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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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My boyfried just got over a UTI (urinary tract infection). How long is it contagious?

Noncontagious unless: He has a gonoccal (gonorrhea) or chlamydial UTI. Most UTIs are due to E. coli bacteria or other gram -ve organisms which are not contagious. ...Read more

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What is digestive tract ulcers (rare) other than Crohn's or TB or other infectious diseases that many GI specialists not undiagnosed after all tests?

What is digestive tract ulcers (rare) other than Crohn's or TB or other infectious diseases that many GI specialists not undiagnosed after all tests?

Keep at it.: If multiple GI specialists are stumped after having the results of endoscopies and pathology reports it is not likely that guessing over the internet is going to solve this problem. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

No- never!: Why? There are new infectious diseases randomly pops up year after year. Check out the full answer at the infectious diseases society of america website that answers the question: what is an infectious disease specialist? Http://www. Idsociety. Org/id_specialist/. ...Read more

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Are internal medicine specialists the same thing as infectious disease specialists?

Are internal medicine specialists the same thing as infectious disease specialists?

No: I'd specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc. Including hiv, aids. ...Read more

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What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for to detect hiv?

What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for to detect hiv?

Context & symptoms: If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it!

in situations where there 1) repeated infections such as abscesses or pneumonias or sores, 2) symptoms that are flu-like or mono-like, 3) diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, 4) unexplained fevers or night sweats or wasting 5) exposure to body fluids 6)an opportunity to ask to be tested and is accepted. ...Read more

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What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

The medical team: The great thing about Medicine, is there are many interesting areas to focus on. Just like a team sport with a quarter back, running backs, receivers etc - within Medicine there are interesting roles that you can explore if you find particular interest in a certain area. I know docs who only work on HIV for example. I'm an ID doc and I think I have the best job in the world! Follow your interests. ...Read more

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What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for?

What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for?

As below: I'd specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc. Including hiv, aids
specifically they look for tell tale signs of infections, also suggest infection control measures. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease specialists know about every tropical disease?

Do infectious disease specialists know about every tropical disease?

Infectious disease: They may not know every tropical disease that occurs in the world but they are better informed than most of the other doctors. They can look up references and help you. ...Read more

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Can infectious disease specialists do the travel shots for going to africa?

Can infectious disease specialists do the travel shots for going to africa?

Travel medicine docs: Travel medicine specialists give travel shots and give medication to protect against malaria and altitude illness. Many infectious disease doctors are trained in travel medicine, as are many other doctors. You can find a travel medicine specialist at istm. Org or astmh. Org. ...Read more

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Infectious disease specialists. Would they be the doctors to get travel shots from?

Infectious disease specialists. Would they be the doctors to get travel shots from?

Travel medicine docs: Travel medicine specialists give travel shots and give medication to protect against malaria and altitude illness. Many infectious disease doctors are trained in travel medicine, as are many other doctors. You can find a travel medicine specialist at istm. Org or astmh. Org. ...Read more

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Will an infectious disease specialists always check for hiv?

Will an infectious disease specialists always check for hiv?

If indicated, yes-: If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it!
if indicated, yes- for example:
1) repeated infections such as abscesses or pneumonias or sores, 2) symptoms that are flu-like or mono-like, 3) diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, 4) unexplained fevers or night sweats or wasting 5) exposure to body fluids 6)an opportunity to ask to be tested and is accepted. ...Read more

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How do you become an infectious disease specialists?

How do you become an infectious disease specialists?

Alot of studying: You graduate medical school then do 3 years of internal medicine residency then you have to pass the abim internal medicine certification exam then you do 2 years of infectiious disease fellowship then you have to pass the abim infectious disease board examination to be a board certified infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What do infectious disease specialists do exactly?

What do infectious disease specialists do exactly?

Studies infections..: This little space does not justice to the most interesting specialty in medicine today. Check out the full answer at the infectious diseases society of america website that answers the question: what is an infectious disease specialist? Http://www. Idsociety. Org/id_specialist/. ...Read more

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5 month old son had urinary tract infection without fever&normal us, vcug is recommended its invasive I d prefer repeat urine tests what should I do?

Do the VCUG.: He should have the vcug. It is very important to find out if there is reflux of urine backwards, up toward the kidney, which will predispose to more infections. The ultrasound looks at the size and structure of the kidneys and urinary tract, but not reflux. You can not tell this from repeat urine tests either. Repeated infections can cause damage to the kidneys. ...Read more

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What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

What can I do about an urinary tract infection?

C Dr 4 antibiotics: See your dr. Get urine tested asap, drink lots of water & take prescribed antibiotics.. ...Read more

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Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Maybe: Many utis resolve without antibiotics. Use a urinary symptom relief medication over the counter, such as azo, and increase you water intake. If symptoms do not resolve in 2-3 days, can you doctor. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to urinary tract infection?

What are home remedies to urinary tract infection?

Fluids + void often: Drink lots of water and empty your bladder frequently. Cranberry juice can help, but, antibiotics are the best way to treat a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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How do they fix or cure a urinary tract infection?

Depends: Usually antibiotics. If due to e coli bacteria, d mannose can be helpful. Cranberry juice can be helpful. Do not let bladder infection go untreated as it can turn into a kidney infection. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Tell me how do you catch a urinary tract infection?

Tell me how do you catch a urinary tract infection?

More than one way: Bacteria may reach urinary bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Wipe front to back to reduce risk. Damage to urethra, e.G with sex may predispose; empty your bladder after sex; drink plenty of water to flush the system. Bacterial may seed the kidney from blood in both men and women. Presence of stones and obstruction to flow of urine also predispose to infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more