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How Do U Get A Water Infection
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
If you get a minor cut in lake water but clean and bandage with in hour, should it be safe from infection?
Lake water cut: Most likely you will be just fine. There are organisms in lake water that could cause infection, however, if you are healthy and cleaned the wound, you should be just fine. Do seek medical attention if you notice redness or swelling or a purulent discharge from the wound. ...Read more
I get water infections every time after sex, we are both very hygienic and clean people. What shall I do?
Waterborne illnesses: You can get infections which are passed via the fecal oral route such as giardia, cryptosporidium, hepatits A, norovirus, camplobacter, Salmonella, and E. Coli most of which cause gastroenteritis with diarrhea and cramping. http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/public/water_diseases.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been doing gymnastics sice i was little so i drink lots of water so why is it that i always get utis and yest infection so much?
Nylon: Nylon panties and gym suits can contribute to poor vaginal breathing and cause infections. Try cotton. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have a bladder infection can you drink a lot of water to get rid of it?
NO: Drinking water will not cure any infection. That's why antibiotics were invented. ...Read more
Please help! what is the specific name of an infection/ problem in your ear meaning you can't get water into it?
Swimmer's Ear?: Otitis Externa? I wasn't sure that I understood your description. ...Read more
Infection on my finger, the nurse at my work poked it to drain it while soaking in hot water. Was told to get epsom salt and PRID, now what do I do?
I&D: Keep wound covered with bandaid or other bandage. Keep wound clean. Follow-up with PCP to make sure wound is healed. Go to Emergency Department if symptoms worsen and/or you develop signs of infection including redness, warmth, swelling, pain. ...Read more
I get bladder infections so often. I drink tons of water, pee very often but nothing I do can prevent it. Please help?
See urologist: You may have a blockage or abnormal formation of the ureters. ...Read more
I don't swim, but today was sitting near pool, water splashed in eye. Rinsed with plain water. Can i get eye infection now from pool water?
Unlikely: Pool water contains chlorine and every swimmer gets it in their eyes and it dies not cause infection ...Read more
Derma give duracan and elica m for my fungal infection.. pls help me to get rid of this.. i think its a ring worm. Can i get this thru water? Thnku
How come icant get rid of yeast infection i wash with water 2 daily eat plain yogurt probiotics change underwear when damp had for over 3 months now?
How long will it take to get rid of a yeast infection if i keep drinking warm lemon water and eat plain yogurt everyday starting from today?
Every time i get water in my ears, i end up with an ear infection. Why is this happening now but before it never used to occur?
Prednisone?: It could be because you are on prednisone. That can lead to an increase of ear canal infections. You can use 50% alcohol or 50% vinegar drops to put into your ears after water contact to reduce the chance of swimmer's ear. If you have a current infection, the alcohol drops will burn and should be avoided. ...Read more
I masturbated my cervix without a glove on my finger. Will i get an infection? (i washed my hands with soap and water beforehand)
I have been using a waterpik unit that i discovered has a pink mold (serratia marcescens?) in the tubing , concerned that i may get a blood infection from using this "infected water" around my gums.
Throw it out!: It is very hard to be sure the tubing is cleaned out properly. Best to discard the unit and buy a new one. You could try to contact the company to see if you can easily purchase and install new tubing. An excellent water pik is under $60. I would feel more comfortable with a new unit since you do not know what else has been contaminated. Be sure to change your tips every 3-4 months! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more