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How To Get Rid Of Bacteria In The Body
Infection: Without knowing what you mean by "naturally" it is difficult to answer. As a general rule any bacterial infection requiring treatment will respond to appropriate antibiotics but seldom if ever to otc non-antibacterial preparations. ...Read more
OTC prep: We often recommend first the neil-med sinus wash or neti-pot system. But remember, you must always use distilled water, saline, or boiled water for the solutions, never tap water, as that can potentially cause bacteria in the sinuses to migrate to the brain and result in a sometimes fatal brain infection. ...Read more
Tongue scraper: Use a tongue scraper to help clean the surface of your tongue. ...Read more
Pap test shows that bacteria is present. How can I get rid of bacteria? And because of that bacteria is there any risk of getting carvicalcancer?
Type of bacteria: It's normal to have bacteria in the vagina. Sometimes "normal" bacteria grow in higher numbers and take over the vaginal environment. So long as you don't have a std, changes in your diet, exercise and products you use in and near the vagina should solve your problem. The v book by elizabeth stewart is a great book to troubleshoot vaginal bacteria. Also, probiotics for the vagina like luvena. ...Read more
Normal Colon Health: You cannot. And you should not. Most of these 'bugs' in your colon are in symbiosis with you and are the sources of some of the vital enzymes and vitamins your body uses to function in a healthy way. ...Read more
How to clean my eye lashes post LASIK surgery? If water reached eyelashes what will happen, how to get rid of bacteria entered my eye from water?
Gently: There is no particular risk of infection. You have been placed on an anti biotic eye drop to prevent this. You can clean the lashes if needed with cosmetic eye pads gently rubbed over the lashes or cotton tip applicators. You could in fact wait a couple of days to allow the eye to heal well enough to eliminate any risk. ...Read more
+ stomach ulcer 3 days ago. Tested + for h-Plora. Am on Clarithromyc 500 BID, Amoxicillin 875 BID & Omeprazole BID. Will these get rid of bacteria?
Statistically likely: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. However, no regimen works 100% of the time, and your H.pylori may be resistant to the first antibiotics used. Under treated H.pylori may increase your risk of persistent or recurrent ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Take your drugs to completion for best results & greatest chance of cure. ...Read more
I have had bv for going on 6 years and I can not get ride of ihow can I get rid of it and what do I do plz help I have to much bad bacteria then good?
Persistent BV...: ...or recurrence are quite common, very frustrating. Consistent condom use for a few weeks sometimes helps. BV is not necessarily an STD, but sex contributes. (But treating partners doesn't help.) Preventive treatment with vaginal metronidazole (MetroGel®) or boric acid vaginal capsules often can help. If your doc is unfamiliar with these, find a gyn with interest in infectious diseases. Gd luck! ...Read more
Decolonize: Many people who have MRSA or mssa infections are colonized with this bacteria in the nares and in areas of the skin especially in the axillae, groins and perianal areas. Colonization can be transient or prolonged. In many cases colonization can be eradicated by topical treatment ie. Mupirocin ointment and hibiclens soap sometimes combined with oral antibiotics such as Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
Odd Odors: Some vaginal odor is very normal. Foul odor with or without a discharge is often due to some abnormal process. Underlying infection from resident bacteria, yeast or fungi is a common culprit, however foreign bodies can cause odor such as a retained tampon or frequent use of sex toys which cause microtrauma and swelling. Tumors can also cause foul odor which is why a regular exam is important. ...Read more
How do you know....: ...You have a yeast and bacteria overgrowth? I've seen web sites that list a whole bunch of really vague symptoms and tell you if you have them you have candida (yeast). The problem is, all those symptoms could be bad nutrition and poor sleep. If you have "bacterial overgrowth" you get really sick, bedridden, fevers, etc. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and to find out if you have these. ...Read more
Vaginosis: If you have a vaginal bacterial infection, it needs to be treated appropriately. Drinking water will not cure it. You need to see your doc for appropriate cultures and smears. ...Read more
Check out these: Links. U will be treating urself blindly without knowing the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/385002-herbal-cure-for-vaginitis/#page=1. http://www. M.webmd. Com/women/guide/sexual-health-vaginal-infections. ...Read more
Depends: On area and severity of infection. Soft tissue at least 7 to 10 days, bone usually 4 to 6 weeks. This can vary depending on problem. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid of a bacteria infection without going back and forth to the clinic?
Bacterial infection: The proper way to treat a bacterial infection is to take the prescribed antibiotic according to the instructions given by the attending physician who has examined you and obtained results of any appropriate testing. Most of the time one follow-up visit to the physician, to determine efficacy, should suffice if the proper treatment was prescribed ...Read more
Is it possible to transfer vaginal (smelly) bacteria to your own (male) gut? (Apparently it is.) How do I get rid of it both places.
Antibiotics: A vaginal odor is frequently an overgrowth of odor producing bacteria. The only way to know for sure, however, is to get an exam and have the vaginal secretions examined under a microscope. This problem is usually treated with a course of antibiotics or a vaginal cream. Best wishes! ...Read more
How can I get rid of persistent halitosis caused by bacteria that lies at the very back of the tongue and cannot be reached with a tongue scraper?
I have a upper back cyst that keeps coming back it was cultured and has 3 different bacteria.... I've had several surgeries to get rid of the cyst?
Where to send culture for finding bacteria for uti+I read in men7-14 days to get rid of it. Plus one week antibiotic course as precautionary measure?
Go to nearest Med cl: Go to your med Cl for check and let them send for testing. I am no familiar with your system. ...Read more
My penis hole is stinging. Does that mean there is bacteria in there? What is the antibiotic to get rid of it?
Need STD testing: This can be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease. You need to be evaluated for gonorrhea/chlamydia (provided you are sexually active), as well as balanitis. go to the doctor! Failure to treat infections like this can result in problems with reproductive down the road. There are antibiotics you can take ti cure these. ...Read more
I know its not efficient, but could you get rid of a bacterial infection by infecting the bacteria with a bacteriophage virus?
Complicated: While the theory sounds good, there are complex issues involved in proving that method of treatment to be more safe and effective than current approved and accepted treatments; those studies have been unsuccessful in that endeavor. ...Read more
I was told I have group b streptococcus but i'am not pregnant? I'm just abit confused does anything need to be done to get rid of the bacteria?
Usually not: Group b strep bacteria is a common bacteria to have in the vagina. Most of the time when present it is a colonizing bacteria meaning it lives there without causing an infection. I only treat it when I have a patient with a vaginal infection but no other cause, such as BV or yeast. So if someone has strep on a culture but no infection I don't treat it. ...Read more
Seemed to have bacteria under my tonsils. (maybe from acid reflux) is there anything that can't help get rid of it (without me vomiting)?
Gargle: You assume a lot in one question. First off, I don't recommend you induce vomiting for any reason. Second- acid reflux can be controlled with antacids and anti acid medications like ranitidine and omeprazole. Reflux laryngitis is inflammation (irritation) of the throat from GERD. Gargle with salt water to soothe the discomfort and "clean" the back of the mouth if you are concerned. Give it time too ...Read more
What foods can I eat to get my high acid saliva level down, and get rid of high oral bacteria levels to prevent tooth decay?
Balanced diet: Limit all sugars and simple carbs. Eat healthy, well balanced meals including vegetables. Cheeses are great in moderation. Limit snacking and drinks between meals (except water) but the most important thing to do is brush, floss, and an use antibacterial rinse. Chewing sugar free gum between meals can help stimulate salivary flow which buffers the acids. See dentist atleast twice yearly! ...Read more
I have bad breath since I had a throat infection. I heard that it might be bacteria on my tongue. What should I do to get rid of it?
Experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge. Had an bacteria infection it cleared up. Can tree tea oil, apple cider vinegar, &warm water help get rid of it?
Different vaginal: Discharges are caused by different pathogens/ or for different reasons. This would really need to be assessed to determine best course of action. ...Read more
I am experiencing swollen tonsils. The following also describe me: Sore throat, Spots on throat, and fatigue. Is prednisone necessary to take, or will clindamycin be sufficient to help get rid of the bacteria?
Viral? Rapid strep: If there are "spots' on the throat, it would depend if these were exudates, or white patches, or red spots in the back. Not all pharyngitis is streptococcal; in fact, most of it is viral. Strep throat is characterized by fever, exudative tonsillitis and neck lymphadenopathy in most of the cases. If you are not having these findings, it is likely viral and you can spare the antibiotics. Check. ...Read more
Vaginitis: It all depends on what is causing the problem. The doctor doing the test will pick the right treatment once the infection is diagnosed. ...Read more
I have bacterial vaganoses and don't know what to do anymore, how do I get rid of it please help?
BV: See your fp or gyn for confirmation & treatment. (s)he can also discuss ways to help prevent it. ...Read more
Alternative Trtx: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more