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How Bacteria Infection
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
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
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
Diagnosed with yeast infection but I think it might be bacteria infection. How to tell that difference?
Yeast-- white discharge and itching.
bacterial vaginosis- yellow discharge and odor.
diagnosis is by viewing the discharge under the microscope (wet prep)
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
Does irregular sleep cycles has something to do with vaginal yeast or bacteria infections? How are the ways we can prevent it?
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
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
Bacterial infection: It depends which body part is involved. Try to be more specific ...Read more
Depends: On where the infection is. Fver and chills are possible, other symptoms are dependent on the location of the infection. ...Read more
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
Antibiotics: Sphingomonas is a very rare cause of human infection; when it is, it is usually fairly easily treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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