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What Is The Super Bug Going Around 2012
Is there a new GI super bug going around presenting with excessive vomiting and/or diarrhea without fever and lasting only 24 hours?
Norovirus: This is one of the seasons for highly infectious, but fortunately self-limited GI illnesses. Viruses are a common cause for such symptoms. The norwalk virus, norovirus, adenovirus and others can cause these kinds of symptoms. Staying hydrated, getting plenty of rest and washing hands before eating and after using the bathroom are very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly resistant: A bug that's highly resistant to multiple antibiotics. The kind of bug that we're beginning to see because of global overuse of antibiotics, both in livestock and for treatment of human non-bacterial diseases. ...Read more
CRE: Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae is infection commonly seen in people with exposure to healthcare settings such as hospitals or nursing homes, & occur among sick patients who are receiving treatment for other conditions, such as patients on ventilators or catheters or long-course antibiotics. Symptoms vary depending on site of infection, ex. Uti or pneumonia or blood. ...Read more
Usually Benign Bact: Just staphylococcus aureus trying to stay alive, frequently present skin, respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AMOXICILLIN/STAPH IN: Amoxicillin is a drug of choice for beta lactamase negative bacteria, and is quite effective normally when we suspect staph infetion we do not use Amoxicillin because we do not know if the it is staph coagulase neg or positive but in reality it is a good antibiotic for coagulase negative staph. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true about.This.New.Super.Bug or a resistant strain of gonorrhea thats going around and.If so please explain it to me?
Antibiotics: A culture and sensitivity would be in order to identify the offending organism and find out what it is sensitive to. ...Read more
Lost both testicles in the last 3 years. Why, they don't know. Super Bug? I can get an erection, just not firm enough for intercourse. Why?
Using cream: Dexpanthenol5% +Chlorexidine hydrochloride0.5% for over 6 monthes on ear peircing twice a day. Should I stop gradualy? Danger of super bug because of developed resistance like when using to much hand sanitzer or incoplete antibio treat?
Peripheral neuropathy. i have a SUPER BUG UTI. dr wants to give me cipro. ive had norfloxacin before with no ill effect, does that mean im ok on cipro?
Unclear,...: Did peripheral neuropathy happen before or after taking norfloxasin? If after, flouroquinolone-related ueropathy may be suspected. Then, it is reasonable for not using it or using with precaution. How to sort all related things out correctly for good care? Follow instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & those in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. ...Read more
Show it to a doc: Definitely the key to a diagnosis is getting the right doctor to evaluate something. In your case, I would hope your primary doc would be able to help you out. If not, infectious disease specialists are pretty good. Most bug bites aren't very serious, but if this is bothering you - best to get on the phone and try to be seen. Any ideas what it could have come from? Important symptoms like fever?? ...Read more
Ask her why: Ask your daughter to tell you why she is afraid then without dismissing her fear reassure her that the bugs do not want to hurt her but want to be her friends. ...Read more
I feel like there is a bug (singular) crawling on my leg and I keep going to hit it but it's not there-?
CRAWLING BUG?: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICINES? IT COULD BE ANY NUMBER OF THINGS . . . DO SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR SOON. BEST LUCK. ...Read more
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