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Should I go to the ER if I have a resptoriy infection?

Should I go to the ER if I have a resptoriy infection?

Depends: If you have a fever over maybe 100.0 degrees, are turning blue (check your lips), or are short of breath doing your normal activities. I've autopsied more than a few previously healthy people who chose to "tough out" bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Should i go to the ER if I have a bladder infection?

Should i go to the ER if I have a bladder infection?

Urgent care: An er visit is likely excessive for a bladder infection. Drink plenty of fluids and see an urgent care clinic. A history and urine analysis are all that is needed to diagnose a bladder infection. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER if i think I have an infection?

Should i go to the ER if i think I have an infection?

Depends on..: Your symptoms and how ill you are. If you have a doctor, give him or her a call. ...Read more

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Could I go to the ER if I think I have a recurring vaginal infection?

Could I go to the ER if I think I have a recurring vaginal infection?

Most often: Emergency room evaluation is not required for recurring vaginal infection. Do recommend medical eval however. ...Read more

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Could i go to the ER for a bladder infection?

Could i go to the ER for a bladder infection?

If u do not: Have a doc , if u have a pcp or a gyn please call them, an urgent visit center would be quicker and easier. ...Read more

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Can I go to the er for a suspected vagus nerve infection?

Can I go to the er for a suspected vagus nerve infection?

Symptoms? Impossibly: Rare. U always have the option of going to the ER for any symptom that arises suddenly; however, an infx of the vagus nerve isn't possible unless u've had chest/head/neck surgery or other instigation. What symptoms do u have? Vagus nerve infx r EXTREMELY rare. I've never heard of it happening, & it shdn't happen without cause - i.e., surgery, trauma, or a device nearby that gets infected. ...Read more

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If i think I have a staph infection should I go to the er?

No: You can see your primary care physician and they can make that determination. ...Read more

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Found out that I have a possible kidney infection, was told if my symptoms got worse to go to the er.?

Found out that I have a possible kidney infection, was told if my symptoms got worse to go to the er.?

Kidney infection: Usual symptoms for true kidney infection are fever, chills, back pain, nausea and frequent urination with burning. Kidney infections can become serious and require admission to the hospital for i've antibiotics. Urinary tract infection could just be in the bladder and give less severe symptoms and be treated with oral antibiotics. You need to consider your symptoms and seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I get facial& preorbital cellulitus a lot I have a sinus staph infection that is starting to worry me. What things are flags to go to the er?

I get facial& preorbital  cellulitus a lot  I have a sinus staph infection that  is starting to worry me. What things are flags to go to the er?

Pain and fever..: Increased pain and fever over 101 that doesn't come down with medication are signs of worsening infection. Seek a medical opinion. ...Read more

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