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does eczema cause impetigo

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If there is enough skin damage and bacteria get in there, infection may occur.
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Weeping skin: Both eczema and impetigo can weep. Unfortunately they can also go together. Impetigo should have improved at least somewhat with Mupirocin cream. For ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Eczema treatment: If eczema is infected, it is often necessary to take oral antibiotics to help clear the exacerbation.
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Generally not: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection, when healed you are left with a mild redness for a couple of weeks. Unless the infection is deep, such as c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
It is notoriously: quite variable. Would imagine it can sometimes be itchy. Several good tests to see if one has it. The rash typically comes a bit late in the infection ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Albert
9 years experience General Practice
Unknown: The cause of dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. However, there is a strong link to celiac sprue disease (gluten insensitivity). One of the recommend ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Not exactly.: Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No,but...: No unless the bites develop a secondary bacterial infection. An abcess or cellulitis may result, causing a fever.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Yes: Drink at least 6-8 8 oz glasses of water per day. Also can add a topical moisturizer.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Contact: It may if it was very severe when it happened, it usually leaves a dark mark on the skin.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Numular eczema: Nummular ("coin-shaped") eczema (dermatitis) is just a variation on chronic eczema in which you get scattered patches of eczema 1-2" in diameter. They ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Not clear.: The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is not known. However, it may appear after strong topical steroid creams are applied to the face to treat other ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe (not) . . .: Hypothyroidism isn't usually my first thought when someone complains of a maculopapular rash although underactive thyroid has been linked to various r ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: It would be unusual for herpes to cause hives.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liengkong Siew
53 years experience Gynecology
No symptom y y yes: Yes, Herpes infection mostly asymptomatic and if clinically manifested with signs and symptoms wiil usually present with skin rash with ulcers, pain a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
It can.: It is not uncommon.
A male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Rarely: It usually just causes inflammation, but severe enough irritation can cause the skin to break down; it is not a common manifestation, though, and you ... Read More
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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Teething is a natural process of teeth erupting in the mouth of the child. It does not cause complicated other situations. However it is important to ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Crust: Wound infections with strep are more likely to crust. It is often described as having a honey comb appearance. Staph blisters and then drains. Other o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Gluten: Dermatitis herpetiformis is related to gluten. Dh can be diagnosed with skin biopsy. Blood tests may also help. Complete elimination of gluten will ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you repeatedly: Put vaseline on skin (like face) it can block pores.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No.: They are two unrelated diseases. Eczema is quite common so the combination would not be unusual!

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