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Skin bacteria what are the skin conditions to be worried about most with people with poor hygiene? my fiancee has methicillin, and poor hygiene. i recently developed a sore on the top of my head that oozed and crusted. i am i panic mode!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

As, you know, i provided previous responses about mrsa. This is just a short list of contagious skin problems: scabies, methicillian- resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa' impetigo, lice, ringworm, (tinea) like athlete's foot or jock itch, chicken pox, etc, etc. Hand washing hygiene is especially important.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Joseph Jeu answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Many causes of skin infection, most severe is MRSA staph infection. Please see your personal physician. Antibiotics are probably necessary.

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