- Q Are there any historical epidemic diseases that no longer exist?
The majority of historical epidemic outbreaks resulted from bubonic plague, cholera, typhoid fever, typhus, malaria, influenza, polio, and smallpox. Influenza, of course, remains widely prevalent. Polio has been eradicated in the United States as... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for sepsis?
There are other treatments in addition to antibitotics, such as corticosteroids, or insulin to help stabilize the blood sugar level. Drotecogin alfa, a drug that stops inflammation and blood clots, increases chance of survival with a severe case... Full Answer
- Q How is candidiasis diagnosed?
The distinctive symptoms of rashes, itching, and discharge from candidiasis are clues that a fungal infection is present, and usually will be enough for a diagnosis. A doctor may take a small sample of the affected tissue and examines it with a... Full Answer
- Q How do infections affect the body?
Depending on the infection, the body can be affected minimally or severely. In a viral cold infection, the body may feel general discomfort and illness for a short period of time. The Epstein-Barr viral infection, however, can cause the body to... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease?
Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann, PediatricsIn addition to fever for a few days with painful sores in the mouth, there is often a blister-like rash on the hands, feet, and sometimes the diaper area. The rash may also be tender, especially on the bottom of the feet, so your child may not want to... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for sepsis?
The first treatment given to someone with sepsis is always wide spectrum antibiotics, even before the original infection is diagnosed. Doctors will administer these antibiotics until the original source of bacteria is discovered and then they can... Full Answer