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Doctor insights on: Acute Bacterial Skin And Skin Structure Infections

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What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a way of describing a skin infection which is red and streaking up the skin from the wound, bite or or nidus of infection. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What are the symptoms of bacterial infection on skin?

What are the symptoms of bacterial infection on skin?

Red, blisters: A bacterial infection on the skin can take many forms. From a mild, red, slightly painful area to an area of skin which can bright red skin withhave large draining blisters that have a terrible odor. With this type of infection you may even run a fever and feel sick all over. I you have what you think is a skin infection of more than a couple days duration seel medical attention. ...Read more

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What is tx for inflamed skin w/ possible fungal or bacterial infection? Skin s in a fold that stays moist, cannot be unfolded.

What is tx for inflamed skin w/ possible fungal or bacterial infection? Skin s in a fold that stays moist, cannot be unfolded.

Yeast or fungal: Fungus or yeast infections are common in fold. This will easily recur. The best option isto clean area with dilute vinegar one teaspoon in a glass of water, followed by mica tin cream and finally diaper paste to decrease wetness and separate skin. You must deal with underlying weight issue with professional help. ...Read more

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Are there bacterial infections of the skin oil glands?

Are there bacterial infections of the skin oil glands?

Yes: Infections can occur anywhere...Infection with normal skin bacteria is one cause of acne...And this infection is in the sebaceous /oil producing skin glands. ...Read more

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What does a skin bacterial infection look like?

What does a skin bacterial infection look like?

Bacterial infection: This will vary with the type of infection. Cellulitis or infection of the skin will usually show redness, induration (hard swelling), warmth of the area, tenderness, sometimes discharge which may be purulent, and occasionally there will be pain out of proportion to the clinical appearance if the infection has progressed beneath the skin and is producing fasciiitis. ...Read more

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What does a bacterial infection on the skin usually look like?

Pain, red, warmth..: Look for redness, swelling of the skin, soreness, and warmth; possibly with a raised center, maybe with a "head", a discharge, or scab-like area. Often at the site of a minor injury such as small cut or bug bite. Might increase in size. If so, or if you have any doubt, see your health care provider. ...Read more

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My skin gets too dry if i shower more than once a day. Would that cause bacterial infections?

My skin gets too dry if i shower more than once a day. Would that cause bacterial infections?

No: Dry skin itself does not cause bacterial infection. In fact, in your case by taking shower daily, you are likely reducing risk of bacterial infection. Many people have the dry skin, after taking shower, particularly in winter. You should apply lubricant such as petroleum jelly, or vaseline to the skin to protect breakdown of the skin. Once the skin breaks down, it does increase the infection risk. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bacterial skin infection?

What are the tests for bacterial skin infection?

Culture: Usually the area of infection can be cultured to see what is growing and to help determine what antibiotic is best suited (sensitive) and to which ones the bacteria might be resistant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. ...Read more

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Why are bacterial skin infections so hard to kill?

Why are bacterial skin infections so hard to kill?

Skin is thick: Because antibiotics don't always reach the skin well. However, abx actually do cure the very very large majority of skin infections. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more