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My child has asthma are they more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

My child has asthma are they more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

No: There is no known association between asthma and pseudomonas aeruginosa infections per se. Patients on high dose steroids who are hospitalized may be less able to fight off the infection - but there are no reported associations even in this extreme case. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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My child has asthma are they more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

My child has asthma are they more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

Not necessarily: Patients with asthma have a higher chance of developing bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; however, it is relatively rare in children. If your child's asthma is not responding to conventional treatment, your doctor should consider this as a possibility by checking certain blood tests and getting at least a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Later in life: Patients with cystic fibrosis often get these bacteria in their airways by adulthood. The vast majority of adult CF patients have airways colonized with pseudomonas aeruginosa (pa). Younger patients (kids) tend not to have pa in their airways, but that can vary. ...Read more

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My sister says she has interstitial pneumonia. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has interstitial pneumonia. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Not likely: There are many causes for interstitial pneumonia but generally these are not things that are more likely for other family members to develop. Your sister should talk with her physician about this. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections hereditary and what make you more prone? I tend to get them frequently , is it dangerous &? 2 of my daughters now get them. Why?

Are yeast infections hereditary and what make you more prone? I tend to get them frequently , is it dangerous &? 2 of my daughters now get them. Why?

No /diabetes /no: The common yeast infections are caused by an everyday germ that exists around us in nature.It is also at least 5% of the dry weight of your poop. The position of the female genital entrance so near the anus makes contamination easy during stooling. The increased glucose in the secretions of diabetics and some sexual practices increase risk. Common things will effect most people. ...Read more

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So the bf has type 1 diabetes. If we were to get married and have children, how likely would it be for them to inherit his disease?

So the bf has type 1 diabetes. If we were to get married and have children, how likely would it be for them to inherit his disease?

Genetic Risk: The lifelong risk of type 1 diabetes is markedly increased in close relatives of a patient with type 1 diabetes, averaging about 6 percent in offspring, 5 percent in siblings, and 50 percent in identical twins! ...Read more

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Are babies more likely to contract whooping cough if they have the vaccination?

Are babies more likely to contract whooping cough if they have the vaccination?

No: Actually babies under 6 mo of age that have not been vaccinated represent the age group most likely to die from the disease. The vaccine was synthesized in the lab and contains no living material. It does stimulate the body to make protective antibodies that can prevent baby from getting whooping cough. ...Read more

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Diseases are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics and i was wondering if leprosy is also resistant to antibiotics?

Diseases are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics and i was wondering if leprosy is also resistant to antibiotics?

Leprosy: Multi-drug therapy for multibacillary leprosy is usually Dapsone, Rifampicin & Clorazime. Other antibiotics can be used. Few antibiotics may be used for other forms of leprosy. Multi-drug therapy continues to be an effective treatment for leprosy. ...Read more

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Vitamin b3 is supposed to help with staph infections. Can it help people who get boils often? Which is better for that if they were diabetic?

Vitamin b3 is supposed to help with staph infections. Can it help people who get boils often? 
Which is better for that if they were diabetic?

Verdict is out: I don't think there is enough evidence to support the use of vitamin B3 (niacin) for the prevention of diabetes or staph infections. The best defense is WELL-controlled diabetes (HbA1c less than 7.0) ...Read more

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If a baby has had RSV pneumonia, can they develop asthma when older?

If a baby has had RSV pneumonia, can they develop asthma when older?

Yes: Rsv infection commonly causes increased wheezing with common colds for 6-18 months. Severe RSV infection can also increase the risk of developing asthma. A family history of asthma, allergies, eczema, and summertime wheezing all are associated with greater risk of asthma. ...Read more

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My aunt says she has urinary tract infections. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My aunt says she has urinary tract infections. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Female UTI: Urinary tract infection very common in females as the urinary tract is short . Also in my practice I have seen safe hygiene is very important to prevent getting repeated urinary infection in females. Females should always use wet wipes and from front to back. This practice I have recommened to all my female patients and seen improved outcome. ...Read more

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My mother has aspiration pneumonia and a bad uti. She is immune to many antibiotics now due to repeated utis. She is just in a nursing home.Hospital?

My mother has aspiration pneumonia and a bad uti. She is immune to many antibiotics now due to repeated utis. She is just in a nursing home.Hospital?

Aspiration pneumonia: I would say your mother, with an aspiration pneumonia, belongs in a hospital for treatment and evaluation. Have her brought to an er to see if she is sick enough to be admitted. ...Read more

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How to know if I have gotten conjunctivitis from exposure to s. Epidermidis in class?

How to know if I have gotten conjunctivitis from exposure to s. Epidermidis in class?

Culture: If you really want to know the exact germ that caused the symptoms, you need to see your doctor who may perform a bacterial culture, if he/she agrees that that it will be beneficial. ...Read more

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When pregnant, what are long-term risks to an unborn child of working in a pediatric office? (like being exposed to flu and other contagious diseases)

When pregnant, what are long-term risks to an unborn child of working in a pediatric office? (like being exposed to flu and other contagious diseases)

That's a tough one,: Because you can get your torch titers & take the flu-mist before you conceive, wash your hands till they're raw, & still get sneezed, pooped or peed on with goodness knows what. In light of the recent danish article on increased incidence of autism in children whose moms had a viral illness with fever for a week, not always the 'flu, i'd say it's a personal decision till we know more. ...Read more

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Why do my tonsils look so different and mangled after strep throat? Is that normal? Also, will it make me more vulnerable to other strep infection?

Why do my tonsils look so different and mangled after strep throat?  Is that normal? Also, will it make me more vulnerable to other strep infection?

Post infection : Your tonsils were infected with a powerful bacterium. They have recovered and are now repairing themselves. If they become scarred in the healing process, you may be more vulnerable to reinfection. Most of the time they heal and life goes on. ...Read more

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If my child and I got exposed to strep throat in the daycare, how likely are we to get it within a week?

If my child and I got exposed to strep throat in the daycare, how likely are we to get it within a week?

50/50: Strep is very contagious and the time period from exposure to getting the illness is between 3-7 days and sometimes a little longer. But exposure does not mean he will get it. ...Read more

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