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Can you please tell me what exactly is chlamydia and how common is it?

Can you please tell me what exactly is chlamydia and how common is it?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by a bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is reported more often than any other bacterial std in the us with an estimate of 2.8 million infections/ year. ...Read more

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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more


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How to tell if rash is chickenpox?

How to tell if rash is chickenpox?

Chicken pox: Rash of chicken pox consists of fluid filled blisters. They appear first on chest or abdomen and then spread to other parts of body. http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/chickenpox/ ...Read more

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How to tell if trichimonasis is reoccurring?

How to tell if trichimonasis is reoccurring?

Trichomoniasis: Since it can be silent in 70% of people - the only way to know for sure is to be tested. ...Read more

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How to know what is arsenicum album?

How to know what is arsenicum album?

Arsenicum Album: Like dr. Fowler says, this homeopathic remedy has many possible applications. Acutely it may help people with problems like gastritis, esophageal burning, and food poisoning. As a constitutional remedy, it helps people who are extremely anxious, restless, and worried about their health. They constantly seek reassurance, but don't trust others. Best to consult a professional homeopath on this. ...Read more

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How to know what is bacterial vaginosis?

How to know what is bacterial vaginosis?

Infection: Basically, it's an overgrowth of certain normal bacteria that inhabit the vaginal cavity. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Gyn doctor should be able to do basic office testing (e.g. Wet mount) or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the basics in diagnosing. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is COPD the disease and how is it different to asthma?

Can you please tell me what exactly is COPD the disease and how is it different to asthma?

"obstruction": Both COPD and asthma are "obstructive" diseases - meaning that they make it hard to move air in and out of the lungs. COPD patients can have chronic bronchitis which is inflammation in the airways and/or emphysema which is disruption of the lung tissue due to smoking. COPD is almost always related to smoking. Asthma results from chronic airway inflammation - may be genetic or allergic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Penicillin: Penicillin was discovered from mold growing in a laboratory. Its discovery was a surprise to the scientist. ...Read more

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Tell me what is pmdd and how can it be cured?

Tell me what is pmdd and how can it be cured?

Remission: At this point there is no cure for pmdd. However, the symptoms can be put in remission by adjusting your life and working with your physician to find the proper medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best acne set?

Can you tell me what is the best acne set?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How to know what is anesthesia and what does it do?

Anesthesia: In simple terms anesthesia is the application of several different techniques to offer patients a comfortable experience while undergoing what would be an uncomfortable procedure. ...Read more

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How to know what is best way to cure/remedy arthritis?

How to know what is best way to cure/remedy arthritis?

Unfortunately: Unfortunately there is no cure for arthritis. Depending on the type you have, we either try to put it in remission or control the pain. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what exactly is meningitis and how can you get it?

Can any doc tell me what exactly is meningitis and how can you get it?

See below: Meningitis-an inflammation of the coverings of the brain usually caused by germs but can be caused by toxins (chemotherapy) there are different bacteria that are more common causes of meningitis, but others like tuberculosis that are rare.Viruses are also a common cause.The germs enter the soft nasal membranes and invade the surrounding tissues.Movement to the brain is secondary. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is a staph infection and how does someone get it?

How do I know exactly what is a staph infection and how does someone get it?

Bacterial infection: A staph infection is a bacterial infection caused by one of several species of staphylococcus bacteria. The bacteria are everywhere and don't always cause an infection. However, when a person is infection, he/she requires antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly is a carbuncle and how do you treat it?

What exactly is a carbuncle and how do you treat it?

Carbuncle: These are infections or abscesses in the skin. They are treated with antibiotics and drainage. ...Read more

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How to tell if cellulitis is not healing?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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How to know what is autsim, what does it do, and why?

How to know what is autsim, what does it do, and why?

Many symptoms: Autism is a collection of symptoms. The core is difficulty understanding other people's perspectives, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. It is like a learning disability in people. Along with this is some degree or repetitive behavior or intense interests, and unusual sensory responses. It can be accompanied with anxiety, which can be severe. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is MRSA infection, and is it curable?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is MRSA infection, and is it curable?

Staph: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. This is the name of a specific type of staph bacteria that is not curable / treatable by methicillin (a penicillin like drug). In most instances penicillin and cephalosporin type antibiotics will not kill mrsa. There are other antibiotics that will work, and it would be best to discuss the infection with your doc or a clinic. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is omphalitis and what is its pathophysiology?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is omphalitis and what is its pathophysiology?

Cord infection: THis is when the umbilical cord of a baby gets infected. The infection can spread along the connections under the umbilical cord. There are two arteries and a vein. The vein can carry the bacteria up the vein and potentially cause long term problems. ...Read more

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How to tell if staph infection is healing?

How to tell if staph infection is healing?

Staph infection: Need to know what type of infection. If systemic, decrease in fever, malaise, other symptoms are helpful signs, but this may need careful followup by doctor. ...Read more