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What And Infection Looks Like
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Aphthous ulcers?: Would have to see what it looks like but it could be aphthous ulcers which presently are believed to ba an allergic reaction to something you ate. Ulcers/blisters can also be caused by a herpes virus. Get the lesions examined, and while waiting use a ethanol based mouithwash to gargle and keep the throat clean and the bacteria counts down. Even more important, keep your teeth clean. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Yeast infection: On the tongue, yeast infections can look like cottage cheese curds. When these are removed or scraped off, the underlying mucous membranes are intensely red. The tongue can also be uniformly red or look like it has folds on it without the white curds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of eye infection do I have? The eye is really red and very watery. I see something that looks like mucus.
You : You should see a medical doctor to have this examined, especially if it persists. There are many different diseases that cause red, watery eyes. Often this is infectious and it can be quite contagious, so be very careful about not rubbing your eyes, nose or mouth. It may be best to stay away from other people and out of work until this resolves, but let your medical doctor advise you after they've examined your eyes. If you wear contact lenses do not put them back into your eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial infection: This depends upon the area of the body infected, the organism involved, the immune status of the host and other factors. If you have a specific infection in mind, rephrase the question and can respond more definitively. ...Read more
Penis itchy bumps: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more
My belly button is very red and really sore, and looks like puss inside as well as an odor. what is this? what causes this?
Tiny bits of yellowie/white discharge of what looks like puss. Is this normal or do I have an infection coming?
I have skin irritation, which looks like red patches or inflamed follicles. The itch is much like a mosquito bite. What is it and what can I get OTC?
It isn't possible to: diagnose the cause of your skin condition with the available information. You can go on Healthtap Prime where they can visualize the lesions with cell phone camera. for more accurate assessment. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help to reduce itching. It is over the counter but can sometimes be sedating. Take care. ...Read more
What does a tick bite look like and what does it look like if its Lyme disease and what are the symptoms got bit a month ago and spot still there?
Appearance varies: A tick bite can be invisible after the tick detaches, or leave a red spot. When lyme is in the tick, often (but not always) a red rash spreads out in a circle (can be other shapes too) and is often clearing from the center outward. Called a "bull's eye" rash because of its appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what it looks like a vaginal ingrown hair on the tip of the beginning of the lip and looks like a red bump and want to make sure is nothing els?
Could very well be: There are many hairs and glands in the genital area. Any of these may become blocked or clogged with oil or dirt and may become a red bump. If this progresses to be red, hot, painful, swollen, or draining, then it may be more serious, and may need to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Yeast infection male: A yeast infection on a man's penis, called candida balanitis, is usually red, irritated patches of skin with occasional pustules. The infections seems to be almost always confined to the glans and corona. It is most commonly seen in men whose partners have yeast infections, in people with diabetes, and those that took antibiotics recently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
See a Doctor: See your doctor. This forum is not for diagnosis. Possible causes are herpes, syphilis, mrsa, chanchroid . Syphilis sores can go away on their own, but that doesn't mean your aren't infected. Syphilis can hibernate to later infect brain with a late form of the disease. Seek evaluation by a doctor asap. Most health departments are also able to evaluate, sometimes a reduced cost. ...Read more
Varies: It can look like anything from a folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles) to cellulitis (inflamed skin/soft tissue) to an abscess (painful lump with overlying inflamed skin, may be draining pus). This is common with all bacterial skin infections, not just staph, however. See a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: Age? Recent illness? Fever? Trauma to mouth? Medications? All of these can play into ulcers in the mouth. If a child, viral illness can be the cause, ie, herpes, adenoviruses, etc. Trauma with toothbrush and others can do this. Vitamin deficiency can sometime be a culprit. Usually treat with warm salt water rinses, avoid toothpast with sodium laurel sulfate and observe. See pcp/dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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