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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Tarleton
55 years experience Fertility Medicine
Monilia: ABs disturb normal bacterial flora of not only mouth but also gut and skin. In the locations you describe mostly likely causative agent is Monilia. Tr ... Read More
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Drug reaction: Some drug reactions are itchy rash, hives, facial swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. These are typically considered allergic drug reactions and usual ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Steroid: Rub in a steroid cream. You may have a tube for poison ivy. Otc Hydrocortisone 1% is weak but may be enough. Don't be afraid to rub in several times a ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See doc: It is possible that the actual tick bite site has become secondarily infected with skin bacteria and may need another type of antibiotic to cover this ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Rash and painful cys: The painful cyst may be an indication for excision or I&D and the rash may be treated with appropriate topicals
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Itchy rash: What you may be describing is something called "cellulitis", which is an infection of the skin by bacteria. It likely is a result of your recent abra ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
No: Omphalitis on an adult is usually due to a very deep umbilicus [persistent urachus may be the cause] and a hairy abdomen. The hairs have tiny barbs wh ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
No: An itchy bump 6 mos later is not Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Usual treatment is 2 weeks of doxycycline. Your DR, or a dermatologist, may be able to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Itching can be part: of the healing process. That is why cuts on the skin often itch while they heal, daring you to scratch it and risk breaking it open again. That is w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Allergic reaction: I would advise ER or UC evaluation for an allergic reaction-this may be from the antibiotics or other metabolic issues. Certainly go to the ER if you ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
24 years experience Dermatology
As long as you like: There is no time limit on applying triple antibiotic. Your pimple should clear up in a few days at which point you will no longer need the ointment b ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not.: Sometimes, minor skin infections can resolve with the help of powders containing antibiotics such as neomycin, bacitracin, or polymyxin. In situations ... Read More
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