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What Happens To My Child As A Result Of Bacterial Tracheitis
Long term nothing: Bacterial tracheitis can cause airway obstruction from infected crusts building up in the trachea. It is treated with bronchoscopy, antibiotics, steroids, etc. If there is no need for long term intubation, then there should be no problems with long term issues. Occasionally there will be permanent scarring of the trachea that can be fixed if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough plus: When kids have bronchitis it is usually due to a virus causing mucus and swelling in the airways of the lungs. They wheeze and cough. While often people are treated with antibiotics, usually they are not necessary because viruses don't respond to antibiotics. Sometimes kids will respond to inhalers (like for asthma). If they get recurrent bronchitis, i suspect they have asthma. Smoke can worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: According to the match of dimes "cmv is the most common congenital (present at birth) infection in the United States. Each year, about 40, 000 babies are born with CMV infection. Luckily, the virus does not harm most of them. But about 4, 000 of these babies develop mental retardation, learning disabilities, hearing loss, vision loss, or other disabilities as a result of CMV infection. ". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CSF Otorrhea: Depending on the cause, trauma vs spontaneous, the presence of an abnormal communication between sterile subarachnoid space with the flora of the sinonasal places your child at great risk for meningitis, which is potentially life threatening. Your child should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist immediately who may refer you to a neurosurgeon if a complex operation is indicated to seal the leak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
House '78 or earlier: Houses built before 1978 may have lead based paint. Other lead sources: candies and some traditional home remedies from mexico and india; hot tap water for cooking; certain containers or cookware; imported toys or products . See lead recalls at http://www.Cdc.Gov/nceh/lead/recalls/default.Htm. ...Read more
Rare: General mortality is low, less than 1/1000, so I would imagine it's not that higher for infants, have not seen any incidence reports on this virus in the USA. If you have more data we can use, please let me know if any research is there... Thank you ! If you live outside the U.S., suggest you talk to local doctors and ask ...Read more
Tuberculosis: Koch's disease is tuberculosis. It usually causes lung problems- cough and cavitations in the lung. It can spead and cause problems in other parts of the body. It is treatable these days so most people do not have bad effects. This link has a good explanation... http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/koch%27s+disease. ...Read more
Maybe: There are a lot of reasons for a lot of phlegm in the throat. It could be a bacterial infection; it could be bronchitis from smoking; it could be allergies; it could be a sign of a lung disease like bronchiectasis. If this is a persistent problem, i would get checked out by your doctor or even a lung specialist. ...Read more
If croup with woughping cough in infants is a result of viral infection then why doctors prescribe antibiotics ? Is it for just in case scenerio?
Empiric treatment: Often doctors don't know what the cause of a cough like illness is, unless they have done specific testing for it. Sometimes there are clues that make a clinical diagnosis easy, but it's always good to have confirmation with a lab test-then the best therapy can be prescribed. You're right-antibiotics don't work for viruses, but if the doctor is trying to cover all the bases, you might get an Rx. ...Read more
How to know the cause of urticaria in one year old baby? treatment? and could it result in hypomelanosis?
Urticaria: In a one year old is uncommon,especially chronic types, even though,most of the time the cause would be unknown & would resolve spontaneously,just get controlled with medicine like cetirizine.Allergies to certain foods can be a cause,but mostly it's obvious with direct correlation with the offending food as milk or peanuts.Right diagnosis leads to right management,check again,have a 2nd opinion ...Read more
What happens if a person or child was in close proximity of human excrement and fungus/mold (with no way to avoid it), what diseases would be developed?
Can you explain the process of how a pathologist can tell if a woman has a bacterial infection vaginally?
Swab culture: Any body site that is accessible can be cultured: a gyn physician or nurse using proper sterile technique inserts a culture swab in the vagina and then submits it to the lab where it can be smeared on a slide and examined in a microscope with appropriate stains, and cultured to see what organisms might grow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel
Bacteria/opportunist: Bacteria are basic opportunists.They grow & reproduce anywhere they find a source of moisture & nutrients, if a germ like chlamydia or gonococcus are introduced into the female genital tract, they can find plenty of nutrients along the linings. Over time they can produce scarring of the inside of delicate structures like the fallopian tubes & reduce fertility. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?
Part of life: Yeast is around us in the environment & by later infancy at least 5% of the dry weight of poo is yeast. The skin surface is resistant to yeast unless irritated or over hydrated ( like wearing diapers ). The yeast creates a rash when it takes the opportunity of a simple exposure & sets up housekeeping on irritated skin.Improvement with rx occurs within days. ...Read more
What does it mean to have red spots in the body of a baby? Could it be a viral infection or a virus?
My 3 year old has a mild case of fungal infection in the head but is allergic to his meds. What can we do?
See your doctor: Take your child back to their doctor, there are multiple other medications that can be used. ...Read more
My child is in the fifth month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?
Can parents of blood group o positive give birth to an as positive baby? And if this happened, what could be the potential causes?
Yes. Different genes: Blood type o has nothing to do with hemoglobins a and s. That two parents have a child with sickle cell trait (hemoglobins a and s) indicates that at least one of the parents has sickle cell trait. I would predict that the child's blood type is o. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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