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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Different bacteria: Pimples are usually caused by staph or step bacteria. Most of the time penicillin works to kill these bacteria. Sometimes the bacteria is resistant to ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Moist hot packs until it ruptures and drains and then allow it to heal. If the area looks inflamed with redness, tenderness, warmth and swelling see a ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
MRSA unlikely: The infection on your butt is not likely to be MRSA, though it does not preclude you from being a MRSA carrier. If the lesion is not causing symptoms, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Not likely: Only way to tellis b culture, but usually solitary lesions, not multiple.
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: clear comtents, pimple white contents
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
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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 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
18 years experience Dermatology
Different Conditions: Pimples - usually refers to acne eczema - usually refers to atopic dermatitis rash - general term for a red itchy skin conditions. Impetigo - bact ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Whitlow hurts: Herpes on finger is painful, localized, heals in 1 or 2 weeks. Eczema is itchy, chronic, wide areas.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Bites or no bites: A boil is kind of a pimple "gone nuclear", and it is more serious, usually the result of an infection. An arachnid, or spider bite, is completely dif ... Read More
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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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: A "pimple" is generally a raised red area that may be topped with a little spot of pus. A herpetic lesion is generally a blister that opens and revea ... Read More
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 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 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 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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Visual: Ringworm typically has a red raised border with a scaly center. Impetigo is described as a "honey crusted lesion" and in fact usually has a yellowish ... Read More
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
21 years experience Dermatology
Single vs multiples: Boils and carbuncles are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under your skin when hair follicles become inflammed and infected by bacteria. Boils (fur ... 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

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