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Recurrent Infections With St Ds
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
Many: Some people just get sick more than others..Sometimes it's allergies. Can be frequent contact with sick people. Some people have immune problems that make them prone to more infections. Some medications can increase your risk of infections. So there are many, many different causes depending on the person's situation. ...Read more
Immunodeficiency: Recurrent infections of different types can be due to many causes. If you have recurrent infections, especially if you are an adult with recurrent sinus, and lung (pulmonary) infections, you should see an immunologist and be evaluated for immune deficiency. Everyone is allowed to get "sick" occasionally, but recurrent infections can have an underlying cause that an immunologist can diagnose. ...Read more
Had 4 hiv tst in 2yrs, all NEG results Ive had neutopenia since brth having recurrent infections Could HIV tst giv false NEG results b/c im neutopenic?
No: I wish they were all this easy to answer. Some folks simply run low neutrophils, often for life, and if they're not super-low or prone to disappear for a few days every few weeks, it's almost never a problem. ...Read more
Sinusitis + allergy: Allergies are one of the commonest causes of sinusitis, or sinus infections. This happens because nasal allergies make the membranes inside the nasal cavity and sinus cavities swell. When they swell, they block the tiny openings that connect the sinus cavity to the nasal cavity and bacteria trapped behind the blocked openings or ostia, then grow very numerous; next, your body sends white cells. ...Read more
If you know anything about recurrent infections, immune deficiency, please help me know why I keep getting vaginitis?
Causes of Vaginitis: There are many causes of vaginitis. A few are related to immune deficiency (chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis) but candida (yeast) infection of the vagina commonly occurs with a normal immune system. With vaginitis, get a gyn exam, as sexually transmitted infections (trichomonas, chlamydia, gonorrhea, etc...) and age (atrophic vaginitis) are other causes with different treatments. ...Read more
My 2 yr old has tubes due to recurrent infections and we believe she may have some hearing loss can they do anything other than surgery again?
If you think..: ...Your child may have hearing loss, ask your pediatrician to set you up for an audiology evaluation (a hearing test). It's not something that should be left, it should be taken care of asap. If there is hearing loss, and he already has tubes, surgery will not likely be the answer. If he has no hearing loss, you can discuss what the problem might be with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
End stage kidney disease(pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then.Noticed redness of skin in the leg.Is the drug safe?
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