In today’s age, this disease can be treated with antibiotics; however, this is still fatal in fifty to sixty percent of cases. Pneumonic plague is different than the bubonic Plague. This case is almost always fatal. This disease can be contracted by simply breathing in the Yersinia Pestis that was coughed by another animal or person that also has pneumonic plague. This type of the plague can also be contracted if the bacterium enters the bloodstream from the bubonic plague and travels to the lungs.
Normal skin has many types of bacteria living on it. When there is a break in the skin, these bacteria can cause a skin infection. Skin in the infected area will become red, hot, irritated, swollen, and painful. (www.nlm.nih.gov, Linda J. Vorvick, MD) Factors leading up to the emergency room visit with this patient in this case, the wound was not properly taken care of, which allowed the infection to spread, causing Richard to go to the emergency room. Patient cleaned cut with peroxide and applied a Band-Aid, when he should have washed it thoroughly with soap and water and applied an antibacterial cream every day.
For most viral infections, only supportive care like symptom treatment and complication management, is available and is given while the viral illness runs its natural course. The hope is that supportive care allows our own immune system the time needed to fight off the virus. Initial symptoms of measles infection are high fevers, fatigue, cough, and inflammation of the mucous membranes in the eye leading to drainage (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). One “tell-tale” symptom is a characteristic rash that looks like multiple small bumps on flat reddened skin called a maculopapular rash, appearing first on the face then propagates cephalocaudally, or toward the extremities (Centers for Disease
The risk increasing to those individuals who; wear closed shoes especially the plastic-lined, keep their feet wet for a long time, sweat a lot and those who have a minor injury on their skin or nail (PubMed Health, 2011). Athlete's foot infections range from mild to severe and may last a short or long time. Individuals suffering from this condition are advised not to share personal items such as shoes, stockings or socks as its contagious and can be passed from an infected person to un-infected one through direct contact (PubMed Health, 2011). The fungus also spreads to infect the nails discoloring, thickening and crumbling them. The major symptoms include; red, itchy skin, stinging pain plus a burning sensation and crusty blisters.
The causes of initial hospitalization generally fall into three categories. The first is from the disease itself, such as inflammation or organ failure. The second is from other conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, which commonly coexist with lupus. The last category included infections. It has been noticed that the same drugs that suppress the immune system so that lupus can't attack the body also reduce a person's ability to fight off bacterial and viral infections.
CDC Latest Guidelines for C. Diff Clostridium difficile (CDI) is a health care related illness, with symptoms of severe diarrhea that can lead to dehydration. Hospital acquired infections easily spread among patients because the hospital provides an environment where sick people live in close proximity and where different kinds of infectious disease are constantly present. Although anyone can catch a healthcare related infection, those taking antibiotics and older adults are at most risk for a CDI. CDI infections are preventable and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have put together guidelines to prevent outbreaks. Antibiotics should only be prescribed when there is a potential for effectiveness.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) are used to treat arthritis and pleurisy. Costicosteroids creams used to treat skin rashes, an anti-malaria drug called Plaquenil and low dose corticosteroids are sometimes used for skin and arthritis symptoms. This auto-immune disease can affect almost every organ in the body causing a variety of health complications. Another interest surrounding the issue of treating lupus is diet. No processed sugars and other high glycemic starches because they increase inflammation.
Many people with psoriasis tend to persist with a poor self-image, always thinking negative thoughts about themselves and feeling they “deserve it”. Since there is no known cure for psoriasis, the treatment of many doctors emphasises the only controlling of the psoriatic symptoms. The most commonly used therapies are topical, i.e. ointments and lotions applied directly to affected areas and also exposure to ultraviolet light, which is also beneficial. For those with moderate to severe psoriasis, prescription drugs can be used, variously to slow skin cell division, suppress the immune system, and calm inflammation, and these require blood tests and blood pressure monitoring.
Jacklyn Casper Written Communication Learning Plan 4 September 26, 2012 Living with MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, also known, as MRSA is a serious infection that can become life- threatening if left untreated. Most carriers don’t realize they have this infection due to no symptoms. This staff infection can cause physical pain and emotional stress, but keep in mind that it can be managed. There are steps you need to take to become aware of what this infection is, how to avoid spreading it to your family and friends, and living with MRSA. Staphylococcus Aureus is a bacteria that runs in the blood, which may or may not cause an infection on the body.
Antibiotics only treat infections caused by bacteria and not illnesses caused by viruses. The doctor finds prescribing antibiotics to be the easiest way to take care of a patient instead of treating the infection or illness. Many people believe that antibiotics are the cure for every infection or disease; however that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We should encourage the doctors to prescribe medications to treat illness and only resort to antibiotics when other prescriptions fail. Improper use of antibiotics is the primary cause of drug-resistant bacteria.