a pin-prick? If severely painful, maybe herpes whitlow (easily confused w/ bacterial infec), esp if you have newly acquired herpes elsewhere (mouth, genital). Re-post with more information. ...Read more
If you get a bacterial infection.will you have a fever right away as a symptom, or does a fever develop after some time of having the infection.??
A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the vaginal vault. Anything that flushes external material into the vagina, such as douching, could lead to a bacterial infection as well. ...Read more
Yes: Bacterial infections cause fevers which as they cycle can cause night sweats. There are other things that can, but yes, bacterial infections can too. If you have been diagnosed with one, and the night sweats came at about the same time, then the antibiotic should help. If not, make sure you follow up immediately. ...Read more
Tattoos: Absolutely. Seeing a reputable professional who takes proper precautions will go a long way to preventing infection. ...Read more
I get vaginal bacterial infections somewhat frequently through the years. Will ciprofloxacin 500 work and if so what dosage?
Yes -plenty of germs: Doctors can test for Group A Strep -which is only one specific germ that can cause a throat infection (or pharyngitis if you want to be technical). Different viruses are also implicated (like mono, adenovirus, etc) but certainly other bacteria are on the list. Pertussis (Whooping cough) and diphtheria are two important ones. Then there are other Strep species, 'mixed' infections like abscesses etc ...Read more
Anytime you shave you cause micro-cuts in the skin (sometimes large cuts). This breaks down your bodies first defense against infection. Additionally, the razor I am sure had bacteria on it which you may have introduced directly into the skin.
Pls see you doc.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
If you kiss someone who smokes weed, or have sex with them...will you get a bacterial infection??
Doesn't mater: If he smokes weed or not, if he has a bacterial infection you are at high risk of getting the infection from him, the risk that he has bacterial infection is higher if he smokes due to bad hygiene. ...Read more