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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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

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