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What Do Infectologists Do For Pneumonia
Hmmmmmm?: I assume you are referring to an "infectious disease" doctor. An id doctor is an internest who has subspecialized in infectious diseases. They treat and make recommendations for treatment on many infection states. Some practice independently and treat a panel of patients primarily. Most are consultants to other physicians and make recommendatins on treatment. They are a expert on pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool sample: The next time you pass a worm or segment of a worm, bring it is as a stool specimen to your physician (don’t handle it directly with your hands). The type of worm can be identified in a laboratory. ...Read more
Understand It: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Treat you: A general pacticioner should be able to treat you competently&d appropriately for a penumonia either as an outpatient or as an inpatient. Should he or she feel uncomfortable, they most assuredly will seek consultaiton from someone in a specialty field to help them further treat you. I would feel confident with a generalist physician treating this condition. Ask questions or seek other opinions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind, in whom?: Need more information. If you are diabetic or have severe peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, other immune disorders, you should be seen right away. If this is at the edge of the nail, it may just be a paronychia and hot soaks may help. If this does not clear up rapidly, strongly recommend you be seen by your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mallory-Weiss tear?: A mallory-weiss esophageal tear may develop after vigorous retching. Brisk red bleeding however should not be ignored or dismissed. Old blood may look like coffee-grounds, and be dark-colored. Oozing, small volume bleeds may be diluted by other stomach contents and may look like streaks, clots, or pink-tinged material. Any of these descriptions deserve evaluation--bleeding is never "normal.". ...Read more
Antibiotics: Bacterial meningitis would always be treated with antibiotics. The initial antibiotics would be chosen to cover multiple different types of bacteria. However, if cultures from the spinal fluid grow a specific type of bacteria the treatment would be adjusted to target that organism. Depending on the severity of meningitis some patients may need rehabilitation. ...Read more
It depends: If cancer in a part of the body is suspected due to symptoms (like pain) then imaging might be performed such as with CT or MRI scanning. If something is suspicious enough based on imaging, the next step would be a biopsy and evaluation of tissue by pathology. We don't screen everyone for all cancers. Some types of cancers, such as breast, we do perform mammography screening after a certain age ...Read more
Begins with the...: history. Sometimes information like contact lens wear, trauma, access to debris in the eye etc can give information on what type of infection it may be. Then evaluation of the eye through a slit lamp can help with the diagnosis. If there is a significant infection like a corneal ulcer, sometimes a culture of the eye will be taken to give a definitive diagnosis for proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
How old r kids?: If little kids, don't need to know much. H pylori is common, (couple billion people in the world have it); can cause infl of stomach, duodenum, ulcers, associated with stomach cancer, lymphoma. Can be treated with a variety of regimens including antibiotics, and antiulcer meds. Don't know transmission exactly: food, water, other people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypochondriacs: Hypochondriacs suffer fears of having serious medical disease, despite having appropriate medical evaluations. Often based on misinterpreting bodily sensations, this preoccupation persists and causes clinically significant distress & impairment in social, work, and other functioning. Doctors can help with these anxieties, appropriately monitor overall health, & avoid unnecessary tests/treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more
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