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Does recurring pus on tonsils indicate an oral STD??
Hi there, thank you for your question. No, pus on the tonsils does not necessarily indicate a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Chlamydia and gonorrhea of the throat are actually most often asymptomatic. Pus on the tonsils is usually caused by commonly passed viruses. If you are concerned, you could visit your family doctor for an assessment. And if you have an elevated chance of... Read Full Answer
I have gotten this rash in my armpit and only one side and it is a bunch of painful blisters that are itchy. It is red and looks like open sores. I also have various red sores in different places on my body. My other armpit is completely fine. It has been about a week now and hasn’t gotten better
Hi, and thank you for writing in Unfortunately I am not able to diagnose what might be going on over the internet. However, I would definitely recommend that you see a family doctor or a physician at a walk-in clinic for a thorough assessment. Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns. Health Nurse
Does acute symtoms specially fever of Hiv (after 2-3 weeks of exposure) respond to paracetamol? Can symptoms back if paracetamol wore off?
Hi, and thank you for your question If an individual has a fever and other symptoms associated with HIV seroconversion, they may experience some mild relief with paracetamol (acetaminophen) however, this will not cure the symptoms, nor will it cure the virus. If you are concerned about an HIV infection, the best thing for you to do would be to visit a health care provider (family doctor,... Read Full Answer
I have been diagnosed with epididimytis and given ciproflaxacin. It doesnt seem to have cleared. I do not have chlamydia or ghonorea as i tested negative. Is there any tests to determine what is causing this and what antibiotic would be appropriate to use? Thank you.
Hi, and thank you for your question I’m not sure where you got tested and treated, however in British Columbia the recommended treatment for epididymitis is cefixime and doxycycline. Treatment with ciprofloxacin is supported by the Canadian guidelines. If your symptoms are persisting, I would revisit your care provider. Further assessment may be required, including a referral to a... Read Full Answer
I have been tested for stds and they came back negative. I noticed from googling that there is a bacteria called mycoplasma genitalium. I had some symptoms and am wondering if this might be the cause. How do i get tested for mycoplasma genetalium? Do i have to ask the physician?
Hi, and thank you for your question Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that can be sexually transmitted and in some instances can cause urethral symptoms in men, but often is asymptomatic. Many individuals carry this bacteria around normally and suffer no symptoms or harm from it, so we typically don’t test for it routinely. There are many things that can cause urethral symptoms in men... Read Full Answer