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Where am I more likely to contract a fungal infection?

Where am I more likely to contract a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: The most common fungal infections are tinea pedis (athelete's foot), tinea cruris (jock itch), and tinea corporis (ringworm affecting other areas). ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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I have tuberculosis am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

I have tuberculosis am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

No: Although candida can be found in the sputum it can be considered a contaminant except in certain situations such as immunosuppresion (cancer, HIV etc) if a person with tuberculosis has a candida infection the above must be ruled out particularly hiv. Otherwise the answer is no. ...Read more

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Where am I or my child likely to contract a rotavirus infection?

Where am I or my child likely to contract a rotavirus infection?

Yes: Rotavirus causes diarrhea in young children, which may lead to dehydration. Speak to your doctor about prevention and treatment options. ...Read more

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Where am I more likely to catch cyclosporiasis?

Where am I more likely to catch cyclosporiasis?

Food: People can become infected with cyclospora by consuming food or water contaminated with the parasite. People traveling to countries where the disease is endemic may be at increased risk for infection.Cyclosporiasis occurs in many countries, but the disease seems to be most common in tropical and subtropical regions. In areas where cyclosporiasis has been studied, the risk for infection is seasonal. ...Read more

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I have cancer am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

I have cancer am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

Probably not: True lung infections caused by candida are almost unheard of. People with severely suppressed bone marrow function can get systemic candida infections, but most such people are hospitalized in bone marrow or other organ transplant units or similarly immunosuppressed (but rarely cancer patients receiving outpatient chemo for example). "candida pneumonia" is almost unheard of. ...Read more

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Can you catch fungal infections from a cat? I suspect i may have fungal infection of scalp and curious

Can you catch fungal infections from a cat? I suspect i may have fungal infection of scalp and curious

Yes: Cats can carry Ringworm. Ringworm is not a worm but a fungal infection. The lesion is a raised, scaly, and itchy rash. There is usually a bald spot where the infection occurs. See your Doctor for treatment. More info here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ringworm/basics/definition/con-20029923 ...Read more

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I have asthma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have asthma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

No: Asthmatic patients are not at any higher risk to develop serious bacterial infection when compared with general population. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to contract a yeast infection from my boyfriends mouth?

Yes: If he has 'thrush', an oral yeast infection, it is possible to transmit it during oral sex. But any degree of inflammation or irritation with associated moisture can lead to an infection. ...Read more

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If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

Many things: Frequency of urination can be a manifestation of many medical conditions. Vaginal yeast infections will seldom do that without associated burning on urination. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have lupus, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have lupus, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

Steroids: If you are immunosuppressed with systemic steroids, Prednisone or biologics you will be more prone to infections and possible sepsis. Treat any bacterial infetion early, to prevent complications. ...Read more

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I have a donated organ, will I be more susceptible to encephalitis infection?

I have a donated organ, will I be more susceptible to encephalitis infection?

Immuno: Transplant recipients can be more susceptible to infections given the anti rejection meds can suppress the normal immune function. ...Read more

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I get chronic yeast infection with small blister on the outside of my labia. Could this be more then just a yeast infection? I need another opinion .

I get chronic yeast infection with small blister on the outside of my labia. Could this be more then just a yeast infection? I need another opinion .

? herpes: There are different causes of blisters. With chronic yeast infections , i would be concerned about underlying immune dysfunction such as diabetes or other causes. You should have a good exam and some labs to see what else could be contributing. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel

I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel

Neither,need tests: One visit to ER is not enough to diagnose ' ileitis ' . See you family doctor or gastroenterologist for further investigation , to make sure you do not have Crohn's disease, yes infection like TB,viral & fungal possible Your URI may not be related. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

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I have type 2 diabetes, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

Yes, if uncontrolled: If your blood sugars are out of control in general you might be more susceptible to infections. A very well controlled diabetic is not much different from a non-diabetic. ...Read more

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I have breast cancer, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have breast cancer, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

Chemo? yes: If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy, this is a possibility. Chemo kills cancer cells but also weakens the immune system, which protects us from germs and bacterial infections. Be sure to keep track of your surroundings take take precautions to not expose yourself to others that are sick. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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