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How to prevent e.Coli infection?

How to prevent e.Coli infection?

Wash hands cook food: Nearly all E. coli infections are the result of a fecal-oral transmission route. This means wash hands and and don't eat undercooked ground meat from giant producers you don't know. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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How can you prevent rhinovirus infection (common cold)?

How can you prevent rhinovirus infection (common cold)?

Cold: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. ...Read more

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What can you do to avoid infection when the avian flu virus causes a pandemic?

What can you do to avoid infection when the avian flu virus causes a pandemic?

Defunct disease: Avian flu peaked many years ago and disappeared almost as quickly as it surfaced. While another similar strain may emerge, that one is gone. ...Read more

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How to avoid viral fever?

How to avoid viral fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If a viral infection is causing fever you can not avoid it but you can treat it with some tylenol, (acetaminophen) a lot of fluids and rest. Fever is a normal physiologic reaction of our body to infection. ...Read more

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If you got a viral respiratory infection and it turns to Bacteria can salt water gargle kill bacteria and save trip to doctor ?

If you got a viral respiratory infection and it turns to Bacteria can salt water gargle kill bacteria and save trip to doctor ?

Sometimes: Yes, if you catch it early and do the gargles frequently. Listerine gargles have been show to also be effective and shorten even the vira lillnesses. Needs to be every 4 hours for the first 5 days of the illness.l ...Read more

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How can I prevent a viral hepatitis infection?

How can I prevent a viral hepatitis infection?

Vaccine, wash, clean: Hep a: fecal-oral transmission: bad food, drink, sanitation. Can get vaccinated. Wash, cook. Hep b: shared blood products, less often sex. Can get vaccinated. Avoid IV drug use, nasal drug use, high risk sex. If from endemic region (far east, middle east, africa) or parents from endemic region-get tested. Hep c: no vaccine. Most from IV drug use, transfusion before 1993, less from sex exposure. ...Read more

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How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

Cultures: Cultures are the best way to determine if an infection is bacterial or fungal. The appearance of the skin lesions can provide clues as well. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bacterial infection in the eyes? How about a viral infection?

How do you treat a bacterial infection in the eyes? How about a viral infection?

Antibiotics; time: Bacterial infections of the eyes are treated with antibiotics specific for the likely causal organism, whereas viral infections are ordinarily managed with irrigation, cleansing the eyelids, artificial tears, decongestants, and occassional antiinflammatory agents like steroids for complicated keratitis. Specific viral infections like herpes simplex have antiviral medications for treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about latent infections tb, pneumonia, and fungal infections?

Can you tell me about latent infections tb, pneumonia, and fungal infections?

3 different issues: Latent TB may present many different ways, as lung or skin issues or even as an incidental find on a routine xray. Annual ppds should find it if positive. Tb is a fungus mycobacterium and may be transmitted person to person via resp pathway or via birds as in mai you should see an md for testing if concerned. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to stop viral infections?

What's the most effective way to stop viral infections?

Immunization: For those viral infections for which there is a vaccine, this is a no-brainer. Staying away from others with infection, staying out of areas in which infection is prevalent, washing hands. But basically you cannot avoid all viral infections. ...Read more

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My upper respiratory infections never viral tired of going to doctor ever fall for antibiotics . Is there another way to kill bacteria without antib?

My upper respiratory infections never viral tired of going to doctor ever fall for antibiotics . Is there another way to kill bacteria without antib?

Met: I would suggest a culture prior to another course of antibiotics. Most URIs are caused by viral rather than bacterial infection. Tests may be performed to identify respiratory viruses, including the flu virus. Atypical bacteria such as Mycoplasma should also be considered and treated accordingly. If you have a persistent cough, an imaging study may be performed. ...Read more

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Can staph infection travel to your brain?

Can staph infection travel to your brain?

Unfortunately yes: Staph typically will present as a brain abscess, an infected mass that swells and compresses nearby brain tissue, and may cause headache, stiff neck, fever, blurred vision, and focal neurological signs. Occasionally, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Here are some...: After evaluated as a pt of uncomplicated UTI, the following measures may help curb its recurrence as follows: Urinate at urge to void - don't hold urine; wipe anus backward after BM; improve topical hygiene; void after sex; use prophylactic antibiotics before sex if honeymoon cystitis is suspected; possible use of chronic suppressive agents such low-dose antibiotics or concentrated cranberry tab.. ...Read more

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Bacterial conjunctivitis from throat infection, what to do?

Bacterial conjunctivitis from throat infection, what to do?

M.D. visit/mgt: If you have been diagnosed with a bacterial illness, monitoring your temperature, staying hydrated and letting your physician know about persistent or worsening symptoms while on an antibiotic is advised. Certain viral infections may cause severe respiratory, throat and eye infections as well. These are typically not associated with a lot of discharge or mucus production from the lung. ...Read more

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How to clear up facial fungus infection?

How to clear up facial fungus infection?

See your doctor: See our doctor to determine if it is a fungal infection and to get what would be the best treatment , . ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin a good medicine for throat infection ? How to learn if throat infection is due to bacteria or virus ?

Is ciprofloxacin a good medicine for throat infection ? How to learn if throat infection is due to bacteria or virus ?

Over 90% viral...: ...and won't respond to any antibiotic. In early stages, it usually isn't possible to tell. After a few days, persisting fever (>38C), white patches in the throat, or enlarged/tender glands in the neck suggest strep or other bacteria. Ciprofloxacin is not the best choice for strep/bacterial pharyngitis. Amoxicillin, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or a macrolide (azithromycin etc) are more reliable. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent HIV infection?

What's the best way to prevent HIV infection?

Avoid risky behavior: Don't have sex of any kind without a condom or other excellent protection. Don't share needles. Don't exchange any body fluids with anyone who might be infected. You know the rap. Know about pep as a last resort. Be careful. ...Read more

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How do you get yeast infection in mouth from food?

How do you get yeast infection in mouth from food?

NO: Yeast is a normal resident in the mouth but becomes problematic if it "over" grows. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Scot Lewey
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Norovirus Infection (Definition)

A virus infection that causes extreme vomiting and diarrhia that is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water. Infection can also be spread through close contact ...Read more