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What Causes Amniotic Infection And How Do I Prevent It
You can't: Amniotic infection (chorio) can be caused by prolonged rupture of membranes, vaginal or cervical infections or some infections that affect the whole body and spread to the uterus through the blood. If you think your bag of waters is broken, go to the hospital. If you think you may have any infection, see your doctor. If antibiotics are prescribed, take them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: It is usually a GI illness causes by viruses. Avoid Stomach Flu - Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash > ...Read more
How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis? And can that cause recurrent early miscarriages? What is treatment?
Get tested: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of a normal bacteria that lives in the vagina. You are right that can be associated with preterm delivery; i haven't heard it's associated with early miscarriage. You can get tested by your doctor and treatment is vaginal suppository or oral medication. You can also think about what in your environment might cause bv. Sometimes its lubricants, diet, etc. ...Read more
Allergic reaction: Urticaria are caused by an allergic reaction. Prevention centers around avoiding the substance that you are allergic to. Common causes are medications, certain foods, cat dander, just to name a few. An OTC anti-histamine can help with itching but ultimately you and doctor will need to determine the source of your allergy. Good luck. ...Read more
No prevention: The most common bone tumors are metastic from cancers elsewhere. Primary bone tumors are rare. There are different kinds. Don't smoke. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and causes of ESRD ? How can I prevent it and what should I avoid to prevent it ? Thank you !
ESRD prevention: The answer to your question is too long to explain here. Go to this link and get a full explanation of ESRD's causes. To prevent it, treat hypertension, eat well and if you have diabetes, control it and your blood pressure well. At your age, you may have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
The "cold": Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is one of the common cold viruses.It accounts for 80% of the colds & other upper airway problems in season.It is acquired thru contact with the secretions or droplets.It infests the upper airway, injuring nasal & respiratory cells causing drainage.You self heal with minimal immunity & can get it every year.Small babies can have major pbs with the drainage &wheezing. ...Read more
Many things: If you are worried about this you need to discuss this with your OB doc, various things can cause fluid to leak, and i assume early because if you start leaking fluid at 35 weeks or more the txment is to be delivered, premature labor, incompetent cervix, infection are some of teh things that can cause prom. ...Read more
Many causes & yes: Dysmenorrhea occurs in some women with each menses. The uterus contracts & realeases prostaglandins which cause pain. In routine dysmenorrhea, otc meds such as Ibuprofen can help, as can exercise. Ocps or other hormonal contraception usually eliminates or minimizes. Other causes such as endometriosis or fibroids may need further therapy. ...Read more
AIDS or acquired: Immunodeficiency syndrome is an illness caused by the progression destruction of part of the human immune system by the human immunodeficiency virus. It is transmitted from person to person via sexual exposure (especially in male to male circumstances and not efficiently heterosexually) and from blood transfusion or needle sticks from contaminated blood. Safe sex is best for protection. ...Read more
Talk to you doctor.: Without more information, it is unclear if these recurrent utis are relapses or reinfections. Your doctor should determine if appropriate antibiotics were utilized. You may also need to have a discussion with your doctor regarding hygiene, bathing habits, sexual history, etc. There may be an anatomic abnormality that could be evaluated by a urologist. Good luck! ...Read more
Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more
I found out one can get it from injury (when it kills body tissue), but what exactly does an infection do to cause gangrene, what do you recommend?
Treat the infection: Infection can cause swelling and decreased blood circulation to an area and cause tissue necrosis. Management of infection, includes local care, identifying cause of infection and then treatment with culture specific antibiotics. See your pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hygiene. : Keep hair from becoming matted in the crease between your buttocks. 'Disturb' that area every time you wash so that any hair that is piercing the skin hopefully gets pulled back out. Hair removal can help, but shaving just leads to rashes and infections even if you do everything perfectly they will sometimes still occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I figure out what kind of skin disease this is and what possible treatments i can undergo?
Examination: Have your primary doctor exam you. If the diagnosis is not obvious, a dermatologist may be consulted for their expertise. Best of luck! ...Read more
Vestibular papillomatosis. What causes it and what can I do to get rid of it ? ( i know it does not require treatment but i want it)
Try to restrain: This is simply an extreme version, what we call hypertrophy, of normal anatomic features. There is no medical treatment and i would not recommend surgical removal because it very well may be ineffective and could create problems and scarring that are worse than what you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How come hemolytic-uremic syndrome very damaging to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?
See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome usually develops in response to infection, especially toxigenic e coli. The disease process leads to clogging of capillaries in the kidney and destroying the blood filtration process. Avoiding is by protecting yourself from infection. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more
Blood infections: These are serious conditions - and I don't know how you were told this could be 'small'. That doesn't make sense. I treat any infection of the blood stream extremely seriously. Once a germ is in the blood - it can go anywhere in the body and cause serious trouble. You need answers so I would call your doctor for an explanation. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists in this area BTW. ...Read more
A serious finding: Melena is blood that originates in the stomach or first part of your intestine and changes to a black, tar-like substance as it is passed as stool. It means you are bleeding and should seek the care of a doctor immediately. One prevents it by preventing the causes of bleeding in the stomach, namely ulcers or gastritis. ...Read more
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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