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What are signs of a bacterial infection in tooth?

What are signs of a bacterial infection in tooth?

It is progressive: Bacteria invade a tooth initially by decalcifying the surface and show signs of white chalky appearance. As it advances it will get darker and eventual crater. Finally you will collect food in the space and eventually the decay will reach the nerve and you will have severe pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

Non-healing wound: The flesh eating bacteria is a rare form of bacteria that shows up only once in a while but it almost always makes the news. It is a form of bacteria that causes the skin, muscle, etc to die as it infects the those areas. If you have an infection and you have any concerns seek medical attention as these infections are much easier to cure in the early stages. ...Read more

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I have been having sex with the same person for almost 2 years & am now randomly showing signs of a bacterial infection. Is this possible?

I have been having sex with the same person for almost 2 years & am now randomly showing signs of a bacterial infection. Is this possible?

Go see your doctor: Having sex with the same person and then getting random infections needs to be examined. If it is chlamydia, he is cheating on you. If it is trich, he may be cheating. No way to tell unless you get it checked out. Bv is simply a shift in ph flora, and this is considered an infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman gets a lot of bacterial infections?

What does it mean when a woman gets a lot of bacterial infections?

Hard to comment: To get the most from this site you need to provide background material on the issue and ask a related question.You have not provided an indication on whether these infections occur in one place or many, respond to treatment or not, started this month or over many years, we cannot be very specific. A general answer would be that she is doing something or has a weakness that allows these to occur. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

Yes.: There are many possibilities including sexually transmitted disease (stds), strep and certain kinds of pneumonia. ...Read more

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Need signs and symptoms of bacterial infection?

Location?: You will need to be more specific as to which area of the body you are referring to. One of us can then give you a good answer to your question. Bacteria causes different signs and symptoms in different locations of the body. ...Read more

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After how many days treatement are there no signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection?

After how many days treatement are there no signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection?

Bacterial infections: Are generally treated with oral antibiotics for 10-14 days . Depends on severity or nature of bacteria, some may require combination antibiotics orally or by injections. Some will clear in a few days and others, much, much longer especially those with complications - it takes weeks or months! early treatment , diagnosis & close follow up highly recommended. ...Read more

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How do women get bacterial infections known as bv?

How do women get bacterial infections known as bv?

BV: Bacterial Vaginosis often occurs after there is a change in vaginal pH. ...Read more

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Can you explain the process of how a pathologist can tell if a woman has a bacterial infection vaginally?

Can you explain the process of how a pathologist can tell if a woman has a bacterial infection vaginally?

Swab culture: Any body site that is accessible can be cultured: a gyn physician or nurse using proper sterile technique inserts a culture swab in the vagina and then submits it to the lab where it can be smeared on a slide and examined in a microscope with appropriate stains, and cultured to see what organisms might grow. ...Read more

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I'm a woman, and my therapist said you're supposed to pee after you masturbate to avoid a bacterial infection. Is this true?

It helps: Any activity that causes irritation or manipulation of the vaginal area, such as in masturbation, sex, etc. can cause bacteria to enter the urethra (opening where urine is released). Urinating after these activities helps to flush these bacteria out before they enter the bladder and create urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Too early: This could be vaginal yeast, but it is a little to early to be related to the antibiotics. It may have existed prior to the "infection" or may have been your primary infection. Hard to tell. ...Read more

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What are signs of secondary skin bacterial infection in chickenpox.I have 3 spots that oozed w/ transparent yellow/gold fluid.Are they infected?

Maybe: Open skin lesions like those of chickenpox can be secondarily infected by various skin germs like staph or strep. Your physician can sort this out for you because it is sometimes difficult to tell with chickenpox. ...Read more

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What could cause a high neutropolis of 79% and normal wbc 4.9 and lymphocytes 16% low .are these values signs of bacterial infection.No symptoms ?

What could cause a high neutropolis of 79% and normal wbc 4.9 and lymphocytes 16% low .are these values signs of bacterial infection.No symptoms ?

Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test results themselves have no worrisome meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... without much meaning. ...Read more

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Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Either: It is more likely to be a yeast infection or an irritant dermatitis, but a bacterial infection can also be a potential cause. Consult a physician for a culture and treatment. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is lot of phlegm in the throat a sign of bacterial infection?

Maybe: There are a lot of reasons for a lot of phlegm in the throat. It could be a bacterial infection; it could be bronchitis from smoking; it could be allergies; it could be a sign of a lung disease like bronchiectasis. If this is a persistent problem, i would get checked out by your doctor or even a lung specialist. ...Read more

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Will a UTI or vaginal bacterial infection or STD appear within hours of a female receiving prolonged ( approx. One hour) of unprotected oral sex?

Will a UTI or vaginal bacterial infection or STD appear within hours of a female receiving prolonged ( approx. One hour) of unprotected oral sex?

Depends: UTI or vaginal infection from oral sex is not likely. STDs are possible if the person giving oral sex has active sores on the lips or inside the mouth. If you are concerned about contracting STDs, you can get oral condoms. Practice safe sex is the best way to prevent STDs. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more