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Infections That Are Bad For Having Piercings
I have recurring bladder infections and am becoming very resistant to all of the antibiotics. Are there any alternate remedies for these infections?
Recurring UTI: Frequency of sexual intercourse is the strongest predictor. Women with recurrent symptomatic urinary tract infections can be treated with continuous or postcoital prophylactic antibiotics; other treatment options include self-started antibiotics, cranberry products, and behavioral modification. There may be an anatomical problem. I strongly suggest seeing your Gyn for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not regulated by FDA: The pigments / inks used in tattoos are not regulated by the us food and drug administration, which makes me a bit wary, especially when you consider that, over time, some of those substances will become absorbed through the skin into your system. So i would be concerned about the potential toxicity of the substances used to create the tattoos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear Piercing: Hydrogen peroxide at full strength can be very irritating to tissue. Try 1/2 strength diluted with water or saltwater solution instead. ...Read more
My 3yr old and I have bad follictulitis. Bad enuf that many of mine should have been sticthed after. We both are having an outbreak, possible causes?
A few: Here are some antibiotics that can help with ear infections in a child- amoxicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, Cefdinir etc. If it is a persistant ear infection that is not responding there are other antibiotic combinations that your doctor can recommend based on your history and past antibiotic use. Also make sure that other complications associated w ear infections are also diagnosed and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had persistant sinus and lung infections all my life, antibiotics would not clear them. Ketotifen clears both infections, what is the cause?
Special Case: You should be evaluated for a mucocilliary dysfunction. There are some genetic disorders that cause patients to have dysfunctional cilia (the tiny structures that clear mucus and other debris from your respiratory tract) also you should be evaluated for asthma and allergies. An experienced allergist office is a good place to start. ...Read more
What are the common causes of painful sex when you have no stis, vaginal infections and have been examined?
If someone has teeth that have been bad for years an have recurring tooth aches/abscesses can it cause sinus problem even brain and other disorders? I have no insurance?
Yes, it is possible: A large enough oral infection that is left untreated or even a smaller infection in an immune compromised person can lead to complications that could cause death. Untreated oral infections, such as periodontal disease, have also been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in otherwise healthy people. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I get staph infections very regularly. Since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?
Skin Staph infection: Staph can potentially cause internal infections as well. Recurrent staph infections likely means that you are colonized with staph. Staph lives in certain areas of the body without causing infection then periodically comes out and causes folliculitis or abscesses. More common in people with diabetes. To reduce colonization, areas must be treated with Mupirocin cream. ...Read more
What could be reasons for persistent gassiness? I just can't stop all day and all night. Are there any std's that cause gas?
How is chronic sinusitis treated? I have had sinus infections on an off for 2 years. Can anything bad happen from this many infections? If so what?
Depends: It depends on where you live, but in general, early spring or late spring, there will always be some kind of critter that wants to bite you or suck your blood. Wear appropriate clothing, use repellants, do visual inspections for crawlies, and go live life. Being active and exploring the outdoors will be more beneficial than saying locked up indoors. ...Read more
I read that there are alternatives to antibiotics for a dental abscess when someone is allergic to all antibiotics? What are they?
See a dentist: to drain the dental abscess. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. The antibiotics (Penicillin is the most common) will give you only a temporary relief. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus infection: The choice of antibiotics to treat sinus infections is a complex one. If a patient has never had an antibiotic one would choose an antibiotic based on the likely bacteria to be found in the sinus. First choice antibiotics are amoxicillin, erythromycin, and a first generation. Cephalosporin, like keflex. If you have seen an antibiotic before:augmentin, biaxin, (clarithromycin) clidamycin, and Levaquin are good. ...Read more
I have an ear infection, laryngitis and conjunctivitis. Are they related to each other in any way?
See below: Your ear, and throat are actually connected via small tubes. This means an infection in one could be spread to the other. The eye could have been infected through the lacrimal gland, tear duct, or you could have coughed on your hand and then rubbed the eye. To see all three areas infected is not unusual. ...Read more
I have very strong vaginal odor for several weeks after sex with new partner. Think it is BV. Are there severe risks in not going to dr immediately?
No: BV is indeed likely. As long as you are not pregnant or planning vaginal surgery in the near future the are no severe risks to delaying treatment. Back has been shown to increase the risk of premature delivery, premature rupture of membranes, and infections after pelvic surgery. It will not go away by itself so you do need to get it checked out and treated at some point though. ...Read more
Indubitably! : At some point you will be well served meerkat to explore why you have recurring yeast infections. The most common causes might surprise you: antibiotics, birth control pills and other hormones, and, survey says #1 cause.... Diet. Diets high in sugar and yeast for example kill off the "good" bacteria that normally keep yeast in check. Consider a cleanse, dietary changes, and probiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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