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Does this happen a lot after lap. Surgeries?#nqlu i kept going back to the doctor's office after the lap. Gallbladder removal surgery with hives, cough, diahrea, mild infections(sinus, skin), and feeling fogged in.I even went to an infectious disease doct

Does this happen a lot after lap. Surgeries?#nqlu i kept going back to the doctor's office after the lap. Gallbladder removal surgery with hives, cough, diahrea, mild infections(sinus, skin), and feeling fogged in.I even went to an infectious disease doct

Strongyloides: You need to see an infectious diseases expert and be fully evaluated. Some of these symptoms may be related to reactions to medications you may have received in conjunction with the surgery. Many may be related to strongyloidiasis, an uncommon but easily diagnosed and treated illness which can affect the gallbladder and be spread to elsewhere from there. Go back and talk to that id doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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What can I take for nasal congestion and cough when taking meds for heart disease i caught a col and do not know what I am safe to take

What can I take for nasal congestion and cough when taking meds for heart disease i caught a col and do not know what I am safe to take

Coricidin: It's an over-the-counter cold ; flu symptom- relief medication that does not contain decongestant. Decongestant is found in other cold ; flu remedies, and it can cause blood pressure to go high which may cause more pressure on the heart. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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3days ago I suffer congestion of nose& ear,pain around eyes&above nose,flu&cough.maybe sinusitis? But i feared meningitis or any mental disorders ?

3days ago I suffer congestion of nose& ear,pain around eyes&above nose,flu&cough.maybe sinusitis? 
But i feared meningitis or any mental disorders ?

Cold and flu: Not a meningitis - if it were, it would be very unlikely that you would be asking about symptoms 3 days into the illness online. If you are still troubled by symptoms then visit your doctor. Evaluation for sinusitis would seem appropriate. ...Read more

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How can a person catch infectious diseases?

How can  a person catch infectious diseases?

Transmission: Infectious diseases are caused by transmission of organisms: person to person contact (kissing, sexual intercourse), bites/scratches from animals or insects or contaminated food or water. Some of the culprits include: viruses, bacteria, parasites (like protozoa or worms), fungi or prions. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is an example of a viral infection. ...Read more

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Are new infectious diseases continually emerging?

Are new infectious diseases continually emerging?

It's Inevitable!: Just as certain as the sun rising from the east, new infectious diseases will evolve because of the innate drive for any organism to survive, based on the environmental pressures it has to overcome. This is the basis of how susceptible organisms become resistant to certain antibiotics. Additionally, as we explore different areas in the world , we will expose ourselves to new diseases. ...Read more

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Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

It's Inevitable!: In emerging countries, the encroachment of civilization into virgin forest will displace many animals and other organisms that may become a new disease. Alternatively, genetic reassortment of species- specific microbes will enable them to infect us or else, cause them to become virulent when they were once benign. ...Read more

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What are reportable infectious diseases and who gets told?

What are reportable infectious diseases and who gets told?

Examples: Some examples of National Notifiable Infectious Conditions include: Anthrax,Botulism, Brucellosis, Chancroid, Cholera, Dengue virus infections, Hansen's disease, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Ebola, Plague, Yellow Fever, Thyphoid Fever, Tuberculosis, Tetanus, Syphilis, Polio, HIV, ...Read more

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What are the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases?

What are the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases?

Really variable: Please let us know the particular disease so that we can provide you with that information. Can re-ask. ...Read more

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Is it true that all contagious diseases are not infectious but all infectious diseases are contagious?

No: You have it completely backwards. Almost if not all contagious diseases are caused by infectious microorganisms. Many infectious diseases such as e. Coli urinary tract infections are not contagious ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

Infectious diseases refers to a group of medical conditions that can be transmitted from human to human, object to human, and sometimes animal/insect to human. Causes of infectious diseases include bacteria, ...Read more


Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more