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Dr. Robert Knox Dr. Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Thaler Dr. Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
37 years in practice
University of Health Sciences Lahore, Lahore Medical and Dental College
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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.

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Dr. Edward Young Jr Dr. Young Jr
Dermatology
37 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Claudia Anglade Dr. Anglade
Family Medicine
5 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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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.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Travis Kidner Dr. Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
13 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Charles Glueck Dr. Glueck
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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I am a 23 year old male with signs of thinning hair at the top of my head. What vitamins and foods can intake that may promote hair health\growth?

None: None. Get blood drawn for total and free testosterone. High serum testosterone can cause premature balding in a young man. Cjg.

Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Zafar Khan Dr. Khan
Urology
54 years in practice
University of the Punjab, Nishtar Medical College
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In common toilet, pink ring has formed around dried urine puddle. Also, there are pink stains below toilet seat. Is it due to bacterial growth?

In common toilet, pink ring has formed around dried urine puddle. Also, there are pink stains below toilet seat. Is it due to bacterial growth?

Rule out blood: Sometime there is microscopic blood in the urine which can cause encrustations when dry. Please get the urine checked

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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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...

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Phillip Frist Dr. Frist
Dentistry
42 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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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

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