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Can you get pleurisy from an urinary tract bacterial infection?

Can you get pleurisy from an urinary tract bacterial infection?

Infection: You can't get pleurisy from a bladder infection but you can get it if you have a kidney infection that goes into your blood stream as well. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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What bacterial infections could you get from antibiotics?

What bacterial infections could you get from antibiotics?

NONE: You do not get bacterial infections from antibiotics. Antibiotics do produce dysbiosis of your normal bacterial and yeast flora. This can allow overgrowth of resistant bacteria or fungi in or on your body and resistant superinfection. Antibiotics can also allow overgrowth of toxin producing bacteria such as clostridium difficile that causes pseudomembraneous colitis. ...Read more

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Will bacteum treat a MRSA urinary tract infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Is a antibiotic commonly used to treat MRSA infections. Need to check the sensitivities though to be sure. ...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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Need doctor's help! will kissing cause staph infection?

Need doctor's help! will kissing cause staph infection?

Typically No: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) is a skin organism and also colonizes the nose and rectal area. Recent studies also show that it thrives in the mouth, hence, one can theoretically acquire Staph by kissing another individual ---- this however does not mean outright infection or disease. ...Read more

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Can antiacids give you a yeast infection ot bacteria vaginosis ?

Can antiacids give you a yeast infection ot bacteria vaginosis ?

Not if taken orally: The body regulates pH, so the overall pH wouldn't change with it, so it just can't affect vaginal processes. ...Read more

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How do you tell viral gastroenteritis from influenza?

How do you tell viral gastroenteritis from influenza?

Symptoms different: Influenza does not ususally give gut symptoms like gastroenteritis. Flu begins abruptly w/ muscle ; joint aches, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose ; fatigue. Flu complications: pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, ; ear infections. Viral gastroenteritis: diarrhea, vomiting, belly pain. Complications: dehydration, electrolyte disturbance. The term 'stomach flu' is a misnomer and creates confusion. ...Read more

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Do u treat a viral infection with antib?

Do u treat a viral infection with antib?

No/Yes: You do not use antibacterial antibiotics to treat viral infections. Some viral illnesses are treated with antiviral antibiotics such as using Acyclovir or valacyclovir for herpes or varicella infections and HIV meds for hiv/aids. ...Read more

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Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Antibiotics: Prescription antibiotics for children are best managed by a local pediatrician who can perform an in-person exam and determine the appropriate treatment course. This is not only in the best interest of your child, but for the general public as well. ...Read more

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How likely is sepsis with bird flue infection?

How likely is sepsis with bird flue infection?

Not likely: Bird flu is a virus and will not cause sepsis. If there is a superinfection with a bacteria, sepsis might or might not happen. ...Read more

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How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

Cultures: Cultures are the best way to determine if an infection is bacterial or fungal. The appearance of the skin lesions can provide clues as well. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin give you a urinary tract infection?

Will amoxicillin give you a urinary tract infection?

No: Ampicillin will not cause a urinary tract infection it occ is uesed to treat a UTI if the bacteria is sensative to penicllin. It may cause a secondary vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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Virus or bacterial infection?

Virus or bacterial infection?

Yes?: What is the question? Both viruses and bacteria and other types of organisms can produce infection. If you have a specific issue, write back. ...Read more

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Does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms?

Gastroenteritis: Bacterial enterocolitis usually produces more severe symptoms than viral infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Scot Lewey
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Norovirus Infection (Definition)

A virus infection that causes extreme vomitting and diarrhia that is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water that is contaminated during preparation or contaminated surfaces. You can also be infected through close contact ...Read more


Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more