I am the community leader of the Infectious Disease forum and am a board certified and licensed microbiologist. I have worked in both clinical and research aspects of microbiology and molecular microbiology. I enjoy helping people and normally jog, play tennis, hike, s
[More]norkel, play violin and travel. And, I have been in great health until about 4 years ago. I got Tendonitis in both wrists from work and then injured my back. But walking helped a lot and finally joining a gym with a personal master trainer really helped. I am interested in microbiology, infectious disease, general health, immunology, hematology, as well as many other topics. I look forward to answering your questions and hearing your advice as well!
I agree with everything you said. Sometimes I try to communicate more simply to the group here to try to get all to understand. I noticed if one gets too technical it is also not effective. I probably should have worded my stat..."
I am a microbiologist and the community leader on the Infectious Disease site, and yes it can "sound like strep" if there is pus and a fever. That is an indication of a throat infection . The most common throat infection is..."
Just a quick note to say Hi and please help! My daughter is 42 years old and she has been fighting a systemic yeast infection for approximately 8 years. She did the whole 30 diet, and is currently eating only vegetables (no nightshades), She eats sugar free, gluten free and dairy free. She has been on diflucan for months at a time, has used vaginally inserted yeast medications, used a compounding pharmacy for naloxone (no she is not an addict), bathed in vinegar, taken vinegar orally, etc. She recently finished an oral course of nystatin for oral yeast, yet still the yeast remains. Although she is married and lives 5 hours away, my heart breaks for her daily. Do you have suggestions?
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