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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
Gallstones: Gallstones are formed in the gallbladder and may not cause symptoms . Gallstones in the gallbladder are associated with bacteria in the bile and if the bile in the gallbladder gets infected it causes cholecystitis which makes you very unwell and requires surgery to remove the gallbladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more
Sometimes: Not always. Sinusitis just means inflammation of the sinus cavities. The symptoms can be nasal congestion, pressure or headaches over the sinuses, tooth pain, nasal discharge (clear or purulent), postnasal drip, sore throat, fevers, fatigue or bad breath. It can be caused by anything that inflames the sinuses, like viruses, bacteria, allergies, smoke, fumes, etc., thus we treat the cause. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No. : Kd is not contagious, but there are environmental factors that may include infections, perhaps viral. Viral infections can of course can be passed from person to person. Therefore, kd occurs in clusters, but no one catches kd directly from another person. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In emergency room they took blood without using gloves. I even asked if he wanted gloves and he said no. Worried of infection diseases?
Looks like he's not: For non-sterile procedures like drawing routine blood samples, medical staff wear gloves to help protect themselves from diseases that patients might have. Wearing gloves has become commonplace in the U.S., partly because we always have gloves available for use, and they are relatively cheap here. (For sterile procedures, gloves are needed to prevent contaminating the patient's sterile area.) ...Read more
What are the chances of contracting an infection/disease from a mosquito? Do they all carry disease?
Mosquitos: don't all carry pathogens that can infect humans. The chances of contracting a disease from a mosquito depends on where one lives, the season (like rainy/dry season) & which type of mosquito bites you. ...Read more
Yes: One of the accepted pathways to type 1 dm is an infection by a virus that attacks the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas, leading to gradual loss of Insulin production.Other kids may get the same infection but never suffer from the same pattern of injury. Why it attacks some kids and not others is not known. ...Read more
Gum Disease: Excellent home care along with thorough cleaning of the teeth above and below the gumline 3-4 times per year. See a gum specialist (periodontist) for the above. It is worth the extra specialist cost. ...Read more
Doctors, what are the chances of contracting an infection disease from a mosquito.. Do all of them carry disease..?
Quite variable.: Not all mosquitoes are carrying infections. Depending on where one is, mosquitoes can be a linked to diseases such as Dengue Fever, Malaria, Yellow Fever, West Nile viruses & encephalitis. West Nile, encephalitis viruses & Dengue Fever (rare) can be found in the US. If you are an area that it endemic for a particular disease - then your chances of contracting it are higher. ...Read more
I'm 24 Yrs old male. Dizziness nd Vomiting. What can be causes for this any type of infection/disease/ect??
Many possibilities: There are many causes of dizziness and vomiting. These could include inner ear issue like vertigo, withdraw from medications, infection with viruses or bacteria coupled with dehydration, or a gi problem like reflux or ulcer coupled with anemia. Make sure that you are drinking enough fluid. Stick to a bland diet. You can try Emitrol or pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) briefly. Seek care if not better quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I get an infection/disease from the sunglasses the dentist has me wear if they are not cleaned between patients? What is the risk?
Protective eyewear: The protective eyewear is used to protect your eyes from flying debris and the bright bonding or bleaching lights that are used. The chances of an eye injury are greater than any chances of infection. Discuss the techniques your dentist uses between patients to help prevent cross contamination. Unless you are immunosuppressed, you probably have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I was using a paper towel dispenser and I felt something splash on my face. Can this cause and infection/disease? Or is this just my anxiety?
Probablyoverreacting: There is always a possibility of acquiring a minor viral illness from public surfaces, which is why it is a good idea to wash your hands regularly (after using the toilet, before, eating, etc). The substance splashing on you from a paper towel dispenser was probably water from someone who had just washed their hands. So, the risk is probably very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 2 blood tests days apart. Alt levels of ~360. I don't drink, smoke, do drugs, take meds. No infections, diseases. Possible reasons for ALT levels?
Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again.
Fungus: Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again. ANS: need more information. Like where? feet, pubic area, vagina, hair, nails , lungs? Can get 2nd opinion from me. I am an Internist and can help clarify. ...Read more
Its almost 1 month since i started to have a watery stool accompanied by experiencing borborygmi, what possible infection/disease i have?
I'm 24 Yrs old male. Dizziness&Vomiting. What can be causes for this any type of infection/disease/ect?? Can it be a symptom of my gf begin pregnant?
My private part is burning, is this an infection, disease or virus? The burning didn't start till earlier today, is burning close to the tip, burning on the outside, and didn't go into effect until i started messing with it. It feels like a severe sunburn
Being a type 1 diabetic with reoccurring skin infection. Would seeing a infections Disease Specialist be someone I would need to talk to?
DM & skin infection: Diabetes predisposes one to infections of all types.This is due to decreased immune function & decreased blood supply. Skin infections could be bacterial or fungal–Candida is common when blood sugars are elevated often between skin folds. Depending on severity primary care doc,, dermatologist or infectious disease doctor may be able to help. Good diabetic control is of utmost importance ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hd 3 lung resections since95, 4 blebs, the past yr i hv hd @least4+ bout w pleurisy. Cud i hv an existing infection/disease fm all early my lung prob?
Not enough data: Unfortunately, i need more information. What were the lung resections for? As for the blebs, have you had recurrent pneumothorax? The pleurisy, was there any documented infection in the pleural space or just fluid? Without that information, any advice would be very speculative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mumps: HIV and syphilis are not likely to cause pain in testes. Bacterial infection of the testes and epididymus can cause testicular pain. Passing crystals and stones in urine can cause referred pain in testes. Infection with mumps virus can cause inflammation and pain in testes in addition to salivary gland and pancreas. ...Read more
Period ended on 7th day. Since then brown discharge with particles for 5 days now. Pregnant? Infection? Disease? Normal?
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