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What are the tests for pfiesteria infection?

What are the tests for pfiesteria infection?

No Infection no test: It is not contagious or infectious, and cannot be transmitted like a cold. It is a toxic exposure to the pfiesteria release of subtances into river and estuarine waters.
It appears to cause skin irritation and cognitive impairmemnt. There is no test available or known. There is no infectious agent in the body to test for as this is a toxic side effect only. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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What are the symptoms of pfiesteria infection?

What are the symptoms of pfiesteria infection?

Not an infection: Pfiesteria piscicida is a dinoflagellate that produces a toxin that has killed many fish in the eastern usa. Humans exposed to the toxin can have rashes, diarrhea, memory losses, headaches and problems with cognition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pfiesteria infection?

What is the definition or description of: Pfiesteria infection?

Pfiesteria: Pfiesteria is a potentially toxic organism that can be lethal to fish. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pfiesteria infections?

No test Not infected: There is no infection present as the symptoms of skin irritation and cognitive difficulty are believed to be a result of toxins released from the organism known as pfiesteria. Nothing invades the body as a germ that can be tested and there is no immune response. The diagnosis at present is based on symptoms and known exposure only. ...Read more

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Best medicine for yeast infection help please?

Best medicine for yeast infection help please?

Try otc first: Try an over the counter med like Monistat or Mycelex (clotrimazole) first. If it doesn't improve, call your doctor and they might prescribe single-dose Fluconazole or terconazole. ...Read more

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Can cervical infection be cured just by medicine?

Can cervical infection be cured just by medicine?

Yes: Most bacterial cervical infections can be cured with antibiotics. You have to know which one so the right medication can be used. ...Read more

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What natural medicine is used for treating urine infections?

What natural medicine is used for treating urine infections?

None: Sorry, no natural medicines reliably treat urinary tract infection. UTIs often clear on their own over 2-12 weeks, so if symptoms improve on a natural product, it isn't necessarily because of that treatment; or maybe not a UTI. Meantime you risk serious complications, such as kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Don't mess around with this; see a doctor for diagnosis and antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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Which is the best medicine for typhide infection and high esr?

Which is the best medicine for typhide infection and high esr?

Depends: Typhoid fever is produced by a bacteria (salmonella typhi) and the sensitivity of this organism will vary depending upon where you got it. From you name, would suspect northwestern india. You can get the latest data on antibacterial sensitivity from a cdc web site. The ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a non-specific indicator of inflammation and will resolve with your typhoid. ...Read more

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Which medicine and foods are good for the infection of hepatitis b?

Which medicine and foods are good for the infection of hepatitis b?

Food irrelevant: When you have acute hepatitis b, you don't take medications, and what you eat doesn't matter. When you have chronic hepatitis b, you take medications to suppress it, and what you eat still doesn't matter. What does matter is avoiding alcohol. ...Read more

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Well what medicine should I be on concerning a urinal tract infection?

UTI: If cipro (ciprofloxacin) isn't working then others are available. Make sure its not something else as well. You can perform a Virtual Consult if you need additional help or medicine ...Read more

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Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection?

Yeast infection: If you have a fungal or yeast infection there are topical creams that can be used. If you have a sexually transmitted disease then you need to see a doctor and get prescription medications. ...Read more

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I threw up 20 minutes after taking a big dose of medicine for an infection, does this mean I threw the medicine up?

Possibly: This depends upon the particular medication and how rapidly it is absorbed from the GI tract. There is also the question of whether the medication was responsible for your vomiting. Check back with the doctor who prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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As I am suffering from chest infection, and I want to take medicine, can you suggest best suitable medicine for me.

As I am suffering from chest infection, and I want to take medicine, can you suggest best suitable medicine for me.

Depends on type: Chest infection varies from uri, bronchitis to pneumonia with different severities. You should see physician for workup with physical exam and possible blood tests and possible imaginig. He should listen to your lungs. ...Read more

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Got my first yeast infection 3 months ago and I keep getting them every month, I’ve been to dr got medicine. What could cause this?

Got my first yeast infection 3 months ago and I keep getting them every month, I’ve been to dr got medicine. What could cause this?

Hard to say: The yeast is a normal component of poop. The proximity of the vagina to the anus makes cross contamination easy. Yeast thrives on glucose, which is present in vaginal fluid & even higher amounts if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Toileting or sexual practices may make you more prone to recurrence. Yeast is always around, even in the dust, so you won't escape it. ...Read more

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Common medicine for vaginal infection?

Common medicine for vaginal infection?

Depends: It depends on the root cause; for example, yeast infections are treated with either topical or systemic antifungals (clotrimazole, miconazole, or fluconazole). ...Read more

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Vaginal infection what to take medicine?

Internet medicine: There is no answer for you. Treating infections first need to be decided by identifying what type of infection one has. There is not just one type of infections possible in the vagina. ...Read more

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Any drug to treat the tape worm infection?

Any drug to treat the tape worm infection?

Absolutely: A number of agents are available but have yourself tested to make sure the worm in question is sensitive. Have you been to a third world country lately. This would be a vital bit of info for your physician. ...Read more

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I had yeast infection, what is the medicine for that?

I had yeast infection, what is the medicine for that?

Consider diflucan (fluconazole): Dr. Fowler has discussed many excellent medications. If these don't work consider contacting your physician for an oral course of fluconazole (Diflucan) ...Read more

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What a medicine to candida infection?

Azoles: Topical meds include clotrimazole, ketoconazole, econazole. Oral meds include itraconazole, fluconazole, ketoconazole. ...Read more

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What are the best medicine for viral infection?

What are the best medicine for viral infection?

Mom's remedies: Unfortunately medicines like antibiotics do not treat viral infections, so it's best to follow all the advice your mom used to give you: get lots of rest and drink fluids! Chicken soup and tea may also help. You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and muscle aches. Remember to wash your hands so you don't pass the infection along! ...Read more

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What medicine I use for throat infection?

Antibiotics: If bacterial throat infection then antibiotics such as zpack or amoxicillin. Initially, try symptom relief measures such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) cough suppressants, salt water gargles, lozenges, etc. ...Read more

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What infections needs the medicines metronidazole 500mg and azithromycin 500mg?

Medication questions: Lots of infections from the gut to the skin to stds to other forms of vagnitis. This is way too broad. What are your specific concerns or worries? ...Read more

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What are the drugs I can use for staphylococcus infection?

Several options: Depending on the nature of the infection and its severity, and whether methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) is suspected, some oral drugs are amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin), cephalexin, sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim), and linazolid. IV treatments include nafcillin, cefoxitin, and vancomycin. There are other options as well, depending on circumstances. Do not attempt self treatment; see MD. ...Read more

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Pls what drug can more effective to cure shaph infection control?

Staphylococcus: There is staph that is sensitive to regular antibiotics and staph that is more resistant- called MRSA. The first can be treated with amoxicillin, keflex, dickoxacillin and multiple other choices. MRSA can respond to clindamycin, doxycycline, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). There are other more expensive or iv options as well. Also depends on the disease caused by staph- skin infection vs bacteremia, pneumonia etc. ...Read more

Pfiesteria Infection (Definition)

Pfiesteria is a potentially toxic organism that can ...Read more