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Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Rash dx and rx: You had a rash. What was the cause and the appropriate treatment? Eczema is usually treated with moisturizers and topical steroids. The rash can be infected with surface bacteria (usually S. Aureus) and is red with topical antibiotic. If you have inflamed hair follicles you have folliculitis. Scabies can be rxed with Ivermectin though it is usually given orally. ...Read more

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Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. >100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species. 20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. What's it mean?

Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. 
>100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species.
20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. 
What's it mean?

Means contaminated: Urine specimen from the surrounding area around urethra (opening where the urine comes out from). You may want to repeat the test , if your doctor still wants that, get a clean catch specimen, which entails cleansing the area first, passing some urine, then obtain a midstream urine sample, follow the lab instructions for that, best wishes ...Read more

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Grossed out about cutaneous larva migrans (hookworm)?

Grossed out about cutaneous larva migrans (hookworm)?

?Question?: Not sure of your question? This site may help: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1108784-overview#overview clarify question if you need further answers, since otherwise it's hard to be specific with limited space. ...Read more

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Just finish psmear, pus cell6-8, epithilial cell++, gram+vecocci++ @ +vebacilli+, tricho vginalis nil, gram-ve cocci @ -ve bacilli nil.Do I have std?

Just finish psmear, pus cell6-8, epithilial cell++, gram+vecocci++ @ +vebacilli+, tricho vginalis nil, gram-ve cocci @ -ve bacilli nil.Do I have std?

This doesn't tell: There is nothing here to say "yes", but this doesn't rule most stuff out. You may have hpv / human papillomavirus, sypilis, chlamydia, hiv, hepatitis, crabs, herpes gonorrhea or trichomonas that is not active, the pap smear isn't about ruling these in or out; it is primarily a search for malignant / premalignant cells. I'm sorry if there was some confusion. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Psmear result, pus cell 6-8, epithelial cell ++, gram +vecocci++@+vebacili+, gram-vecocci, -vebacili nil, fungal hype@trichomonas nil, do ihve to wory?

Psmear result, pus cell 6-8, epithelial cell ++, gram +vecocci++@+vebacili+, gram-vecocci, -vebacili nil, fungal hype@trichomonas nil, do  ihve to wory?

No worry : The primary purpose of pap smear is to detect cancer or pre-cancerous changes of the cervix. Nothing in your report suggests that. Gram positive and gram negative bacteria along with some fungus, epithelial cells, and leukocytes are all normal inhabitants of the vaginal flora. The presence of trichomonas (std) or hpv (std linked to cancer of cervix) would be abnormalities requiring treatment. ...Read more

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What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally? Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally?  Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more

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CULT FUNGI Result 1 Colony Sterile mold, does not produce conidia necessary for identification. 1 Colony Yeast not Cryptococcus neoformans.Explain ?

CULT FUNGI  Result
1 Colony Sterile mold, does not produce conidia necessary for identification.
 1 Colony Yeast not Cryptococcus neoformans.Explain ?

Petri dish jargon: This is the microbiologist's report on two single colonies of different fungi. One is a yeast form and one is a mould. Neither can be identified as to what 'species' it is, but it doesn't matter since these are what we call 'contaminants'. I suspect this was a 'sputum' sample? This occurs quite commonly in those specimens. If you're not feeling well, good to see the doc who ordered the test. ...Read more

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From Minnesota but live in Madrid and got a western blot for Lyme back for: sensu strictu, afzelii, garinii, spielmanii. Is MN tick covered here?

From Minnesota but live in Madrid and got a western blot for Lyme back for: sensu strictu, afzelii, garinii, spielmanii. Is MN tick covered here?

Tick: most common ticks in minnesota are the black legged tick, american dog tick, brown dog tick and the bat tick. Not sure if those are covered in Madrid. Better check with the Health Department there to determine for sure. ...Read more

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We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more

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Is Vermox effective in eliminating blasto cystis hominus infections?

Is Vermox effective in eliminating blasto cystis hominus infections?

No: Metronidazole has been used but most times the organism is a commensal not a pathogen. That is, it eats with you, not you. ...Read more

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infection diagnosed as yeast. Std tests negative.Used gentian violet and whenwashed it off meatus had yellow infection. Picture here imgur.com/hFBHiti

If you are: looking for diagnostic information and to upload photograph - then you may wish to use HealthTap Concierge or Prime instead of medical education portion of site. Take care. ...Read more

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Which world culture discovered anal sex? Do other species have this phenomenom?

Which world culture discovered anal sex? Do other species have this phenomenom?

Discovery not needed: The basic sex acts were never "discovered"; people in all societies and cultures have figured them out independently. It's been said that sex is all about "holes and poles." it doesn't take a genius to figure out how holes and poles can be put together for a good time. ...Read more

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Where was bacterial dysentery found?

Where was bacterial dysentery found?

Developing countries: Shigellosis is endemic throughout the world where it is held responsible for some 120 million cases of severe dysentery with blood and mucus in the stools, the overwhelming majority of which occur in developing countries and involve children less than five years of age. About 1.1 million people were estimated to die from shigella infection each year, with 60% of the deaths occurring in children un. ...Read more

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I am suffering from these skin diseases acne, rosacea, impetigo, carbuncle?

I am suffering from these skin diseases  acne, rosacea, impetigo, carbuncle?

See a dermatologist: Given you have these skin problems, your best bet is to see a dermatologist who is an expert in treating these disorders. I actually doubt that you have 'all' of these diseases and you probably have one diagnosis -- cystic acne. Dermatologists have many tools that can help these patients, so hope you can get some help there. ...Read more

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Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Probably not: Better off not to use medicated anything during the first and second trimesters for obvious reasons. Consult with your OB on anything else before you use it ...Read more