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Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?

Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?

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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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Does repeated use (4-5x year) of antibiotics (recurrent tooth infection for 5 years) damage one's health or weaken immune system? Clindamycin mostly.

Does repeated use (4-5x year) of antibiotics (recurrent tooth infection for 5 years) damage one's health or weaken immune system? Clindamycin mostly.

Definitive Care: You need definitive dental care. An infection that recurs every three months for the past five years is obviously not going away with just antibiotics. Please see a dentist. Overuse of antibiotics can result in resistant strains and super infections. ...Read more

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Do dental procedures (other than cleanings and fillings) after tjr require antibiotics to prevent infection? Some os's say 2 years some say lifetime.

Do dental procedures (other than cleanings and fillings) after tjr require antibiotics to prevent infection? Some os's say 2 years some say lifetime.

Iwould say yes: There is alot of controversy saying yes and no, and most recently the doctors in the joint replacement field are saying no need, i would say why take a chance, , my 30 year old son had his replaced 2 years ago, and the person in the next bad needed his knee replaced and he or his doctors had no idea how he got the infection there that caused the replaced knee to fail, why take any chances. ...Read more

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What type of dental practice should a person diagnosed with systemic lupus go to? General, periodontal, endodontic?

What type of dental practice should a person diagnosed with systemic lupus go to?  General,  periodontal, endodontic?

Lupus: I would start with a general dentist and then take the necessary referrals to other specialists if your general dentist cannot do the specialty treatment to a high standard. Your local dental society or a local dental school would be a place to start researching an excellent general dentist. ...Read more

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How serious is a bacterial endocarditis after dental work?

How serious is a bacterial endocarditis after dental work?

Very: Infective endocarditis is always a very serious illness. It requires lengthy treatment with one or more antibiotics, may require surgery, and complications are numerous. A good infectious diseases expert can manage these, minimizing morbidity and mortality. ...Read more

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Could i require dental work for cancer?

Could i require dental work for cancer?

Restate the question: This question is difficult to answer withouot a bit more information. Please restate the question. ...Read more

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Facial pain after dental work and Gum bleeding ?

Facial pain after dental work and Gum bleeding ?

Immediately: Remember that "dental work" are surgical procedures and may have a protracted healing time. If you are in pain, if you have bleeding or swelling, immediately call your treating Dentist and report your concerns. He/she may want to see hoofer reevaluation. Call now. ...Read more

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What tests are done for lupus sle please son is 20 in itu for 7 weeks with viral flu and fuo rheumatic fever when 8 had loads of antibiotics ?

What tests are done for lupus sle please
son is 20 in itu for 7 weeks with viral flu and fuo rheumatic fever when 8 had loads of antibiotics ?

The ANA: The ANA is the best screening test. If that test is negative, you can usually stop there. If it is positive other tests for more specific autoantibodies can be performed. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after taking prednisone 10mg to have blood work? (2wk course for chr.sinusitis, bld wrk is for endo, t4 tsh, vit d25, cbc, etc)

How long should I wait after taking prednisone 10mg to have blood work? (2wk course for chr.sinusitis, bld wrk is for endo, t4 tsh, vit d25, cbc, etc)

Go ahead: Have the tests done at a convenient time for you. The 10mg prednisone dose should not affect the testing results in any significant way (particularly since you have likely been on a taper with daily dosing). Feel better! ...Read more

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How often at minimal should lupus patient doing well with no issues & only on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) see their rheumatologist or atleast get labs?

How often at minimal should lupus patient doing well with no issues & only on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) see their rheumatologist or atleast get labs?

It depends: There is no definite answer. It depends on prior organ involvement, the length of time one has had the disease, how long one has been in remission and the preferences of your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How antibiotics work with immune system to clear a serious infection? With low immune sys can't rid infection & body can't use antibiotics effectively

How antibiotics work with immune system to clear a serious infection? With low immune sys can't rid infection & body can't use antibiotics effectively

It's a partnership.: Antibiotics can slow down or kill bacteria, but there is a partnership between the drug and your immune system. To clear an infection optimally, the correct antibiotic must be selected and the immune system must help. ...Read more

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Need some encouragement with 6 teeth to be alloderm gum grafted at several visits and a sinus lift for a molar after gum grafts heal(had 2nd opinion)?

Need some encouragement with 6 teeth to be alloderm gum grafted at several visits and a sinus lift for a molar after gum grafts heal(had 2nd opinion)?

Procedures: If you need those procedures and are in the hands of a talented surgeon, by all means have it done. I would if i were in your place. If you don't trust or have confidence with the advice and ability of your dentist, try to find one with whom you do. Get some referrals. ...Read more

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Does dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Does  dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Diclox is a medicine: In the pencillin family that is used to treat staphylococci. It's activity against other bugs may not be really good. Unless the dental infection is due to staph, there are better choices such as amoxicillin/clavulanate called Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the usa. ...Read more

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Sinus infection with ear dysfunction. Not on antibiotics due to prior cdiff. Can I take flu shot while on nasacort. Low immune system.age 61.

Sinus infection with ear dysfunction. Not on antibiotics due to prior cdiff. Can I take flu shot while on nasacort. Low immune system.age 61.

Should not matter: It should not matter whether a person is using Nasacort or not. Such a person should get the annual flu shot, if there is no other reason why he should not get the shot. Nasacort usage does not change one's decision about a flu shot. ...Read more