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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Ok. I have an upper respiratory infection that I'm slowly getting over, a new but minor yeast infection and a bleeding ulcer in my stomach. What's going on- i"m usually very healthy?
Doctor :   HI
User: what kind of doctor are you?
Doctor :   I am a General physician
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   May i know where is the yeast infection and how you got to know that there is a bleeding ulcer in the stomach ?
User :   The yeast infection is minor, and in my vaginal area. It's just a little off - not too bad, and nothing gross or indicative of an infection of another type (married). My stomach's had ulcers on and off for ten years, and this week it was horrible gnawing pain all the time, and my stools were black and tarry.
User :   I am 35, 5'4 and 130 lbs - for reference.
Doctor :   ok, commonly upper respiratory infections are caused by virusus ( influenza ) which are known to reduce the local immunity also general immunity to some extent that what explains the occurrence of yeast infection
User :   Ok. Would ten days of Ibuprofin + stress cause the ulcers?
Doctor :   and any infection is a stress ful period and the stress is a strong situmulus for increased acid production in the stomach , since you are a chronic ulcer patient the recurrence of ulcer can be expected
Doctor :   and yes , Ibuprofen is one common culprit in ulcer disease
User :   This is good to hear. I went to my doc at Kaiser, and he said I had a viral URI. I was knocked out for ten days, which is the longest I've been sick in years. If this is all related to catching a bad bug, then I can keep resting. Do you think it's indicative of any underlying issue?
Doctor :   no ,
Doctor :   viral is common and yes for long periods and also seasonal
User :   Does the flu shot prevent against these types of viruses?
Doctor :   could not say specifically , may be yes, as there are various serotypes of flu viruses
User :   Ah, ok. Any recommendations to get better fast? Or just chill.
Doctor :   rest is very important , gargling with antiseptics like Chlorhexidine , warm water for drinking, keeping good hygiene are basic recommendations
User :   Ok. Thanks Dr. Raju. :-)
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
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