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How Long Should Ehrlichiosis Last
Is the severe abdominal pain a effect of ehrlichiosis? Pain not like nausea but more pain like? How old does that pain last once on the dixoy.
Suspicion: There are different types of ehrlichiosis in the us: monocytic ehrlichiosis, ewingii ehrlichiosis and granulocytic anaplasmosis. All are caused by rickettsiae bacteria carried on ticks. The disease is diagnosed by history and exam and examining the white cell count and other common labs. There are antibody tests to confirm but can take time and rarely unreliable. It is better to begin treatment. ...Read more
Depends: Treatment depends on the age and stage of illness. If you are an adult and come from a high risk area for lymes disease then usually a 14 day course of Doxycycline is used. If the patient is pregnant or a young child Amoxicillin is used as an alternative. For late stage treatment hospitalization is usually required, antibiotics given through veins and other symptoms managed. ...Read more
Not yet: Not yet but it is being worked on. ...Read more
Two totally different germs.
Erilichiosis is caused by a ricketsial bacteria
lyme is caused by a borellia spirochete.
They both may have very similar symptoms, can be spread by the same ticks, and have similar treatment. Erlichiosis does not cause the classic ecm bullseye lyme rash. ...Read more
Lyme disease can affect every organ of the body. 66% of patients with early disseminated lyme disease have elevated liver enzymes (see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8675158).
Even more patients infected with ehrlichiosis (80%) have elevated liver enzymes and it can even rarely cause liver failure- see http://cid. Oxfordjournals. Org/content/34/9/1206.Long. ...Read more
Question about Lyme disease and erlichiosis - where in the u.S. Do you have to worry about these things?
See below:: Risk of lyme disease: northeast, from maine to northern virginia; upper midwest, including most of wisconsin, northern minnesota and a sliver of northern illinois. "emerging risk" regions: illinois-indiana border, the new york-vermont border, southwestern michigan & eastern n. Dakota. Ehrlichosis: southeastern & south-central United States, from the eastern seaboard to texas. ...Read more
Could antibiotics used to treat a sinus infection have also successfully treated a concurrent erlichiosis infection?
I'm in my early 20's and since I was around 16 I haven't been able to last very long in the bedroom. It's embarrassing at my age. What can I do?
Sex: Learn to bring your partner to climax with your hands. Ask them to help you by telling you what feels good as you do it. You may have to use lubricant like KY jelly. If you use petroleum jelly you may want to protect the bedding from staining by using a towel under your partner. This will allow you to have intercourse afterward without worrying about how long you last. ...Read more
Can't tell: The tempomandibular joint can make a person miserable and there's no predicting how long it will last. There are folks who know how to treat this and I'm not one of them; a variety of measures including those that keep you from grinding your teeth at night can help, as can more intensive interventions. Good luck. ...Read more
Long time: If you mean interstitial cystitis (ic), most people have this problem for years. It can come and go, or it can be a chronic problem that is very debilitating. There are medicines and treatments that can help, but the condition tends to recur. Making sure your estrogen levels are adequate is important too, as well as eating the correct diet without spicy foods that could irritate the bladder. ...Read more
That depends: That varies depending on cause and location. Edema from chronic (long-term) issues such as obesity, heart problems, liver or kidney problems will stay unless the underlying problem is improved. Edema from an injury will gradually improve with healing. From an allergic reaction will improve after treatment or time. New facial, tongue or one-sided leg edema are concerning and warrant treatment. ...Read more