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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Infection (Overview)

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, that is an infection.


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What r h.I.V infections?

What r h.I.V infections?

Immune deficiency: Hiv stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the cause of aids. It is transmitted by intimate contact, either sexually, by blood or tissue transfer, by mothers to their fetus or newborn. Early onset illness may present in various forms, often as a mononucleosis-like syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
9 doctors shared insights

Infection (Overview)

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, that is an infection.


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I have problems urin infection ?

I have problems urin infection ?

Problems?: If you have a urine infection, you need to be on antibiotics. If you are suddenly tending to get lots of infections, you need to be seen to be sure there's not something blocking flow of urine and causing the infections. If you are just concerned about possible urine infection, drink plenty of cranberry juice and possibly take Mannitol from health food store. Good luck! ...Read more

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Infection (Tip)

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How can I treat toilet infection?

How can I treat toilet infection?

Urinary infection: Symptoms include burning pain on urination, frequent urination &/or sudden urgency, foul smelling urine, possibly blood in urine &/or some wetting. You need to get your urine tested for infection, see a health care professional for antibiotics and drink plenty of water. Burning on urination can be helped by taking Pyridium (phenazopyridine) available otc at pharmacy. It only relieves symptoms & is not a cure. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an infection?

How do I know if I have an infection?

Depends where: It depends what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop an infection?

Stopping infections: First of all, prevention is key: wash hands, get vaccinated; antimicrobial prophylaxis when appropriate. If infection is present treatment depends on the site and the organism. Serious infection may need antimicrobial agents. Skin infection may need incision ; drainage; deep soft tissue may need surgery; foreign body removal (catheters/joints), drainage. Blood stream infection need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I help my child avoid infection?

How can I help my child avoid infection?

Wash hands!: You will never be able to prevent all infections, but that's ok. As long as your child has a normal immune system, he/she will be able to handle most infections. Make sure your child gets all the recommended vaccinations! When around other sick kids, make sure to wash hands. Many doctors think your immune system being exposed to antigens may actually be beneficial. Doctors are always there to help ...Read more

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Why am i constantly getting infections?

Why  am i constantly getting infections?

Depends: You have have not been able to clear your existing infection so that it recurs, or you may be continually exposed to a source of infection; it really depends on what type of infection we are talking about here. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a nailbed infection?

Warm soaks: You can start by soaking your finger in warm water to encourage drainage of the infection. If the infection worsens despite doing this, you should see your doctor for a drainage procedure. Antibiotics can be used in more severe cases. ...Read more

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I have urin infection about 1 week ...Why?

I have urin infection about 1 week ...Why?

UTI: Cystitis, or infection of the bladder is very common in women, less so in men. You need to discuss the issues with your doctor as it is too complicated for this short space. ...Read more

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How can I explain isolating esbl infection?

How can I explain isolating esbl infection?

ESBL: So extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) bacteria have special chemicals made only by these specific bacteria that break down certain kinds of antibiotics, making the infection with these bacteria much harder to treat with typical antibiotics or more than just one typie. We often have to isolate these patients in the hospital to make sure the bacteria does not spread as it can do so easily. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have i risked infection?

Risk of infection: Not sure what type of infection you are concerned about but usually we look at inoculum (how many organisms were you exposed to), infectivity (how many organisms does it take to cause an infection); duration of exposure (the longer the exposure the higher the risk); immune status of host (eg: nutrition, presence of co-infection, cancers, medications that suppress the immune system); good/bad luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yest infection or not?

Yeast infection: Some symptoms of a yeast infection include: itching in the vaginal area and around the vulva (the opening of the vagina), burning in the vagina, swelling of the genitals, vaginal discharge that may be thick (like cottage cheese), burning while peeing, and pain with sex. Obviously, different women have different symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an infection from shaving?

Symptoms: Shaving may cause follicles to become inflamed with 'ingrown hairs' that are not necessarily infected. If the area is hot, tender, swollen, indurated or has purulent material present then there concern for an infection. ...Read more

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