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nasal impetigo in adults

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Topical antibiotic: The bacteria that's commonly the cause of impetigo is staph aureus, which responds to prescription topical antibiotics. If your doctor determines tha ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not impetigo: See a dermatologist. Impetigo spreads rapidly over a few days. You have something else.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Impetigo : You can use round small bandaids. Try to keep exposed to air while at home to dry up . Good luck
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Impetigo: just apply a small bandaid on it it would look less conspicuous
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Doubtful: I don't think a child would be allergic to the nasal steroid spray flonase. There are certainly children whose cough may not respond to treatment wit ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Adenoids: Hello. Adenoids are lymph tissues that are in the back of the nasal cavity. They are very important for our immune system early in life. After we beco ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Older children and adults do catch RSV infection but do not develop same clinical manifestations frequently seen in infants, e.g., shortness of breath ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
It can happen : Thrush is a fungal infection and can happen at any age. In infancy, it is common and often of no consequences. In adult, usually there is a cause: med ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Wheezing: Wheezing and severe cough in an infant may be due to rsv. The younger and smaller the infant the more severe the illness will be. Premature babies are ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Deadly choice : Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90s to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience Dentistry
For kids: Kids usually have this virus and it is self limiting. In other words there are no effective treatments for this. Antivirals don't do well against it n ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is likely a viral infection and it is transmitted by respiratory droplets. Bronchiolitis is a disease of early childhood. But the same virus can ca ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Respiratory compromi: Lower immunity may be the reason for quick spread of disease causing respiratory compromise.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Cure ?????: Since the nasal passages are lined with sensitive tissue, it can and will swell in response to respiratory irritants and a variety of infectious agent ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Chelitis: Many conditions and factors can precipitate transient or chronic cheilitis, including overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, me ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Many of us have staph living in our noses. It is often completely harmless. It only needs to be treated if we are having recurrent skin infections, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: According to cdc statistics the incidence (new cases per year) of asthma in adults (18+ years old) is 3.8/1000, whereas that among children is 12.5/10 ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria. These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infect ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Similar: The symptoms are pretty similar. The difference is in the ability to communicate the symptoms.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Rhinitis Pharyngitis: Infections of the nasal passages, sinuses and pharynx can spread to other areas of the body when the germs find their way into the blood stream (mostl ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: This is not a symptom of HIV
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The classic stiff: Neck, arched back, lethargy, irritability and high fever, often after a respiratory infection (pneumonia) or especially ear infection. Once started, ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes. It is less common at this age due to less exposure, but still possible of course. This is especially true if the child has increased exposure, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Worse: Usually adults would ill seriously. Another type of "chicken pox" in adults is called shingles(herpes zoster).

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