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Staphylococcal Infection Bacterial Infections
Nasal endoscopy culture positive for staph aureus with no white cells. ENT saw pus in sinuses. Could I have a bacterial infection without white cells?
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
Dr. Tony. My doctor. Said the vicomyacin caused a bacterial. Infection. In my bowels that professed into staph infection. Gave me zyvox (linezolid). For it.
Ask to clarify...: What you recall from the conversation with dr. Tony sounds odd- more than likely, something was lost or misunderstood. I would highly recommend calling dr. Tony and tell him exactly what you wrote here as your understanding of what was discussed- I am sure he will go over with you what he meant to say. Be persistent and ask questions if you still don' t understand something. ...Read more
What kind of bacterial infection can you get through vagina by having sex, thats not staph and not a std.
Good hygiene: The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections. ...Read more
Sometimes yes: Depending on where one kisses upon another person's body, he will bring some bacteria into his mouth, which means onto his throat and down into his tummy. If his mouth gets strep throat bacteria from kissing, then he can develop a strep throat infection. If his mouth gets h.Pylori bacteria from kissing, then he can get an h.Pylori stomach ulcer. Many other bacteria can also be gotten from kissing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection that I need to look for? And if have a viral what's its symptoms?
It depends: It depends mostly on the site if infection. Ifkr respiratory infections symptoms like fever, sore throat and cough etc are common to both, whereas most runny nose and nasal congestion points to viral than bacterial. If symptoms don't go away in 7-10 days, it generally suggests a bacterial superinfection, for which antibiotics can be prescribed. ...Read more
Unfortunately No: For many infections either by bacteria or by viruses, one can take blood, or body fluid (such as sputum, urine) or tissue (such as a biopsy), and culture them in the lab, or use a test to show us any evidence of a particular bacteria or virus. But all these tests are done in a lab. You cannot usually tell if a given infection is caused by which, though a viral infection is usually self-limiting. ...Read more
What if im not sexualy active and i have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it ?
Infection: of the vagina with bacteria can occur without sexual activity due to changes in diet or careless hygiene. Keep yourself clean, after toileting wipe yourself front to back and consider adding a probiotic like yogurt, sauerkraut or kimchee to your diet. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Expert opinion please: could taking doxycycle for a bacterial infection I have affect my absece tooth?
No help for tooth: Antibiotics cannot get inside the tooth, therefore they cannot get and stop that area of bacteria. Only an extraction or a root canal therapy can do that. However, the antibiotics help in reducing the spreading of the infection is the tissues around the tooth, face, neck, and the blood stream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacteria!: By definition, bacteria cause bacterial lung infection. Bacteria respond to antibiotics while viruses do not. Viruses are more common than bacteria & cause typical cold which won't respond to antibiotics. Average cough illness lasts 18 days so be patient. Best way to avoid upper respiratory infections (uris) is to wash hands & avoid being sneezed/coughed upon. And don't smoke (which you aren't). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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