Doctor insights on:
What Is Chlamydia And How Do You Get It
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
Infection of lungs: Pneumonia is infection in the lung(s) caused by many types of bacteria or viruses. These infections are acquired from our immediate surroundings - by inhaling tiny droplets that carry these bugs into our lungs where they start to multiply & cause infection. Some viruses are also spread via objects that we handle. Handwashing, avoiding contact with people with colds are best preventive strategies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human papiloma virus: The hpv are a group of more than 100 viruses, some of which cause problems in humans.Two strains are known to cause genital warts and 2 strains are associated with cervical, anal& penile cancer. It is spread through skin to skin contact with surfaces shedding the virus. It can be acquired & lay dormant for years before surfacing to cause problems & spread to others. ...Read more
Droplet spread: RSV or respiratory syncytial virus is contagious viral disease that may infect a person's lungs and breathing passages.Most children will catch RSV by the age of 2 years.RSV spreads rapidly among children. While most will recover in 1 to 2 weeks, even after recovery, infants and children can continue to spread the virus for 1 to 3 weeks.Infected person coughs or sneezes into air,by droplets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See answer: Hepatitis a (hav), hepatitis e (hev) and possibly hepatitis f (hfv) are transmitted by enteric, that is digestive or by fecal routes. Hepatitis b (hbv), hepatitis d (hdv), hepatitis c (hcv), hepatitis g (hgv) and ttv, ...These types of hepatitis are transmitted by the parenteral route, parenteral meaning viruses introduced by all other routes except through the intestinal tract. Get tested for tx. ...Read more
What colitis is: Colitis (c) is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon.It can be caused by infection, loss of blood supply to the colon, inflammatory bowel disease, and invasion of the colon wall with lymphocytic white blood cells or collagen. Bacteria than can cause c are shgiella, salmonella and e. Coli, among others. See a gastroenterologist for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Comments: If you have vertigo, you will feel very dizzy, off balance, and likely at risk for falling. If acute and due to inner ear infection, or a stroke, nausea and vomiting will likely be present. Vertigo subjectively feels like you are whirling about, and are very unstable. Most doctors can diagnose this vestibular imbalance problem. ...Read more
Fungus/yeast infectn: Thrush is Candida Albicans infection, a common fungus or yeast. Common in babies, under dentures, or if your resistance is comprimised. Usually white surface which can be rubbed off to reveal a red base. Also can be at the corners of the mouth. Treat the cause, and or use anti-fungal medicines. Contagious? Shouldn't be. Candida is "normal flora". ...Read more
Dermatologist: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition that features pea-sized to marble-sized lumps under the skin. There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa. But early treatment can help manage the symptoms and may prevent new lesions from developing. Treatment by dermatologist may include antibiotics, steroids etc.Hidradenitis this starts at puberty, persists for years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anyone can get: Jock itch is the common name for a fungal infection of the groin or genital area. It's also known as tinea cruris. Anyone can get it. It's thought that it can be spread from the feet to the groin, by bath towels or other ways. Fungi love areas that are warm, moist, and dark. ...Read more
Saliva: Mono is usually caused by the EB virus and for many it will happen as an unremarkable viral infection in early to mid childhood.If so you would be immune. If not, adolescent or adult mono tends to be more intense and lengthy.It can pass through the saliva of asymptomatic persons either through direct or indirect contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC meds/yes: There are a variety of over the counter products that may help you rid someone of threadworms.They come with names like pinx. There are also prescription meds that will work.The worm is passed througn eggs that contaminate bedclothes, play areas, etc and end up on fingers. They travel though the mouth to your digestive tract where they infect you. ...Read more
Edema: Dropsy is an old term which refers to excess fluid in the tissues, i.e. Edema. There are many causes of edema. Edema can be due to serious conditions (heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, lymphatic obstruction); but mild degrees of edema can be a common occurrence in women with premenstrual bloat, or after a prolonged immobilization (long plane flight). ...Read more
Skin to skin contact: Crab lice is transferred by skin to skin contact with an infested individual with transfer approaching 95% with one sexual contact.A 10 minute application of a pyrethrin preparation is usually effective in treating an infestation. Many retreat a week later to be sure. ...Read more
Voice: Great question. Many causes starting with dehydration, vocal misuse, acid reflux or asthma as well as medications. Start by hydrating, no yelling or whispering and avoid dairy ( makes you clear your throat) If you have other symptoms of a cold you would treat those OTC as well. If it persists then see an ENT to check it out. ...Read more
Antibiotic resistant: MRSA is a common infection (Staph) that is resistant to the most common anti-Staph antibiotics. It can spread from the location where it enters the body - sometime very rapidly - and cause large, non-healing wounds. The infection spreads by contact with an infected individual. Treatment requires aggressive treatment, antibiotics based on wound culture, debridement of necrotic tissue. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Chlamydia how do you get it
- How do you get tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia?
- How do you get treated for chlamydia?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How do you get chlamydia in the throat?
- Do you automatically get chlamydia?
- Do you get sores with chlamydia?
- How long do you have to wait to get tested for chlamydia?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free