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is chronic paronychia contagious

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Paronychia is an infection of the area where to the fingernail or toenail meets the skin. It is usually a bacterial infection, whereas Fluconazole on ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Smith
28 years experience Podiatry
Causes : If you had surgery of the nail you can develope a hematoma in the nail bed tissue when this drys it becomes very hard. I would return to your surgeon ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Specialist: A podiatrist or podiatric surgeon would be my choice to evaluate, treat and perform follow-up for this problem.
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Horse hoof fungiside: It is a medicine used on horses using that product could be problematic on human skin.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience Podiatry
No: Parochychia is an infected embedded nail margin in a toe or finger.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Doesn't even spread around your own toes!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
NOT contagious: In general most urine/bladder infections are not contagious in men or women. The prostate is located near the bladder in men. However , epididymitis c ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reinharth
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Acute bronchitis is currently considered to be caused mostly by viruses, which are quite contagious. It can be transmitted in the air, by coughing, a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Steckelberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Most of the time, acute bronchitis is caused by a virus. Influenza (flu) viruses are a common cause, but many other viruses can cause acute bronchitis ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Sinusitis is a bacterial infection. If it was caused by a viral upper respiratory infection (cold) then that is what would be contagious.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Usually not: The bugs causing sinusitis r usually the residents here--they live without causing problem because they exist in small number due the oxygen (toxic to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: But would need more information. This is an uncommon condition. Presdisposing factors, organism, clinical course, etc. Would all be significant.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: The cellulitis in not contagious although the bacteria that cause it are because the infection is not on the skin.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Gibson
Specializes in Dermatology
Cellulitis isn't usually spread from person to person: Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin most commonly caused by bacteria that normally live on the skin's surface. You have an inc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No: There are many causes of bad breath, both of dental and medical origin. Find the cause(s) and treat them and then maintain good oral hygiene. By far t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not likely: Tracheitis is inflammation of the trachea from any of a number of reasons. Even if it is infectious, it is unlikely to result it spreading to another ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Eczema or Staph Infn: Eczema is not contageous, it is an infammatory disorder of the skin. Eczema can become secondarily infected with staphylococcus as it is a skin organ ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but: Fortunately almost all enteric organism are exquisitely sensitive to heat and handwashing. So after your bowel movements, wash hands thoroughly. If ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
27 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Bronchitis: It can be depending on the cause. Flu and whooping cough can both cause bronchitis which are highly contagious. Flu can also cause pneumonia. Bronchia ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cold virus: Since bronchitis is usually caused by a cold virus, you might transmit the cold to someone else. That person may then get a cold, with or without bro ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Inflammation of the bronchial tubes caused by either viruses or bacteria is contagious.
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A member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Bronchitis: Bronchitis is defined as an inflammation of the bronchial tubes of the respiratory infection. Cough is the predominant symptom. Usually this is self-l ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Can be : If it is an infectious bronchitis depending on what the infectious etiology is the bug can be passed on to others through coughing. It can also be pa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This illness comes from the body's reaction to being in close contact to birds. It can be chronic and cause ongoing breathing problems. The patient' ... Read More

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