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Where Am I More Likely To Contract A Fungal Infection
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither : Having a finger inserted into your vagina will not cause either of these things. ...Read more
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
If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?
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 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
What do you suggest if my throat is itchy. I thought it could be a possible yeast infection rather than symptoms of an STD since the ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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