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Lymphedema Modes Of Infection
Really variable: Please let us know the particular disease so that we can provide you with that information. Can re-ask. ...Read more
The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more
Many possibilities: Any number of viruses do this. If prolonged more than a couple of weeks, maybe mononucleosis, although you're quite old for mono (most cases before age 20). Mostly not serious, but syphilis, HIV, tuberculosis, land other serious infections are possible if at risk. If only a few days, sit tight; probably will clear up soon. If continuing more than 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Person-person-fomite: Infections can be spread person to person by hands, in food preparation or through touching objects where the organisms can live (fomites) like objects contaminated by body fluids such as toilets, sinks, door nobs ; flat surfaces. Spread can be airborne for some with sneezing being a better spread than cough. Infections can spread through direct contact (skin lesions, kisses, sex, birth...). ...Read more
What is the etiologic agent, mode of transmission, source of infection, and period of communicable of emphysema?
Difficult problem: Compression stockings or external wraps like ACE bandages, intermittent elevation of the extremity, and MLD (manual lymphatic drainage). this is a form of massage therapy that kneads and pushes the lymphatic fluid out of the extremity, hopefully dilating or forming new pathways in the process. It takes time. Be patient. ...Read more
With the increase of drug-resistent strains of different infectious diseases, is the future of antibiotic use bleak?
No: The future of antibiotic use in general is not bleak as newer ones are likely to be discovered (even though it's getting harder to do so). What is bleak is the prospect of existing antibiotics, whose efficacy continue to wane as more bacetria develop resistance to them due to their abuse and misuse. ...Read more
Epididymitis: What causes epididymitis? Infections: these include urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections (stis), or infections that have spread from your prostate. Medicine: certain medicines may irritate the lining of your epididymis and cause pain and swelling. Ask for more information on medicine that can cause this. Trauma: an injury to your scrotum or a catheter or other objects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, HIV causes AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, which can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids). As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with aids. A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is. ...Read more
See below: Avoid contact with ill persons. Good hand hygene with hand sanitizer. Avoid touching nose and face. Covering cough and sneeze. Avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment. Decrease antibiotic use in animal husbandry. Get all imunizations. Appropriate isolation of contageous persons. Spend more money on research. ...Read more
Yes: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more
ER+PR+HER2+breast cancer,stage 2b- lymph vascular invasion-what r stats/odds it's spread to other parts of the body?
Staging workup: If you know, you are a stage 2b, then I assume you have had surgery. If you were a stage 4, which is spread to other parts of the body, that would be known and dictate your treatment. A CT or PET scan can determine if there is spread to other areas of the body. Speak to your oncology team about your concerns so they can provide you with additional info. Good luck!! ...Read more
Level: The obvious answer is like a plumber would say, unclog where clogged. Lymph fluid drains along its own corridors and is assisted with pumping from the muscles and valves. If there is obstruction, it must be removed for the circulation to resume. ...Read more
Eye and Skin: Onchocerciasis is an eye and skin disease. Symptoms are caused by the microfilariae, which move around the human body in the subcutaneous tissue and induce intense inflammatory responses, especially when they die. Infected people may have severe itching and various skin lesions. In most cases, nodules develop under the skin. Some may develop eye lesions which can lead visual impairment or blindnes ...Read more
How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?
Patient with hodgkin lymphoma after course of treatment develope ankle swelling what is the cause??
Possibilities: A few possibilities are there. The most common cause is fluid retention due to steroids used with chemotherapy. Another possibilities is due to the too much fluid given sometimes with chemotherapy. Last less likely possibility is heart failure induced by chemotherapy, which usually happens after multiple courses but it can happen anytime.. ...Read more
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