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difference between boils and mrsa

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cause/effect: A boil is an abscess--a collection of pus caused by a bacterial infection. Mrsa (methicillin-resistant staph. Aureus) is a type of bacteria that ofte ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Bugs and boils: MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an increasingly common bacteria that can cause different clinical conditions from boils o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Sanitary wipes: You may carry sanitary wipes, like Clorox wipes with you and wipe away the areas that may have been touched by previous occupants of the room. Wish yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Not necessarily: No, boils and furuncles existed long before there were antibiotics to become resistant to. However, MRSA is a common cause of boils these days. It's ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Boil vs Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.A boil is a skin infection that starts in a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
Virus vs. bacterium: Herpes infections are caused by a virus, while carbuncles are caused by bacteria. Herpes infections appear as tiny, clear, painful blisters, while car ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Not much: Cellulitis is caused by multiple different bacteria. Mrsa is the most common bacteria causing cellulitis.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Clot /infection: Phlebitis is also called thrombophlebitis and is inflammation of a vein secondary to a clot within the vein. Phlebitis can either be in a superficial ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Spelling: the same group or genus of bacteria.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpes is a virus. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, an insect bites, blockage of the follicle, shaving, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Well...: A boil is an abscess that can be caused by many things including a spider bite. Not all, in fact very few however, cause abscesses.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Acinetobacter : Acinetobacter is a bacteria that is ubiquitous and usually doesn't cause infection. It is what we call opportunistic - it will cause infection if it ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Staph infections...: ...Including MRSA are more invasive than diaper rash, with more swelling and skin destruction, sometimes bubbling, sometimes pus.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
Types of Bugs: Mrsa or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria which can cause severe skin infections that are resistant to the usual antibiotics w ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Abscess: Abscess- infection of subcutaneous tissue or organ>1cm pusutle is a tiny abscess. A furuncle is an infection of hair follicle, can become an abscess i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Virus vs bacteria: Herpes is caused by virus which can be treated by antivirals such as zovirax (acyclovir). Boils are caused by bacteria such as staph and strep and are ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Impetigo = bacterial: Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-count ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Difference: Staph is a bacterial infection and herpes comes from a virus.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
You cannot be: Once you are colonized with MRSA or some other strain of a common bacteria, you cannot really be decolonized with it. Taking some specific antibiotic ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Drug resistance: Cellulitis is an infection (usually staph) of the fat underneath the skin and can initially involve a small area on the hand or foot but then spread v ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Healthy vs sick: A carrier is a healthy person screened for medical reasons, while a full MRSA infection will cause symptoms and disease, from skin and soft tissue inf ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Types of acne: Acne can be whiteheads, blackheads, papules (red bumps), pustules (like the folliculitis pustule) and or cystic deep acne. Folliculitis is just a hai ... Read More
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