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Is MRSA deadly? What could cause it to become deadly?

Is MRSA deadly? What could cause it to become deadly?

Bacterial Infection: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that cannot be treated/ cured with certain antibiotics. These infections can be severe and may require more invasive techniques to treat. If you are given antibiotics, be sure to take all the doses, even if you feel better. Please see your doctor for treatment! ...Read more

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What can cure cellulitis? Is it deadly?

What can cure cellulitis? Is it deadly?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is an infection of the deep layer of skin (dermis) and the layer of fat and tissues just under the skin (the subcutaneous tissues).Without treatment, a 'battle' is fought between the immune system and the invading germs (bacteria).Therefore, treatment is usually advised as soon as cellulitis is diagnosed, to stop it spreading to become serious.http://patient.info/health/cellulitis-and-erysipelas-leaflet ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is dangerous to have 2 blocked arteries? Is it deadly?Can it be cured?

Please tell me if it is dangerous to have 2 blocked arteries? Is it deadly?Can it be cured?

Blocked arteries: You have many arteries in your body. Some are more important and others. Some smaller arteries can be blocked with no consequences what so ever. How serious your situation is depends on which arteries are the blocked ones. ...Read more

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If someone has a problem using meth amphetamines could it cause them to get cellulitis. What would cause it? Needles? Is cellulitis contagious

If someone has a problem using meth amphetamines could it cause them to get cellulitis. What would cause it? Needles? Is cellulitis contagious

Yes: skin puncture can cause skin infections leading to abscess and/or cellulitis. It can be contagious if the needle is shared. Contaminated needles and drugs can also cause it ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have pneumococcal meningitis?

How dangerous is it to have pneumococcal meningitis?

CAN BE TREATED/: Pnumocococcal meningitis if treated appropriately and early without delay has good prognosis with full recovery.70to80% get full recovery without any complications. Rest have one or more of the following complications brain damage subdural effusion hearing loss seizures hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What can happen if strep is untreated?

What can happen if strep is untreated?

You may infect: Others. Possible complications: infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What causes irregular heartbeat and what can be done, treated. Can certain meds cause it. Is it deadly?

What causes irregular heartbeat and what can be done, treated. Can certain meds cause it. Is it deadly?

Depends: Irregularity is very common. There are many causes. Some are trivial, other's more serious. To evaluate, you need documentation of the type of arrhythmia and the overall condition of your heart. A 24 or 48 hour or 30 day event monitor of your heart rhythm is crucial. An echocardiogram is indicated. Some meds can exacerbate it, especially nicotine and caffeine (also: Serevent, (salmeterol) which you list). ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of liver cancer or is it fatal?

Is it possible to get rid of liver cancer or is it fatal?

Depends on stage: Early liver cancer can be effectively treated by surgical removal. The best candidates for surgical removal are patients whose liver tumor has not spread beyond the liver, the size of the liver tumor is small, and the rest of the liver is healthy enough to withstand an operation. Another excellent option for some patients is liver transplantation. Talk with your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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Is it true that a serious c-diff infection can lead to stomach cancer?

Is it true that a serious c-diff infection can lead to stomach cancer?

No: Someone is probably confusing c-diff with helicobacter, which is infamous as a cause of stomach cancer. ...Read more

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Is vaginitis contagious or deadly? What causes it and why does it happen?

Is vaginitis contagious or deadly? What causes it and why does it happen?

See below: It depends on the cause. Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina. It can be caused by yeast, bacteria, other organisms. Please get it treated, and i'd recommend using condoms for intercourse until it is cleared up. Please always use safe sex practices. ...Read more

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Can a reaccuring MRSA staph infection kill you? If so what would you most likely die from?

Can a reaccuring MRSA staph infection kill you? If so what would you most likely die from?

Yes: Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can be deadly if the bacteria enters the blood stream. This very sticky bacteria can travel to the heart and destroy heart valves and heart muscle. Each skin infection increases the chance of this bacteria getting into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Is it true that it is normal for bacteria to colonize sinuses without causing illness ? What causes them to suddenly make someone sick?

Is it true that it is normal for bacteria to colonize sinuses without causing illness ?  What causes them to suddenly make someone sick?

Yes: Usually you will get a flare if you are run down in some way - stressed, not eating well, not sleeping enough - or around increased allergen times as that can cause inflammation. ...Read more

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What is carcassi microbial infection of the lung how is it treated? What can happen if not treated?

What is carcassi microbial infection of the lung how is it treated? What can happen if not treated?

Is it M kansasii: Is it mycobacterium kansasii infection of the lung that you are asking about? It is atypical mycobacterium that can be difficult to treat. Talk to an infectious disease specialist to determine which medications will be appropriate for its treatment. ...Read more

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How serious is MRSA and can you get it from human contact?

How serious is MRSA and can you get it from human contact?

Can be serious: Mrsa (methicillin-resistant staph aureus) can range from mild and annoying (skin abscesses) to life threatening (pneumonia and sepsis). Many people are colonized with the bacteria (harboring it on their bodies) but never get sick. It can be transmitted from human contact, including at gyms and saunas. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from klebsiella?

It's possible: Klebsiella can cause severe pneumonia or overwhelming sepsis, which can be fatal, especially in the elderly or in debilitated or immunosuppressed people. However, it is treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more