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What conditions promote bacterial growth in food?

What conditions promote bacterial growth in food?

Bacteria in Food: Letting food sit at room temperature promotes bacterial growth. Bacteria are always present in food, but in very low numbers unless the food has been contaminated by exposure to any type of waste. Bacteria reproduce two to three times per hour, under ideal conditions. Always refrigerate, then heat foods, if there is any chance of bacteria present. ...Read more

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Can taking iron supplements and eating foods rich in iron promote the bacterial growth that can lead to prostatitis?

Can taking iron supplements and eating foods rich in iron promote the bacterial growth that can lead to prostatitis?

There is data: Which has associated iron burden and infection. That said, prostate specific issues seems like an unlikely finding to me. ...Read more

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Tongue cleaning ok or does it promote bacteria?

Tongue cleaning ok or does it promote bacteria?

Tongue Cleanig: Tongue cleaning is not only ok, but it is desirable too. ...Read more

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Could my illness be because my body detoxifying or can probiotics actually promote harmful bacteria?

Could my illness be because my body detoxifying or can probiotics actually promote harmful bacteria?

Probiotics: These organisms can rarely actually produce disease, usually in patients who are immunosuppressed. Do not know what you mean by your body detoxifying. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Why would I get a dental implant when bacteria will get under the fragile gumline to the bone holding the implant? Implants "promote" perio disease?

Why would I get a dental implant when bacteria will get under the fragile gumline to the bone holding the implant? Implants "promote" perio disease?

Ok and no.: Ok to get implant -- not to worry about bacteria under it. The process is surgical and the implant is placed in bone under surgical conditions. You should heal normally if you follow instructions. They do not promote perio disease. However, the mouth must be healthy and kept that way for success. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you suggest foods that promotes hair growth?

Can you suggest foods that promotes hair growth?

Food for thought: Unless you are lacking in iron or B Vitamins or protein, eating particular foods will not cause hair growth. ...Read more

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What food promotes candida albicans growth?

What food promotes candida albicans growth?

Candida albicans: Some feel that high sugar meals promote Candida Albicans growth. This means sweets like cakes, cookies, candy, processed breads, etc. Using whole grain flour may help a little with this because the sugar would be delivered a little more slowly to your system, but it is still sugar. High sugar fruits (pineapple, papaya, etc) might be seen this way also. ...Read more

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What foods promote growth and do massages help??? is there any certain types of doctors that specialise in height treatment

What foods promote growth and do massages help??? is there any certain types of doctors that specialise in height treatment

Endocrinologist: You should see an Endocrinologist who is a doctor specializing in conditions affected by hormones. Growth hormone controls puberty along with other important hormones. If you are concerned about your height please see the Endocrinologist to have a detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to increase your penis size? Or some food items that promote penis growth?

Are there any natural ways to increase your penis size? Or some food items that promote penis growth?

Appreciate nature: There are no nonsurgical ways to increase your penis size, but many ways to better appreciate yourself as you are. Please talk with your doctor about this and any other concerns you have. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements/food to help promote muscle growth and development? I am very skinny.

What are the best supplements/food to help promote muscle growth and development? I am very skinny.

Genetics: Some individuals are genetically skinny and protein supplements or weight training may not increase their muscle mass. If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a disease. Eat a mixed diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats; and exercise at least 30 minutes a day and do not fret about your skinniness, it is probably a good thing. ...Read more

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Does penicillin inhibit e. Coli bacterial growth?

Does penicillin inhibit e. Coli bacterial growth?

Most do.: Although there are e. Coli that are resistant to all penicillin-type antimicrobials, these exist mostly in hospitals. Without the antimicrobial pressure in the health care setting, most e. Coli are quite sensitive to most penicillins even ampicillin. Even though penicillin itself is not very useful for e. Coli, really high doses in the "old days" worked. ...Read more

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How does the skin protect the body against bacterial growth?

How does the skin protect the body against bacterial growth?

Skin Protection: Skin protects the human body from many external forces. It is the body's initial guard against bacteria and other agents of infection (toxins, harmful liquids and gases), most of which are unable to penetrate the dense design of the skin and infiltrate the organs below; they're caught on its surface. Skin protects the body from exposure to ultraviolet light. ...Read more

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What is the bacterial growth pattern of proteus mirabilis?

What is the bacterial growth pattern of proteus mirabilis?

Spreader: This motile bacteria will spread out across the surface of an agar plate and often obliterate the growth of other organisms which may be present. It ferments lactose and produces urease, releasing ammonia which make the area alkaline. If this happens in the urine due to infection it can result in kidney stones. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of upper uti, but there's no bacterial growth. What is this then?

I have symptoms of upper uti, but there's no bacterial growth. What is this then?

Here are some...: Pain over kidney area bears a lot of confusion if the the detailed history on its specifics, relevance, and sequence of events are not properly obtained & analyzed. In addition, urinalysis can be confused as well if specimen is not collected properly. So, how to sort these potential confusion correctly? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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If a culture shows bacterial growth, does that mean you have an infection even if you don't have any symptoms?

If a culture shows bacterial growth, does that mean you have an infection even if you don't have any symptoms?

Not necessarily: What was cultured? What organisms were grown?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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How can antiseptics prevent bacterial growth?

How can antiseptics prevent bacterial growth?

Alcohol: Most contain a high concentration of alcohol which kill most surface bacteria ...Read more

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How does one prevent bacterial growth in the nutrient broth?

How does one prevent bacterial growth in the nutrient broth?

Heat/ice, preservat: Heating/pasterization, cooling/freezing, and/or use of preservatives such as salt and/or sugar, among other chemicals, often help to minimize bacterial growth. Also, canning/bottling after pasterization can prevent growth for many months/years--such as those in chicken/beef broth cans sold at your local supermarkets. Read read read and take good safe-precautions if doing this at home. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you ingest agar gelatin for health reasons? Will it intensifiy bacterial growth in your body?

Can you ingest agar gelatin for health reasons? Will it intensifiy bacterial growth in your body?

No risk, no worry: Agar is sometimes considered a health food, but it probably no no special health benefit of any kind. It will not "intensify bacterial growth". In fact, agar doesn't do that at all, in our out of the body. It is used in the lab because nutrients can be added to sustain bacterial growth, but the agar itself is not a nutrient and does not help bacteria grow. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is WBCs in my R/M urine test...but no bacterial growth after 24hour incubation in C/S test?

What does it mean when there is WBCs in my R/M urine test...but no bacterial growth after 24hour incubation in C/S test?

Maybe nothing: You should be evaluated for tuberculosis since you are in the Middle East. But I would recommend obtaining a Catheterized urine specimen. Most of the time WBCs without growth is from improperly collected urine specimen with vaginal contamination at the time if collection. ...Read more

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Urination urgency and frequency with no bacterial growth (my wife)?

InterstitialCystitis: Hopefully it's not interstitial cystitis, a chronic relapsing and recurring condition associated with pelvic pain and urinary symptoms. If this were the case, she would likely had her symptoms for many years. Certain kinds of intercourse can also cause irritation to the area, and also consider irritation caused by condoms (ie, latex allergies get worse with age), lubricant, etc. ...Read more

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I eat dried fruit each day. Some are sulfite-free. Do sulfites prevent mold or bacterial growth on the dried fruit? If so, is sulfite-free more risky?

I eat dried fruit each day. Some are sulfite-free. Do sulfites prevent mold or bacterial growth on the dried fruit? If so, is sulfite-free more risky?

No.: Sulfites do discourage some bacterial growth, but they are mostly used used on fruits and vegetable to prevent unpleasant browning, and on shrimp and lobster to prevent melanosis, or “black spot”. "sulfite-free" is more of a marketing tactic than anything else; but some people are allergic to sulfites, and must avoid foods and beverages that contain them. ...Read more

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How long would it take for the fever to subside completely after hydrocelectomy? Blood and urine culture does not show any bacterial growth.

How long would it take for the fever to subside completely after hydrocelectomy? Blood and urine culture does not show any bacterial growth.

Fever after surgery: Surgeries such as yours results in areas of blood collections as part of healing. As these blood cells breakdown and resorbed by our bodies, mild toxins are released into the bloodstream. These mild toxins will frequently cause low grade fevers. If redness and/or tenderness accompanies a fever then infection becomes a possibility. ...Read more

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What if urine detail report indicate 8 pus cells but urine culture shows no bacterial growth in my mother report and she doesn't has any previous uti.

What if urine detail report indicate 8 pus cells but urine culture shows no bacterial growth in my mother report and she doesn't has any previous uti.

Probably normal: Up to 10 white blood cells in urine specimen from a female my be normal. If there is no report of nitrites or bacteria in the urine sample, & "no growth, " in the culture, and no symptoms, there is little to be concerned about unless symptoms develop. ...Read more

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How do bacteria get into food?

Multiple ways: Bacteria may be introduced to food anywhere from the farm, to any processing or from contamination at the final food preparation at the kitchen. ...Read more

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How does bacterial lybrinthitis transmitted? Air? Food?

How does bacterial lybrinthitis transmitted? Air? Food?

Common bugs: Bacterial labyrinthitis is thankfully uncommon and is caused by the bacteria that ordinarily live around us somehow getting a foothold. It's not contagious. ...Read more

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How can lower temperatures affect the growth of bacteria?

How can lower temperatures affect the growth of bacteria?

Refrigeration: Cold slows the metabolism of living things- which is why refrigeration works well in preserving food. If bacteria can't multiply as fast as at higher temps (close to 98 deg or a bit warmer) then food will not spoil as fast. Some bacteria, like Listeria, don't mind the cold but most do. Our own human metabolism slows down in the cold too-we even use this effect for severe heart attacks/brain injury ...Read more

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What can I do to promote leg growth?

What can I do to promote leg growth?

Nothing: Once an adult has reached final height and growth of bones, there is no treatment to increase this. ...Read more

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What can I do to promote longer and bigger finger growth?

What can I do to promote longer and bigger finger growth?

Nothing: Once an adult has reached final height and growth of bones, there is no treatment to increase this. ...Read more

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Food as medicine. What foods promote wakefulness, sleep? Thank you!

Food as medicine. What foods promote wakefulness, sleep? Thank you!

It's a long list!: A few for wakefulness/energy: coffee, green or black tea, siberian (red panax) ginseng, dark chocolate. A few for relaxation/sleep: chamomile, ashwaganda, rhodiola, valerian root, maca, holy basil, magnolia bark. A few supplements for relaxation/sleep: melatonin, magnesium, l-theanine, tryptophan, 5-htp. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bacterial food borne illness and a viral one?

What is the difference between a bacterial food borne illness and a viral one?

Apples/oranges: Bacterial food borne illness often from undercooked, and/or contaminated food. Any uncooked animal product considered contaminated. Any raw, unwashed fruit/veg may be contaminated, so wash them before eating. Wash your hands before cooking, eating.
Viral food borne illness includes hepatitis a, found in contaminated sea food, more commonly from food handlers. Other viral inf can cause GI sx. ...Read more

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Why we do not use jelly instead of agar as a medium for the growth of bacteria?

Jelly - solid or liq: Microbiologists want their bacteria to be on a well-defined, predictable, relatively pure media, so that everyone agrees on the resulting growth pattern, shape, color, etc. Preference is given to solid media (agar plates) or liquid media (broth). Therefore, new media, especially variable in components and textures, are rarely used. ...Read more

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