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Sir, I am 18 year-old male from Andhra Pradesh and I was habituated to keep fingers inside my nostrils and twist whenever it is itching.three days back I filled bottles with water from a stainless steel beaker at the bottom of the beaker there was black color dust like dirt and sediment after touching that sediments my nose began to itch and I kept my fingers inside nostril and accidentally due to my long finger nails the wall of nostril was cut and began to bleed soon I took some piece of old newspaper and cleaned the blood . After three days i began to have flu like symptoms and burning sensation and mild fever with nausea and head at back and sides are hot to touch is it possible to get infected by n fowleri and acenthaneba spp. Or meningitis? And I am feeling pain when I press my eyes and having urine infection. am I at the risk if getting infected? Abd what are treatment options? And how to prevent from getting infected?

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Thank you for your query.
There is a slight possibility of transmission of bacterial infection, but it is not that serious of a exposure to end up causing meningitis.
Your flu symptoms, is mostly because of the cut, as anywhere around the nose, infection can develop easily.
You should meet your physician who can advise a course of antibiotic for you, I will advise a course of Augmentin ( Amoxycillin + Clavulunate acid ) 650 mg twice daily for a week. The flu symptoms will subside. For your urine, you need to follow-up with your urine routine reports.
Best Regards.

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sir thank you for your reply, is it possible to get n fowleri or acenthameba spp. like I said above ,I had started vomiting every thing I eat and drink, even I feel very tired and I have symptoms of cold and flu and dizziness is it that dangeorus? and I started sweating constantly from that day, and my mouth is dry if I drink water or eat something I feel nausea, and pain in back of head and neck (at back ) and two sides of head still the cut in nostrils is painful, are there any treatment options for that? because I heard n.fowleri is so deadly and don't has any cure and I am scared of it.please try to reply me sir thank you

I already mentioned that you need to start taking the antibiotics and the symptoms will subside.
There is no risk of fowleri or acanthamoeba infection here. Please do not worry.
You also seem very stressed which is worsening your condition, please take the antibiotic as mentioned, you will feel a lot better.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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