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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Water Infections

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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My 1yr old keeps having ear infections just 2wks ago we treated her.. Is there something im doing at home that causes a reacurance? Water, diging, etc

My 1yr old keeps having ear infections just 2wks ago we treated her.. Is there something im doing at home that causes a reacurance? Water, diging, etc

No: These are generally caused by respiratory infections that are picked up from other people. Unfortunately the ear infections result from these and immature immunity. ...Read more

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I have perineal burning that lessens when standing. I have been checked and treated for yeast, bacterial, and bladder infections. This has been going on for about two months. No itching, no visible sign of anything. Water helps--- doing that about 3-4

I have perineal burning that lessens when standing. I have been checked and treated for yeast, bacterial, and bladder infections.  This has been going on for about two months.  No itching, no visible sign of anything.  Water helps--- doing that about 3-4

I : I am so sorry that you are going through this. I assume that you have sought out a second opinion. You have probably been told to reduce any sugar foods in your diet, including alcohol. There are over the counter products that reduce itching and discomfort; vagisil is one brand, but there are also others and you can discuss this with your pharmacist. I don't know if you are peri-menopausal, but if you are, there are medications such as estrogen-type creams that can lessen symptoms. ...Read more

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To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

Antibiotics v yogurt: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance in vaginal bacteria. Standard treatment is antibiotics, not bathing as described so go see family doc or gynecologist. There is some evidence that eating yogurt w/lactobacilli might help restore balance but studies aren't definitive. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bacterial-vaginosis/ds01193 & http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm. ...Read more

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How does water infection happen?

Waterborne illnesses: occur due to contamination of the water. ...Read more

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What is the worst water infection ..??

What is the worst water infection ..??

Cholera: Although there have been no cases in England for a hundred years. An easily treatable pathogen in water Giardia, a protozoa like the amoeba can cause a wide range of symptoms including protracted diarrhea. There are other bacteria and protozoa in contaminated water such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, E.Coli and other organisms besides. Clean drinking water is a health priority. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting a water infection?

How come i keep getting a water infection?

Waterborne infection: Not sure what type of infection you're getting. Will comment: water is not sterile unless it is boiled for 15 min or has been treated w/bleach, iodine or other disinfectants. The container must also be sterilized. Bacteria live in water (big bang theory!). Especially some nasty ones like salmonella, shigella, vibrio (cholera), legionella, pseudomonas, aeromonas, plesiomonas, hepatitis a and e.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a water infection?

What are the symptoms of a water infection?

UTI Symptoms: If by water infection you mean urinary tract infection then the symptoms can include dysuria (pain with urination), urinary frequency, urgency, suprapubic or flank pain, blood in the urine, fever, chills, lethargy, and even confusion. ...Read more