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What Infection Do I Have
What vaginal infection do I have if there's no discharge on my panties and no itch but there is a overgrowth of white-ish substance in my vagina?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Do I have a infection my side hurt n I keep on peeing every five minutes n what kind of infection do I have please help it been hurting for awhile?
Pyelonephritis: This may well be a kidney infection, which can be extremely severe and even life-threatening. Please go and see a doctor now and get diagnosed and treated. Do not delay. ...Read more
See ophthalmologist: Descriptors are hard to give the clear idea. Photo might help, but best see an ophthalmologist! ...Read more
I have dry, brown, itchy spots under my armpits and theyre spreading now. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do? I have no insurance=(
Hard to say: It's very difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing what it looks like but it may be a fungal infection (sort of like jock itch). You can try looking up clinics if money is an issue. Otherwise, you can call doctors and ask for the cash rate - it's difficult i know but something we've tried to solve with our website - sorry you're not in texas where most of doctors are. ...Read more
I can't see my vagina hole and i am discharging white liquids with no odor. What type of vaginal infection do i have and how can i cure it?
Vaginal discharge : You need examination to answer your question ...Read more
What kind of eye infection do I have? The eye is really red and very watery. I see something that looks like mucus.
You : You should see a medical doctor to have this examined, especially if it persists. There are many different diseases that cause red, watery eyes. Often this is infectious and it can be quite contagious, so be very careful about not rubbing your eyes, nose or mouth. It may be best to stay away from other people and out of work until this resolves, but let your medical doctor advise you after they've examined your eyes. If you wear contact lenses do not put them back into your eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of ear infection do I have? My ear gets sharp pains whenever i move my head, i can touch my outer ear but it hurts when i apply pressure (like laying my head on a pillow), i feel like something is draining when i sit my head up or tilt it to the
You : You need an exam to determine what kind of infection you have. You could either have an outer ear infection (also known as swimmer's ear) or you could have a middle ear infection with a burst ear drum causing the sudden drainage. Since both of those need antibiotic treatment, you should go see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Type two diabete bth parents had it, bth feet swollen right one turning purple scared, took mom legs beacuse of infection, what should I do, have told dr ?
What kind of throat infection do I have? I have a sore throat that hurts when i swallow. The pain doen't burn or feel like knives, but it feels like someone punched me right in the throat every time i swallow. Both my lymph nodes are swollen and are red l
Can't : Can't diagose this based on description alone. I wonder if what you are describing as lymph nodes are your tonsils. Red swollen tonsils, pain with swallowing, sore throat, slight fever, runny nose and ear ache. It could be a virus, but you really need a streph test to rule out streph throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immune deficiency: Hiv stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the cause of aids. It is transmitted by intimate contact, either sexually, by blood or tissue transfer, by mothers to their fetus or newborn. Early onset illness may present in various forms, often as a mononucleosis-like syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Problems?: If you have a urine infection, you need to be on antibiotics. If you are suddenly tending to get lots of infections, you need to be seen to be sure there's not something blocking flow of urine and causing the infections. If you are just concerned about possible urine infection, drink plenty of cranberry juice and possibly take Mannitol from health food store. Good luck! ...Read more
Urinary infection: Symptoms include burning pain on urination, frequent urination &/or sudden urgency, foul smelling urine, possibly blood in urine &/or some wetting. You need to get your urine tested for infection, see a health care professional for antibiotics and drink plenty of water. Burning on urination can be helped by taking Pyridium (phenazopyridine) available otc at pharmacy. It only relieves symptoms & is not a cure. ...Read more
Depends where: It depends what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read more
Stopping infections: First of all, prevention is key: wash hands, get vaccinated; antimicrobial prophylaxis when appropriate. If infection is present treatment depends on the site and the organism. Serious infection may need antimicrobial agents. Skin infection may need incision ; drainage; deep soft tissue may need surgery; foreign body removal (catheters/joints), drainage. Blood stream infection need antibiotics. ...Read more
Wash hands!: You will never be able to prevent all infections, but that's ok. As long as your child has a normal immune system, he/she will be able to handle most infections. Make sure your child gets all the recommended vaccinations! When around other sick kids, make sure to wash hands. Many doctors think your immune system being exposed to antigens may actually be beneficial. Doctors are always there to help ...Read more
Warm soaks: You can start by soaking your finger in warm water to encourage drainage of the infection. If the infection worsens despite doing this, you should see your doctor for a drainage procedure. Antibiotics can be used in more severe cases. ...Read more
ESBL: So extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) bacteria have special chemicals made only by these specific bacteria that break down certain kinds of antibiotics, making the infection with these bacteria much harder to treat with typical antibiotics or more than just one typie. We often have to isolate these patients in the hospital to make sure the bacteria does not spread as it can do so easily. ...Read more
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