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Is it ok too exercise whilst treating a fungal infection around inner thigh area, or will this just slow the healing process and make it worse ?

Is it ok too exercise whilst treating a fungal infection around inner thigh area, or will this just slow the healing process and make it worse ?

Ok: If the exercise causes rubbing, and moisture, a good shower and reapplication of medication will negate the problem. Losing weight from the exercise will help preclude the tendency to pick up the fungus. That said, use your judgement as to what works best for you ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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I had oral maxillofacial surgery on january 2, 2013. Is it safe for me to smoke marijuana or will this cause infection and slow the healing/recovery ?

I had oral maxillofacial surgery on january 2, 2013. Is it safe for me to smoke marijuana or will this cause infection and slow the healing/recovery ?

No smoking, but..: No doctor's going to tell you that it is okay to smoke marijuana or even to smoke a cigarette. But after two months of after having had oral surgery the areas that had surgery should be healed and infection extremely remote. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for stec infection?

What is the best treatment for stec infection?

Going to E.R.: Specific treatment of stec is not usually necessary antibiotics are not recommended and may be harmful anti-diarrhoeal medicines should be avoided hus is a serious disease that is treated in intensive care units in hospitals. Dialysis and blood transfusions are often required. http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/factsheets/infectious/shigatoxigenic.html. ...Read more

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Tibiallis posterior sever infection treatment !

Tibiallis posterior  sever infection treatment !

Tough question: I never heard of a posterior tibiallis infection but like anything else if it is severely infected it would need to be treated with antibiotices and possible surgery as well to open the muscle. go to a ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a respirtory infection...And what is the treatment?

What are symptoms of a respirtory infection...And what is the treatment?

Cough, runny nose: Most respiratory infections involve either runny/stuffy nose, cough, or difficulty breathing. Minor upper respiratory tract infections last up to 7-10 days and are mild. Fever may be present at the beginning. Lower respiratory tract inections can be more severe. Wheezing, loose cough with mucus production, labored/rapid breathing may be present- these symptoms require evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for GI infections?

Depends..: ...On the diagnosis. Parasitic infections (giardia for example) are treated differently than bacterial. And each bacterial colitis may have a different antibiotic. There are no treatments for viral gastroenteritis. To sort this out you need a stool culture and parasite exam as the first step. After a diagnosis you move on to picking a treatment option. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

E coli: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be indicated in some cases. ...Read more

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Treatment for patients suffering from chlamydial infections?

Treatment for patients suffering from chlamydial infections?

Antibiotics: Typical antibiotic choices for chlamydial infections (penis, cervix, upper genital tract, anorectal, or oropharyngeal, or conjuntival- the eyes) include: doxycycline, zithromycin (pregnant pts), fluoroquinolones, or erythromycin. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for latent TB infection (ltbi)?

What is the treatment for latent TB infection (ltbi)?

Visit CDC.gov: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/treatment/ltbitreatmentoptions.htm if pt is less that 35 years may receive inh (isoniazide) 5 mg/kg or 300 mg/d for 9 months but other meds may be used ( rifampin). It is recommended to give piridoxine 50 mg ad to prevent neuropathy by it. There are other regiments & the amount of months of therapy vary. It is also recommended the tx to be supervised. ...Read more

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How do I know if my skin infection is healing?

How do I know if my skin infection is healing?

Thanks for asking!: The pain, the redness, the swelling, the warmth around it should all be improving. ...Read more