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 should i worry about the second wave swine flu?
well should i? tell me why or why not....


 Does taking antibiotics have any affect on a cold virus?
I was told that antibiotics have no effect - and someone I know is arguing that antibiotics do help to get rid of colds.
As far as I know antibiotics only kill bacterial infections. Who is ...


 might be going to mexico in the summer, how much at risk am i for the "swine flu".?
i wanted to go to mexico with a couple of friends and family in the summer,around may through june, but i am scared of the swine flu..lol should i go or stay??...


 Can you get HIV from making out?
I made out with my boyfriend last year, and I got the Flu a week later. I'm pretty sure we didn't have blood to blood contact. I didn't have any open bleeding wounds in my gums, cheeks,...


 What is the real Threat for us in UK: a Taliban who lives thousands of miles away, or the Swine Flue?
It is true Taliban killed a lot of our soldiers, but they killed them there, in Afghanistan- Not British Colony - not on our land! While Swine Flue is attacking us in our homes and killing us in ...


 should i have the swine flu vaccine i am 37 weeks pregnant?
im 37 weeks pregnant and healthy, should i have the swine flu vaccine? i don't get the flu vaccine any other time. has anyone else had it?...


 child, age 7, 103 temperature over 72 hrs?
my child has been sick with high fever, cough, vomiting a few times, chills, sore throat. She is on antibiotics but obviously are not helping. This has lasted over 72 hrs. She has an appt today... ...


 How could I get sick?!?
Ok well I'l 15 right now^^. I want to get sick by tmr or sunday. If you think it's because of school, it's not lol. I want to get sick because the last time I was sick was like... last ...


 Urinary Track Infection. I'm going crazy. help?
Ok so....right when I got to work today, at like 5p.m I went to the bathroom and i had a UTI. It's the worst I've had so far. I'm actually bleeding.
I've been drinking water ...


 i have a chip stuck in my throat what should i do?
i have drank water and ate bread also ate big ...


 How come theres no more Swine Flu in the news?
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 does everyone carry the cold sore virus?
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 How many of you are scared to get the swine flu?
Serious question so no smart or rude remarks!! =] thanks!...


 If swine flu isn't as bad,,why is everyone so concerned like there are scanners in the airport!!!!!?
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 OMG THE SWINE FLU IS IN MY AREA!!?
im really freaked out cuz they were saying that the swine flu is in the bay area now, and i live in the bay area!! if u dont know where the bay area is its in california near the coast.
should i ...


 Should I take the Swine Flu Vaccine?
I'm really scared about the swine flu vaccine. I'm also not very sure I should take it. My mom got a piece of paper indicating about the Swine Flu Vaccine and it was said I should go to ...


 Very sick.. Please what are my symptoms showing?
Im sooo cold, im shivering but I have a fever of 101. I have a very soar throat, and bad cough. My chest is killing me from choughing so much. I ache so badly ever where and me head hurts very badly. ...


 i think i have the swine flu i got back from mexico a couple of days ago, am i going to die :( ?
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 Did I get Swine Flu While I was in Washington, DC?!?!?!?
I just came back from my trip to Washington DC and unfortunately my friends and I had to walk in the rain without any warm jackets. The next day I got a runny nose and a slight cough/sore throat. I ...


 I'm so sick what is wrong with me?
I have a fever,headache, bodyaches,runny nose, cough, my throat feels bruised, having hard time talking,vomiting bile and have diahrrea....



Luna F
CAN TUBERCULOSIS KILL ME?
I just had a positive tuberculosis skin test, I'm going to have an x-ray tomorrow, Can this disease kill me?
                      








homeworklovr94
Yes, but its unlikely. And they have treatments around these days. If the doctor says you'll be okay, you'll be fine :)


darknight10c
Yup. It is a serious disease. Go to an emergency room at a hospital and worry later.

Remember to rate my question!


Panaz
yes it can kill you, But i would think by now they would have some form of cure or something to maintain it


LTV
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If untreated, TB can kill you. It is rarely fatal in the United States because antibiotics are so readily available. You most likely have nothing to worry about.


J'adore
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It is fatal if untreated. Localized tuberculosis infections have complications including tuberculomas forming in the lungs or brain. They're tumor-like masses, but are not cancerous. This isn't too common, especially if you caught it early. Other complications include meningitis.

There's lots of drugs for the different strains of tuberculosis, even the resistant strains. You'll be fine, make sure you follow all of the instructions and drink the antibiotics on time and you'll be better. Complications only occur if untreated.


JD
It can but it won't. There are effective treatments today, not like the old days.


Tam
yes but you have a 1% chace of dying dont worrie


Stephen
Firstly a positive skin tses does not mean that you have TB. Even if it turned out you have treatment is effective and cureative


Pickle Brain
Any kind of disease can lead to death, but I don't think it's going to happen to you.


TweetyBird
Yes TB can kill you but it's very unlikely to get to that. If it's determined that you have latent TB, it can and should be treated. But having a positive skin test doesn't always mean you have TB, active or latent. There is another variety of mycobacterium that doesn't cause TB but that does cause false positives. In addition to the chest X-ray, there is a blood test and sputum culture to confirm an active or latent case.


Josh
yes, if untreated or if you're immunocompromised.

there are medicines you can take.

go see your Dr. and discuss your options.


Doc Bill
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Years ago, before antibiotics, it killed human beings by the millions worldwide. Today, there are effective medications - you should be able to live a long, comfortable life. My ex-wife, with whom I'm still in touch, was shown to have a tubercular lesion on her lung when she was a teenager - she's now 67 years old. Never had to take antibiotics, in fact: the lesion is calcified, meaning she's not contagious and the illness hasn't spread beyond that single lesion.


Kate Milk
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Yes you can die, but depending on the strain you have it can be treated with antibiotics. however, there are strains that have become resistant to drugs and can not be treated. i'm sure you'll be fine, hope you're better soon.


BasAndit
If its active it can; however, it can stay dormant for the rest of your life and not bother you. TB is weird like that.

If its inactive they can get rid of it pretty easily, I think your chances of dying from it are slim.


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