- Q What are the symptoms of infections?
Because there are so many types of infections, the symptoms are quite wide-ranging. The common cold, which is a viral infection, usually has a sore throat, cough, runny nose, and an overall unwell feeling. Tetanus, which is a bacterial infection, usually... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my infection symptoms?
In almost every case, you should talk to your doctor if you suspect you have an infection. You may not usually go to the doctor for a common cold, but if the symptoms persist or get worse, you should see a physician. A doctor's care is crucial for... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of cardiovascular infection?
A person with cardiovascular infection will develop symptoms that indicate the heart is not working normally. These symptoms may include a change in heart rhythm and fluid build-up in the legs that causes abnormal swelling. Feeling weak and tired and... Full Answer
- Q How can I make sure infections don't cause lingering, chronic problems?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineWhile most of us want to treat infections because of their acute symptoms, we also can't ignore that they can have chronic implications as well. Since inflammation and infection can be two of the dominos in the cascade of low energy symptoms, one of your... Full Answer
- Q How can I help my child avoid getting infections?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineTo help your child avoid getting infections, teach them to wash hands, wash hands, wash hands (with baby wipes or Purell if there's no sink in sight). Coming in from outside, after riding a bus, before dinner, after the bathroom, after playdates, and... Full Answer
- Q What is candidiasis?
Candidiasis is an infection, commonly called a yeast infection, caused by an overgrowth of a fungus called Candida, usually the species Candida albicans. This fungus occurs naturally in the body and is usually kept in check by healthy bacteria. Various... Full Answer