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Is there a natural way to get rid of a bacterial infection.

Is there a natural way to get rid of a bacterial infection.

Natural. Organic.: Hi. Yes, if you're a gambler, you can let your immune system (a righteous li'l system) handle the bacterial infection. Of course there are failures...cholera, plague, leprosy, TB, and on and on. So how's THIS for natural...take something a human scientist developed, and has been shown to be safe and effective. It's so cool, it's almost f*cking ORGANIC! ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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 can you get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection the natural way?

Better to use script: Meds because you could have many diff causes and one or more than one bacteria at teh same time, which will require specific treatmant and u can make sure u have benign BV and not BV with an std so see your gyn for cultures, natural good for some things, not this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to drink alcoholic drinks to get rid of bacterial infection?

Is it possible to drink alcoholic drinks to get rid of bacterial infection?

Drinking and bacteria: No, in pretty much all cases it's going to not make things any better and probably worse. Very light drinking of red wine may improve bacterial content of your gut but that doesn't have anything to do with an infection. Time and usually the appropriate antibiotic -there are many antibiotics each or for various infections -will help the situation or cure. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bacterial infection?

How can I get rid of a bacterial infection?

Antibiotics: A bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics. The sooner treatment is started, the better. Consult with your dentist or doctor ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a bacterial infection without going to the dr?

Bacterial infection: Would not recommend this. Bacterial infections are rarely, if ever, treatable by other than antibiotics, and improperly managed can become progressively more severe and life-threatening. Please see a doctor, get diagnosed and treated after professional assessment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bacterial infection? Plus is is serious? Please help I'm a little nervous and scared and how do I get rid of it?

How do I know if I have a bacterial infection? Plus is is serious? Please help I'm a little nervous and scared and how do I get rid of it?

Bacterial infection: You should get examined by a doctor who can order a culture and sensitivity if indicated after which the appropriate anti-biotic could be prescribed. It's also possible that a diagnosis could be made by exam alone and antibiotic then prescribed depending on the type of infection you have. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection. And how long do they last.?

How do I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection. And how long do they last.?

Bacterial vaginosis: There are many different kinds of vaginal bacteria growing in your vagina which are normal and actually protect you. However, bacterial vaginosis (bv for short) is caused by an imbalance of these different kinds of bacteria. The most common is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. You may have a frothy fishy discharge, partic after sex. Treat with antibiotics. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a bacterial infection without seeing a doctor?

How to get rid of a bacterial infection without seeing a doctor?

Bacterial infection: Without knowing the type of infection, its location and the immune status of the infected individual it is impossible to answer specifically, but trying to manage a bacterial infection without physician assessment and treatment with antibiotics is not a good idea. These can become progressively more severe and potentially life-threatening. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have reacurring bacterial infections I have everything possible to get rid of them. My doctor prescribes me metrodonazole but afterwards it comes?

I have reacurring bacterial infections I have everything possible to get rid of them. My doctor prescribes me metrodonazole but afterwards it comes?

Is it I'n gut: Do you have infections i'n gut - Metronidazole is usually given for gut infections if so the gut have overgrowth of bad bacteria could be c. Diff or e. Coli. So you need good yeast first given as serrapeptidase medically available as florestor. Once you do this treatment for 2-3 weeks then use kefir or buttermilk daily orally to have good bacteria i'n tummy. Take garlic supplements daily. ...Read more

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I know its not efficient, but could you get rid of a bacterial infection by infecting the bacteria with a bacteriophage virus?

I know its not efficient, but could you get rid of a bacterial infection by infecting the bacteria with a bacteriophage virus?

Complicated: While the theory sounds good, there are complex issues involved in proving that method of treatment to be more safe and effective than current approved and accepted treatments; those studies have been unsuccessful in that endeavor. ...Read more

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If I have a bacterial infection in my vagina can I take something over-the-counter to get rid of the problem like a probiotic or something?

If I have a bacterial infection in my vagina can I take something over-the-counter to get rid of the problem like a probiotic or something?

Not likely: Bacterial infection are cured in high percentage with antibiotics. I am not gonna advice you to treat yourself the presumed vaginal infection. Please see your doc and let him find out the problem and treat it. ...Read more

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I have brownish/dark maroon patch on my cheek after a pimple caused most probably by fungal/bacterial infection....how can I get rid of the spot?

I have brownish/dark maroon patch on my cheek after a pimple caused most probably by fungal/bacterial infection....how can I get rid of the spot?

Brown spot=No scar: This is the normal skin reaction when healing after inflammation if the patient is tan or has olive or brown skin. Is called PIH. It's not a scar and it willl fade away with time. To speed up the lightening, protect from sun exposure always, and apply twice a day a cream with hydroquinone (never above 4%), glyzirrhiza or licorice glycolic acid or retinoic acid. ...Read more

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What to do if I used doxycycline for acne, but will it also get rid of other bacterial infections I may not know about?

Maybe: Nobody's sure how many people harbor Lyme disease. If you're coming down with Whipple's, it may cure you without knowing. It may also protect you from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever if you get a tick bite. Beyond this, I can't think of any. Few people harbor unknown bacterial infections like these. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a bacterial infection in the vagina that's been going on for over a year? Tried a Yeast/BV med twice, and am now using boric acid.

How to get rid of a bacterial infection in the vagina that's been going on for over a year? Tried a Yeast/BV med twice, and am now using boric acid.

Good steps: The key is a proper diagnosis. If BV is the problem then there are a variety of treatment protocols for recurrent cases. One trick is to use Nuvaring for birth control. It stabilizes the vaginal ph to 3.5-5.5 which keeps yeast and BV away. This is a nice and not commonly well known side effect. ...Read more

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What to do if I got doxycycline for acne, but will it also get rid of other bacterial infections I may not know about?

What to do if I got doxycycline for acne, but will it also get rid of other bacterial infections I may not know about?

Yes: Infections usually cause symptoms. Doxycycline will not just target acne but kill the bacteria that stand in it's way, good and bad. Take probiotics and eat yogurt to repopulate your stomach with healthy bacteria again. Be sure to take the antibiotic with food. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

Good hygiene: The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial infection?

Depends: Simple infection responds to proper antibiotics really fast. Complicated infections containing abscesses may require surgery to heal. Either way a physician evaluation is the first thing to do. ...Read more

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Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Not by themselves: We need a balance of oxidants and antioxidants. If the fuel (food) is right and the non caloric nutrients are balanced, we reach maximum immune potential. But a bacterium is an attacking enemy and a war sometimes has to be fought------we call that "flu". The better the defenses the more likely that a war will not have to be fought! ...Read more

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Bv treatment what would you use for a bacterial infection?

See below: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl.
Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for nasal bacterial infection?

What are your treatment options for nasal bacterial infection?

See: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chronic-sinusitis/basics/treatment/con-20022039

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How can treatment for a bacterial infection differ from treatment for a virus?

...: Depends on the bacteria and the virus in question. Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections. Some viral infections have specific treatment (i.e. The flu, hiv, etc.) while other viruses do not have specific therapy. ...Read more

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Can probiotics prevent bacterial infections and sepsis?

Probiotics: The use of probiotics continues to increase along with the publication of studies to look at the issue of whether they help or not. Right now it appears to be a neutral issue: that is, the use of probiotics has not be shown to be harmful, may be helpful, and the worse thing is that it increases costs. Note that using active culture yogurts may be just as beneficial. ...Read more

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Can my cancer treatment increase my risk for bacterial infections?

Can my cancer treatment increase my risk for bacterial infections?

Yes: Cancer treatment can lower white counts and therefore the immune response to bacteria. Bacteria is everywhere and ready to penetrate our natural barriers and with a weakened immune system the risk increases. Also with radiation the natural barrier of the mucosa, skin and the local immune cells in places like our intestines are all effected.
This is why with get blood regularly for testing. ...Read more

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I keep getting bacterial infections in my vagina, what should I do to prevent it? And what medications should I use to clear up the infection?

I keep getting bacterial infections in my vagina, what should I do to prevent it? And what medications should I use to clear up the infection?

Acidify & probiotics: Many women struggle with flares of bacterial infections related to times when the ph of the vagina goes up. That is the acidity that is supposed to be at 4. Blood and semen are both about 7. Using a product such as rephresh once after sex and for 3 days after each period can help. At the same time taking probiotics by mouth increases good bacteria in your body including the vagina. Lactobacilli +. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?

Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard & expensive to do). No supplement has been shown to prevent any particular infection. ...Read more

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Hemolytic anemia + bacterial infection - what is the best treatment?

It depends...: The bacterial infection should probably be treated, possibly with antibiotics. Then the cause of hemolytic anemia needs to be investigated. If it was a consequence of the infection, then it should get a better once the infection is treated but many other causes are also possible so consulting with your physician is necessary for adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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