Questions tagged [bacteria]

It is about the microbes of domain Bacteria that can act as both infectious agents and symbionts (e.g.commensals) in our body.

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how long can H.Pylori last if not cured?

Is it possible for H.Pylori to last for 10 years if not cured properly?
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Why does a yeast infection burn?

I am new to this site and not entirely sure how much background knowledge I should posses in order to ask questions. However, I am curious as to why a yeast infection burns and itches? What is the ...
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How do doctors decide on the duration of an antibiotic regimen?

Many upper respiratory infections, otitis media in children, sinusitis and other infections, are treated with antibiotics (if these are bacterial infections, of course). Doctors usually prescribe a ...
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What are the countries restricted for Workings as a TB diagnosed individual?

I came across some shocking information that GCC countries and Brunei doesn't give work visa for person who was diagnosed by TB in past. Any spots in chest will be enough evidence to cancel the ...
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Lactase quantity test?

Is there a way to reliably test the quantity of lactase enxymes in a solution? For example, if I were to culture multiple bacterial species which produce lactase. Is there a way to count the lacyase ...
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Is there any test to identify bacteria?

When I got some upper respiratory infection the doctor always prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics like amoxicillin. Is there any test to identify bacteria, and if so, why doesn't the doctor order ...
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dangers of keeping blood in a jar

What are the dangers of collecting menstrual blood in a jar for a week and then paint with it? Will there be any dangerous bacteria in the blood that could be airborne? Is there any substance I can ...
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Does fasting improve your immune system even when you are already having some infection?

I am one of the self-motivated activists who run some groups to answer various misconceptions about science and try to fight against ignorance, pseudo-sciences and blind faiths. I was recently asked ...
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Is opening the chest cavity still considered dangerous to the spread\growth of disease? [closed]

Talking to relatives, it sounds like it was once believed that opening the chest cavity generally caused the spread and growth of diseases such as cancer because of the introduced oxygen into the area....
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Can fasting be used to reset the oral microbiome?

The mouth is known to harbor many different types of bacteria, including actinomyces, bacteroides, bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, peptostreptococcus, selenomomas, treponema, veilonella1, and fungi, ...
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Why does fish have a lower minimum safe-cooking temperature?

Food safety guidelines suggest cooking fish to at least 130F. Chicken, in contrast, should be cooked to at least 165F. Perhaps the bacteria/viruses found in fish die at lower temperatures. If so, why ...
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UTI bacteria climbing up urine stream!

I visited a doctor who suggested that it is possible for UTI causing bacteria (E coli among others) to climb-up (so to speak) the urine stream, from a dirty urinal for example. I would like to ...
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What are the actual symptoms of the common cold? [duplicate]

Everyone knows (and passionately hates) the runny nose, coughing, sneezing, aching/sore joints, and the drowsiness associated with the cold. But these symptoms are just the body trying to get rid of ...
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Fructose from the Seminal Vesicles

I have been contemplating how chronic gut-originating infestations such as Candida overgrowth and Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) link to symptoms in the male reproductive system, i.e., ...
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Why does overuse of antibiotics cause resistance?

The way I see it there are 2 cases: 1. The patient uses antibiotics and has an infection. 2. The patient does not have an infection and uses the antibiotics. For case 1, this is a legitimate use. ...
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Does antibiotics weaken immune system or causes Fever [closed]

If your popping antibiotics everyday, prescribed by your doctor though he asked you to revisit after two months and warned you to ignore any fever symptoms during these two months. I'm just wondering ...
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Prophylactic effect of hand sanitizer

My workplace has inside the bathrooms two options for cleaning one's hands, both sinks with soap and towels, and a dispenser for alcohol-based hand sanitizer. When opening the door to the bathroom one ...
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Saliva that has a Anti Bacteria agent

If a person does not brush their teeth or use mouth wash "Ever" yet there are no signs of bacteria build up or any signs of odor at the least, What does this tell us about the saliva that is produced ...
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about one-piece dental implant

I read on some articles saying that two-piece (kind of nut-and-bolt system) dental implants might have gap as time goes, because a man chews foods everyday. Some bad bacteria (anaerobic bacteria such ...
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How to increase my gut bacteria? Are there any drugs available? [closed]

My digestive system does not properly digest the food I eat. I searched the Internet and found out that a lack of gut bacteria can cause this kind of problem. How can gut bacteria be increased? Are ...
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Is it healthier for the children to have the heater on or off during the night?

A friend of mine claims that children should never have the heater on during the night because it helps viruses and bacteria to grow. An other person claims the opposite and the child should never ...
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Why aren't superbugs weaker than their wild type?

A superbug is a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs, according to Oxford Dictionary. The reason that it can resist the drug is because it has evolved in the environment ...
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Testing intestinal flora in transverse colon

I have a theory that the transverse colon can be overpopulated with intestinal flora that, when fed sugar, overproduce CO2 and cause bloating/pain specifically in and around the hepatic flexure. Has ...
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How do probiotics work?

What are the bacteria in your large intestine doing that benefits health/immunity? I first heard about these bacteria in a health food store about 20 years ago. This was before people started using ...
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Is there a cure for bad breath? [closed]

I typically wake up with a mouth tasting like something died in it. Throughout the day it continues to taste bad, and I'm told it smells significantly worse. This has gotten to the point that it's ...
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How does a MRSA test work?

Let's assume we have a patient with acute infection. The doctor suspects MRSA. A culture is taken, brought to the lab, and then what? I'm interested to hear what are the usual steps a laboratory ...
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Can Helicobacter pylori affect the body outside of the digestive system?

I had a discussion with a friend who's going through some medical issues as of lately. She underwent a few tests and met a few doctors which inquired about her medical history. She has frequent ...
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Are microbes that don't make you sick able to reproduce more numerously or at a faster rate in the human body than microbes that do make you sick?

Are microbes that don't make you sick able to reproduce more numerously or at a faster rate in the human body than microbes that do make you sick? I wouldn't want to assume much on this question.
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Can microbes be bred to be less infectious?

It was a strange idea that popped into my head. Could wild infectious microbes be bred (directed evolution) by some mechanism (such as through hypothetical drug therapies) to "domesticate" them and ...
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How to tell if the common cold has turned to an infection

I am very susceptible to the common cold. I get it at least 2 - 3 times a year. Sometimes it goes away in a couple of days, sometimes it develops into a nasty throat/lung infection with an awful cough ...
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prebiotics and probiotics dosage & can I have them regularly?

I've heard some good things about prebiotics and probiotics - for example, here. I also came across this line... As with any dietary supplement, be aware that probiotic supplements are regulated as ...
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Do all hand sanitizers contribute to antibacterial resistance?

Some hand sanitizers contain triclosan to kill bacteria. Triclosan has been found to contribute to antibacterial resistance. I'm trying to reduce my use of products that contribute to antibacterial ...
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Are essential oils good disinfectants?

This study seems to indicate that some plant essential oils have antibacterial properties: In vitro antibacterial activity of some plant essential oils (BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine) ...

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