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Doctor insights on: Straph Infection

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 r h.I. V infections?

What r h.I. V infections?

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 more

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Who gets stec infections?

Who gets stec infections?

VTEC:STEC: Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children.
Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read more

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What is a meecer infection?

What is a meecer infection?

MRSA: Is this what you mean? It is an infection with a bacterium that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It can be community or hospital acquired. It stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. ...Read more

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Signs of bladdler infection?

Signs of bladdler infection?

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 more

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What is Localised infections?

What is Localised infections?

Localized infection: Is an infection, usually bacteria, that is confined to one relatively small part of the body. An abscess, for example, is a localized infection. Sometimes a localized infection can be treated by draining out the pus. Other times, antibiotics are needed. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Can sex help fight infection?

Sex as an Antidote: I'm unaware of any actual infection that sexual activity can help treat or prevent. However, sexual activity has many other healthy benefits of decreasing stress and anxiety and lowering aggression. If these are improved it seems reasonable to postulate that immune function could be enhanced, which in turn could improve one's ability to fight off illness or disease; it's possible but not proven. ...Read more

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How common are stec infections?

How common are stec infections?

Not at all rare: Cdc estimates that a bit over 250, 000 cases of shiga toxin producing e. Coli occur in the usa annually. Large and small outbreaks occur frequently associated with a variety of vehicles including undercooked ground beef, salad ingredients such as lettuce and spinach, exposure at a petting zoo and even waterborne either potable or not. The bug is also called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli (ehec). ...Read more

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Can a woman infection be cured?

More info please: What type of infection are you referring to? ...Read more

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How do b cells fight infection?

How do b cells fight infection?

Make antibodies!: B-cells make antibodies against foreign invaders. The antibodies stick to the invader, leading t cells to kill it. B cells are also the "memory" of the immune system. If the same invader comes along years later, the b cells that made antibodies the first time are ready to make them again. Finally, b cells send out chemical signals that tell other immune cells what to do. B is for bossy... ...Read more

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Can an infection become trapped?

Yes: This is a danger that can occur with a boil or abscess. That is why it may be incised and drained. ...Read more

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What causes bacterica infection?

Bacterial invasion: This is a very broad question because there are hundreds of bacteria that cause human infection and there are many causes. In general terms when a pathogenic bacterium can attach to or invade through a surface of the body or intestinal tract or lungs in a susceptable person they can initiate an infection. ...Read more

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I have problems urin infection?

I have problems urin infection?

Problems?: If you have a urine infection, you need to be on antibiotics. If you are suddenly tending to get lots of infections, you need to be seen to be sure there's not something blocking flow of urine and causing the infections. If you are just concerned about possible urine infection, drink plenty of cranberry juice and possibly take Mannitol from health food store. Good luck! ...Read more

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What infections cannot be cured?

Too many to list: Good question, but it can't be answered meaningfully in this forum. Can you be more specific? Is there a situation you can describe that inspired you to ask this question? If not, then the answer is " too many to list.". ...Read more

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How can I treat toilet infection?

How can I treat toilet infection?

Urinary infection: Symptoms include burning pain on urination, frequent urination &/or sudden urgency, foul smelling urine, possibly blood in urine &/or some wetting. You need to get your urine tested for infection, see a health care professional for antibiotics and drink plenty of water. Burning on urination can be helped by taking Pyridium (phenazopyridine) available otc at pharmacy. It only relieves symptoms & is not a cure. ...Read more

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What to do for earring infection?

Infection v Reaction: Depends on how long the earring has been in, how serious the infection, or if it not infection at all but a reaction to metals in the earring (most commonly nickle). If it's a new pierce the earring should be taken out ; the area disinfected and kept clean. If there is fever or a significant amount of pain, swelling or redness antibiotics or drainage may be needed. Metal allergy: remove earring. ...Read more

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How are stec infections diagnosed?

How are stec infections diagnosed?

Routine: All stool samples from patients with severe diarrhea sent to the microbiology lab are plated on media selective for shiga-toxin producing e. Coli, and may be subjected to an enzyme immunoassay when received. Positives go to public health labs that do pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and gene studies for comfirmation. ...Read more

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What can cure a blatter infection?

See a doctor: They will do proper testing to make a proper diagnosis and prescribe you antibacterial pills. ...Read more

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Does kigney infection show in msu?

MidStream Urine?: Outside of a clean catch or catheter obtained urine specimen, a mid stream is a reasonable method to collect urine for testing. If there are no squamous cells (skin cells) and many white blood cells as well as bacteria, leukocyte esterase (white blood cell enzyme), nitrite (metabolic product of the bacteria) and or casts present you should then have a culture to diagnose an infection. ...Read more

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What to do if earpierce infection?

Infection: Keep it clean.

Apply neomycin cream daily for a week. ...Read more

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Are some people prone to infection?

Yes, but.......: As an internist I see many people come in with the thought they are somehow more prone or susceptible to infections than others. This isn't necessarily true. It's actually very uncommon to have some sort of immune system problem or other condition which would make one more susceptible to infections. Sometimes medications can do this, such as steroids and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How long can a sinis infection last?

If untreated: And bacterial, it can last for weeks. ...Read more

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Will an infection make you hungrier?

Not usually: Generally when you have an infection, energy and appetite will be lower, not higher. ...Read more

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What type of bite/ infection is this?

Bite: Please send more information so we can be of help. ...Read more

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What causes yeats infection in woman?

Yeast infection: This is often predisposed to by use of antibiotics, steroids, underlying diabetes, immune deficiencies and sometimes simple changes in the normal organisms present in the vagina. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an infection?

How do I know if I have an infection?

Depends where: It depends on what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read more

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Can dogs spread infections to humans?

Can dogs spread infections to humans?

A zoonosis: Is an infection spread from an animal to man. The most classical dog zoonosis is rabies. This is rare in the usa but capnocytophaga (a bacterium) can be spread by a bite. Leptospirosis is another canine zoonosis. ...Read more

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