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Symptom Bacterial Infection
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
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
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
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.??
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: If you have an infection, the earlier you start taking antibiotics the better to prevent spreading of the infection ...Read more
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
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
You might not be: Able to - but a blood test may be revealing. ...Read more
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 would be a bacterial infection that presented like coxsackies, flu like symptoms blisters, etc. But isn't?
Is the incubation period (infection to symptoms) for common viral/bacterial infections the same in a 4 week old as an adult?
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
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