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bacteria infection

Posted by tom on March 08, 1999 at 16:09:39:

Can you have a bacterial infection for over six months
in your nose and throat?
Two throat cultures have been performed nothing showed up.
I also have drainage in my ears.

thanks for all your help
tom


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Re: bacteria infection

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 09, 1999 at 11:46:59:

In Reply to: bacteria infection posted by tom on March 08, 1999 at 16:09:39:

HI, Tom.

Not likely UNLESS your tonsils & adenoids are severely scarred & chronically diseased. This would be a good indication for removal. Labs are not good at finding germs that cause chronic infections. Docs are not good at knowing how to take a culture from chronic infections either. One would have to take a scalpel and cut the tonsil to make it bleed------and THEN take the culture from the blood. The stuff on the surface is all DEAD white blood cells and dead bacteria (where most docs take the culture from). They KNOW better so why do it that way????

ALSO, allergy would be a more likely scenario for WHY this keeps on keeping on.

Walt


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Re: bacteria infection

Posted by tom on March 09, 1999 at 12:33:11:

In Reply to: Re: bacteria infection posted by Walt Stoll on March 09, 1999 at 11:46:59:

What should i ask for when i go to the doctor?
Can they do a blood culture?
What other culture can they do?


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Re: bacteria infection

Posted by trish on March 09, 1999 at 15:50:30:

In Reply to: bacteria infection posted by tom on March 08, 1999 at 16:09:39:

Tom,

I started having sinus problems that just wouldn't go away - had my ears tested and was told that I had "bad" eustachian (sp?) tubes and could take decongestants for the rest of my life. I just can't tolerate being dried up like that - the "cure" was worse than te problem for me!

I found out I had a fungal infection in my sinus. I don't suppose tests for bacteria would show up a fungus. When I got rid of my candida, my headaches and sinus/ear problems went away.

Unfortunatly, the problem returned when I stopped eating right. Now that I'm back on the road to recovery :-), I can feel earaches every so often as my head clears again...

Maybe you can find a doctor who would look into the fungal thing for you. I hope you feel better!

trish


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Re: bacteria infection

Posted by tom on March 10, 1999 at 06:13:39:

In Reply to: Re: bacteria infection posted by trish on March 09, 1999 at 15:50:30:

thanks for the comments.
Im going to my third doctor today and
i will ask about this.



Re: bacteria infection (Scalpel culture!)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 10, 1999 at 16:42:20:

In Reply to: Re: bacteria infection posted by tom on March 09, 1999 at 12:33:11:

Hi, Tom.

The blood culture is even less likely to show what you are looking for.

BY FAR the most accurate way to do this is the "scalpel maneuver" I mentioned before. ALL physicians KNOW this but they hesitate to do it because of the expected response by the patient to the thought of it (sigh). In those physicians, their income is more important than the welfare of the patient.

Walt



Re: bacteria infection

Posted by JN on March 11, 1999 at 18:12:28:

In Reply to: Re: bacteria infection posted by tom on March 09, 1999 at 12:33:11:

There is many unknown bacteria which can not be ever detected or are unknown to doctors.
Never ask Doctor about such infections, and testing.
You need to find a microbiologist who will perform such tests! Labs are not reliable, some bacteria can not be cultured in the lab.
I went to borders and looked acidently in the book about birds diseases. I found more in this book in 5 minutes, that during five years of complex medical visits!
Septic shock is not easly diagnosed and will not always show up on classik tests.
The tests for toxins produced by such bacteria may be more representative. If you have time look with search engine at organism pfisteria piscida, and this may give you few ideas about the medicine, not an exact science.
Best tests are PCR for DNA of suspected bacteria, such as MYCOPLASMAS (have no wall), see site www.immed.org and read it all!



Re: bacteria infection

Posted by mrs. r. on May 26, 1999 at 10:36:56:

In Reply to: bacteria infection posted by tom on March 08, 1999 at 16:09:39:

Tom,
My daughter has had a sore throat for about 3 months--her college health clinic found no strep and the CBC was fine.
Her ENT at home found a staph infection and "niceria" (bacteria) in her throat and just put her on an antibiotic.
Hope this helps!



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