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Doctor insights on: How Can We Ascertain If Smelly Heel Lesions Are From Bacterial Or Fungus Nature

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Dr. Chuc Dang Dr. Dang
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How can we ascertain if smelly heel lesions are from bacterial or fungus nature ?

Dr. Chuc Dang Dr. Dang
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How can we ascertain if smelly heel lesions are from bacterial or fungus nature ?

Lab diagnosis: At the office or in the clinic, we can get biopsy or aspiration samples from these heel lesions and send them to microbiology lab for culture (specify in order for both bacterial and fungal cultures), gram stain, pas stain & koh. The lab report would tell u what growths they find, whether bacterial (aerobic/ anaerobic) or fungus, with the name of the specific bugs or fungi. ...Read more

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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


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Can pseudamonas colonization in a gut flora be naturally removed if there are no symptoms? What would help to get rid of it?

Can pseudamonas colonization in a gut flora be naturally removed if there are no symptoms? What would help to get rid of it?

Unsure: Hi I'm interested to hear more about what your concern is about it and how it was diagnosed. From a medical standpoint, there are many different strains of pseudomonas, all of which are harmless in healthy individuals. It's a common bacteria that lives on our bodies and rarely causes problems in healthy persons. I don't know that there is a "natural" antibiotic or probiotic that kills pseudomonas. ...Read more

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I have become prone to fungal & viral skin infections. Can you suggest, what can be the cause?

I have become prone to fungal & viral skin infections. Can you suggest, what can be the cause?

Need more info: What exactly are the infections you are referring to? More specific informations about exactly what types of skin infections you are having is needed. The cause can range from benigh to more serious immune disorder. ...Read more

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What tests should be done to determine weather pneumonia is caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infection? Best antibiotic if nature not known?

What tests should be done to determine weather pneumonia is caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infection? Best antibiotic if nature not known?

Wide/spectrum drug: Chest radiograph often helpful for likelihood of organism according to type of pattern. Often alveolar, dense consolidation, bacterial or fungal. Intersitial, made up of lines and dots, usally atypical pneumonia caused by mycoplasma or viral. Pleural fluid collecttions most commonly with bacterial/ tiny pleural effusions mycoplasma. Sputum collection, blood tests, more specific.See physician 4 dx. ...Read more

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What are signs of a yeast infection. Could a recent course of antibiotics cause it? If so save to use e.g. Canteen or needs to be treated different?

What are signs of a yeast infection. Could a recent course of antibiotics cause it? If so save to use e.g. Canteen or needs to be treated different?

Yeast infection: Antibiotic therapy is probably one of the top three causes of yeast infection. Foul odor from vagina, abnormal discharge, painful urination, and redness of perineal tissues are all signs of yeast infection ...Read more

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How to avoid or prevent Bacterial Conjunctivitis, if the bacterias that cause it, is present in our skin flora or nasal flora? And how rare is it?

How to avoid or prevent Bacterial Conjunctivitis, if the bacterias that cause it, is present in our skin flora or nasal flora? And how rare is it?

Wash hands: Most germs are acquired from your environment from what you touch and transferred to your oral/nasal membranes the same way.Germs (viral or bacterial) that trigger pinkeye follow this route.Studies show an average adult touches their face/nose about 6X/hr mostly without realizing it.Once on your fingers or nasal membranes they are easily passed to the eyes.Either directly or up the tear ducts. ...Read more

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Is it enough to treat genital warts on the skin surface or is medication needed as well? Could antibiotics help in preventing new ones from appearing?

Is it enough to treat genital warts on the skin surface or is medication needed as well? Could antibiotics help in preventing new ones from appearing?

Need right treatment: Genital warts are caused by hpv virus , antibiotics do not eradicate them, in some cases vaccination may, definitely need physician supervised one of several modalities to eradicate them and prevent future carcinoma of cervix in female. ...Read more

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If one of your rugs is probably infected with the athlete's foot fungus, what can be done to eliminate it?

If one of your rugs is probably infected with the athlete's foot fungus, what can be done to eliminate it?

You can : Spray the rug with any of the antifungal sprays or powders found in the drugstore for your feet. (you might want to test a hidden area first to make sure this would not ruin your carpet.). ...Read more

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Is it always genital warts if the area you applied vingear to turns white or could it be from other causes to ?

Is it always genital warts if the area you applied vingear to turns white or could it be from other causes to ?

Not always.: Interpreting the result of applying vinegar to skin requires some experience. Very often the tips of normal glands will turn white with vinegar application. It's best to have a doctor check the area a give an opinion. ...Read more

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If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

Yes and yes: Depending on your comorbidities (other diseases) that may cause immunocompromised states, you COULD get a bone infection after a break which COULD result in bacteremia (blood infection) which COULD result in death. This is rather uncommon but does happen in extreme cases, usually bone infections need surgical treatment and long term antibiotics. www.bmednyc.om ...Read more

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What can be another factor as to why my nails & toes are greenish brownish besides fungus?

What can be another factor as to why my nails & toes are greenish brownish besides fungus?

Bacteria: A bacterial infection of pseudomonas can turn your nails green. The majority is fungus. ...Read more

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Can you offer more specifics of the type(s) of serious illness that can be caused by an active prolonged infection from tooth decay?

Can you offer more specifics of the type(s) of serious illness that can be caused by an active prolonged infection from tooth decay?

Abscess: You could develop an abscess infection at the tip of the root of the tooth. It could progress into your bottom jaw bone or even into your neck and chest cavity. If it is in your upper jaw then it could go into your sinus and then into your brain. ...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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Is it oversimplification to say sinus infection are either viral or bacterial? Can they be both? Like existing minor bacterial get worse w virus?

Is it oversimplification to say sinus infection are either viral or bacterial? Can they be both? Like existing minor bacterial get worse w virus?

Sinus infections: By far the most common cause of sinus infections are viruses. In very few cases (0.5-2%) bacterial infection may follow a viral infection. In individuals with altered immunity we sometimes also see invasive fungal infections. Management conservative (fluids, analgesics, saline drops, decongestants) unless symptoms persist >10d; hi fever (>102f/ 39c) or respiratory symptoms start..Then see ur doc. ...Read more

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Penicillin is a type of fungus which i'm allergic to. If I have a minor feet fungus can it lead to brain damage?

Penicillin is a type of fungus which i'm allergic to. If I have a minor feet fungus can it lead to brain damage?

Penicillin : This antibiotic was isolated from cultures of a mold, penicillium notatum. If you are truly allergic to penicillin consider getting a warning wrist band. Superficial fungal infections of your skin will not lead to brain damage. ...Read more

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Can silver fillings cause symptoms similar to MS (or cause ms)? If one breaks, falls out, cracks, can the hard metal inside cause ms? If so, what are the best ways to remove these without increase the symptoms?

Can silver fillings cause symptoms similar to MS (or cause ms)? If one breaks, falls out, cracks, can the hard metal inside cause ms?  If so, what are the best ways to remove these without increase the symptoms?

No- not a cause: Silver fillings do not cause MS or symptoms of MS. Although we do not know all the reasons people have MS, we are sure it is not their fillings. If one breaks or falls out, have it replaced to protect your teeth. You do not need to have these removed for MS-related reasons or any medical reason that comes to mind. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)? How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?

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

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more