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What do I do if I think I have a GI infection?

What do I do if I think I have a GI infection?

It depends: Infections most often cause diarrhea, often accompanied by pain or bloating. Diarrhea is often due to viruses and treated by clear fluids or electrolye drinks, then bland food (bananas, rice, etc) until it improves. Vomiting is treated similarly. You should see your doctor asap if there's blood passed, severe pain, high fevers. Or you cannot keep down enough fluids, or if recent travel abroad. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What to do if I think I have a yeast infection?

What to do if I think I have a yeast infection?

Yeast infection ?: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your dr for oral meds. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chronic tonsillitis what do I do?

What to do if I have chronic tonsillitis what do I do?

See an ENT: for evaluation and tests. Once diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis your doctor may recommend a tonsillectomy, which is a surgery to remove the tonsils. However, in many cases surgery is not needed. ...Read more

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I think i may have trichomoniasis what should i do what do i tell the doctor?

I think i may have trichomoniasis what should i do what do i tell the doctor?

See MD: Why do you think you have rich? Usually it causes no symptoms in men. If you have urethral discharge, maybe with painful urination, then chlamydia, gonorrhea, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) are more likely -- although a very small minority of NGU is caused by trich. Anyway, stop looking for answers online. See a doctor in person. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a bad yeast infection?

What should I do if I have a bad yeast infection?

Yeast: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. In some cases diflucan (fluconazole) (ordered by medical provider) may be needed. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection and what can I do about it?

How do I know if I have a yeast infection and what can I do about it?

Possible Yeast: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. See your doctor / gynecologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment will be recommended. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have yeast infection?

Yeast Infection: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. See your physician/ gynecologist for definitve diagnosis the first time. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sinus infection?

Symptoms/duration: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement, it may have progressed into a bacterial sinus infection. This is the usual pathway in the development of a sinus infection. Dental pain may also be felt; discolored secretions are less reliable in predicting infection. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an infection?

How do I know if I have an infection?

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

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How do I know if I have an yeast infection?

You may have clumpy: Cottage cheese type discharge with no odor. There was be redness, swelling, itching or burning. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a yeast infection?

Try OTC Monistat: you can try OTC Monistat. If it is not effective you should see your doctor for a checkup. Remember that consuming too much sugar, antibiotics, diabetes etc can increase risk of yeast infection. Frequent infections can be a sign of an other problem. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sinus infection?

How do I know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Symptoms from sinusitis may include: headache and tenderness / pain near forehead, eyes, cheeks or nose. There may be yellow/ green discharge nasal discharge. Fever, fatigue, earache ; nasal congestion are common. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection?

Vaginitis symptoms: Classic symptoms of yeast infections include white cheesy discharge, vaginal itching, and irritation. It is best to see your doctor for further evaluation to ensure there are no other causes to your symptoms, such as bacterial vaginosis or std. ...Read more

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How do i know if I have a yeast infection?

Itching, irritation: The main symptoms of vaginal yeast infections are itching and irritation, sometimes with redness and swelling of the labia minor. There can be vaginal discharge, but usually not much -- typically thick and white, sometimes compared to cottage cheese. Strong odor or large amount of discharge suggest other infections, including STDs, but not yeast. See a doctor if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a UTI what do I do now?

I have a UTI what do I do now?

Get treated: If you feel that you have a UTI is best to go to a medical facility, get a urinalysis and a culture and get treated if needed. You can get bladder analgesics over the counter to help ease the burning, but best advice is to go get checked. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

What do I do if I have a urinary tract infection?

Treatment of UTI: You should see a doctor who will order a urine culture and will start you on some antibiotics to cure it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: There are dozens of different fungal infections, some superficial skin infections, others systemic, some a combination of both. Cannot answer your question as asked. Be more specific and ask again. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an ear infection?

How do I know if I have an ear infection?

Otitis: You need to have your ear examined by a professional who can tell you if the ear drum or canal look inflamed or if there is evidence of purulent material present and if it needs to be treated with antibiotics or not. ...Read more