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How To Cure Disease Caused By Rickettsiae
In what ways can human diseases caused by bacteria and diseases caused by viruses react to antibiotics?
See below: Each type of bacteria has its own special biochemistry and antibiotics work in many ways to stop growth or portions of that biochemistry so to kill the bacteria. Viruses work differently than bacteria and require different chemicals (antivirals) to stop their biochemistry and growth. ...Read more
D/w oncologist: Some cancer therapy can cause acneiform rash on skin-especially on the hands and feet area and sometimes on the face . You definitely need to tell your oncologist about this so your doc can help you. Moisturizer is important- you can use udderlysmooth cream or whatever brand you like- , avoid hot water/detergen that make your skin dry. In right setting, antibiotic cream or oral be used too. D/w md. ...Read more
There are many forms: of Prion disease from Fatal Familial Insomnia to Kuru. Generally speaking I would avoid eating brains form any source (see my editorial in the British Medical Journal Lancet ) also avoid blood products from potentially contaminated sources where there have been cases of Variant CJD (Mad cow disease). Some cases occur through spontaneous mutations, corneal transplants and contaminated allographs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gene defects: This rare disorder involves the loss of adhesion between top and bottom layers of skin caused by defects in the genes that control their constriction.It comes an dominant and recessive forms with many subtypes.Most involve the type 7 collagen gene. Many labs around the world have studied the problem and record >20k articles on the subject. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/gquery. ...Read more
No: Encephalitis is and acute inflammation of the brain generally caused by a virus or bacteria. It can also occur with automimmune disease like lupus. Creutzfeld- jacob disease is caused by a very small protein called a prion. It causes a rapidly progressive dementia znd death due to neuronal cell death. It can come from tainted meat("mad cow disease") , occur sporadically or rarely be inheritted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here we go...: Many diseases can be caused by both bacteria and viruses - for instance you can have bacterial or viral pneumonia. However, common bacterial infections include strep throat, impetigo, some ear infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, and skin infections, especially in areas with open or injured skin. Then there are les common but more serious things like meningitis, sepsis (blood infection). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are...: Thus far, what we've known is as follows: The "scar formation" - Peyronie's plaque - interferes the proper shut-off of venous flow to maintain and sustain the high blood pressure inside corpora cavernosa as penile arteries inflow for erection. Besides, at age goes, many affected men may have some dysfunction of local vessels and nerves for regulating erection so ED ensues. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smallpox: There were 2 clinical types of smallpox. Variola minor was less severe than Variola Major. Smallpox from Variola Minor had a death rate of 1% or less. 90% or > unvaccinated smallpox cases fell under the category of “ordinary Smallpox”. The overall fatality rate for Smallpox was 30%. Malignant (AKA flat) Smallpox made up 5 to 10% of cases, was usually fatal & mostly effected children. > ...Read more
See a denist: There are 3 infectious etiologies for halitosis. First, bacteria growing in the deep cripts of the tongue. A tongue scraper may help this after brushing. Second, Hpylori in the stomach causing acid overproduction. Thirdly a gum, tooth or other chronic oral infection. Its really best to see a good dentist and have them evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you cure Syphilis unknowingly by being treated for another bacterial disease? Ie, Step throat etc.
Cirrhosis?: I think you mean cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is scarring and fibrosis of the liver. This is seen as the end product of a variety of illnesses. If the underlying disease is treated properlyl some cirrhosis may regress. If not, cirrhosis is treated by avoiding things that irritate the liver such as alcohol and acetaminophen, being immunized against liver diseases and screening / treating complications. ...Read more
Gene therapy: For some genetic diseases, it may be possible to either alter or provide a normal copy of the gene. We do not have the appropriate technology to transfer genes but in nature, viruses do that as part of their lifecycle. In many cases viruses infect cells and inject their genes into the cell. Researchers use this for gene therapy where viruses are geneticly engineered to transmit a normal gene. ...Read more
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