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What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

Non-healing wound: The flesh eating bacteria is a rare form of bacteria that shows up only once in a while but it almost always makes the news. It is a form of bacteria that causes the skin, muscle, etc to die as it infects the those areas. If you have an infection and you have any concerns seek medical attention as these infections are much easier to cure in the early stages. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 signs of a bacterial infection in tooth?

What are signs of a bacterial infection in tooth?

It is progressive: Bacteria invade a tooth initially by decalcifying the surface and show signs of white chalky appearance. As it advances it will get darker and eventual crater. Finally you will collect food in the space and eventually the decay will reach the nerve and you will have severe pain. ...Read more

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What are signs of secondary skin bacterial infection in chickenpox.I have 3 spots that oozed w/ transparent yellow/gold fluid.Are they infected?

Maybe: Open skin lesions like those of chickenpox can be secondarily infected by various skin germs like staph or strep. Your physician can sort this out for you because it is sometimes difficult to tell with chickenpox. ...Read more

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What are signs of a bacterial sinus infection?amoxicillian n amoxicillian clavute(sp?) isn't working.sinus won't drain so no mucus. Been over a month.

What are signs of a bacterial sinus infection?amoxicillian n amoxicillian clavute(sp?) isn't working.sinus won't drain so no mucus. Been over a month.

Sinusitis: Hi, usually sinuses r filled with air in case of sinusitis the lining of sinuses become inflamed due to blockage 2/2 cold, allergy, nose problems like polyps. It seems u have a case of subacute sinusitis, if u r not improving then one should look into causes mentioned above, usually the treatment of acute sinusitis is decongestant , nose spray but if patient looks sick and has fever Antibiotics ...Read more

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What are the signs of bacterial infection or toxicity? I was on antibiotics over 2 mns ago and now i think my gut flora has been wiped out. Weakness

What are the signs of bacterial infection or toxicity? I was on antibiotics over 2 mns ago and now i think my gut flora has been wiped out. Weakness

See a doctor: The symptoms you are providing are too vague to even hazard a guess about. Go and see a doctor and provide a full history and submit to a physical exam. ...Read more

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I have been having sex with the same person for almost 2 years & am now randomly showing signs of a bacterial infection. Is this possible?

I have been having sex with the same person for almost 2 years & am now randomly showing signs of a bacterial infection. Is this possible?

Go see your doctor: Having sex with the same person and then getting random infections needs to be examined. If it is chlamydia, he is cheating on you. If it is trich, he may be cheating. No way to tell unless you get it checked out. Bv is simply a shift in ph flora, and this is considered an infection. ...Read more

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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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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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Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Too early: This could be vaginal yeast, but it is a little to early to be related to the antibiotics. It may have existed prior to the "infection" or may have been your primary infection. Hard to tell. ...Read more

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What could cause a high neutropolis of 79% and normal wbc 4.9 and lymphocytes 16% low .are these values signs of bacterial infection.No symptoms ?

What could cause a high neutropolis of 79% and normal wbc 4.9 and lymphocytes 16% low .are these values signs of bacterial infection.No symptoms ?

Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test results themselves have no worrisome meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... without much meaning. ...Read more

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Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Either: It is more likely to be a yeast infection or an irritant dermatitis, but a bacterial infection can also be a potential cause. Consult a physician for a culture and treatment. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is lot of phlegm in the throat a sign of bacterial infection?

Maybe: There are a lot of reasons for a lot of phlegm in the throat. It could be a bacterial infection; it could be bronchitis from smoking; it could be allergies; it could be a sign of a lung disease like bronchiectasis. If this is a persistent problem, i would get checked out by your doctor or even a lung specialist. ...Read more

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Signs of a sexual viral or bacterial infection in my throat? havent done oral in 2 months but sore throat for a few weeks now? almost a month?:(

Signs of a sexual viral or bacterial infection in my throat? havent done oral in 2 months but sore throat for a few weeks now? almost a month?:(

Maybe...: Most likely it is a usual virus that causes sore throats. I have to admit it makes me wonder why you think of an STD as a source first before the more likely usual cold virus. On the other hand, if you are highly sexually active you at a minimum need to be evaluated for the possibility of STD as a pharyngitis source. Perhaps ur dr will treat with antibiotics to "cover" for STD's as a source? ...Read more

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How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read more

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What causes bacterial infections?

Any contaminated: Bacteria is present everywhere and some are harmful. Some are transmitted from other people and others from having been in contact with a contaminated object, soil. Or water. The most worrisome type is MRSA often acquired from a hospital stay. ...Read more

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What are common bacterial infections?

What are common bacterial infections?

Too many to name: There are many, many bacterial infections. Every part of your body is subject to bacterial infection, and the fact that you are not sick from infections all the time, that fact that you survive at all, is a testament to how miraculous the immune system is. There are bacteria everywhere you go. Some bacteria are likely to cause infection, most are not. We are surrounded, and yet we survive. ...Read more

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How are bacterial infections treated?

Depends.: Some go away by themselves, some require antibiotics, some (like abscesses) need surgery. ...Read more

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How does one get bacterial infections?

Exposure/germ factor: Infections occur when a germ is introduced to a location where conditions are supportive of germ growth.The germ begins to reproduce using local nutrient sources & invades the area.Some germs are benign hitch hikers & simply hang around while others are invasive & elaborate toxic chemicals that are destructive to tissue. ...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