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Why Do I Keep Getting Cellulitis 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
Change in pH: Many things change the pH of the vagina. This change can inhibit or Prohibit the growth of your body's normal bacteria. Without this normal bacteria, yeast and/or bacterial overgrowths can occur and cause vaginitis. I like probiotics for maintenance, but see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Frequent UTI's: People with recurrent uti's need to be evaluated by a urologist (u) to see if they have an obstruction of their urinary outflow tract. A renal ultrasound will be done first. If that does not give the answer of why you have these frequent uti's, other tests will be ordered. Your u can give you the a diagnosis and a treatment plan to resolve your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
Tough to say: Your answer may come best by the dr. Who is treating you for them. Sometimes, there can be underlying areas where infections are lingering and they may cause periodic flare-ups. Check with your treating dr., and see what they feel is the cause. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alternative Treatmnt: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immune system: Staph is a normal colonizer of the skin in all people. It usually takes advantage of a break in the skin or the mucous membranes. If you are getting serious infections then you need to have your immune system checked out. Otherwise, scrub well daily with good antibacterial soap to reduce the skin colonies. Swish/swallow and spray in the nose 2-3 times daily silver shield brand colloidal silver. ...Read more
Eustachain tube: dysfunction can be a reason. The middle ear space, behind the eardrum, drains through the eustachain which allows easy flow of material out of the middle ear. If this is blocked or does not work well then material stays in that space long enough to get infected. Another possibility is incompletely treated infection of the mastoid air cells. These are small sinus structures just behind the earsIt is hard to get antibiotics into these spaces and they can be partially treated with your antibiotic only to flare up again when it is finished. Please see an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several possibilties: The reasons for recurrent yeast infections usually are unknown. Diabetes with poor blood glucose control is the most serious common predisposing condition. Other immune deficiencies can do it, but quite rare. Ongoing or repeat antibiotics. Tight clothing sometimes is blamed, but mostly an urban myth. Weekly fluconazole (Diflucan®) by mouth can prevent most outbreaks. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more
Several reasons: Normally the sinuses drain into the nasal cavity. In some patients drainage can be inadequate because of scarring, tumor or congenital reasons. Alternatively other patients suffer from chronic mucosal inflammation due to allergies, recurrent upper respiratory infections, smoking or other irritants. Both conditions can cause recurrent sinus infections. ...Read more
Ear infection: It depends on why type of infection you have. External ear infections are commonly caused by excessive swimming or over aggressive q-tip use. Middle ear infections can be from sinus problems, viral infections or even a perforation of the ear drum. Some people are predisposed to get them, however. See an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph infection: These are probably due to staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria. You should have cultures of the boil to determine what the organism and its sensitivity to antibiotics are. If staph, in addition to receiving antibiotics attempts to eliminate carriage of this should be made with Mupirocin (bactroban) ointment in the nose and washing solely with a hexochlorphine containing soap. ...Read more
What do you recommend I do if i keep on getting yeast infections due to antibiotics for my acne/other?
UTI: By water infections, do you mean urinary infections? If so, repeated infections may indicate an underlyling problem with your bladder, kidneys or elsewhere in the urinary tract. Could be chronic kidney stones or other issue. You should be evaluated, to check your urine and probably need some imaging of the urinary system. You should see your provider. ...Read more
Staph infections: Once you have a staph infection, it is likely you continue to carry the bacteria in places like your nose and on your skin. If you then have any tiny breaks in the skin, such as a bug bite or even just a small irritant rash, the bacteria can enter in and cause infection. There are ways to decrease the amount of bacteria you carry around on your body and in your nose - talk to your doc about how! ...Read more
What do I do if I keep getting MRSA boils ? And i'm already on antibiotics, and I think I might have folicultis .. They wont go away :( & keepscarring
Do you take: Oral contraceptives? Are you immunocompromised? Do wear panties that are overly tight or made of synthetic materials? Do you spend lots of time in hot tubs or wear wet bathing suits without changing quickly into something dry? These are just a few questions. If yeast infections are recurrent, you should be evaluated by a gynecologist or your physician. ...Read more
Chlamydia: Agree with dr. Singh. In addition, all of your sexual partners over the last two months need to be treated. Do not have any sexual activities for 7 days after one day treatment or for seven days into longer treatment. Partners can reinfect each other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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