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Should I worry about this bite?

Cat bite that broke the skin: Should I worry yet? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Apr 6, 2009 - 19 answers

UTI + discharge?

Urinary tract infection? (potential TMI filter) [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Mar 11, 2009 - 18 answers

When am I gonna flush out this Thrush?

I was diagnosed with Oral Thrush and am being treated with Diflucan. How long before I'm back to 100% normal? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Feb 16, 2009 - 22 answers

Mosquito borne blood infection

What do you think the probability of catching a blood borne disease would be from swatting a mosquito filled with fresh human blood of unknown origin? Another way of stating the same question: Would the risk associated with driving to the pathology centre to get tests exceed the risk of infection?
posted by singingfish on Jan 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Do I need to use two tubes of antibiotic eye ointment?

The pediatrician says my two-week-old baby has a potential eye infection-- her left eye isn't draining properly yet. The pediatrician prescribed erythromycin ointment. Coincidentally, about three weeks ago, our cat was prescribed erythromycin for her eye infection, which is now long cleared. I still have about four-fifths of a tube. Is there any reason that I shouldn't use the cat's ointment on the baby? It seems like a waste to open another tube of the stuff.
posted by Mayor Curley on Dec 2, 2008 - 34 answers

Do I have an inner-ear infection, or something else?

Do I have an inner-ear infection, or something else? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 12, 2008 - 5 answers

GP says it's thrush - is it?

The doctor says I have thrush. Five pessaries or so later, it hasn't gone away. What;s going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Ear infection: please help!

For an outer ear infection, how do I get the medication drops safely past the pus to the infected ear canal? [more inside]
posted by high0nfire on Oct 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Infertility or Infection?

green mucus during ovulation but pap smear comes out negative [more inside]
posted by marypj on Oct 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Icky nail infection in NYC: Derm recommendations in midtown?

Manhattan dermatologist who can see me this week to handle an out of control icky infection (classic manicure-from-hell scenario)? The closer to Grand Central-ish, the better! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Oral thrush - vaginal yeast?

I was diagnosed today with oral thrush. How did I get it? Can I pass it orally? Other-than-orally? More inside. [more inside]
posted by crunch buttsteak on Aug 7, 2008 - 11 answers


Could this scab be infected? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jul 10, 2008 - 17 answers

Six months after piercing, how can I get rid of this bump on my ear?

Six months ago I got the cartilage of my ear pierced, about half an inch down from the top. Ever since, I’ve had a small red bump on the exit hole of the piercing. It varies in size almost daily, is somewhat tender-feeling, and produces some white crud overnight. I soak it regularly but it doesn’t seem to help. Please help me de-bumpify myself! [more inside]
posted by crosbyh on Apr 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Am I Catwoman?

My kitten, after being neutered, developed an upper respiratory infection, I took him to the vet, and it turned out he had feline herpes. The feline herpes and human herpes virus strains are different and cats cannot transmit this to humans and vice versa--at least according to all the reading and research I have done. And yet, for the last two weeks when my cat was sick, I have had a nasty case of shingles (yes, I was diagnosed, and it is definitely shingles). So, I'm asking, could these illnesses be related in some way, or is this completely a huge coincidence? [more inside]
posted by misha on Mar 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Eye gevalt!

Sudden eye problem filter: Of course YNMD, and if the problem exacerbates, I'll be off to the Urgent Care Center. But a funny thing happened on my way to Dreamland... [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Mar 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Treatment for a child's ear infection?

My first-grader has pain in his right ear. It was keeping him up last night but the pain went away after a dosage of Tylenol. For the past week he's had a cold but the ear pain began just last night. Does anyone have advice for how to proceed with this thing I suspect is an ear infection? Our clinic is closed until Monday, and that is also the earliest I could get him to his chiropractor (he sees one since he painfully overextended his back on a waterslide last summer--but I hear chiropractors can help with ear infections too).
posted by mamaraks on Jan 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Alternatives to vet's recommended (expensive) treatment for puppy?

Puppy has developed bald patches on head and face. Antibiotics prescribed by vet a month ago haven't helped. Should the puppy's owner have a very expensive biopsy done, or just leave it alone and hope it goes away? [more inside]
posted by Ruby Doomsday on Jan 16, 2008 - 19 answers

Is my kitty sick or in need of a nose job?

Does my cat have a chronic respiratory infection, or is it possible she just naturally has poor breathing passages? Ever since my partner and I adopted her and her sister in August she has had periodic coughing and hacking fits that have been relatively unaffected by three separate rounds of antibiotics. Now I wonder if maybe she just has the equivalent of a deviated septum, or whether it's time for hospitalization. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 13, 2007 - 13 answers

how to make eyes bigger?

how to make my eyes bigger (preferably without plastic surgery, and excluding the use of makeup)? [more inside]
posted by aielen on Nov 21, 2007 - 8 answers

I have some sort of bump on my buttock.

I have some sort of bump on my buttock. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Department of Infectious Disease

Medical School Filter: Infectious Disease Department on the West Coast. Please recommend a good university for an overseas visiting professional. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Aug 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Constant toliet use during pregnancy

My SO is 30 weeks pregnant and all is going well apart from one constant annoyance of she continually feels that need to wee. [more inside]
posted by rus on Jun 13, 2007 - 19 answers

Effects of post-root canal infection?

Are there any known systemic effects of low-grade root canal infection after treatment? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Jun 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Study proposal: The Effects of Mud Wrestling on the Female Urogenital Tract

How do women who mud wrestle or take regular mud baths (esp. naked, say at a spa) avoid getting mud in their, er, orifices—or do they avoid it? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on May 24, 2007 - 26 answers

How do you tell a sinus infection from a damaged tooth root?

Tooth question: How do you tell a damaged root from a sinus infection? Also, I just had my wisdom teeth out. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on May 19, 2007 - 19 answers

Several day long allergic sore throat -- problem?

I've had a stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and consequent sore throat -- all due, I think to an allergy. It's taking several days to clear up, and clearing up very slowly. Should I be seeing a doctor about this? [more inside]
posted by Malad on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

I've got mono. What now?

MononucleosisFilter: I just got diagnosed with mono. My doctor says I will be pretty much incapacitated for the next three weeks or so. I have a few questions that the doc didn't really satisfy, and I thought I'd see if some Mefites could share their experience... [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Apr 5, 2007 - 55 answers

Am I still infected, or am I just impatient?

Should I still consider myself as having a yeast infection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Why steroids for a viral inner-ear infection?

My doc thinks I may have a viral inner ear infection. He has prescribed prednisone. How does this help? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Feb 14, 2007 - 18 answers

Pain in the rear (of my gums)

My gums hurt. A lot. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Feb 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Ugly discharge equals ugly bubbles.

Bath bubbles change in the presence of a yeast infection. Why? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Feb 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Post-surgical fevers and infection

Post-surgery, should I be more worried about the frequency of fevers or how high they go? [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on Jan 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Voices in my PC

My PC is literally trying to tell me something [more inside]
posted by hoppytoad on Dec 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Cat eye infection

Cat health filter: strategies for coping with a cat with a recurring herpes based eye infection? [more inside]
posted by queue_strategy on Oct 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Topical antibiotics for sinus/throat infections -- why not?

Topical antibiotics for sinus/throat infections? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Sep 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Oh, the price paid for beauty!

Make the hurting stop! I got my ears pierced with stainless steel balls last Saturday, one in each lobe and two in the cartilage of my right ear. All was well until Monday, when an infection started in my cartilage. How do I get rid of it? Grossish details inside! [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Sep 20, 2006 - 22 answers

help for chronic vaginal infections?

Yeast? Bacterial vaginosis? Something else? It's getting chronic and I'm starting to despair. For details about girly parts, there's [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2006 - 23 answers

How to treat old ear piercing that's always infected?

Old ear piercing always gets infected. How to treat it? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Aug 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Nose piercing infection : help needed

I got my wife a nose piercing for her birthday. She'd really wanted it for a long time, and I became a one-cooler husband. Trouble now, is that she's developed an infection right next to the piercing – a fairly visible dark bulbous spot. She's tried a few things including Tea Tree oil, which does help reduce, but not eliminate the infection. This has now been going on for about a month and she's getting really upset that it won't go away (I can't blame her). I don't want her to regret getting the piercing because I think it's a really cool thing that she's done (a real stretch for her), and pretty sexy too. Any suggestions on getting rid of this infection?
posted by iTristan on Aug 27, 2006 - 28 answers

MedicalFilter: Long term systemic infection?

How likely was it that I had a long term systemic infection? What can I do to make sure it doesn't return? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Aug 7, 2006 - 10 answers

Getting water out of an ear?

We went swimming two days ago. My boyfriend still has water in his ear, and the Swim-EAR (95% isopropyl alcohol, 5% glycerin) we got at the drug store hasn't helped. Is this normal? And what can he do to make his ear feel better? [more inside]
posted by bookish on Jul 31, 2006 - 28 answers

Finding a natural treatment for urinary infections

My question is, other than antibiotics what can be a natural medicine known to treat urinary infections. I heard a lot about drinking chamomile, cranberry juice, even weird things like boiling and drinking cherry stems! Any ideas of possible natural treatments that work to avoid medications? [more inside]
posted by convex on May 21, 2006 - 23 answers

The bunny won't take its meds...

Help me get a rabbit to take its antibiotics! [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Mar 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Crouching virus, hidden customer service rep

Is there a customer service telephone number for Microsoft's antispyware products? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Feb 28, 2006 - 9 answers

To treat or not to treat (a potential yeast infection)?

Should I use an OTC yeast infection treatment? I'd prefer answers from women who aren't going to scare the crap out of me with worst case scenarios...if you think you can help, check out the [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Feb 17, 2006 - 24 answers

Holy crap my tooth is killing me, ow ow ow!

Sinus Infection filter with a dash of god aweful tooth ache.. Who should I go see? [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Jan 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Preventing recurrence of MRSA infection in a community space

HygeineFilter: How to prevent the recurrence of MRSA infection in a community center? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jan 8, 2006 - 10 answers

Help with recurrent UTIs?

Recurrent urinary tract infections. [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Oct 13, 2005 - 38 answers

adult tonsillectomy pain healing

An adult neighbor/friend had his tonsils out, and he's in hella pain, despite ingesting many Lortab. It's been a week. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Jun 26, 2005 - 11 answers

Molluscum Contagiosum

Dealing with Molluscum Contagiosum. MCV is a pesky skin virus common among children but also increasingly prevalent among adults, and treatment is not always trivial. How do you deal with being contagious? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2005 - 6 answers

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