- Q How will early treatment for sepsis improve my chances of survival?
If sepsis is treated early on with the proper medications and antibiotics, this will greatly increase your chance of survival and lower your risk for septic shock. Antibiotic treatment should begin immediately regardless of a diagnosis or not. If the... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for candidiasis?
Candidiasis infection of the skin is usually treated with topical antifungal creams. For mild cases of candidiasis in the mouth, called thrush, treatment may consist of acidophilus supplements or rinsing the mouth with diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for a chronic yeast infection?
A simple yeast infection can usually be treated with an over the counter antifungal cream such as miconazole or clotrimazole. However, a chronic yeast infection requires more aggressive treatment. Your doctor will probably prescribe an oral antifungal... Full Answer
- Q Are all pandemics caused by bacteria or viruses?
A significant percentage of historical and current infectious disease pandemics have been or are caused by bacterial and viral pathogens. However, these outbreaks can result from other infectious microorganisms. Rickettsiae are a variety of pathogen,... Full Answer
- Q Are there any ongoing, current epidemic diseases?
There are several epidemic diseases of concern, some of which arise regularly, such as seasonal influenza. Other diseases that are epidemics--meaning they affect a large number of people within a population, but not necessarily outside that... Full Answer
- Q How is oral thrush related to chronic yeast infections?
Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth and is caused by the organism Candida albicans. It is most common in babies and people who wear poorly fitting dentures, but anyone can get it. If not treated while pregnant, mothers can pass a yeast... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for infections?
Various medications are usually the best option for treating an infection, but the medications depend on the type of infection diagnosed. A minor viral infection, such as the common cold, can be treated with fluids, rest, and over-the-counter pain... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my protozoan infection?
If you have been in a situation that would expose you to parasites and are experiencing symptoms associated with a protozoan infection, then you should talk with your doctor. The single-celled parasites that cause protozoan infections thrive in... Full Answer
- Q What causes a chronic yeast infection?
Anything from being pregnant, overweight, or having diabetes, the excessive use of antibiotics and sexual intercourse, increase the risk of getting a yeast infection. Typically, yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida albicans, which is... Full Answer