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 have blepharitis and dry eye and heat my eyes with a warm wash cloth twice daily. I use Occusoft lid scrubs and recently hurt my back so I can't bend over the sink to rinse off the Occusoft. What do you suggest how I can rinse my eye..."
"I haven't seen anything to suggest that this is the case. Anywhere. I do get that things evolve, however, usually viruses, bacteria and parasites usually have a pretty defined pathway. They haven't ever changed their mode of transmissio..."
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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