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pseudomonas folliculitis contagious

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Ac ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
No.: "no" to other people, but may be "yes" to yourself-it might spread from one area to another.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes and No: Cystic fibrosis is not contagious but pseudomonas infections are.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not: Staph is generally everywhere. There are various types: staph albus common on skin. Staph aureus -yellow more pathogenic. Usually not contagious l ... 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Can be normal.: S. lugdunensis can be part of the normal bacteria which s found on the skin. In some cases, like other strep. germs it can also cause disease in some ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Staph infections are usually spread by direct contact with an infected person.
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. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, if you mean staphylococcus aureus which can cause severe disease like cellulitis and abscesses transmitted by contact.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Bacterial keratitis or corneal ulcer is due to micro-trauma usually from contact lens use (over wear). It is not contagious.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
20 years experience Cardiology
Staph : Staph infection refers to a skin or soft tissue infection from the bacteria family staphylococcus, of which there are dozens of species. All humans ha ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Since it is a bacterial infection, other children or even adults in contact with the rash can catch impetigo.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
MRSA: Extremely.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: Yes, bacteria in the eschar (scab) from infection with staphylococcus aureus can be potentially transmitted to others, but that depends upon what you ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: Carried in nose of smokers.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Fungal meningitis is not contagious.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be: Cellulitis can be caused by a number of different bacteria. Usually streptococcus or staphylococcus is involved but other bacteria are often the culp ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Enterobacter aerogenes is a bacteria that can cause a variety of infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, pneumonia, skin/wound infections ... Read More
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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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Hmm: If the pyelonephritis is due to bacteria Staph Aureus it can be the cause of the pyelonephritis . But having pyelonephritis does not mean you have or ... Read More
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