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Teaching elderly parent to wash well with antibacterial soap. Is that promoting a super infection?

Teaching elderly parent to wash well with antibacterial soap. Is that promoting a super infection?

Not required: Plain soap and water is fine for the majority of people unless they have a problem with their immune system. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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22y/of. Monthly vaginal yeast infections. This month hsv2 outbreak also. Superinfection? Low immune system? How2 treat? Ev coconut oil work?

22y/of. Monthly vaginal yeast infections. This month hsv2 outbreak also. Superinfection? Low immune system? How2 treat?  Ev coconut oil work?

See an OB/GYN: This is not necessarily any immune defect. This can happen to totally normal women. For best management, however, a trained experience clinician with good communication skills would be the best person to discuss this with. ...Read more

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Was fingered a week ago for first time.Was quite dry while he was in me.Vagina since has been red, sore, super itchy.Infection?I don't know:(please help

Was fingered a week ago for first time.Was quite dry while he was in me.Vagina since has been red, sore, super itchy.Infection?I don't know:(please help

Yeast infection?: Without an exam it is nearly impossible to tell what is going on, but yeast infection is one possibility. See your pcp and they can diagnose and treat this easily. Good luck. ...Read more

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Every time I take liquid pepto I vomit. Currently on antibiotic (metro) for tooth infection - super nauseated. What can I take? Disallowed emetrol.

Every time I take liquid pepto I vomit. Currently on antibiotic (metro) for tooth infection - super nauseated. What can I take? Disallowed emetrol.

Conflict: Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can deactivate antibiotic. Report its use to the Dentist that prescribed the antibiotic. Antibiotic will not cure dental infection but will reduce its severity until you run out of pills, then infection worsens again. You need Root Canal treatment or Extraction. Call your Dentist for support. ...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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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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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 bacteria 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