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what are good ways for me to fix earring hole infections?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dermatitis vs infect: The question is-is this an allergic metal contact dermatitis or a bacterial infection? Unless there is pus draining from the piercing site, it can be difficult to tell them apart. Repeated warm moist heat packs with a topical antibiotic may help. Sometimes antistaphylococcal antibiotics are necessary. If you are allergic to nickel in the stud, this will probably need to be replaced.

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Is the stapah infection related with the marsa infection?

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Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
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Same bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus (commonly referred to as staph) is a kind of bacteria that causes multiple infections (skin, heart etc.) it is treated with antibiotics (such as penicillins) but with time and because of widespread use of antibiotics, it has become resistant to penicillin (methicillin to be more precise). Therefore, the acronym MRSA refers to methicillin resistant staph aureus.
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Depends: If you have a fever over maybe 100.0 degrees, are turning blue (check your lips), or are short of breath doing your normal activities. I've autopsied more than a few previously healthy people who chose to "tough out" bacterial pneumonia.
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How long can a sinis infection last?

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Duration sinusitis: Some of the symptoms of a sinus infection can last a while, depending on the contributing factors that led to the infection. Combination therapy is best, so as to kill bacteria, control inflammation, thin mucus, control allergies and reestablish mucus and airflow through sinus passages.
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Soap and water: Soap and water is an acceptable way to clean sexual toys after use. Other disinfectants may cause irritation of the genitals. If you are sharing toys with other partners you can place a condom over it to prevent transmission of fluids.
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Signs of bladdler infection?

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Pain with urination: Common signs include the sensation of having to urinate all the time, urinating a small amount, having to go too often, having a burning sensation when you do urinate or pain. Sometimes you may note blood when you wipe or small clots. Many people just have a full sensation in the lower abdomen or in the back.

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