FAQ - Pneumonia, Atypical Interstitial, Of Cattle
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'Interstitial Plasma Cell Pneumonia'..what is other term used for it?

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.  (+ info)

can humans catch pneumonia from cattle?

In short, no.
The strain of virus (of pneumonia) that affects cattles is different from the one that affects humans. This is down to our genes - cows and humans have different numbers of chromosomes etc. and therfore, the only way cattle could infect humans would be if we altered the virus's structure or if it mutated (which is highley unlikely)  (+ info)

Is having Atypical Pneumonia for about 5 months normal?

I assume I've had this pneunmonia for almost 5 months since i started with a (dry)cough reoccuring fever since august, since then it's become mild but i still had a cough and crackling in my lungs. My doctor gave me an anti-biotic and then i felt better for about a week, but now most of my symtoms came back all except for the crackling in my lungs. To make matters worse my distance coach expects me to run like i could when i was on the antibiotics which was easily teice as fast as my maximum speed right now what should i do?
Also can i not get messages from those spammers that send you to some website to their buy their drugs. No one believes you.

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How can I tell the difference between a interstitial cystitis flare up and a bladder infection?

I had interstitial cystitis about a year ago, but now I am having similar symptoms again. I am taking Dyflucan for systematic candidiasis, whih I started taking recently. Medications can tend to flar up the IC, but I also had a bladder infection recently and this feels similar. Besides going to the doc, is there another way to distinguish between the two?

Many people suffer from different bladder conditions but it can be hard to tell if the difference between Interstitial Cystitis and a bladder infection. Often times, people are too quick to label the problem as a bladder infection without getting the proper diagnosis. Let’s take a look at the differences between IC and bladder infections, to help you better understand the problem you are having.

IC or Interstitial Cystitis is when the bladder becomes inflamed. This can be caused by an autoimmune disease such as lupus, scleroderma or fibromyalgia or it can be a stand alone condition with no known cause. Some of the symptoms that you may experience with Interstitial Cystitis (IC) include bladder frequency, very painful bladder spasms, low bladder capacity, and sometimes even incontinence. Many times people that suffer with IC often go miss-diagnosed. Many doctors diagnose the problems as a common bladder infection. Doctors have even diagnosed such symptoms as stemming from emotional problems.

Now let’s take a look at what a bladder infection is all about. A bladder infection is also known as a urinary tract infection or UTI. It's caused from bacteria and is a bacterial infection that affects any part or all of the urinary tract. Many get confused as urine contains many bi products of waste from our bodies but none of which is bacteria. Urine can contain many different fluids such as waste products, water and salt, all of which are bacteria free. When bacteria get into the bladder it multiplies fast in the urine and causes a bladder infection.

There are many different symptoms that come with a bladder infection. An urgent need to urinate is perhaps one of the main symptoms that characterize a bladder infection. The bladder will feel full and you will feel pressure as if you have to urinate immediately and quite frequently. Many also feel a pain or burning sensation when they empty their bladder and often times little to no urine actually come out. Some people may even be able to see the bacteria in the urine as the urine will appear cloudy and can have a foul odor. A fever may also be present.

Hope you feel better. : )  (+ info)

Are there any home remedies to relieve symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Are there any home remedies to relieve symptoms of interstitial cystitis? A bladder condition that hurts like a bladder infection.

I've had pelvic floor pain misdiagnosed as IC. I know how really bad it is. I was off work for months until I got some relief and I am still slowly recovering. Work with your doctor to try all sorts of medications to relieve the pain. Don't rule out muscle relaxants and in my case Klonopin, an anti-anxiety drug that can relax the pelvic floor and reduce pain. Some of IC pain is the bladder but usually there is some pain from tight pelvic floor muscles too. Most urologists overlook this, stick you on Elmiron and hope you're one of the 20% it helps, or they do DMSO instillations. If your urologist is not working with you, find another. Mine was willing to try experimental treatments.

As for easy thing you can do at home - heat really helps. Get a rice or buckwheat heating pack for the microwave oven and use that.

Try the IC diet - it did not work for me but it helps some people. And see if you can get a prescription for physical therapy for pelvic floor - THAT is what changed my life.

If you can, go see Dr. Jerome Weiss in SF - I flew there to see him. He is a world expert in this. I paid a lot of money to get there and see him but it changed everything. Worth every penny. He is very supportive and he really helped me.

Also check out the IC network: http://www.ic-network.com/

Be careful there - there is good advice - there are also desperate people who have not gotten control of their illness for whatever reason. I took what I could from there and moved on and did not let it suck me down.

The main thing is to never stop looking for answers. If hadn't, I would still be where I was two years ago - on the sofa, non-functional and in pain. I'm back at work and about 80% recovered now and have a good life again.  (+ info)

What does atypical cells in a paps mere mean?

I had a paps mere because my period hadn't started in two months but that was because I had messed up on my birth control pills but we still thought to check. A week or two later I got a letter in the mail saying atypical cells and had to come back in about 5 months. My period started two days after the paps mere, so what does the atypical cells mean?

There's an irregularity in the cells. You could potentially have HPV, but you won't know until you make another appointment.

And it's "pap smear".  (+ info)

What is the difference between typical and atypical antipsychotics?

I am doing a presentation on Wednesday about Schizophrenia, and all I need to know is the difference between typical and atypical antipsychotics. I have Google'd and read plenty of books, but I can't quite figure it out. Please help.

typical - older and cheaper than atypical. Have more side effects, particularly extra pyramidal side effects. Have a high affinity for D2 receptors, causing said side effects. Tend to only help with the positive symptoms of schizophrenia.

atypical - newer and more expensive but better tolerated. Have a low affinity for D2 receptors therefore causing generally less side effects. They also act on serotonin so help with both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.  (+ info)

What is atypical epithelial cells in the cervix?

What is atypical epithelial cells in the cervix? What are the possible results?

atypical - not typical, abnormal
epithelial - cellular tissue covering external body tissues

atypical epithelial cells of the cervix - abnormal cells of the tissue covering the cervix

I might add that both of those words can be found in a dictionary.  (+ info)

What is the difference between Pneumonia and Walking Pneumonia?

What is the difference between the two?

I bet in a decade there will be Jogging Pneumonia and Sprinting Pneumonia. How about Galloping or Skipping Pneumonia? haha.
Why do they call it 'walking' Pneumonia, anyways?

Pneumonia is acute inflammation of the lungs caused by infection. Initial diagnosis is usually based on chest x-ray. Causes, symptoms, treatment, preventive measures, and prognosis differ depending on whether the infection is bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic; whether it is acquired in the community, hospital, or nursing home; and whether it develops in a patient who is immunocompetent or immunocompromised.
An outdated term, "walking pneumonia", has been used to describe a type of community-acquired pneumonia of less severity (hence the fact that the patient can continue to "walk" rather than require hospitalization). Walking pneumonia is usually caused by a virus or by atypical bacteria.  (+ info)

How can you get rid of recurring pneumonia?

Last year my mother had both pneumonia and MRSA pneumonia and is currently on a ventilator. We were told the MRSA would always stay in her body. Now an xray has shown she has pneumonia again, but we can't tell which kind without a culture. Is there anything she can do to help prevent pneumonia from constantly coming back?

I get a pneumonia shot every 7 years.
I'm sure your doctor has informed you
of it. It really does work.

God bless you mother.  (+ info)

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