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What is the most common cause of kidney infections and how do you clear it?

What is the most common cause of kidney infections and how do you clear it?

Bacteria: Usually e. Coli is most common followed by a bunch of other bugs that live near the rectum/anus. Prevent with drinking water and urinating regularly. Treat with appropriate type and duration of antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 are the most common causes of upper respiratory infections?

What are the most common causes of upper respiratory infections?

"Colds": Viruses (e.g. Rhinovirus, respiratory syscitial virus, adenovirus, para-influenza and influenza viruses, etc.,) are the most common. These account for the vast majority of uppoer respiratory illnesses. ...Read more

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What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

Here is. ..: E. coli is still the commonest bacteria causing UTI although the incidence to discover offending bugs may widely vary among diverse patient population - young or old, community dwelling or hospital admission, catheterized or not, etc. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the three most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

Doctors, what are the three most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

E-coli: In adult women, Escherichia coli accounts 75 to 95 percent of all UTIs. The remaining infections are from Enterobacteriaceae such as Proteus mirabilis and Klebsiella and other bacteria such as Staphylococcus saprophyticus ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and symptoms for UTI (urinary track infection) for men?

What would be the most common causes and symptoms for UTI (urinary track infection) for men?

Frequent urination a: Painful and frequent urination are common symptoms of uti. Fever and blood in the urine can also be a symptoms in severe infection. But UTI is rare in men unless there is an obstruction to urine flow. So this requires careful evaluation. ...Read more

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Common cause of urine infection? But I always drinks a lot of water..

Common cause of urine infection? But I always drinks a lot of water..

Multiple factors: Women are far more likely to develop this than men because of the short urethra and its anatomic relationship of the outlet to the perineum which may be contaminated with multiple microorganisms. The most common bacteria is e. Coli, followed by a coagulase negative staphylococcus. Complex subject. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms and causes of yeast infection?

What are common symptoms and causes of yeast infection?

Red Rash: Yeast typically present in warm, moist areas of body especially in areas of skin irritation or breakdown. Bright red rash with surrounding more isolated "satellite" lesions. Red rash usually confluent down in to the creases of the skin. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection caused by and how common are they?

What is a yeast infection caused by and how common are they?

Caused by yeast!: Yeast are the cause of yeast infections. They are common in people with immune compromise, in babies, and in people who have recently taken antibiotics. The yeast is there all the time. You get a yeast infection when it grows in an abnormal place or in an out of control fashion. In normal children and adults, the yeast is kept in check by the bacteria that lives within us and our immune syst. ...Read more

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I get staph infections very regularly. Since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?

I get staph infections very regularly. Since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?

Skin Staph infection: Staph can potentially cause internal infections as well. Recurrent staph infections likely means that you are colonized with staph. Staph lives in certain areas of the body without causing infection then periodically comes out and causes folliculitis or abscesses. More common in people with diabetes. To reduce colonization, areas must be treated with Mupirocin cream. ...Read more

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How common is urinary track infection in toddlers 1-1.5 yrs old? What are the causes?

1% to 3%: In this age range, up to 3% of girls and 1% of boys will have utis. The cause is bacterial growth in the urinary tract. Among boys in this age range, utis are more common amongst uncircumcised than circumcised boys. ...Read more

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Adult male, Chronic (2 years)consistence low lymphocytes % around 12%, tested negative for all possible infections, what's common cause & treatment?

Adult male, Chronic (2 years)consistence low lymphocytes % around 12%, tested negative for all possible infections, what's common cause & treatment?

Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, there is no need to treat a laboratory result.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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When I eat anything with flax, I get a lot of gas and I feel run down and sluggish, as if I have an infection. Is this common? What could cause this?

When I eat anything with flax, I get a lot of gas and I feel run down and sluggish, as if I have an infection. Is this common? What could cause this?

Food allergy: Although rare, allergies to seeds (eg, sesame, poppy, mustard, flax, sunflower) are being encountered with increasing frequency. It may be a form of food allergy. ...Read more

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Can common cold cause lung infection?

Can common cold cause lung infection?

Not usually: But in some people it can rogers's to bronchitis or less commonly to pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of itching of feet at night? Scabies and infections are excluded. Pls answer

What is the most common cause of itching of feet at night? Scabies and infections are excluded. Pls answer

Fungus or eczema: You could have fungus of the feet, which looks like scaling on the bottom of the feet or scaling between the toes. If the itching is on top of the foot, it may be eczema. Try otc lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream for fungus. If that doesn't work, see a podiatric physician. ...Read more

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If some common infections can cause cancer (epstein-barr, h pylori) how are these tested for? And if positive, how are they eliminated from the body?

Any symptoms?: Both of these infections are almost universal and do not need to be treated if there are no symptoms.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How many % of sinus infections are caused by virus and how many by bacteria? Is the common cold a sinus infection?

How many % of sinus infections are caused by virus and how many by bacteria? Is the common cold a sinus infection?

Most viral: Studies have shown greater than 90% of "sinus" infections are viral. The common cold is viral. Symptoms lasting more tha 7-10 days or worsening symptoms after 5-7 days may have a higher chance of being bacterial rhinosinusitis. ...Read more

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Causes of tearing with sex, causing bleeding? Normal pap smears, no stds or infections. Is it unlikely to be any cancers? Is this common and or serious?

Causes of tearing with sex, causing bleeding? Normal pap smears, no stds or infections. Is it unlikely to be any cancers? Is this common and or serious?

Polyp: Sometimes endometrial polyp can do that or cervical polyp, I want you to see your obgyn and then get pelvic us and also a exam ...Read more

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How common is it for a viral ear infection to cause hearing loss that becomes permident?

How common is it for a viral ear infection to cause hearing loss that becomes permident?

Depends: Viral infections are known primarily as problems for the inner ear or the middle ear. Viruses attack the middle ear more often than the inner ear. Most viral infections of this space do not have any long term effect on hearing. Inner ear viral infections are rare, but can occur at any age, including prenatally. These can and do result in permanent hearing loss. ...Read more

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Is it common for a fungus infection (ringwarm) to cause your groin lymph nodes to swell? Went to the doctor he prescribed me a steroid (predisone)

Is it common for a fungus infection (ringwarm) to cause your groin lymph nodes to swell? Went to the doctor he prescribed me a steroid (predisone)

Fungous infection: If the fungous infection has been on your feet for a long time, it can spread to the lymph nodes in your groin. You probably would need an oral ringworm medication if it is a ringworm. For other infections in the groin, like a bacterial infection, an antibiotic would be indicated. A dermatologist might be the one to consult with. ...Read more

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What are the most common modes of spread of infection?

Person-person-fomite: Infections can be spread person to person by hands, in food preparation or through touching objects where the organisms can live (fomites) like objects contaminated by body fluids such as toilets, sinks, door nobs ; flat surfaces. Spread can be airborne for some with sneezing being a better spread than cough. Infections can spread through direct contact (skin lesions, kisses, sex, birth...). ...Read more

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What are the most common nosocomial infections?

What are the most common nosocomial infections?

Nosocomial infection: Infections that occur in the hospital or a health-care setting are referred to as 'nosocomial infections'. These are unfortunate complications occuring in places where there shouldn't be any. According to the CDC, the most common of these infections are urinary tract infections (UTI), followed by surgical site infections, bloodstream infections and pneumonia. Talk to your doc if you have questions ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of rickettsial infection?

Let me help: Fever, severe headache, a characteristic rash, a general feeling of illness (malaise). Those the major symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the most common symtoms of a skin infection?

What are the most common symtoms of a skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of bone infection?

What are the most common symptoms of bone infection?

Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, drainage, fevers, inability to walk, stiffness, lack of joint motion. Blood tests should be done and usually reveal elevated white blood cell count, elevated sedimentation rate, elevated c-reactive protein. Blood cultures and drainage cultures usually reveal the bacteria involved. Osteomyelitis is the technical term, and often requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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What might cause recurring infections?

Low immunity: It is important to bring this to your doctor's attention so it can be determined it you are having a problem with immunity. Examples- diabetes, hiv, cancer, or other illnesses. ...Read more