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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Staph: If it is just a superficial staph infection--impetigo--then it is not usually dangerous and can be treated with topical antiobiotic like mupirocin. I ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
This : This is really difficult to answer without clinically seeing the areas. I would recommend a trip to the dermatologist who can perform both a bacteria ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Shrinking bumps: As you complete your treatment course the lesions should decrease in size, and you should feel better (no fevers, chills, etc).
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Staph infection: Yes your infection requires medical attention and yes masturbation can spread the infection.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Infectious diseaseMD: Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? Yo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Let a doc look: The external ear canal shouldn't swell with a sinus infection. The little eustachian tube could get plugged with mucous, but you couldn't tell by look ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You may need: to consistently clean the ear phones (if they are like buds).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This type of ear infection is treated with prescription antibiotic ear drops. The otc swimmer's ear drops can help prevent swimmer's ear, but they are ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Call doctor: Call your physician to get an appointment to get your ear looked at, then appropriate medication can be prescribed.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Allow drainage: To encourage spontaneous drainage of an abscess, warm moist compresses can by applied with gentle pressure. Squeezing or pressing on the site should ... Read More
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