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Is fatigue a symptom of bacterial infection?

Is fatigue a symptom of bacterial infection?

Could be, but...: It could be, but fatigue would almost never be the main symptom or the only symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Is PAIN is the Mandatory Symptom of Bacterial skin Infection? Or also it can be reddish, warm and inflame skin but without pain?

Is PAIN is the Mandatory Symptom of Bacterial skin Infection? Or also it can be reddish, warm and inflame skin but without pain?

No: Some minor & superficial bacterial skin infections would not trigger any pain. Not all reddish/warm skin is infected. Sometimes such a finding is a minor allergic response to contact allergen or insect bite. ...Read more

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Can men get yeast and bacterial infections? Will they have symptom?

Can men get yeast and bacterial infections? Will they have symptom?

Yeast in males: Men can get genital yeast infections and infection with ureoplasma, bacterial vaginosis as well as trichimoniasis, GC and chlamydia. Yeast can be from partners or if they are diabetic. Usually they have discomfort with urination or discharge and should be treated, as should the partners. Sometimes it is difficult to identify the organism and it is called non specific urethritis. ...Read more

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If you get a bacterial infection. Will you have a fever right away as a symptom, or does a fever develop after some time of having the infection.??

If you get a bacterial infection. Will you have a fever right away as a symptom, or does a fever develop after some time of having the infection.??

Fever is Good: Fever can occur as your immune system recognizes there is a threat. Fever is your bodies process to help fight infection and may occur most any time your body feels it needs to help reduce your risk of spreading the infection internally. ...Read more

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The doctor has confirmed that it's a bacterial infection, but nothing is curing it. Could there be some larger disorder that this is a symptom of?

The doctor has confirmed that it's a bacterial infection, but nothing is curing it. Could there be some larger disorder that this is a symptom of?

Please specify: You refer to a bacterial infection but don't specify what type. You will need to provide more information to obtain a meaningful answer. Take care. ...Read more

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If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?

If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?

See below: Neutropenic patients with infection frequently have fever which indicates the need for immediate treatment. Successful antibiotic treatment will often cause the fever to resolve. Sometimes the fever does not resolve until bone marrow recovery has occurred. ...Read more

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with bacterial infections?

It depends on which.: Symptoms depend not only on which bacterial infection it is, but also on where it is and on the age and immune function of the patient. ...Read more

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How long should a bacterial infection last and what are some symptoms?

How long should a bacterial infection last and what are some symptoms?

No time table: There is very large number of bacterial pathogens that have varying courses, e.g., Meningococcal sepsis can kill in a matter of hours from the start of symptoms, to leprosy that lasts decades. The common symptoms of bacterial infectious are fever, pain, pus formation and impairment of the function of the affected organ. ...Read more

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Need signs and symptoms of bacterial infection?

Need signs and symptoms of bacterial infection?

Location?: You will need to be more specific as to which area of the body you are referring to.

One of us can then give you a good answer to your question.

Bacteria causes different signs and symptoms in different locations of the body. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial infection on skin?

What are the symptoms of bacterial infection on skin?

Red, blisters: A bacterial infection on the skin can take many forms. From a mild, red, slightly painful area to an area of skin which can bright red skin withhave large draining blisters that have a terrible odor. With this type of infection you may even run a fever and feel sick all over.
I you have what you think is a skin infection of more than a couple days duration seel medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection in bladder?

What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection in bladder?

Several symptoms.: The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are pain with urination, low abdominal and pain, frequent urination with occasional sensations of urgency. There is sometimes blood in the urine, and in severe cases, fever and flank pain if the kidney is involved. If you think you have an infection, see your physician who can test your urine and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms for viral and bacterial infections?

What are the different symptoms for viral and bacterial infections?

Many possible: It really depends on what the infection is. Maybe fever, chills, muscle or joint pains and aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, congestion, abdominal pain, headaches, sore throat, rash, etc..... ...Read more

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After how many days treatement are there no signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection?

After how many days treatement are there no signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection?

Bacterial infections: Are generally treated with oral antibiotics for 10-14 days. Depends on severity or nature of bacteria, some may require combination antibiotics orally or by injections. Some will clear in a few days and others, much, much longer especially those with complications - it takes weeks or months! Early treatment, diagnosis & close follow up highly recommended. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection that I need to look for? And if have a viral what's its symptoms?

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

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What are symptoms of a bacterial infection in tubes?

Pain: Usually this presents with pain +/- fever. However, some bacterial infections in the tubes can go without symptoms, such as chlamydia and tuberculosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial infection of the vagina?

What are the symptoms of bacterial infection of the vagina?

Discharge: Bacterial overgrowth in the vagina due to altered flora, bacterial vaginosis, is a more common problem than invasive bacterial infections. This entity causes vaginal discharge, that may be foul smelling, irritation, itching and may be associated with urinary infections. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacterial infection in ear?

What are symptoms of bacterial infection in ear?

Pain/drainage: I think the most consistent symptom of an ear infection is pain. Depending which part of the ear is infected it can also affect your balance.

Drainage of fluid may also be present if it is an outer ear infection.

If your ear hurts or your balance has changed seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Could antibiotic treat early symptoms of bacterial infection?

Could antibiotic treat early symptoms of bacterial infection?

Yes: If you have an infection, the earlier you start taking antibiotics the better to prevent spreading of the infection ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection of upper airway?

Depends on the site: Of infection and organism. Upper airway infections include streptococcal sore throat, diphtheria, peritonsilar abscess, acute and chronic sinusitis, laryngitis with hoarseness etc. Most of these infections are associated with fever, pain at the site of infection, and may have sequelae like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, scarlet fever, neuropathy etc. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms of a viral infection and a bacterial infection?

What are the different symptoms of a viral infection and a bacterial infection?

Not much difference: Generally people recover from viral infections a little faster but that is certainly not always the case. Influenza and other serious viruses can take quite a while to recover from. Symptoms depend on where the virus is invading and can be very similar to infections. Bacterial infections tend to be more localized. ...Read more

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What will happen if my boyfriend gave me oral sex even though I have a yeast or bacterial infection? What are the symptoms of yeast/bacterial infectio

What will happen if my boyfriend gave me oral sex even though I have a yeast or bacterial infection? What are the symptoms of yeast/bacterial infectio

Get treated first: Please have your bacterial/ yeast infection treated first as this is infectious. You will see white thick discharge. You may also have pain in your lower abdomen. ...Read more

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What our risks and symptoms related to prolonged bacterial infection that is systemic from tooth abscess and infections. Over 2 years?

What our risks and symptoms related to prolonged bacterial infection that is systemic from tooth abscess and infections. Over 2 years?

Lots of risks: Having a long standing infection untreated in your body is not a good thing. You need to get rid of the infections- either via extractions or root canal treatment. If left untreated, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream ; cause septicemia- blood poisoning. This can lead to heart issues and in rare situations death. Dental infections need to be treated. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections happen that's not strep and show symptoms in your tonsils? If so, what does it make you feel like and can it kill you?

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Can bacterial infections happen that's not strep and show symptoms in your tonsils? If so, what does it make you feel like and can it kill you?

Yes: Pharyngitis can be caused by other bacteria and viruses. Overall, it may make you feel bad, but they all go away within a few days by themselves (with a normal immune system), with or without treatment. The reason we treat strep is that is can cause other problems down the road, like rheumatic heart disease. Danger would be severe swelling of tonsils, which is fairly rare. See a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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