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How will a bacteria infection make your body feel?

How will a bacteria infection make your body feel?

Bacterial infection: Bacterial infection have numerous variety of symptoms and most of the time depends on which body organ is infected and what type of bacteria. Some bacteria can cause slow subacute illnesses without many symptoms except maybe fatigue or occasional sweats or chills. Other may cause rapid onset of severe shock with multiple organ failure. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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How to treat bacteria infections?

How to treat bacteria infections?

Atibiotics: Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. There are many different types of bacteria and one must choose the proper antibiotic to kill the bug under consideration. ...Read more

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How long will a bacteria infection on the torso usually last for?

How long will a bacteria infection on the torso usually last for?

Depends on…: The severity of the infection (how large an area involved, how deep) & what organism (s) causing the infection & of course, whether it is being treated & how aggressively. Other factors are comorbid conditions like diabetes, especially if poorly controlled. Minor infections caused by run-of-the-mill bacteria, treated with appropriate antibiotic, usually take 7-10 days. More complicated take longer. ...Read more

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How are yeast and bacteria infection different?

How are yeast and bacteria infection different?

Apples and Oranges: Yeast (molds) and bacteria are both microbes but are different in their structures (cell wall makeup), level of evolution and response to therapies. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with yeast infection but I think it might be bacteria infection. How to tell that difference?

Diagnosed with yeast infection but I think it might be bacteria infection. How to tell that difference?

Wet prep: Yeast-- white discharge and itching.
bacterial vaginosis- yellow discharge and odor.

diagnosis is by viewing the discharge under the microscope (wet prep)
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How does bacteria from sinus infection go to ears?

How does bacteria from sinus infection go to ears?

URI: The sinuses and the middle ear are connected by various pathways, including the eustacian tubes to the middle ear, the nasoparynx and so on. Also the same organisms that usually infect the sinuses also infect other areas of the upper respiratory tract. ...Read more

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Does irregular sleep cycles has something to do with vaginal yeast or bacteria infections? How are the ways we can prevent it?

Does irregular sleep cycles has something to do with vaginal yeast or bacteria infections? How are the ways we can prevent it?

As above: No irregular sleep cycle has nothing to do with it, ask u physician about the reasons for these infection and how u can avoid them. ...Read more

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How can infection like bacteria infection leads to diarrhea?

How can infection like bacteria infection leads to diarrhea?

Different ways: There are many different ways. Some bacteria elicit toxins that cause diarrhea. Others directly invade the GI tract to cause diarrhea. Some adhere to the colon wall and cause outpouring of fluid and electrolytes. It depends on the bacteria and their modus operandi. ...Read more

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Green bacteria infections?

Green?: You may be referring to the pigment produced by pseudomonas aeruginosa. ...Read more

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Signs of bacteria infection?

Signs of bacteria infection?

Depends on where: Fever, redness, purulent drainage
on CBC could see elevation of the neutrophils.

Hard to be specific. ...Read more

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What are the common routes of infection for bacteria?

What are the common routes of infection for bacteria?

Skin/lungs/gut: Bacterial infection usually invades the body through a break in the skin, through inhalation or aspiration into the throat or lungs or through the intestinal tract. Frequently the pathogenic bacteria will colonize the site before invading. ...Read more

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How do you. No. If you. Have an. Bacteria infections?

How do you. No. If you. Have an. Bacteria infections?

Where?: Bacterial infection in which part of your body? What symptoms do you have that concern you? Please restate your question. Redness, hotness, pain, swelling, fever are general signs and symptoms but I am being too general since you are not specific. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure chronic bacteria infections?

What can be done to cure chronic bacteria infections?

Antibiotics.: Chronic infections should be cultured in a lab to determine what the organism / bacteria is that is causing the problem. The lab can also then do sensitivity testing in which the bacteria are grown in the presence of different types and concentrations of antibiotics. These results can help the doctor caring for you decide which is the best antibiotic (s) with which to treat. ...Read more

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Can you get a bacteria infection from another person?

Possibly...: Some type of bacterial infections can be spread directly from person to person by close contact.
One example is gonorrhea. This is a sexually transmitted type of bacterial infection.
Another type of bacterial infection that is spread from person to person is Meningococcal meningitis.
If you are concerned that you could have a transmissible bacterial infection, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a bacteria is causing your infection?

How can you tell if a bacteria is causing your infection?

Good question: There are several ways, the best of which is to isolate the organism from a clinical specimen, but indirectly through lab testing for antibody titer rises and pcr testing for dna, and for the presence of bacterial antigens in body fluids. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat bacteria infection naturally?

Bacterial infection: You cannot generally treat bacterial infections "naturally", depending upon what you mean by that word. These usually require antibiotics and perhaps adjunctive therapy that mandates physician input. Go see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a homeremdey for a bacteria infection in someone?

Bacterial infection: It depends which body part is involved. Try to be more specific ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you can have from a bacteria infection?

Depends: On where the infection is. Fver and chills are possible, other symptoms are dependent on the location of the infection. ...Read more

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Is it true that I can get a bacteria infection from a toilet seat?

Is it true that I can get a bacteria infection from a toilet seat?

Unlikely....: It would be possible to acquire a bacterial infection from a toilet seat (or other inanimate object), but it would be unlikely. Some bacteria survive on surfaces like toilets and could possibly infect an open skin sore, but this would be an uncommon / unusual mode of spread for most infections. ...Read more

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How can a sphingomonas paucimobilis bacteria infection be treated?

How can a sphingomonas paucimobilis bacteria infection be treated?

Antibiotics: Sphingomonas is a very rare cause of human infection; when it is, it is usually fairly easily treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does a 'light growth' of bacteria mean? How many days does it take for an infection to progress?

Usually nothing: Unless it is from a properly done blood culture, this usually means little in term of disease-causation. As for progression in infection, it will depends on the tissue involved, one's immune status, and the type of organism. Each marches to its own tune. Having said that, most infections tend to progress after they have taken hold after a few days ...Read more

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I have had a bacteria infection before and I think I have one now. I am experiencing a mild fishy odor.

I have had a bacteria infection before and I think I have one now. I am experiencing a mild fishy odor.

Vaginal infection: You probably have a bacterial vaginal infection referred to as non specific vaginitis of the Gardrenella Variety. Treatment with Fagyl - Metronidazole. Main caution with this dug is not to frink Alcohol while on the medication, other wise will get an Antibuse like reaction. See your doctor for a test and cultures and treatment ...Read more

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What can I do about reoccurring bacteria infections I literally get them every two weeks or less...Please help?

What can I do about reoccurring bacteria infections I literally get them every two weeks or less...Please help?

Need more info: What type of infections? Are they all in the same area of the body? Suggest you contact an infectious diseases expert and let them fully evaluate you, and assess your immune system in detail. If these are vaginal it is possible that your sexual partner is reinfecting you. If they are not you should also be checked for diabetes. You might try using non-pasteurized yogurt in your diet. ...Read more

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I have a bacteria infection. Where do you think it came from? I have just got back home from Italy and France do you think the foods cause it

Which bacteria and..: What kind of infection? If you can give more detail, then it will be possible to give an answer. Try again! We are here to help. ...Read more

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I have been getting bacteria infections for 7 months and I have been treated about 4 times and it still doesn't go away is sex with boyfriend problem?

Likely: If your bf has not been tested and/or treated, then yes, likely you are getting re-infected by him. He should be examined and probably treated based on your recurrences. ...Read more

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What is an anaerobic bacteria infection?

Anaerobic bacteria: Live in the absence of oxygen. They can cause infections. They are most often in the GI tract in humans. Take care ...Read more

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Bacteria infection in your back after surgery?

Bacteria infection in your back after surgery?

It can happen...: You will be put on some antibiotics to fight the infection and you should be fine. ...Read more

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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

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