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How Common Are Secondary Bacterial Infections Or Sepsis With A Mono Infection
Not quantified: Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases. ...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
They have said Mono, Strep, Bacterial infection, and all sorts of other stuff. No treatment has helped. It has been a year. My tonsils look burnt, the?
Get a second opinion: Go to ENT and get a second opinion ...Read more
No mono no strep throat white blood count high dr says bacterial infection. 20 days on antibodias , tired, sore throat, past hep a,b,c no better?
Risk reduction: You reduce your risk of infection, and thus for complications for infection, by practicing good hand hygiene, getting vaccinated, eating well, and avoiding excess alcohol and smoking anything at all. It is never possible to prevent (absolutely) the possibility of severe infection. ...Read more
Probiotics: The use of probiotics continues to increase along with the publication of studies to look at the issue of whether they help or not. Right now it appears to be a neutral issue: that is, the use of probiotics has not be shown to be harmful, may be helpful, and the worse thing is that it increases costs. Note that using active culture yogurts may be just as beneficial. ...Read more
Bacterial infection/common cold? How do you know? I go to the dr's tomorrow for my cold and ears. Been sick for week now. No fever at all thru cold
Difficult to say: This question is so broad, it's hard to answer. There are various 'groups' of people one could look at - from babies, so kids, to adults, and even older folks. Then, you can throw race into the mix, because God made us all different so there's that. Plus, there are different 'regions of the body' that could be infected - like skin, urine, lung etc. I like to go to the CDC website for the best info ...Read more
No: Infections in total elbow arthroplasties exist. They occur about 3% of the time which is low but higher than other joint replacements. ...Read more
Higher but still low: Anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs have emerged as important agents in the treatment of many chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the risks of anti-tnf therapy is the small but significant risk of serious opportunistic infection. These include increased risks of certain fungal, viral and bacterial infections, but not to all pathogens. The risk is still small and should be balanced with benefits. ...Read more
What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?
Question unclear: You may develop secondary uti, prostatitis, or other secondary infection if you have some obstruction of the urethra from either gonorrhea or ngu. You may have opportunistic infections secondary to hiv/aids, but would need more info on the type of std you are referring to in order to answer you appropriately. ...Read more
What are signs of secondary skin bacterial infection in chickenpox.I have 3 spots that oozed w/ transparent yellow/gold fluid.Are they infected?
Is the incubation period (infection to symptoms) for common viral/bacterial infections the same in a 4 week old as an adult?
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 every where, 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
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 more
Can viruses and/or bacteria cause mutation(s) in human genes? If so, do stem cells correct the mutations after the viral/bacterial infection is gone?
Too complex: Cannot possibly begin to answer this question in the space of 400 characters. You need to discuss this face to face with somebody who specializes in the field. ...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
Hard to comment: To get the most from this site you need to provide background material on the issue and ask a related question.You have not provided an indication on whether these infections occur in one place or many, respond to treatment or not, started this month or over many years, we cannot be very specific. A general answer would be that she is doing something or has a weakness that allows these to occur. ...Read more
Avoid sick people: Keeping clean, cooking food thoroughly, and staying away from sick people are reliable ways to reduce bacterial infections. A bath or shower washes away bacteria than cause impetigo. Washing hands after using the bathroom (and washing hands before eating) helps prevent infections like typhoid and cholera. Not getting cough or sneezed on helps prevent illnesses like strep throat and whooping cough. ...Read more
Yes: Keeping clean, cooking food thoroughly, and staying away from sick people are reliable ways to reduce bacterial infections. A bath or shower washes away bacteria than cause impetigo. Washing hands after using the bathroom (and washing hands before eating) helps prevent infections like typhoid and cholera. Not getting cough or sneezed on helps prevent illnesses like strep throat and whooping cough. ...Read more
No time table: There is very large number of bacterial pathogens that have varying courses, e.g., Meningococcal sepsis can kill in a matter of hours from the start of symptoms, to leprosy that lasts decades. The common symptoms of bacterial infectious are fever, pain, pus formation and impairment of the function of the affected organ. ...Read more