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what other types of infections are related to mono?


Mono is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV is associated with other diseases:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Burkitt's Lymphoma
PTLD
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
CVID  (+ info)

Are you more prone to chest infections like bronchitis if you've had a collapsed lung?


My friend suffered a broken rib a few years ago, which punctured his lung and caused it to collapse. A little while after that, he developed pneumonia.

Now he's prone to bronchitis and chest infections, etc. Are the conditions related, or is he just unlucky?

Thanks.
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he is unlucky.

The pneumonia right after his initial collapse may have been caused by his not wanting to take a deep enough breath with the injury. But, anything after that is coincidence.  (+ info)

What is causing my symptoms and are they related - seborrheic dermatitis, yeast infection, allergies/sinuses?


Have been with same person for over a half and a half who is healthy and disease free and I have tested negative for hiv1 before meeting him and then just recently again. Developed seborrheic dermatitis this past fall, 2 yeast infections in the last year and have had a sinus infection/allergies. Could stress/anxiety over past events or guilt be causing these? are they related? what could be causing all these things to come about or is it just coincidence?
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What is the Difference Between Lyme and Ehrlichiosis Infections?


Both tick related. Is the difference the type of tick?
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The same tick can transmit both infections at the same time.  (+ info)

Why are diabetics more prone to ear infections?


I recently got my 3rd ear infection in one month. The doctor took a blood sugar test because he thinks that I could have diabetis. But, how is diabetis related to ear infections?
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sorry, never heard that one before, my hubby has been diabetic for many years, on insulin, and has yet to have an ear infection, maybe you should double check with your doctor, he would worry me if he told me something like that,there are a lot (6) of my family members who are diabetic as well who are not prone to ear infections, good luck dear, i have a feeling you are going to need it,God Bless!!  (+ info)

Molds related to sinus infections/problems?


Molds as in from - leftover drinks, food, general dust/dirt in a kitchen etc... That may have been standing for about 6 months, and subjected to frequent temperature changes, from hot to cold all the time.

My questions are -

1) Could this cause allergies/sinus infectons?
2) If so, would it need antibiotics?
3) If this could cause problems, how long would you need to be in that environment for it to do this to you?



Thanks"

xxx
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Spark,
Yes ofcourse. You will only need to be in that environment for 5 minutes to notice allergy symptoms. Antibiotics are useless in treating mold exposure. anti fungal meds will be needed if exposure was long term  (+ info)

Molds related to sinus problems/infections?


Molds as in from - leftover drinks, food, general dust/dirt in a kitchen etc... That may have been standing for about 6 months, and subjected to frequent temperature changes, from hot to cold all the time.

My questions are -

1) Could this cause allergies/sinus infectons?
2) If so, would it need antibiotics?
3) If this could cause problems, how long would you need to be in that environment for it to do this to you?



Thanks"

xxx
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1) Yes, molds and mildew can be a cause of your sinus problems and exposure to mold or mildew was strongly associated with common cold, cough without phlegm, sore throat as published by an article in the European Respiratory Journal.
2) You need to consult a doctor as some antibiotics are effective in treating some cases of acute bacterial sinuisits, it might not be effective in viral conditions.
3) It really depends on individuals as each of us have different immune systems.
You can take preventive measures to reduce the molds in your environment - good ventilation, light, dryness, cleanliness in your home and office can help to dry out the dampness. You can also buy ultraviolet light to eliminate mold spores or a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity and mold levels.
You can check in the website www.blockedsinus.net for more information and if you want to avoid taking antibiotics, try the home remedies or herbal antibiotics which you can find a lot in www.sinushomeremedy.com  (+ info)

How do babies get baterial infections?


My son had a bacterial infection when he was 2 weeks old. They found a bacteria called staphylococcus aureus whenre his infection was (bellybutton and penis). It fist started in the bellybutton and after a few days it also went to the penis. I am not sure if they were related, the doctors didn't know for sure, and they couldn't tell me how he might have gotten the bacteria, and what caused to turn into an infection.
Anyone know anything about this? It's been a few months anyways but I am wondering what others know.
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Feces getting into the belly button possibly.
I know that sometimes feces getting into the vagina can cause a bacterial infection in a girl; I'm assuming it would be the same for any 'open' area for a boy as well.

Please make sure to keep those areas clean on a baby (belly button, penis, anus, etc.) because babies are very prone to infections because their immune systems are so weak.
Make sure you wash your hands frequently (and anyone else who holds your son) to help prevent the spreading of germs.

I don't want to alarm you, but there is a possible link between Bacterial Infections in infants and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.)
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=92599

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24879770/

It's very important to keep all his 'open' parts clean.  (+ info)

Are urinary tract infections and sex related?


Found this: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/2416.html. Perhaps they are not UTIs...
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Some are, but not all.
Check with a doctor ASAP if that is your case.
Good luck!  (+ info)

What does it mean if you have frequent infections?


Every 2 or 3 weeks, I feel like I'm coming down with the flu or something. I have a potential liver problem they are checking on. Could it somehow be related to my liver, or is it just a coincidence that I'm always getting sick? It usually doesn't last long - just a few days, but I will feel like I'm coming down with the flu and I can smell this "flu smell" in my own nose. You know how if someone's been sick, their bedroom or hospital room has that "sick smell"? That's what it's like.
Diabetes runs in my family, but I don't have it so far as I know. I'm overweight, although I'm losing weight through Weight Watchers. A severe liver disease runs in my family, and my doctors now suspect I may have it too. That's why I wondered if there may be a connection of some type.
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Sounds like you are going through the right motions. A good blood workup is good to have and a battery of tests will narrow things down. Weight Watchers point system is good since you will be getting a balanced meal. Make sure that all points of the food triangle are equal to rule out a possible vitamin deficiency.

A good multivitamin for women might be in order as well. It should have a fair dose of iron. Anemia might be something to watch out for. Broccoli and links would keep that at bay.  (+ info)

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