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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Mycoplasma Infection (Overview)

Mycoplasma is a bacteria that is known for causing infections in the lung (pneumonia) and genital tract, but can cause abnormalities in almost every organ system. It is the leading cause of pneumonia in school-age children and young adults.


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Managment of chronic breath bad for more than 10 years due to mycoplasma infection probably through oral sex with female.

Managment of chronic breath bad for more than 10 years due to mycoplasma infection probably through oral sex with female.

No: The bad breath is not due to prior infection with mycoplasma. You need to be thoroughly examined first by a dentist for gum disease, and then by an ENT for sinus disease, and possible by a GI doctor for esophageal diverticulum. Ideally your pcp may be able to screen you for all of these. Discuss with them first. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
10 doctors shared insights

Mycoplasma Infection (Overview)

Mycoplasma is a bacteria that is known for causing infections in the lung (pneumonia) and genital tract, but can cause abnormalities in almost every organ system. It is the leading cause of pneumonia in school-age children and young adults.


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Managment of chronic breath bad for more than 10 years due to mycoplasma infection probably through oral sex with female.

No: The bad breath is not due to prior infection with mycoplasma. You need to be thoroughly examined first by a dentist for gum disease, and then by an ENT for sinus disease, and possible by a GI doctor for esophageal diverticulum. Ideally your pcp may be able to screen you for all of these. Discuss with them first. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Chronic mycoplasma infection. Been on minocycline 4 weeks and no improvement at all. Also very few side effects. What's going on? What can I do?

Chronic mycoplasma infection. Been on minocycline 4 weeks and no improvement at all. Also very few side effects. What's going on? What can I do?

More info needed: What sort of Mycoplasma infection are you concerned about? Pulmonary (lung) or genital? If genital, probably mycoplasma has nothing to do with it. Various mycoplasmas are normal in the genital tract, and a positive test doesn't mean it is the cause of your symptoms. If it were, the minocycline would have taken care of it. Maybe you should see a gyn who subspecializes in infectious diseases. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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How do you get mycoplasma genitalium infection?

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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How do you get mycoplasma genitalium infection?

STD: It is a sexually transmitted disease, just like chlamydia. ...Read more

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Is Doxylag considered a suitable antibiotic to treat a mycoplasma genitalium infection? If not, please advise which antibiotic is more preferred

Is Doxylag considered a suitable antibiotic to treat a mycoplasma genitalium infection? If not, please advise which antibiotic is more preferred

Not reliable: Doxycycline (Doxylag and other brands) sometimes works against M. genitalium but is not reliable. However, doxy is one of the best treatments for nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), even though 10-15% of NGU is due to MG. If you have a proved MG infection (positive test) or have NGU that didn't respond to doxy or azithromycin, ask your doctor about moxifloxacin. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Ive had mycoplasma pneumoniae infection for two months im being treated with doxycilyne. How long for Tachycardia and chest pain to go away?

Varies.: First, one would expect the organism to be long gone by two WEEKS. However, the inflammation will likely stay. Anti inflammatory asthma medicines like monteleukast maybe also inhaled steroids are rapidly helpful (days). BUT one can get this infection multiple times. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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