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What Is The Cause Of Staph Infection
Dermatophytes: Dermatophytes are molds that can invade the superficial layers of the skin and cause infection. There are 3 genera of pathologic dermatophyte fungi: trichophyton, microsporum and epidermophyton. Transfer of infecting organisms from soil, animals of humans is accomplished by arthrospores or vegetative cells with thick cell walls that can survive for more than a year outside their hosts. ...Read more
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
Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staphylococcus infec: Staph is a normal colonizer of our skin. It causes infection when it gest in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our skin usually protects us but breaks (wounds/surgery/ivs) put us at risk for infection. If in blood stream, deep tissue/organ infection, IV antibiotics are usually a must. Simple skin infection: topical agents. An abscess: incision;drainage of the infeciton is key to treatment, . ...Read more
A fungal infection: Several factors can cause yeast infections- 1. Local balance of normal bacteria and fungi (flora) is disrupted, typically due to antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nature: Candida is a natural organism, a type of fungus or yeast, that is a normal inhabitant of the G.I. Tract. Occasionally canada can get in areas where it over grows and can cause symptomatic infections, like a female yeast infection, or certain kinds of jock itch and similar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite common in wome: Especiall in older women.Get a more detailed answer ›
Salmonella bacteria: Salmonella is a bacteria. In the United States, it is the most common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella occurs in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and sometimes on unwashed fruit and vegetables. About 40, 000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the United States annually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of things: Technically, viruses, bacteria and fungus are infections. There are lots of other things that can cause a persistent cough. Some will go way on their own like colds, viral infections etc. Others will not go away such as chronic sinusitis, allergies etc. If you are still coughing, call your family doctor. ...Read more
Many causes: The causes (types) of colitis. 1-infectious colitis bacteria caussing colitis. 2-ischemic colitis( losing blood suplly). 3-inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease 4-microscopic colitis there are two types of microscopic colitis, 1) collagenous colitis and 2) lymphocytic colitis. Good luck. ...Read more
Viral: The overwhelming majority of sinus infections are viral in nature, and are self-limited. They are not really preventable, as the viruses are everywhere. ...Read more
Lymphadenitis: By retroauricular gland i suspect you mean the lymph nodes behind the ear. These can enlarge and manifest pain and swelling due to inflammation in the areas from which they get lymphatic drainage. They are attempting to contain infection, tumor, or any other agent creating the inflammation. Very non-specific. ...Read more
Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are very common: three out of four women have at least one during their lives. What causes vaginal yeast infections? Candida yeast normally live in the vagina. But certain conditions set up an ideal environment for the yeast to "overgrow" out of balance and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more
Coronavirus: Middle eastern respiratory syndrome virus is in the coronavirus class and it appears it may be transmitted to humans from bats. So far there have been only a small number of documented cases, but since it may produce a very mild disease in some people, numerous individuals may have been infected and not know it.Mers. ...Read more
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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