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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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Using oral antifungals for an ear infection almost for 1month. My SGPT level is at 63, Is it good to use antifungals in the long term?

Using oral antifungals for an ear infection almost for 1month. My SGPT level is at 63, Is it good to use antifungals in the long term?

Stop: Liver inflammation is a recognized side effect of anti fungal medicines.
You have been taking these for a month? They are not very effective.
Most fungal infections will never recover no matter what the medicine unless the area is completely dry. You might try drying it with first a towel and then a hair dryer on cold. ...Read more

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I have a marina Iud and I'm taking ciprofloxacin for an ear infection. Should I avoid sex with my long term boyfriend or use protection?

I have a marina Iud and I'm taking ciprofloxacin for an ear infection. Should I avoid sex with my long term boyfriend or use protection?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics can affect the metabolism of different medications including birth control pills however intrauterine devices effectiveness shouldn't be affected by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Using grisovin for fungal ear infection, my liver blood test shows SGPT level at 59, Is it a high value, is it good to use grisovin in the long term?

Using grisovin for fungal ear infection, my liver blood test shows SGPT level at 59, Is it a high value, is it good to use grisovin in the long term?

Anti fungal: SFPT of 59 is high can be because you are taking anti fungal medication it is not good to take it on a long term basis however if you do need to make sure you get a complete blood count and liver functions checked frequently ...Read more

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Was already taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) long term for pseudomonas. Got sick (sore throat and ear infection). Today PCP prescribed Keflex. Should be ok?

Was already taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) long term for pseudomonas. Got sick (sore throat and ear infection). Today PCP prescribed Keflex. Should be ok?

Should be fine: The symptom pattern you describe can be caused by viruses or bacteria.It emerged in spite of the Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) so we know if it is a bacteria it is resistant to that med. The Keflex is a good basic med and can work when taken concurrently. If you don't see improvement within 3 days contact your PCP. ...Read more

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Can an infection by head lice be healed naturally? If yes, then how long will it take.

Can an infection by head lice be healed naturally? If yes, then how long will it take.

Define natural????: Some have offered experience that a stout vinegar, like pickling vinegar can be used as a wash over several days to a week and do this. The acidic solution does loosen the nits/egg casings so they can be removed easily with a nit comb. If this did not work one of the OTC or prescription products could be used. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bactrum to start working for a sinus infection. Six days now of taking it. Alot of pressure in face and head still?

How long does it take for bactrum to start working for a sinus infection. Six days now of taking it. Alot of pressure in face and head still?

Perhaps not infectio: Perhaps it's not an infection. Other things can cause sinus symptoms, such as allergies. Most sinus infections by the way do clear up within 5-7 days without antibiotics. Infact lately there been alot of attention towards medically unnecessary treatments, and antibiotics for sinus infections is often one of them. Feel better! ...Read more

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I've been on antibiotic for 3 days for a sinus infection and still have pain in my face and head. How long will it take for me to feel better?

Longer: Chronic sinus infections can occasionally be extremely difficult requiring 2-4 weeks. If you are a smoker this can be aggravated also if you have a structural problem that impedes normal sinus drainage more serious intervention might be needed. ...Read more

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How long can sinus inflammation last after infection is gone. Ctscan revealed inflamation but no infection. Still having head and face pressure & pain?

How long can sinus inflammation last after infection is gone. Ctscan revealed inflamation but no infection. Still having head and face pressure & pain?

Sinus: Cat scan can't be sure that there is no infection. Might be low grade germ that previous antibiotic could take off or you stopped to soon. Alos fumes, tocacosmoke or allergies can also make iflammation. Are the canals to your sinus from your nose open? ...Read more

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Could shakiness, sweating, low fever, full head feeling, headache and forgetfulness be due to long standing sinus infection?

Could shakiness, sweating, low fever, full head feeling, headache and forgetfulness be due to long standing sinus infection?

Yes: You are an extremely bright person to figure that out.
Usually you would not have a low fever but it's possible.
I wonder what you are doing to help.
Antihistamines and Nasonex (mometasone) spray usually helps but it is possible you also need antibiotics.
If possible, see a physician and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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My boyfriend made a sex toy out of caulking. I have been running a fever, no appettite, chills. At first thought I was getting a bladder infection. So started taking Azo pills. Plus have bad head aches all day long.

My boyfriend made a sex toy out of caulking. I have been running a fever, no appettite, chills. At first thought I was getting a bladder infection. So started taking Azo pills. Plus have bad head aches all day long.

I: I don't know which type of caulking was used. So I have included mds material for a caulking that is frequently used. Your health shouldn't play second fiddle to sexual fun. What the two of you did was irresponsible because you didn't have any knowledge about how the caulking would effect your health before using it inside yourself.
Here is the mds data:
material safety data sheet
msds name: pb-3 siliconized acrylic latex caulk
section v - health hazard data
routes of entry:
entry through...Inhalation and skin most likely
carcinogenicity...
Ntp? N/e | iarc monographs? N/e | ohsa? No
effects of overexposure
inhalation: may irritate respiratory tract.
Skin/eye contact: may cause irritation.
Ingestion: swallowing large amounts may cause nausea,
vomiting. (an unlikely route of entry)
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material safety data sheet
msds name: pb-3 siliconized acrylic latex caulk
msds number: 16711-001
version number 2
msds date: sep-09-2002
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first aid measures
inhalation: if affected by inhalation, remove to fresh air.
Eye contact: flush with water for at least 15 minutes, and
get prompt medical attention.
Skin contact: wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.
Ingestion: drink water, and get medical attention.
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you need to get medical attention asap. Have your boyfriend supply the emergency room with the exact type of caulking he used. If he still has the container it came from, that should be brought in. That is standard for any type of poisoning. ...Read more

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How long till my ear unblocks from a ear infection?

How long till my ear unblocks from a ear infection?

After an ear...: Infection there may be residual fluid behind the eardrum. This can persist for days to months. Sometimes it does not resolve without putting a ventilation tube in the ear. It will usually resolve on its own however. Sometimes I will treated with another round of antibiotics or steroids. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a skin infection take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a skin infection take to heal?

Depends: Skin healing times vary not only by person, but also the location of the body with the infection, the type and severity of the infection, and what you have done to treat it.
In general it may take a couple of weeks to get back to normal. ...Read more

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Heavy, had infection in skin after surgery. How long does it take to heal if left it open?

Heavy, had infection in skin after surgery. How long does it take to heal if left it open?

Varies: Dpends on depth and size of wound. It can require 1 to several weeks to close. Follow instructions re cleaning wound amd watch for signs of infection - heat, swelling, change in discharge. Follow up with doctor to monitor progress of wound. ...Read more

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My hair is very long and I've been to unwell to wash it for 15 days now. Can this make me more unwell? Or cause infection?

No: It generally wouldn't contribute to your illness although it can contribute to your overall feeling of being unwell. There are products available for "dry shampooing" - perhaps a friend or family member could do this for you? ...Read more

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Do MRSA infections on skin grow or can they just be a small scratch that's not getting worse but taking a long time to heal?

No: Many people have MRSA on their skin but this does not always caused infection. If it does cause an infection such as cellulitis which is skin infection it does need special antibiotics to treat. If you ever get an infection you want to tell your doctor that you have history of mrsa. There are medications to eradicate the MRSA from the skin but this is generally unsuccessful and not necessary. ...Read more

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What is the worst case senario for apatient long suffering from the infection of the midle ear?

What is the worst case senario for apatient long suffering from the infection of the midle ear?

Many..: A few things would include the obvious scarring and possible permanent loss of hearing. Some other possible outcomes would be erosion of infection to the facial nerve or brain causing major problems. I would recommend getting it taken care of - see your physician. ...Read more

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How long does it take for skin infection swelling to go down?

How long does it take for skin infection swelling to go down?

Varies: Depends on severity and tissue levels as well as location of infection. Heat should dissipate and redness resolve and swelling will decrease over a few ads. Bromelain orally along with antibiotic can reduce swelling faster often within 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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How long's the treatment for MRSA skin infections?

How long's the treatment for MRSA skin infections?

Varies: For single lesions, opening and draining them may obviate the need for antibiotics. When antibiotics are needed, 10-14 days seems adequate for resolution of the skin lesions, but then must think about getting rid of the carriage state with Mupirocin in nose and skin washing with Chlorhexidine containing soaps. ...Read more

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How long do eye infections last?

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How long do eye infections last?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the infection. A mild viral conjunctivitis will be self-limited and resolve in about a week; a serious bacterial infection may never go away by itself, causing irreparable damage. If you are concerned, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does a ear infection last?

How long does a ear infection last?

7-10 days: Ear infections (middle ear) can resolve on their own in 7-10 days. The non-infected fluid can persist for up to 3 months behind the ear drum. ...Read more

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How long does an ear infection last?

Depends: Most ear infections can be caused by viruses but if your child has high fever and ear pain then bacteria can play a role. Ear infections caused by bacteria are usually treated for 7-10days with antibiotics. However, fluid behind the ear drum can last weeks to months once the ear infection is treated. ...Read more