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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes it could.: Probably advisable to have it evaluated and cleansed and bandaged so this won't happen again.

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Visit your father frequently and ask to speak to the nursing staff and/or physicians in charge if you have any concern about the treatment being given ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Josiah Daily
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Need to see ENT : You need to see an ENT immediately for antibiotics and possible surgery for debridement
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be: a staph infection or a severe fungal infection see your doctor for the appropriate treatment
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Cellulitis: Symptoms of skin infection include increased redness, swelling, tenderness, prolonged healing, warmth and/or drainage.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: If it did every kid who picks his nose would get the terrible disease. There are a number of natural body defenses that prevent such things from occur ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: Not necessarily. The bacteria that infect skin and urine are often not the same. Still would not advise this.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But this would be extremely rare. Hiv will not survive long outside the body, but might if the blood has not yet dried up entirely. Why in heavens nam ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually not: The tissue there is very good at fighting bacteria. There are a lot of bugs there, E coli and more, but infections in this situation are uncommon,
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The virus that causes cold sores is making a bunch of copies of itself in the cold sore. If you touch it, you are picking up all the microscopic viral ... Read More
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