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What are the comman causes of cists? Can they be present from birth? Can they muliple or travell? Are they connected to strep and straph infections?
Clarify please: What location of the body? What type of cysts? Please clarify & re-ask question. ...Read more
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
Urinary pain + other: The "text book" description of symptoms include : problems with urination, seeing blood each time you urinate, dribbling. Please keep in mind that not all patients will have the typical symptoms (painful urination, blood in the urine, frequent urination, low abdominal pain, low back pain). There are some people who come into the er and only have a fever, or just experience vomiting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin and Wound Care: The goal, I am afraid, is to do all you can to avoid getting an infection; to avoid possible scaring or damage to the tissue infected. I would bet that keeping the wound clean and covered with a bandaid would be a great way to start to avoid complications that could have life long implications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO NO NO!!!: NO antibiotic is good to take for any infection. Many infections are caused by viruses & standard antibioitics won't help at all. Most antibiotics are ineffective for fungal & parasitic infections. Amoxicillin helps certain bacterial infections IF the particular strain of bacteria is sensitive to it. Taking amoxicillin when not really needed will do more harm than good by disrupting our GI flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: This combination of Ampicillin and cloxacillin can be used to treat a variety of infections, but is not readily available in the usa and is an unusual approach to management of infections. Please be more specific and perhaps can answer more clearly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lethargy & confusion: Severe sepsis/septic shock often causes lethargy and confusion. Many symptoms will be a result of the underlying infection; the most common infections causing septic shock are: pneumonia-shortness of breath, cough, chest and/or abdominal pain; uti-pain/burning on urination, abdominal pain; intra-abdominal infection-nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea. ...Read more
Immune deficiency: Hiv stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the cause of aids. It is transmitted by intimate contact, either sexually, by blood or tissue transfer, by mothers to their fetus or newborn. Early onset illness may present in various forms, often as a mononucleosis-like syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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