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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. Good luck

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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/

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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