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I have resistant C.Krusei fungal UTI. What is the best way to treat this? My doctor referred me to Infectious Disease doc. Curious what I'm in for :).

I have resistant C.Krusei fungal UTI. What is the best way to treat this? My doctor referred me to Infectious Disease doc. Curious what I'm in for :).

See my remarks: You are at such tender young age with auto-immune disease. Your immunity is low, hence you are liable for infection, specially fungal.
I agree with you doctor, a specialist in infection will be
able to help you as they well versed in managing these
infections with different medications.
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Do infectious disease doctors perform any surgery?

Do infectious disease doctors perform any surgery?

No: They may do procedures like lumbar puncture etc they do not do surgeries. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease doctors use special labs? The CDC labs?

Do infectious disease doctors use special labs? The CDC labs?

Not necessary: A lot of labs can be performed at the local laboratory. Some may need to be sent out. If depends on what is being ordered. Take care! ...Read more

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Why can't infectious disease doctors cure mssa?

Why can't infectious disease doctors cure mssa?

We can and do: I don't know why you say that. We do it every day. There are many antibiotics active against mssa. The most commonly used are intravenous nafcillin or cefazolin and oral dicloxicillin and cephalexin.Some mssa infections are difficult to cure such as infections of artificial joints, pacemakers, aicd's and prosthetic heart valves. These usually require removal of the device and prolonged antibiotics. ...Read more

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Examples of different types of doctors that specialize in unresolved infectious disease cases?

Examples of different types of doctors that specialize in unresolved infectious disease cases?

HealthDept CDC: In unresolved Infectious Disease Cases the local and regional Health Departments and the Infectious Diseases Specialists from CDC do get involved to solve the Mystery in the interest of Public Health ...Read more

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What is the role of infectious disease doctor?

Doctor' doc: The ID doc serves to help diagnose and treat difficult cases that requires a systematic throught process. With little room here to fully answer you question, check out the full answer at the Infectious Diseases Society of America website that answers the question: What is an Infectious Disease Specialist? Http://www. Idsociety. Org/ID_Specialist/ ...Read more

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How do doctors contain infectious diseases?

Good hygiene: Doctors contain and prevent the spread of infectious diseases through good hygiene, always washing hands before and after patient encounters, using alcohol swabs for stethoscopes and medical equipment. At a public health community level there are public sanitation systems and monitoring in place to track diseases and control their spread. Check out cdc website for more info. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor specializes in infectious diseases?

What kind of doctor specializes in infectious diseases?

InternalMedicineDocs: These are internal medicine trained doctors who have completed 3 years of internal medicine residency. And following that they do a fellowship in Infectious disease and most of them are Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and SubSpeciality Board in Infectious Disease ...Read more

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What to do if I want to become an infectious diseases doctor, what do I need to do?

What to do if I want to become an infectious diseases doctor, what do I need to do?

Much education: A college degree, 4 yrs of medical school, 3 years of internal medicine residency and 2 or more years of infectious diseases fellowship. You might find a local id expert and ask if you could shadow them and ask them about what they do. Best of luck, I love your ambition and desire to help others. ...Read more

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May infectious disease doctors work at hospitals?

Yes they may and do: Most infectious disease doctors do have privileges at the hospitals and work as consultants at most Hospitals ...Read more

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Trying to find a good doctor for infectious disease & it's hard in my area, bad experiance wit a dr. /now don't trust after what I was just put through, ?

Trying to find a good doctor for infectious disease & it's hard in my area, bad experiance wit a dr. /now don't trust after what I was just put through, ?

How to find a doc: I am sorry you had a bad experience with a doctor. There are many other infectious disease specialists. You can check with your local medical society for referral. You might also contact the medical school in newark for this. Your family doctor can also provide some names. As a last resort, there are plenty of infectious disease specialists nearby in manhattan. ...Read more

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What are main differences between immunologist and infectious disease doc?

What are main differences between immunologist and infectious disease doc?

?: Few doctors are specialized in both, Immunologists/allergists deal with a spectrum of diseases from the immunodeficient, meaning aren't able to fight infection easily, to the other extreme of the spectrum, the over immune, hypersensitive or allergic, while the infectious disease deal with difficult/complex infections in different patients requiring complex therapy, including HIV/AIDS, ...Read more

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Is an infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease doctor the same thing?

Not Quite: This is a doctor, trained as a pediatrician. Then further training was obtained in the area of childhood infections. Thus they are specialists in the area of childhood (pediatric) infections. An infectious disease doctor usually is the same but with training for adults only. Or occasionally for all ages. ...Read more

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Infectious disease specialists. Would they be the doctors to get travel shots from?

Infectious disease specialists. Would they be the doctors to get travel shots from?

Travel medicine docs: Travel medicine specialists give travel shots and give medication to protect against malaria and altitude illness. Many infectious disease doctors are trained in travel medicine, as are many other doctors. You can find a travel medicine specialist at istm. Org or astmh. Org. ...Read more

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Can a doctor specialize in family medicine and then do a fellowship in infectious diseases?

Can a doctor specialize in family medicine and then do a fellowship in infectious diseases?

No: Internal medicine and pediatrics both have infectious disease fellowships available after their primary training is completed. This is not available to those completing residencies in family practice. ...Read more

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How do Infectious Diseases Doctors compare to Lyme Literate Doctors.  What's the controversy.  I'm very confused?

How do Infectious Diseases Doctors compare to Lyme Literate Doctors.  What's the controversy.  I'm very confused?

See below: I'd doctors have reviewed all scientific evidence about lyme disease and published that information in the journal clincial infectious diseases. This review proved there is no evidence to support the existence of chronic lyme disease. Many lyme literate doctors ignore scientific fact and treat patients for chronic lyme disease a condition they do not have and which does not exist. ...Read more

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Infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease do the same thing?

Infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease do the same thing?

Not exactly: All infectious disease specialists treat all things infectious as the result of bacterial, fungal, vital, or parasitic infection. They may treat children at some point but they also deal with adults. Pediatric infectious disease on the other hand is a sub-specialty of this group that treats only children and the infections specific to this population. ...Read more

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Hi, I was exposed to toxic mold and that mold for a year, finally I just got directed to s infectious disease doctor who prescribed me diflucan (fluconazole)?

Hi, I was exposed to toxic mold and that mold for a year, finally I just got directed to s infectious disease doctor who prescribed me diflucan (fluconazole)?

You need to detox: You also need to remove the mycotoxins with a binder like cholestyramine especially if you are still feeling ill. We can discuss this in more detail in a consult. ...Read more

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What does an infectious disease doctor do? Do they work in hospitals?

What does an infectious disease doctor do? Do they work in hospitals?

Treats infections: An id specialist treats all infections caused by micro-organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. We treat infections of every organ of the body. Examples include pneumonia, pyelonephritis (kidney infection), osteomyelitis (bone infections), hiv/aids, meningitis, amoebic dysentery etc. Etc. Some id docs mainly do hospital consultations while some have office practices. ...Read more

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Can some tell me what an infectious disease specialist doctor usually takes care of?

Can some tell me what an infectious disease specialist doctor usually takes care of?

All infections: An id specialist treats all infections caused by micro-organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. We treat infections of every organ of the body. Examples include pneumonia, pyelonephritis (kidney infection), osteomyelitis (bone infections), hiv/aids, meningitis, amoebic dysentery etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Went 2 infectious disease doc for pathogen testing specific 2 south korea. He had no clue. What kind of doc should I see, tropical disease doc?

More Info needed: Perhaps we could help you if you told us what your symptoms are; what you worry about; and why you feel something is wrong. Korea is a very safe place to visit and there is little of any concern medically to anyone from there or who has visited there. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a pediatric infectious disease doctor?

Anyone know what is a pediatric infectious disease doctor?

Highly educated: A pediatric id specialist is a fully trained board certified pediatrician who then completes 2-3 years of pediatric infectious disease fellowship training. They are then id board eligible and when they pass their boards are id board certified. ...Read more

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Can an infectious disease specialist (doctor) do all your travel shots?

Can an infectious disease specialist (doctor) do all your travel shots?

Not necessarily: Any primary care doctor should be able to help you. But it is better to go to a local health department, they may have all vaccinations, depending on the country you are traveling to. ...Read more

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Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues? My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues? My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Yes: As part of vascular training, infectious etiologies of the vascular tree are covered. There are a number of vascular disorders that are cause by infections and some feel atherosclerosis in some part can be cause by an infectious agent. Arterial aneurysms can develop due to infections as well a pseudo aneurysms. Infections of arterial grafts are a major problem and are treated primarily by surgery. ...Read more

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Is a doctor who goes into Internal Medicine specializing in Infectious disease still consider to be a primary care doctor?

Usually not: He/she is certainly qualified since they did an internal medicine residency. But since they specialized in ID they most likely limit their practice to ID. ...Read more

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Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

See below: Most infectious disease docs follow the guidelines of the idsa ; are either unaware of or willfully ignore a large body of sound science that proves without question that lyme infection can persist after what they consider to be adequate treatment. See http://bit. Ly/1px4fnq
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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

Infectious diseases = illness/ sickness ...Read more