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Doctor insights on: Prevention Of Tropical Pyomyositis

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How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

Pyomyositis: This is an bacterial infection in the muscle, using found in the tropics, that can lead to abscess formation and damage to the muscle. In the US this is rare. ...Read more

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Will pyomyositis come back?

Will pyomyositis come back?

Potentially: Yes, potentially. Depends on your host status (diabetes, vascular disease) and your immune system function. ...Read more

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I have pyomyositis, what treatments are possible?

I have pyomyositis, what treatments are possible?

See below : Usually this requires emergent surgical intervention with a incision and drainage of abscess and debridement of any nonviable muscle and intravenous antibiotics . The course of antibiotics (choice and duration will depend upon what type of underlying bacterial infection is present. If this is your problem you need to seek medical attention emergently good luck thank you. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my pyomyositis go away?

How fast can I make my pyomyositis go away?

Depends on stage: The clinical course of pyomyositis is variable. Although early-stage pyomyositis can be treated with antibiotics alone, most patients present with intermediate or advanced disease and, therefore, require both antibiotics and surgical drainage for definitive management. ...Read more

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Does pyomyositis usually cause many symptoms?

Does pyomyositis usually cause many symptoms?

Polymyositis: Causes progressive muscle weakness, eventually problems with swallowing, balance, speech, problems with stamina, getting out of a chair, even shortness of breath. ...Read more

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My sister says she has pyomyositis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has pyomyositis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Polymyositis: She probably has polymyositis, an inflammatory disease causing muscle weakness and atrophy. Most cases are isolated and there is little liklihood that other family members will get this conditon. ...Read more

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What is injury prevention all about?

What is injury prevention all about?

Many things: Injury prevention is sport specific, but for all sports warming up prior to practice/games and stretching before and after is key. Athletes must maintain their physical fitness and have appropriate diets and hydration. Wearing appropriate, well fitting equipment aids in injury prevention. Bracing can reduce the rate of some injuries (mcl tear in football). ...Read more

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Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Sorry, nothing OTC: To prevent herpes if you are exposed? If so, is the concern oral or genital? Does partner or family member have HSV1 or HSV2? Or do you have it and want to prevent outbreaks or transmission to others? If so, is your infeciton oral or genital, HSV1 or HSV2? All these make a difference in best prevention. Only prescription meds are effective against HSV. Also ondoms to prevent sexual transmission. ...Read more

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What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

Calcium, vit D.: If you are menstruating normally a calcium intake of 1000 mg daily from food and/or supplements with 1-2000 units vitamin d3 daily should help prevent bone loss. A measurement of vitamin d in the blood would assure you are taking the correct amount. ...Read more