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Hi dr, I have green discharge. Viganal swab test results are : scant gram positive cocci and bacilli. Do I have Bacterial infection? Thanks

Hi dr, I have green discharge. Viganal swab test results are : scant gram positive cocci and bacilli. Do I have Bacterial infection? Thanks

Maybe: There are many bacteria that are normal and desirable in the vagina including some gram positive cocci and bacilli. Without more testing such as a vaginal pH and whiff test and a culture for STDs, it is not possible to say if you have a bacterial infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Prescribed metonidazole for bacterial infection. Do I need to fill the un-numbered applicator fully for it to be 5 grams?

Prescribed metonidazole for bacterial infection. Do I need to fill the un-numbered applicator fully for it to be 5 grams?

Fill it full: Read the package insert, or ask your pharmacist for the form you have. Here is more info: that says to fill the applicator full
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/metronidazole-vaginal-route/proper-use/drg-20064738 ...Read more

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What medicine do you put on your clitoris for a bacterial infection?

What medicine do you put on your clitoris for a bacterial infection?

Bacterial infection: Would not do this without direct orders from a treating doctor who has examined you. This is a sensitive area that may be damaged by some topical materials used to treat skin infections. Need to be diagnosed and prescribed specifically for the particular infection affecting you. ...Read more

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What are some commonly uses drugs for bacterial infection other than. Zythromax?

What are some commonly uses drugs for bacterial infection other than. Zythromax?

Several groups of Rx: There are a few groups of antibiotics that are commonly used for the majority of bacterial infections (1) penicillins (amoxil, keflex, cephalosporins, ampicillin...), (2) erythromycins (zithromax), (3) tetracyclines (minocycline, doxycycline), (4) quinolones (levaquin, ciprofloxin, avelox...). Each generation was developed because bacteria mutated and were now resistant to the older antibiotic. ...Read more

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Sir I am very prone to fungal or bacterial infection, sir I thought due to low immunity, so is there any medicine to enhance immunity?

Sir I am very prone to fungal or bacterial infection, sir I thought due to low immunity, so is there any medicine to enhance immunity?

Depends: There are many different parts to the immune system, and many illnesses that can affect it. Certain types of immune deficiency can be treated, but first you need to be thoroughly evaluated by a physician to determine if there is a measurable deficiency, what it is and what it may be due to. Have you been tested for hiv? ...Read more

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What type of medicine do u recommend me for chronic bacterial infection of my scalp?

What type of medicine do u recommend me for chronic bacterial infection of my scalp?

SCALP INFECTION: HOW LONG IS "CHRONIC"?
HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST?
BEST SUGGESTION IS TO SEE ONE. . . AND SOON.
GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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Will takin vicodin while on medication for a bacterial infection lesson the effects of my antibacterial medicine?

Will takin vicodin while on medication for a bacterial infection lesson the effects of my antibacterial medicine?

No drug interactions: However, only your doctor can determine is this is safe based upon your past health medical history and current medications list. ...Read more

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I was given some medicine for a bacterial infection I have and I when to the restroom and when I wiped my self I had discharge n blood?

I was given some medicine for a bacterial infection I have and I when to the restroom and when I wiped my self I had discharge n blood?

More info needed: We need to know what and where you have the infection. Your bleeding may or may not be related to your infection. Send mote information. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for treating a bacterial infection? My doctor said it's not servere enough to prescribe medicine for at the moment.

Is there a home remedy for treating a bacterial infection? My doctor said it's not servere enough to prescribe medicine for at the moment.

Where is the infecti: It will help us to know the location of the infection that you are concerned about. Does it cause you any symptoms? Based on your response, we can guide you further.
There is no home remedy for infection...but I doubt that you have infection...otherwise your doctor would have given you Antibiotics. ...Read more

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Was given medicine for bacterial infection I have in my vagina and I have bloody discharge and I don't know if im pregnant can I be losing a baby?

Probably not: Bacterial vaginosis causes trauma to the cervix and that may be the reason for the brown discharge. In any case, do a pregnancy test and this way you will be sure. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for treating a vaginal bacterial infection? My doctor said it's not servere enough to prescribe medicine for at the moment.

Is there a home remedy for treating a vaginal bacterial infection? My doctor said it's not servere enough to prescribe medicine for at the moment.

BV treatment: This usually means bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. I don't understand "not severe enough to treat". If BV is noticeable and bothering you, it should be treated (you're in charge, not doc!). Discuss again with your doctor or get a second opinion. There are only prescriptions, no proved self treatments. Most imporant, do not douche, will make it worse and maybe harmful. ...Read more

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My boyfriend gave me a bacterial infection and clymidia I took my medicine for the clymidia 2days before I gave him oral sex can I have it in my mouth?

My boyfriend gave me a bacterial infection and clymidia I took my medicine for the clymidia 2days before I gave him oral sex can I have it in my mouth?

Possibly, but:: If your boyfriend was recently treated for STD it's unlikely
that you would have been exposed to it. Even if you were exposed to it orally it's unlikely that you would develop symptomatic oral chlamydial pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat from viral or bacterial infection), because this is rare. It is not recommended to do routine oral chlamydia testing on patients who perform oral sex. ...Read more

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Have lumbar nerve root damage numbness in leg, , doctor put me on Cipro for bacterial infection in urine., is that a good medicine?

Have lumbar nerve root damage numbness in leg, , doctor put me on Cipro for bacterial infection in urine., is that a good medicine?

Please repost: Please repost and explain the relationship in your thinking between lumbar nerve root damage and a urinary tract infection. I don't see the connection. Also, please include the answer you got to your question about ciprofloxacin from the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic; or, if you did not ask your doctor, please state why not. ...Read more

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What is the most common bacterial infection in the U.S.?

Difficult to say: This question is so broad, it's hard to answer. There are various 'groups' of people one could look at - from babies, so kids, to adults, and even older folks. Then, you can throw race into the mix, because God made us all different so there's that. Plus, there are different 'regions of the body' that could be infected - like skin, urine, lung etc. I like to go to the CDC website for the best info ...Read more

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Regarding bacterial infection pain: how long does it last?

Cannot predict: It would depend on the severity of the infection, the cause, location, etc. Generally, with the right antibiotic, an infection is usually cleared up in 7-10 days ...Read more

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What types of bacterial infections can I get from a bug bite?

Many: Different insects spread different diseases, bacterial, viral, rickettsial and parasitic. Most common insects spreading diseases include mosquitos, ticks and fleas. Diseases spread by insect bites include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, lyme disease, rocky mountain spoted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, plague, west nile virus and many more. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

Yes.: There are many possibilities including sexually transmitted disease (stds), strep and certain kinds of pneumonia. ...Read more

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I seem to always get bacterial infections after my monthly why is that?

Hormone changes: Bacterial vaginitis is a condition caused by a change in the number and types of bacteria in the vagina. Just after menstruation, there are hormone changes occurring that may be triggering these infections. When this infection follows a pattern like this, there may ways of preventing these infections. See your doctor to see what may be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a person gets a lot of bacterial infections?

Wrong pH: Recurrent BV is usually due to a vaginal basic ph. You treat the bacteria and the make the vaginal ph acidic with vinegar douching followed by probiotics by mouth. Consider probiotic tabs or danactive or activia yogurt orally. These have acidophillus that will colonize the vagina. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my bacterial infection has not gone away, what do you suggest?

See your Doc: If you have been on antibiotics or never been on antibiotics and you have an infection that persists - you must see your doc. There is a chance you need an antibiotic or a different antibiotic.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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By what I have been told I have a bacterial infection could a bacterial infection linger on for months if its untreated?

By what I have been told I have a bacterial infection could a bacterial infection linger on for months if its untreated?

It can, depends: Some bacterial infections, like a chronic pneumonia or a topical skin infection like impetigo, can persist for a few weeks to months. More likely, they would get worse until they were unbearable or caused an abscess. They do eventually go away by themselves at times, but like the olden days, they also used to kill people when unchecked or untreated. ...Read more

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Bacterial infection from endoscopy?

Bacterial infection from endoscopy?

Highly unlikely: Unless there was penetration of the tube being endoscoped (colon, stomach, small bowel, other) it would be remarkably unusual to acquire infection from these devices. ...Read more

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Are bacterial infections contagious?

Not the "infections": All bacteria are contagious, meaning that one person can smear some of his bacteria onto another's skin or other body part. The bacteria can then die, multiply on the surface (colonize the surface), or damage the person's cells and body parts (start an infection). No infection occurs in many cases, meaning the "infection" did not spread to the person even though the "bacteria" did spread to him. ...Read more

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Are bacterial infections contagious?

Sometimes: Some bacterial infections are, like strep throat, or pink eye, but many develop that are not really contagious, like sinusitis, cellulitis, or diverticulitis. If you have a concern, you should discuss the specifics with your doctor. It is also always a good idea to always wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, whenever you are out, like shopping, airports, grocery stores etc to minimize risks. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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