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What is the definition or description of: Pfiesteria infection?

What is the definition or description of: Pfiesteria infection?

Pfiesteria: Pfiesteria is a potentially toxic organism that can be lethal to fish. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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 are the tests for pfiesteria infection?

What are the tests for pfiesteria infection?

No Infection no test: It is not contagious or infectious, and cannot be transmitted like a cold . It is a toxic exposure to the pfiesteria release of subtances into river and estuarine waters. It appears to cause skin irritation and cognitive impairmemnt. There is no test available or known. There is no infectious agent in the body to test for as this is a toxic side effect only. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pfiesteria infection?

Not an infection: Pfiesteria piscicida is a dinoflagellate that produces a toxin that has killed many fish in the eastern usa. Humans exposed to the toxin can have rashes, diarrhea, memory losses, headaches and problems with cognition. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pfiesteria infections?

No test Not infected: There is no infection present as the symptoms of skin irritation and cognitive difficulty are believed to be a result of toxins released from the organism known as pfiesteria. Nothing invades the body as a germ that can be tested and there is no immune response. The diagnosis at present is based on symptoms and known exposure only. ...Read more

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What seems to be the root cause of air and water pollution in the phillipines?

What seems to be the root cause of air and water pollution in the phillipines?

Vehicles, refineries: For air: smoking, oil refineries, vehicles are the main and common causes. For water: excessive dumping of wastes to the river beds, like body wastes, bottles, plastic bags, oil from refineries, cigarettes and very poor drainage. My recent trip, i observed these. ...Read more

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How can we stop water pollution?

How can we stop water pollution?

Stop water pollution: Eliminate all of the chemicles we put in our washing machine.They are extremely harmful to your body but they pollute the ground water and traces are found in our waterways.The list of carcinigous chemicals in laundry detergent is long enough, but some of the fabric softners are far worse.Then, you add all the chemicals in maintaining a nice looking yard and garden that washes off into the drain sew. ...Read more

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What are the diseases that cause by air pollution and water pollution?

A lot: Asthma.Chronic otitis media, rhinosinusitus, mental well-being, flu, colds, staff, .Mrsa, tb.The list goes on.Indoor air polution is far more a problem than outdoors.Nature keeps the air more safe than indoors.The list of chemicals that are locked inside your home and other buildings because of energy efficiency is the root many deseases. ...Read more

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What are the websites for information about "water pollution in mexico"?

What are the websites for information about "water pollution in mexico"?

Website: Perhaps the following website can provide a starting point for answers to your questions: http://www.Lgaconsulting.Com/water/ie-mexicowaterreport-2011winter-waterqualityproblemsandchallengesinmexico.Html. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of air pollution and water pollution on children?

What are the health effects of air pollution and water pollution on children?

Research ongoing: there have been any studies over the past decade looking at effects of pollution on children. Some studies have looked at associations between pollution exposure in-utero and after birth with asthma, development, school performance, as well as many others. While nothing is 100% certain, it is better to have less exposure to pollution than more exposure. ...Read more

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Prevention of problems caused by water pollution?

Prevention of problems caused by water pollution?

Detergents and other: Dumping the by-products of your washing machine is the most common cause. Solution: log on to my site: www.Drernie.Co.Cc. ...Read more

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Is water pollution a cause for dental fluorosis?

Is water pollution a cause for dental fluorosis?

No: In agreement with dr stoval. It is abnormally high natural flouride concentrations in the drinking water, ingested for a long time, that cause flourosis. ...Read more

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What can a common people do to prevent water pollution?

What can a common people do to prevent water pollution?

Check your area: Common people must consult their local epa regarding their water. Drinking water especially must be check for contaminants and most important it's ph. Log on to my site: www.Drernie.Co.Cc. Your question will be answered. ...Read more

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I find it so dangerous to live in this world, food are with gdo, there is air and water pollution?

I find it so dangerous to live in this world, food are with gdo, there is air and water pollution?

Go green: You are so right. However, go plant based diet, eat more fruits and vegetables, no soda drinks. I would recommend to log on to my site: www.Drernie.Co.Cc. You wil find the answer. Prevention. ...Read more

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Can a water infection cause you to pass out?

Possibly: By "water infection"i assume you mean a "urinary tract infection" or uti. Some utis can involve the kidney and thus facilitate entry of bacteria into the bloodstream. This can cause fever and other symptoms which could include feeling faint. Simple cystitis or "bladder infection" does not cause fever or systemic symptoms and generally should not cause one to pass out. ...Read more

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All am doing every two mins is going the toliet .i have not got a water infection coz not in pain?

Diarrhea: The most common cause is viral and will abate spontaneously, but if it persists you need to be seen and have the cause definitively identified. In the interim you must stay well hydrated. If you cannot then go to the doctor ASAP. Wish you better soon. ...Read more

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When suffering water infections should you you use dettol?

Infections: Have no idea what you mean by "water infections". There are numerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans thru contaminated water. The active ingredient in dettol that confers its antiseptic property is chloroxylenol which should not be taken by humans as it has potentially lethal toxicity. It can be used in contaminated water, but then you could not drink the water. ...Read more

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Common cause of urine infection? But i always drinks a lot of water. .

Common cause of urine infection? But i always drinks a lot of water. .

Multiple factors: Women are far more likely to develop this than men because of the short urethra and its anatomic relationship of the outlet to the perineum which may be contaminated with multiple microorganisms. The most common bacteria is e. Coli, followed by a coagulase negative staphylococcus. Complex subject. ...Read more

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I keep going the toliet every few mins an not got a water infection coz am not in pain.feels like am going to wee my self?

Freq urination: This can be due to several things, and you cannot exclude infection because of lack of pain. You do not say if you are eating more often and drinking more, but these can be symptoms suggestive of diabetes. See you doctor and get professionally evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can u get a rash with a water infection ?

Can u get a rash with a water infection ?

Yes: Any kind of infection -- be it from the water source or airborne source, has a tendency to produce skin manifestations. ...Read more

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Blood keeps turning up in water sample but no infection?

Blood keeps turning up in water sample but no infection?

Kidney cancer?: Then they must be looking for other causes such as bladder or kidney cancer, kidney stones and other serious problems. ...Read more

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How accurate are water test resuls for detecting yeast or candida infections?

How accurate are water test resuls for detecting yeast or candida infections?

Total scam: I'm assuming you're referring to the "test" where you spit in the glass first thing in the morning and judge by the stuff that ends up floating in the water whether your "systemic candida" is under control. This is total baloney, as I suspect you realize. Get with an evidence-based holistic physician in your community -- it's a fascinating area and you deserve accurate information. ...Read more

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What would cause water to break as early as 31 weeks? Is this usually causes by infection?

Long list...: An infection is a common cause of premature rupture of membranes but it isn't the only cause. The list is pretty long and includes things like premature cervical dilation; an infection somewhere else in the body such as the kidney, appendix, lungs or teeth; recreational drug use; truama...etc. Fortunately we are in an era of very good NICU care. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have got crick fingers and i had water infection but that gone but my we still has a strong. Oder?

I have got   crick  fingers   and i had water infection but that gone but my we still has a strong. Oder?

Follow up w/ doc: If after being treated for a urine infection the symptoms are not gone, a follow up appointment with the doctor would be a good idea. While there s/he can take a look at the problem with your fingers as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I drink for a kidney infection besides water?

More water ; milk: Water is best. Decaffeinated tea or coffee is good. Blandfruit or vegetable juices ok, but, would avoid citrus or tomato juices until infection has cleared up. Best to avoid alcohol, although a light beer more than 2 hours befpre or after antibiotics is probably ok. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol when you have a water infection?

Can you drink alcohol when you have a water infection?

I am not sure: What you mean by a water infection. Is this a bladder infection? If so i would say it will not affect the outcome of treatment as long as you are not getting worse or it hasn't moved into the kidneys, in which case you would be quite ill. Gd luck. ...Read more

Dr. William Ritchie
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Water Pollution (Definition)

Water pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other materials into rivers, streams, oceans, and other bodies of water that cause harm to living organisms ...Read more


Dr. Ernie Ordonez
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Pollution (Definition)

Pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other materials into the environment that cause harm to living ...Read more