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Typhoid fever is contracted by the ingestion of the bacteria in contaminated food or water. Patients with acute illness can contaminate the...
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The incubation period is usually one to two weeks, and the duration of the illness is about four to six weeks. The patient experiences poor appetite...
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Typhoid fever is treated with antibiotics that kill the Salmonella bacteria. Prior to the use of antibiotics, the fatality rate was 20%. Death...
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Pneumonia may be suspected when the doctor examines the patient and hears coarse breathing or crackling sounds when listening to a portion of the...
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Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs which is usually caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Prior to the discovery of antibiotics, one...
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Most people who develop pneumonia initially have symptoms of a cold (upper respiratory infection, for example, sneezing, sore throat, cough), which...
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Some cases of pneumonia are contracted by breathing in small droplets that contain the organisms that can cause pneumonia. These droplets get into...
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Topical medications include numbing ointments, such as benzocaine (Oragel), which are available in drug stores without a prescription. The ointment...
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Dietary avoidance: Avoiding the offending allergen in the diet is the primary treatment of food allergy. Once a food to which the patient is...
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In adults, the most common foods that cause allergic reactions are shellfish, such as shrimp, crayfish, lobster, and crab; nuts from trees, such as...
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Oral pain medications such as, ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be taken for pain relief if the sores are intolerable. Some patients...
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The simple answer is no. Canker sores are generally inside the mouth or the oral cavity and are not contagious. However, fever blisters mostly occur...
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The allergens in food are those components that are responsible for inciting an allergic reaction. They are proteins that usually resist the heat of...
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The complex process of digestion affects the timing, location, and particular symptoms of an allergic reaction to food. All of the symptoms of food...
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Canker sores typically resolve without any specific treatment. But measures can be taken to alleviate the pain and discomfort and to hasten the...