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recurrent impetigo in adults

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Mrsa is a possibility but not necessarily a definitive occurrence in anyone who has breaks in the skin. The skin and mucous membranes are our primary ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it will scar : Less and no healing will not be greatly impaired
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
25 years experience Dermatology
A skin infection: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually caused by either streptococcal and/or staphylococcal bacteria. It can be treated with an oral ... Read More
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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 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Possible: This is unlikely, and would be in high risk patients (i.e. Those that are immunosuppressed).
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Viral / daycare: Are most common cause, asthma can present this way, avoid cig smoke at all costs.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience Pediatric Urology
No: They are not contagious unless the UTI is tuberculosis or a parasite both of which are extremely rare in the US.
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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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Healthy young children are no more susceptible to staph infections than anyone else. Indeed, human immunity undergoes dips and blips throughout life, ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
YES: Kawasaki disease is predominantly a disease of childhood, but can occur is adults, though rare. There are some reports of HIV as a risk for adult kaw ... Read More
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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
11 per 100,000: The above stat is quoted as the overall incidence of viral meningitis in various studies with the incidence being the highest in younger children and ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: Children are more likely to have "sticky fingers" than adults, but it's done mostly out of impulsivity or lack of social development. Adults have a m ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Can be: The elderly, due to diminished immune function, can react more severely to all infections, including e. Coli infections. This is also true with colds ... Read More
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: That is myth and no longer even part of a expert physician's practice. What is your specific concerns about your health?
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
37 years experience Rheumatology
Very common: Staph can be grown on anyone's skin. Infection occurs when the bacteria takes over. It can start with a scratch or pimple, a hangnail, ear infection, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Neither: There is no statistical basis proving that bacteria or viruses absolutely trigger more ear infections in contacts. Having said that, ear infections ar ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience Family Medicine
Ubiquitous: Strep is ubiquitous, meaning it's everywhere. In famine countries, infections in general are more prevalent because the people, in their poor state o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience General Practice
Evaluation: This can be a serious and even life-threatening problem...A good idea is to see a speech pathologist for a swallowing evaluation and feeding recommend ... 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.

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