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What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

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 more

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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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What is a yeast infection and how do you get it?

What  is a yeast infection and how do you get it?

Yeast infection: This is most commonly overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans on normal mucosa, either the mouth (unusual in adults) or the vagina. It often follows the use of antibiotics or steroid, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, etc. The yeast lives in your own GI tract but seldom produces problems without something else going on. ...Read more

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Hepatisus needtoknow if it is contagius and how you getthis and what to do to get rid of it

Hepatisus needtoknow if it is contagius and how you getthis and what to do to get rid of it

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

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How to get staph infection and what is it?

How to get staph infection and what is it?

Staphylococcus : Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We're covered w/staph & our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut & if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (mrsa, mrse, gisa). Handwashing decr's spread. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is a staph infection and how does someone get it?

How do I know exactly what is a staph infection and how does someone get it?

Bacterial infection: A staph infection is a bacterial infection caused by one of several species of staphylococcus bacteria. The bacteria are everywhere and don't always cause an infection. However, when a person is infection, he/she requires antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What is thrush and how do you get it--is it contagious?

What is thrush and how do you get it--is it contagious?

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

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What is mrsa? How do you get it?

What is mrsa? How do you get it?

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

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I wondering what is MRSA, VRE, and CRE. If you get it is it bad, and how does it even spread?

Bad infections: Descriptions of bacterial infections thar are resistant to normal antibiotics. MRSA stands for Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus VRE stands for Vancomycin resistant enterococci; CRE stands for Cabapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae. These are very serious infections. Go online to read more about each individual microorganism. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have bacterial vaginosis and does it spread?

How do you know if you have bacterial vaginosis and does it spread?

Discharge and odor: Bacterial vaginosis is characterized by a thin, somtimes gyayish discharge, that is mildly irritationg or itchy, and most often a "foul" or "fishy" odor. It is usually treated with oral antibiotics (metronidazole and sometimes . There is also a Metronidazole vaginal gel as well. ...Read more

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Hpv how do you get it and how is it treated?

Hpv how do you get it and how is it treated?

Sex, observation: Hpv is sexually transmitted. It can causes changes on your cervix which if are low risk may resolve when your body produces antibodies to it. However if high risk if not treated with biopsies it can progress to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What is hydrednitis and how do you get rid of it thank you?

What is hydrednitis and how do you get rid of it thank you?

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 more

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What is a blood infection and how do you get one? Can you get it from a viral infection

What is a blood infection and how do you get one? Can you get it from a viral infection

Define blood infexn: When we say blood infection we are usually talking about sepsis, when the infection gets into your blood stream and your body is mounting a severe defense against it (called inflammation). The most severe one is usually caused by bacterial infection that has spread into the blood from skin or any organ (such as lung infection aka pneumonia). You could have a viral sepsis but it is rare. ...Read more

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What is colitis and how do you get it?

What is colitis and how do you get it?

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 more

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What is cellulitis? How do you get it?

What is cellulitis? How do you get it?

Infection: cellulitis is a infection in the skin and tissue beneath the skin, caused by bacteria and sometimes by fungus. Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are the types of bacteria that are usually responsible for cellulitis, although many types of bacteria can cause the condition. ?Symptoms and signs include redness, tenderness, swelling, and warmth of the affected area. ...Read more

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How to cure a yeast infection and how do you know if it is a yeast infection for sure?

Yeast Infections: 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 (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a sinus infection if it does not respond to medication?

What do I do to get rid of a sinus infection if it does not respond to medication?

Get reevaluated.: Maybe it's time to get reevaluated by your doctor or see an ENT specialist. It may not be infection but rhinitis or allergy. Maybe you're not getting the right or adequate treatments. Maybe there are structural problems in the sinuses. A doctor would be able to help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of threadworms and is it contagious?

How do you get rid of threadworms and is it contagious?

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

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What is jock itch and how do you get it if a girl?

What is jock itch and how do you get it if a girl?

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

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What exactly is sinus infections and how do we get them? Why do they return? Is it possible for it to be bronchitis

What exactly is sinus infections and how do we get them? Why do they return? Is it possible for it to be bronchitis

Sinuses: The paranasal sinuses are cavities in the skull lined by ciliated mucous membranes. They connect to the nose and throat. When they are partially obstructed they can become infected and this is called sinusitis. Bronchitis is completely different, and involves the passageway into the lungs. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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


Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin ...Read more