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contagious skin rashes in adults

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
47 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in t ... Read More
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild ecz ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Part of life: Yeast is around us in the environment & by later infancy at least 5% of the dry weight of poo is yeast. The skin surface is resistant to yeast unless ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Skin Rash: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of conta ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Good hygiene: and use of antifungal creams will keep you from being contagious i think 2 to 3 days of twice daily applications of cream will get you "non contagious ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. There are a number of bacterial skin infections that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Some can be transmitted by touching contaminat ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Tinea. Seborrhea: This could be seborrhea or may be tine versicolor, a mild fungal infection. Both will respond to topical antifungals such as ketoconazole cream. There ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
7-10'days: Most infections are due to viral pathogens and disease is self limited. Try palliative measures such as tylenol (acetaminophen) and fluids. Monitor te ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Viral,bacteria,fungi: Many skin rashes are caused by infections such as herpes, zoster, staph, and tinea. These rashes are all contagious and need to be treated.
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