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Med assit called and my throat culture was haemophilus parainfluenza 2. Worried because I don't know what this means. Amoxicillin for 7 days so far.

Med assit called and my throat culture was haemophilus parainfluenza 2. Worried because I don't know what this means. Amoxicillin for 7 days so far.

H. parainfluenzae: Haemophilus parainfluenzae, is a common bacteria found normally in the oropharynx. It probably is NOT the germ responsible for your pharyngitis, although I hope by now after 7 days of antibiotics you're better. Various viruses (mono) and bacteria (Strep A) would be on my list - were they checked for? A related bacteria known as Haemophilus influenzae IS a pathogen (a real germ) but u don't have it ...Read more

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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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How to know if bacterial meningitis is an infection with neisseria meningitis or haemophilus influenzae?

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How to know if bacterial meningitis is an infection with neisseria meningitis or haemophilus influenzae?

CSF exam: Culture of CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) generally allows identification of causative organism of meningitis. Infrequently, bacterial antigen screening test is utilized. ...Read more

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What does haemophilus influenzae on a nasal swab mean? Does it mean bacterial infection?

What does haemophilus influenzae on a nasal swab mean? Does it mean bacterial infection?

Nasal Swab: The three most common bacterial pathogens causing upper respiratory infection in adults are Moraxella catarrhalis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae. A nasal swab is performed to culture and see what pathogen is causing problems. Haemophilus is a normal colonizer, but when isolated from sputum during infection it can indicate colonization has morphed to pathogenicity. ...Read more

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A sinus culture showed high Haemophilus influenzae. Grahm stain - no white blood cells or organizims. Could I have an infection with no white cells.?

A sinus culture showed high Haemophilus influenzae. Grahm stain - no white blood cells or organizims. Could I have an infection with no white cells.?

How do you FEEL?: This bacterium can live normally in the sinus as one of your normal friendly flora. Especially if there's not a lot of bacteria or white cells visible, I doubt the area that was swabbed was infected. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with haemophilus influenzae....have taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) and cefuxcim for 12 days.....I still have it. What should I do?

I have been diagnosed with haemophilus influenzae....have taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) and cefuxcim for 12 days.....I still have it. What should I do?

See below: I am assuming you are being treated for pneumonia. The medications you are taking are often effective for H.influenza if given in adequate dosage. Depending of the antibiotic sensitivity testing you may need a change in treatment. You should request your physician to consult with an Infectious Disease specialist for advice if your not improving. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal swab that showed haemophilus influenzae. I this dangerous? Can it cause menegistis ans can I pass it to my children?

I had a vaginal swab that showed haemophilus influenzae. I this dangerous? Can it cause menegistis ans can I pass it to my children?

Normal flora: Hemophilus influenzae is a little unusual to be isolated from a vaginal swab, but this organism is part of our normal bacterial population, primarily found in the upper respiratory tract. Like all bacteria, it has the potential to create infection under the right circumstances, but this is not common without some predisposition. ...Read more

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What is the implication of haemophilus influenzae beta lactamase positive in an adult obtained by a sinus culture performed by an ENT?

What is the implication of haemophilus influenzae beta lactamase positive in an adult obtained by a sinus culture performed by an ENT?

"H FLU": Is a common bacterial "dweller" in the Upper Respiratory tract. Including the sinuses....
Some physicians feel that it should be treated IF associated with upper respiratory symptomatology
Some feel it is a "normal" "colonizer"
Hope this helps!
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Are there any cases of children getting haemophilus meningitis anymore?

Are there any cases of children getting haemophilus meningitis anymore?

Yes: Hib meningitis is a vaccine-preventable disease. Children who are not fully immunized for hib are still at risk and do continue to catch this life-threatening illness. Make sure your child has had a full series of hib vaccine. ...Read more

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I am currently on Retuximab maintenance and my pneumococcal and haemophilus antibodies are suboptimal - can you tell me what this means?

I am currently on Retuximab maintenance and my pneumococcal and haemophilus antibodies are suboptimal - can you tell me what this means?

Antibodies: Rituximab targets your B lymphocytes, some of these are in charge of producing antibodies. Perhaps the treatment is interfering somewhat with your antibody titers to these germs. ...Read more

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My child is very sick w/ haemophilus influenza in his lungs. It's resistant to penicillin and he's allergic to sulpha. What other drug can he take?

My child is very sick w/ haemophilus influenza in his lungs. It's resistant to penicillin and he's allergic to sulpha. What other drug can he take?

Macrolides: A class of medication called macrolides particular mixifloxacin it should be sensitive to it it 400 mg IV daily and also refer to the sensitivity pattern they should have. ...Read more

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What to do if I have got haemophilus influenza & strep a throat. How serious is it?

What to do if I have got haemophilus influenza & strep a throat. How serious is it?

Depends: If u take right antibiotics on right time you are fine. Seriousness depends on your underlying chronic problems and current symptoms from infection. ...Read more

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Can the petichiae of haemophilus meningitis vs henoch-schonlein-purpura be distinguished clinically?

Can the petichiae of haemophilus meningitis vs henoch-schonlein-purpura be distinguished clinically?

Yes and no: No clinician would take chances. The history and symptoms would tilt the balance either way. Most patients end up having a lumbar puncture if there is any clinical suspicion for meningitis. Remember that rashes may be in different stages and that will make impossible to differentiate. ...Read more

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Med assit called and my throat culture was haemophilus parainfluenza 2. Worried because I don't know what this means. Amoxicillin for 7 days so far.

H. parainfluenzae: Haemophilus parainfluenzae, is a common bacteria found normally in the oropharynx. It probably is NOT the germ responsible for your pharyngitis, although I hope by now after 7 days of antibiotics you're better. Various viruses (mono) and bacteria (Strep A) would be on my list - were they checked for? A related bacteria known as Haemophilus influenzae IS a pathogen (a real germ) but u don't have it ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures to a yeast infection?

Are there any natural cures to a yeast infection?

Would encourage use: Standard treatments. Eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Some place yogurt w live cultures in vagina for prevention /tx of yeast (there is not clear research showing benefit at this time.). Discuss use of vitamin e (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your dr before trying. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, gynazole, femcare, . ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for an infection of the bladder?

Are there any natural cures for an infection of the bladder?

Cranberry juce: Cranberry juce was promoted in popular as well as in scientific literature as good adjunct to treat urinary infections. There are certain components of cranberry that are fascilitating effect of antibiotics thus improving outcome.
With that said, personal hygienic practice remans cornerstone of bladder infection profilactic and treatment. See your doctor to get more specific gender related advice. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat and cure existing UTI infections naturally?

Is it possible to treat and cure existing UTI infections naturally?

You can try: Harder, not as effective as antibiotics, but you can try: uva ursi with 250mg of arbutin 4x/day; or try d-mannose 500mg 4x/day. Cranberry extract 400-500mg twice a day. Other homeopathic treatments: horsetail 500mg capsules 4x/day. ...Read more

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How can you cure a yeast infection naturally?

Yeast: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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What can I do to naturally cure a staph infection?

What can I do to naturally cure a staph infection?

Let me help: The best way to cure infection by practice could hygiene and stay away from people have that infection. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for a yeast infection naturally?

Is there a good cure for a yeast infection naturally?

Yeast infection: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. Here are things you can do to help mother nature. Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ >>. ...Read more

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Please describe a good natural way to cure a urinary tract infection at home?

Please describe a good natural way to cure a urinary tract infection at home?

Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will also help, acidifying the urine and preventing bacterial adherance to the bladder lining. If symptoms persist you should seek care from your doctor. ...Read more

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If OTC meds don't work for yeast infection is there a holoistic, all natural way to cure infection?

If OTC meds don't work for yeast infection is there a holoistic, all natural way to cure infection?

Try probiotics: If it doesn't get better it might not be yeast and worth seeing an md to make sure is yeast and not bv. If the infection is not too bad you can use probiotics- the easiest way is yogurt. This is better at preventing than treating but using plain, live culture yogurt can put 1 tablespoon by applicator in vagina. Ideally, see a doctor, the prescription meds work very well and are easy to take. ...Read more

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How can you treat/cure a possible yeast infection without using pills & creams? Is there an "all natural" way?

How can you treat/cure a possible yeast infection without using pills & creams? Is there an "all natural" way?

Yeast infection: There is no sure "all natural" way in which to treat this, but you do not indicate where the infection is located. If you are diabetic, on steroids or taking antibiotics, eliminating these may help prevent outbreaks, and changing your bowel flora with probiotics or yogurt may help. Treat your vaginal infection that your pharmacist may help you select. ...Read more