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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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If you get a minor cut in lake water but clean and bandage with in hour, should it be safe from infection?

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

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Can u get a rash with a water infection ?

Can u get a rash with a water infection ?

Yes: Any kind of infection -- be it from the water source or airborne source, has a tendency to produce skin manifestations. ...Read more

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I get water infections every time after sex, we are both very hygienic and clean people. What shall I do?

I get water infections every time after sex, we are both very hygienic and clean people. What shall I do?

Urinate: Sexual intercourse can push bacteria into your bladder. Try urinating right after having intercourse to clear your bladder. I'd that does not help see your regular doctor for further treatment options. ...Read more

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What types of infections can I get from contaminated drinking water?

What types of infections can I get from contaminated drinking water?

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 more

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Can drinking lots of water help get rid of urine infection ?

Can drinking lots of water help get rid of urine infection ?

Slight help: Drinking water in moderation [ not "lots"] can be helpful. Most people with utis also claim that cranberry juice is helpful. Just don't overdo it. You should get a urine analysis and appropriate medication from your doctor. Drinking water alone won't cure the infection. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

Yes: humidity can cause fungal infection. ringworm is like a ring . Elica is only for itching not for treatment. one dose of oral duracan may be enough but follow ur derm md advice. ...Read more

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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 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?

Yeast: Some people are very prone to yeast but other infections can cause similar symptoms. Have your gyn culture and make sure and consider medication in addition to lifestyle. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unknown: There is no definitive answer that can be given, as depending on the severity of the infection, how your body responds to the overgrowth of yeast causing an infection, and whether you may actually need a medication to assist you getting rid of the infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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Can you get bacterial lung infection by inhalation of aerosolized contaminated water?

Yes: Planning a little terrorist attack? This is always a public health fear; some little devil will simply aeriolize sewer water and give large numbers of people pneumonia. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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