Infectious Diseases : Health & Medical
These experiences indicate the absolute need for careful cleaning of hot tubs.
What are the risk factors for infection and disease in children following exposure to adults with multidrug-resistant TB?
Are chlamydia vaccination programs cost-effective for young women in the United States?
Yeast, or candidiasis, is a fungus that is found on areas of moisture on human skin. This includes body zones such as the mouth or genitals. Yeast infections are the result of a build-up of excess yeast in one of these areas. The symptoms of a yeast infection include itching, burning, redness and un
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Amoxicillin is antibiotic used to treat many infectious conditions. Yeast infections are not treated with amoxicillin, but they have a strong connection because you can develop a yeast infection after you have been taking amoxicillin for an extended period of time. The relationship between amoxicill
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, often known by its acronym MRSA and pronounced "mersa," is a staph bacteria known for its resistance to many commonly used antibiotics. The bacteria often causes boil-like sores on the body. While MRSA does not respond to many conventional antibiotics, it
Many common herbs readily found in our kitchen can also eliminate even the nastiest of fungal infections. Many of these herbs, which we now call fungicidal herbs, have a long history in folk medicine for their ability to cure fungus. Some of these herbs, however, should be used cautiously...
IV antibiotics are often used for treatment of vertebral osteomyelitis. When is it safe to switch to oral antibiotics?
A yeast infection is caused by the single-celled fungus called candida albicans. Though naturally occurring in the genital and digestive tracts, the fungus can grow in disproportionate qualities and give both men and women a yeast infection. Manifestations of infection include thrush, diaper rash, n
If you suffer from candida yeast infections, you may experience burning, swelling, discharge, odor, painful urination or other irritation in your vaginal area. While there are many causes for a yeast infection, including stress, poor nutrition, hormonal fluctuations, the overuse of antibiotics, poor
This article examines the rationale and strategies for surveillance of such infections in home-care settings.
The results of a comparative study of different chlorhexidine concentrations might surprise you.
Rabies, also known as hydrophobia, is a viral infection that attacks the central nervous system. Contracted through the bite of an infected animal, rabies attacks the brain, the area surrounding the bite and function of nervous system pathways. Caused by a virus that is carried in the saliva of infe
Medical professionals treat MRSA or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus with the antibiotic vancomycin. Vancomycin treatment nearly always succeeds; however, in rare cases, MRSA can resist its effects. Doctors sometimes successfully treat MRSA infected boils by draining the infection without