What diseases can you get from cutting yourself with a rusty knife?


  • This is a question from a growing nurse. I've always wondered if you really can get a disease from a rusty knife or any rust and what kind of diseases you can get.
  • staph aureus and staph epidermidis are commonly found on the skin and are responsible for most infected wounds. methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) is becoming a serious problem. tetanus (clostridium tetani) is also a possibility but is usually not a problem with superficial cuts that bleed a lot. infected wounds not treated properly can become gangrenous (clostridium perfringens). clostridium bacteria are anaerobic which means that require a lack of oxygen to grow. poor circulation or elevating an infected foot may lead to gangrene due to the lack of oxygen in the infected area. if a person touches the cut with unclean hands, e. coli could infect the wound.

How were these diseases prevented or cured in the 1600 to early 1700s?


  • Measles Smallpox Chickenpox Malaria How were some of these diseases dealt with in the 1600s? If there was no cure or anything to prevent the diseases to happen can you explain why and what resulted in these situations? Thanks!
  • Inoculation was sometimes used to prevent smallpox but basically either you lived or you died. Most survived chickenpox & measles but there were those who died or were left scarred or with damage to the vision or nervous system. Malaria was a disease of the tropics and is found in parts of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, Hispaniola, and Oceania. Mostly people died. The 1600s were in the 17th century & the 1700s were in the 18th century. Do some online research.

What are some diseases similar to tuberculosis and could be mistaken as Tuberculosis?


  • So I am researching tuberculosis, and I have to answer the question: If it isn't your exact disease, what else could it be? So essentially I have to find diseases with the same signs and symptoms, ones that may act in the same way or cause your body to look the same way as tuberculosis. I then have to talk about how they are similar and why. Any help would be great. Thanks.
  • So other mycobacterium would look the same on stains: Mycobacterium bovis Mycobacterium kansasii and other mycobacteria Other bacteria can cause similar lung disease (but look different on stain and culture): Nocardia Rhodococcus equii and other bacteria

What kinds of diseases can you get from using a public restroom?


  • I've always heard that you can catch diseases from sitting on public toilets but no one has ever told me what kind you can get. So I'm curious what kind of diseases have people gotten from using public restrooms?
  • You'd have a better chance of being hit by lightning. It's almost impossible to catch any kind of disease from a toilet, for the following reasons: 1. Infections don't live long outside the body...they need a host. Toilet seats are bad hosts. 2. They need warm wet areas to live. 3. Most infections enter the body through breaks in the skin or openings... 4. Even though your anus is an opening the intestines is a hostile enviroment for infection 5. You don't sit there long enough You CAN get skin infections...I got one. They're not deadly, just annoying.

What different types of heart diseases do they have?


  • I'm 23 & I saw a heart doctor yesterday, & so far, he told me that it doesn't look like I have heart disease from the EKG & ultrasound, but he has to run a stress test on a treadmill to see how I handle it. I get chest pains very easily simply just from walking the 1st 2 minutes. I know I'm overweight & I'm trying to lose it. But how can I if every time I try to exercise, I get chest pains? My Dr. said I'm too young for heart disease, & my PCP told me my cholesterol is a little high but not enough to be put on medication. What kinds of heart diseases do they have? I hope I don't have it, & I'm trying to do my best to prevent it.
  • I have angina and wear a nitro patch..Ask about daily aspirin.. A coated childrens asprin takes the chest pain away quickly. you dont need a prescription for spray nitro.The side efects not pleasant :; pounding head etc.

What diseases can you find out you have when you donate blood?


  • I am about to donate blood for first time. I was just wondering what they can all find in the blood as far as diseases. I know HIV and AIDS but what else?

What diseases that can be transmitted from animals to human and vice versa?


  • Tell me what diseases do you know that came from animals and transmitted to us. And also what ways we can prevent it.
  • There are hundreds, way too many to list here! You are referring to zoonoses, the term for a disease that can be passed from animals to humans and vice versa. Zoonoses can be parasitical, fungal, bacterial, viral, and just plain "other". They can be transmitted by cows, cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and even fish. Read about common zoonoses at http://www.who.int/zoonoses/en/ http://www.anapsid.org/chomeltables.html (about pets!) If you have access to a library, this book http://www.amazon.ca/Zoonoses-Communicable-Diseases-Common-Animal/dp/927511580X is a good source for your Question. If you have a particular pet you are concerned about, you may want to search [pet] zoonoses.

What are diseases you can be diagnosed with and die from as a teenager?


  • For a script. I was wondering if there were any diseases that a young teenager (10-15) could possibly come in contact and be diagnosed with at around your young teens. Thanks!
  • Cancer. AIDS. bacterial meningitis. ^^