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Will I need antibiotics to cure a bladder infection?

Will I need antibiotics to cure a bladder infection?

Most likely yes: You need to see a health care provider who should perform a urinalysis to confirm presence of UTI, perform a urine culture to identify causative bacteria if urinalysis +ve & prescribe an antibiotic. Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

CMV= cytomegalovirus, a virus in the herpesvirus family that can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. CMV infection can have a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms to symptoms of fever and fatigue (resembling infectious mononucleosis) to severe symptoms involving brain, ...Read more


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Can a yeast infection cause you to get a urinary tract infection?

Can a yeast infection cause you to get a urinary tract infection?

Yes -yeast will help: other germs. Think of it this way - the germs are having a 'party' at your expense. So if you have symptoms of urinary frequency, burning or discomfort, and/or abnormal smell or appearance of the urine - you could have a UTI as well as candidal vaginitis. Sorry! But your doc should be able to help - I recommend to call over there. A urinalysis will confirm the exact 'cause' of the infection. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics always needed to cure a kidney infection?

Are antibiotics always needed to cure a kidney infection?

Yes: Yes antibiotics are necessary to cure a kindeny infection. A lot of cases require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Does having a MRSA infection confer future immunity to the infection?

Does having a MRSA infection confer future immunity to the infection?

No: A MRSA infection is like any other bacterial infection, just a fairly virulent bacteria with more resistance to antibiotics. Until a vaccine is made for it, an infection from MRSA confers no immunity. ...Read more

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How to confirm a yeast infection?

How to confirm a yeast infection?

Smear and culture.: This is due to candida species of fungus, diagnosis of which is made by wet smear that is confirmed by culture growth. ...Read more

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Can a pneumococcal infection lead to glomerulonephritis?

Can a pneumococcal infection lead to glomerulonephritis?

Possible: Post infectious glomerulonephritis is usually associated with streptococcal or staphylococcal bindection. There have been case reports of gn associated with pneumococcal infection and some of them in children. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

Staph infection: After a break in the skin, wash copiously or clean the area and apply alcohol. Early taking antibiotics will usually be effective. You can also apply warm packs for several days. If the area of infection comes to a head, do not pick at it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause you to miscarry?

No: The best documented risk factors for spontaneous abortion are advanced maternal age, maternal smoking, and previous history of spontaneous abortion. Most miscarriages are caused by embryonic chromosomal abnormalities and exposure to teratogens. Certain maternal infections can result in spontaneous abortion. However, vaginal yeast infection (candidiasis) is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about latent infections tb, pneumonia, and fungal infections?

Can you tell me about latent infections tb, pneumonia, and fungal infections?

3 different issues: Latent TB may present many different ways, as lung or skin issues or even as an incidental find on a routine xray. Annual ppds should find it if positive. Tb is a fungus mycobacterium and may be transmitted person to person via resp pathway or via birds as in mai you should see an md for testing if concerned. ...Read more

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How to diagnose a possible bacterial eye infection?

How to diagnose a possible bacterial eye infection?

Go see your doctor: I assume you're referring to a red/pink eye w/goopy discharge that's stuck together. Your family doc & optometrist can take care of that for you. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pink-eye/ds00258/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis for more info. However, an infection of the globe (eyeball) itself needs to be under care of ophthalmologist. ...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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Can a tooth infection spread to other teeth even if you take antibiotics and previous infection is cleared?

Can a tooth infection spread to other teeth even if you take antibiotics and previous infection is cleared?

Very unlikely: Once the infection has cleared and the proper treatment was provided, then it is unlikely for the infection to spread. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a viral sinus infection?

What can you do to treat a viral sinus infection?

Not with antibiotics: These infections are really common and not fun to deal with. It's best to rest, sleep with the head higher than the heart, use saline irrigations (such as sinus rinse or with neti pots) to clean the nasal passages 3-4x a day, and Ibuprofen for pain. A spray of oxymetazoline (afrin) in each nostril 2x a day for up to 5 doses is a way to get breathing quickly, but avoid more as it can be addicting. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have antibiotics to treat ear infections?

Is it necessary to have antibiotics to treat ear infections?

No: The majority of ear infections are caused by viruses, so antibiotics won't help. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if your baby is less than 6 months of age, or if the infection is severe. Older toddlers who have mild illness or whose diagnosis is uncertain can be watched without antibiotics, with close follow up over the next 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

No: Antibiotics don't cause hyperthyroidism. Acute infections can sometimes cause thyroiditis leading to temporary hyperthyroidism but the antibiotic itself does not do this. ...Read more

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What doctor to go to for suspected wound infection?

What doctor to go to for suspected wound infection?

Depends: If it is a surgical wound, go back to the surgeon. If it is from some sort of trauma an emergency medicine doctor, internist or any type of surgeon should be able to treat a noncomplicated wound infection. ...Read more

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How many HIV viruses does a person need to be exposed to in order to get infected with HIV ?

How many HIV viruses does a person need to be exposed to in order to get infected with HIV ?

HIV transmission: The number of virus particles required for transmission isn't known, and varies greatly with type of exposure (fewer with blood, more for sex). But in general it takes a lot of virus, which is why the risk of vaginal sex, with semen with LOTS of virus placed deep inside, infection results an average of only once in 1,000 exposures. Safe sex only, of course! And get tested if any possible risk. ...Read more

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How to treat lingering sinus infection appears to be viral?

Supportive care: There is no way to treat a viral sinusitis aside from just supportive care; decongestants when indicated, fluids, and pain relievers. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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