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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: Id 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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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


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What are the symptoms of infectious disease and how can I address them?

What are the symptoms of infectious disease and how can I address them?

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

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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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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

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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?

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 more

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Can 4 doxycycline 100% treat a infectious disease in testicle and or intestinal tract? Symptoms are completely done after 2 weeks?

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 more

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How to get a non-fda research test for infectious diseases with little to no involvement from m.D.? Right person to ask for this? Educated guess?

How to get a non-fda research test for infectious diseases with little to no involvement from m.D.? Right person to ask for this? Educated guess?

Commercial labs: Not certain what you are asking and what specific tests you want done, but you might check with a local commercial laboratory and see if they have a phlebotamist or require physician orders to run tests. ...Read more

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How do people fight off infectious diseases?

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How do people fight off infectious diseases?

Vaccination and...: Exercising good hygiene and avoiding risky behavior, e.g. Sexual promiscuity. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more