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What do infectologists do for pneumonia?

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 more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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What do doctors do to check for worms?

What do doctors do to check for worms?

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

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What do you do for ?Leiomyosarcoma?

What do you do for ?Leiomyosarcoma?

Usually surgery: The treatment depends on the location of the sarcoma, but in general the primary treatment for a leiomyosarxoma is complete surgical resection with negative margins, possibly followed by radiation therapy to the area. ...Read more

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What do I do for croup?

What do I do for croup?

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 more

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What can general practitioners do for pneumonia?

What can general practitioners do for pneumonia?

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 more

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What do the doctors do for a toe infection?

What do the doctors do for a toe infection?

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 more

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What do doctors do for a torn oesophagus?

What do doctors do for a torn oesophagus?

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

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What do eye doctors do when treating infection?

What do eye doctors do when treating infection?

Antibiotics: Like all doctors, we usually use antibiotics if its bacterial, and antiviral meds , if its a treatable virus..... Of course unlike other doctors, most of our medications come in eye drops. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to diagnose a candida infection?

What do doctors do to diagnose a candida infection?

Dx: To diagnose a yeast infection the physician may obtain a medical history, perform a pelvic examination, & take a sample of vaginal secretions which can be examined microscopically at the office or may undergo further laboratory tests. ...Read more

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What do doctors do once they diagnose bacterial meningitis?

What do doctors do once they diagnose bacterial meningitis?

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

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What do doctors do to test for cancer?

What do doctors do to test for cancer?

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

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Need doctor's help! what do eye doctors do when looking for infection?

Need doctor's help! what do eye doctors do when looking for infection?

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

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What do doctors do to diagnose a yeast infection.?

What do doctors do to diagnose a yeast infection.?

Yeast dx: To diagnose a yeast infection the physician may obtain a medical history & perform an examination. If there is discharge will take a sample which can be examined microscopically at the office or may undergo further laboratory tests. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to test for a yeast infection?

Microscopically: To diagnose a yeast infection the physician may obtain a medical history, perform a pelvic examination, & take a sample of vaginal secretions which can be examined microscopically at the office or may undergo further laboratory tests. ...Read more

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How do I tell kids grandma has helicobacter pylori infections? What do they need to know?

How do I tell kids grandma has helicobacter pylori infections? What do they need to know?

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 more

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What do doctors do to take care of schizophrenia?

What do doctors do to take care of schizophrenia?

See below: There are many medications available for treating schizophrenia. These medications are called antispychotics. A psychiatrist can help you with a treatment plan. A treatment team is needed to prevent downward spirals in this chronic illness. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to check you for colon cancer?

What do doctors do to check you for colon cancer?

Exam: Physical exam, rectal exam, check for blood in the stool, colonoscopy if indicated. ...Read more

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What can doctors do for hypochondriacs?

What can doctors do for hypochondriacs?

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 more

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What do doctors do to take care of an ear ache?

What do doctors do to take care of an ear ache?

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