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List Of Meningococcal Infectious Disease Symptoms
It depends.: It depends on the infectious disease you have. If hiv, you can have no symptoms to feeling weak with pneumonia, fever, and many other symptoms of opportumistic infections, including several GI symptoms. If you have tb, you have mainly respiratory symptoms. The best way to treat them is to treat the underlying illness, like strep throat. The symptoms usually go away and the illness is cured. ...Read more
Why is it that when i catch an infectious disease my symptoms are dramatically worse than others around me who have it?
Immune system: Dramatic differences between persons as relates to intensity of infection symptoms can be explained by immune system strength or weakness. The immune system requires proper nutritional support & especially adequate protein. Doctors who are knowledgeable about the immune system can advise people how to maximize their immune system potential. For example, adequate vitamin c is essential. ...Read more
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
Please explain difference between infectious disease doctor & a internal medicine doctor? Would be do same tests based on symptoms? Pros cons?
I've developed a stiff neck on the right side along with a swollen lymph node and other symptoms, could this be an infectious disease?
Possible: It is possible that an infectious disease present itself this way ( scrofula= TB infection of lymph node of neck, hiv, ect...) may present this way , other non infectious diseases may present this way also, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI symptoms every 2 months w/no bacteria. 2 docs said see infectious disease specialist. 1 said if no bacteria no need for ID specialist? Confused.
Can 4 doxycycline 100% treat a infectious disease in testicle and or intestinal tract? Symptoms are completely done after 2 weeks?
Doxycycline: Cannot imagine what you are trying to treat in both your testicle and GI tract. You need to be more specific and rephrase your question. Whether it is effective or not will depend upon what the cause is and whether, if infective, it is sensitive to this tetracycline derivative, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many: Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever,Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should a person without a spleen see an immunologist or infectious disease doctor for advice on a vaccine regimen?
PCP can do this: Usually the vaccine advice following a splenectomy (removal of the spleen) is pretty straightforward and involves getting a pneumonia booster shot (pneumovax). Additionally the haemophilus influenza (hib) vaccine and meningitis (meningococcal) vaccines should be given either 14 days before or 14 days after a surgical splenectomy. Your primary care provider can do this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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