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How do you diagnose a sinus infection bacterial?

How do you diagnose a sinus infection bacterial?

Generally clinically: Acute bacterial sinusitis has signs and symptoms which indicate its presence to an astute clinician, and does not usually require imaging studies unless complications are arising. If you have facial and periorbital pain and swelling, nasality of speech, pus from your nose, tenderness over the teeth or sinuses and have had a prior cold, allergy, trauma, etc., you have sinusitis. See a doctor. ...Read more

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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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CEA done 2times yr. Rose from 3 to 4, 4 but done while very sick with respitory infection/ bacterial. Labcorp norm is 3.9. Should I.ask for retest?

CEA done 2times yr. Rose from 3 to 4, 4 but done while very sick with respitory infection/ bacterial. Labcorp norm is 3.9. Should I.ask for retest?

No retest needed.: If you have had colon cancer, your doctor may follow your CEA level. To be meaningful, it really has to go up significantly. Lots of things can make a CEA rise a little above normal, so it is best to just wait and get it tested at your next scheduled time. Try not to worry... I see a lot of people with a slightly elevated CEA who are perfectly healthy! ...Read more

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I am almost sure that my husband causes me to have reoccurrent yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis? I need help understanding why?

I am almost sure that my husband causes me to have reoccurrent yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis? I need help understanding why?

Possible only if: You husband has another partner, other than that you have to look at meds., diet personal hygiene etc. To determine the cause and get treatment for that condition. . ...Read more

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Six months I have had chunky sour tasting discharge. I've tested negative for all stds, yeast infection, bacterial infection. How can I fix this?

Six months I have had chunky sour tasting discharge. I've tested negative for all stds, yeast infection, bacterial infection. How can I fix this?

Sour tasting?: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Burning urination, itching, and going frequently, I have been tested now for the entire std panel, UTI, yeast infections, bacterial yeast infections! ?

Burning urination, itching, and going frequently, I have been tested now for the entire std panel, UTI, yeast infections, bacterial yeast infections! ?

Needs an ID doctor: Some infections are not that easy to recognize - and if you have symptoms that are ongoing and troublesome, I would recommend seeing an Infectious Diseases doctor who can help sort things out. This 'second opinion' is sometimes what's needed when the initial work-up is non-revealing. Hope you find some relief! ...Read more

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Get sick almost constantly for the past two years. Infections, bacterial & viral, also colds and flus. Fevers and fatigue often. No answers. Help?

Get sick almost constantly for the past two years. Infections, bacterial & viral, also colds and flus. Fevers and fatigue often. No answers. Help?

Recurrent infections: See a good Immunologist. Need to check your immune system for any deficiency in the immunoglobulins and/or Complement system. Specially if you have been having recurrent infections. ...Read more

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My friend went to the doctor and she found out he had a infections bacterial infection and she still think she is pregnant can she be even though it b?

My friend went to the doctor and she found out he had a infections bacterial infection and she still think she is pregnant can she be even though it b?

Yes: Women can have bacterial infections and still be pregnant. Depending on the type, and severity of the infection, and how it's going to be treated by the ob/gyn, will determine whether the baby will be delivered vaginally, or c-section for the baby's sake. ...Read more

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Been tested for std's, yeast infection, bacterial infection, etc. Vulvar biopsy normal. Have clobetasol ointment. How often how long to use it?

Been tested for std's, yeast infection, bacterial infection, etc. Vulvar biopsy normal. Have clobetasol ointment. How often how long to use it?

Depends: It would be best for a skin care professional to evaluate your rash. Treatment depends upon the severity of involvement and cause of the rash. ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal discharge for past 6 months. Tested negative for any STDs or yeast infection/bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes itchy, leaks through pants?

Heavy vaginal discharge for past 6 months. Tested negative for any STDs or yeast infection/bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes itchy, leaks through pants?

Pelvic congestion: Is a common cause of a discharge when infection is ruled out. It is best left alone. However I would get an ultrasound, pap smear to make sure all gyn pathology is ruled out. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my infection is bacterial or viral?

How can I tell if my infection is bacterial or viral?

Blood test: Having a blood test would indicate whether your infection is bacterial- abnormal red cell count and shift; or viral- increase in monocytes. ...Read more

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What would or could happen if I was to continue and ignore this yeast infection or bacterial infection? Or whatever it is?

Get worse: Most likely it will get worse or cause other issues. Please see your local MD to have it evaluated and treated

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Do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

Do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

U could have both: Yeast usually itches and is white, BV usally smells and is green, brown, yellow, or opaque, see your gyn for a culture because you could have both and there are 6 diff bact that can cause BV and sometimes you can other bact like e coli, etc in tehevagina. ...Read more

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Hello, well I tend to deal with yeast problems. Medications prescribed to be work, then the yeast comes back. Or it'll give me another infection like bacterial. It's a vicious cycle. How can I get rid of yeast, and this uncomfortable internal vaginal irri

Hello, well I tend to deal with yeast problems. Medications prescribed to be work, then the yeast comes back. Or it'll give me another infection like bacterial. It's a vicious cycle. How can I get rid of yeast, and this uncomfortable internal vaginal irri

Fluconazole?: It's difficult or impossible to eliminate yeast, which is normal in the intestines, genital tract, etc. The key is not to get rid of it, but prevent overgrowth and symptoms. Ask your doc about oral fluconazole (Diflucan®) 150 mg once a week, usually effective in preventing recurrent yeast. If the other problem is bacterial vaginosis, that also can often be prevented with MetroGel or boric acid. ...Read more

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What to do if I get yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis at least once a year, why?

Predisposing Factors: Make sure you are not using steroids or broad spectrum antibiotics when this vaginitis occurs but also have your blood sugar and hgba1c checked for diabetes. Tight occlusive clothing, heat and moisture can contribute to your problems. ...Read more

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How do I prevent from getting yeast infection or bacterial infection in my vagina?

How do I prevent from getting yeast infection or bacterial infection in my vagina?

Question unclear: Are you getting these? Or do you just want to prevent the possibility? Stop taking Keflex and this will reduce the risk of candidiasis. Bv is not likely to occur unless some change in the acidity or other environmental changes in your vaginal secretions. Doubt you can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

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I see to always get a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis is there something wrong with me? Does it come from having sex?

I see to always get a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis is there something wrong with me? Does it come from having sex?

Not from sex: Please see your gyn, but I recommend taking acidolphilus pills and a multi- vitamin everyday which is preventative, a nd you shoudl have a compelte culture to see which bact is causing and yeast and bv (6 diff ones can cause it bv, 4can cause yeast) it could be rom another type of bacteria and you need to make sure your pap smear is normal and u want to avoid heat and humidity, air and dryness. ...Read more

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I have read a lot about yeast infections and bacterial infections. I believe that I have a normal discharge, there is no burning or itching but for so?

May b normal: Some discharges are normal. The fact that you do not have an excessive amount and that it is not causing irrritation or odor also go along with normal types of vaginal discharge. There are some otc ph testing kits that can help to differentiate the 2 more common types of vaginitis. It may be normal discharge. ...Read more

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Hi there. I recently had the IUD removed due to yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Now I have white clumpy discharge with streaks of pink. What?

Possibly yeast: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent.
Pink streaks may be related to blood. ...Read more

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If my vagina doesn't smell fishy, do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

Yeast infections: Don't usually have a strong fish odor. If you aren't sure of the reason - then it is best to be medically evaluated to correctly identify the dx. ...Read more

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What is the difference between viral infection and bacterial infection? I'm currently having viral infection according to my doctor.

What is the difference between viral infection and bacterial infection? I'm currently having viral infection according to my doctor.

Virus v Bacteria: The simple answer, and not trying to sound flip, is that viruses causes viral illnesses, bacteria cause bacterial infections. Antibiotics can help with bacterial infections, but only some antiviral medications are available to help with the course of some viral illnesses. Most viral illnesses just have to run their course. ...Read more

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I got medication for a yeast infection and bacterial vaginitis. I finished the medication but I'm still itching inside my vagina. What's the problem?

I got medication for a yeast infection and bacterial vaginitis. I finished the medication but I'm still itching inside my vagina. What's the problem?

Different treatments: Yeast and bacterial vaginosis are different infections, with different symptoms and treatments. Yeast itches, BV doesn't. If you were treated only for BV (for example, metronidazole), it's no surprise that yeast symptoms are continuing. If treated for yeast with an "azole" drug (miconazole, fluconazole, etc), some yeasts are resistant. Discuss alternative Rx with your doctor. ...Read more

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What will be the symptoms if I hav both vaginal yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis? [have itching and discharge (white/yellow)sometimes malodorous]

What will be the symptoms if I hav both vaginal yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis? [have itching and discharge (white/yellow)sometimes malodorous]

Itch, odor, discharg: Itching, odor, redness, irritation, inflammation, discomfort and discharge just to name a few symptoms, but you may want to get a culture just to make sure. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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