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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


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Acne like bumps behind ears and down neck, jawline. They get very inflamed, sore, and sometimes itchy. Seem to spread quickly. Is this just acne?

Acne like bumps behind ears and down neck, jawline. They get very inflamed, sore, and sometimes itchy. Seem to spread quickly. Is this just acne?

Acne: It is common for inflammatory acne to involve the jaw line in women. A dermatologist can confirm the diagnosis and offer anti inflammatory medications where appropriate. ...Read more

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My skin pores are filled with creamy stuff in the evenin. Also my skin bcomes very oily so much so that some oil smetimes enters and irritates my eye.

My skin pores are filled with creamy stuff in the evenin. Also my skin bcomes very oily so much so that some oil smetimes enters and irritates my eye.

Special cleanser: You are young and your own genetic and hormonal conditions result in your oily skin. Keep it clean. Wash it daily with a Salicylic acid cleanser (not higher than 3%)and rinse it with plenty of water. Once or twice a day. Eat less sweets , oily products and sodas. Keep hair off your face, including at night and don't allow hair products to remain on your face. Blot oil with "rice paper" or tissue ...Read more

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Could living by the mountains dehydrate thin skin like the chin and nasolabial folds? This area secretes oil but still dry and dehydrated.

Could living by the mountains dehydrate thin skin like the chin and nasolabial folds? This area secretes oil but still dry and dehydrated.

Maybe seb derm: You may have sebborheic dermatitis, an inflammatory skin condition akin to dandruff. It creates pink to red, greasy flaking scaling patched on the face. See your dermatologist. Until then try a moisturizer and an otc steroid cream. ...Read more

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What I it when the glands from neck , throat and underarms get inflamed?

What I it when the glands from neck , throat and underarms get inflamed?

Need exam!: It's hard to know without examining you. The glands you feel are lymph nodes. If they are enlarged and sore, that can mean you have an infection. The glands in your neck and throat drain your sinuses, head, throat & mouth. The glands in your armpits drain your arms/hands or chest/breasts. Enlarged glands are also a sign of cancer, particularly lymphoma, so you really need to see a doctor! ...Read more

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Can Fordyce spots on labia become irritated or inflamed and itchy due to shaving?

Can Fordyce spots on labia become irritated or inflamed and itchy due to shaving?

Yes these can: Yes fordyce spots can become irritated and inflamed by shaving. ...Read more

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Allergic to hydrogen peroxide or infected ear piecing? (cleaned ears with peroxide they swelled up, painful, red and oxidation of the skin occurred)

Allergic to hydrogen peroxide or infected ear piecing? (cleaned ears with peroxide they swelled up, painful, red and oxidation of the skin occurred)

Infection.: Your ears are infected and you need to see you doctor to get an antibiotic before things get worse. Hydrogen peroxide is more show than substance for infection. ...Read more

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Have scabs and puss bumps in nostrils which are creating holes in nasal cavity what could this be?

Have scabs and puss bumps in nostrils which are creating holes in nasal cavity what could this be?

Staph Infections: This is serious. I hope you are getting appropriate antibiotics and are taking them. There is no reason to wait. This can be very serious. ...Read more

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I can see small white dots representing my meibomian glands but when I try to express them after a warm compress, none of the clogged oil comes out?

I can see small white dots representing my meibomian glands but when I try to express them after a warm compress, none of the clogged oil comes out?

Don't do that: Just warm wet compresses. Don't try to express the glands. You won't be able to see stuff come out of them even if it does without a microscope. ...Read more

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The skin on my nose has large, clogged pores. What's a good skin care regimen to fix this? Retin-a is too harsh (red and irritated skin).

Dilute retina: Use retina every day or use moisturizer first to dilute strength of weakest retina .05. Salicylic acid products will also work to open pores. Other options although temporary are bier strips, or cllarisonic device available at drug store or sephora.Phtodynamic therapy can shrink pores rather than just remove debris. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with staph infection, doctor suspects its from overactive colony in my nose that was reacting with small cuts from shaving and from acne in the area. Scared this means my immune system isn't strong. Can healthy people get staph from nose?

Diagnosed with staph infection, doctor suspects its from overactive colony in my nose that was reacting with small cuts from shaving and from acne in the area. Scared this means my immune system isn't strong. Can healthy people get staph from nose?

Common: This is common in healthy persons. Staphylococci bacteria reside in the nostrils and is spread to different parts of the body. So this is not abnormal. The fact that u have a staph skin infection does not make u have low immunity. Staph can take advantage of any break in the skin to cause an infection. Just keeping wounds clean and dry usually suffices. It may be worrisome only if recurrent. ...Read more

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Apparently I have a staph infection, my vagina is itchy and red spots which turn into whiteheads keep popping up in diff places. What does this mean?

Apparently I have a staph infection, my vagina is itchy and red spots which turn into whiteheads keep popping up in diff places. What does this mean?

?Folliculitis: This sounds like folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle). Staph can cause it. But there are other things that can cause a folliculitis. You should have the contents of one of these "whiteheads" cultured to be sure it is staph before you accept an antibiotic. And if you shave your bikini area it could be you are spreading the problem. So, stop shaving for now, get treatment and new razors. ...Read more

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Swollen red nostril almost swole completely shut. Dead skin on the inside and draining a thin sticky honey colored liquid. Lymph nodes also swollen un?

Swollen red nostril almost swole completely shut. Dead skin on the inside and draining a thin sticky honey colored liquid. Lymph nodes also swollen un?

Vestibulitis: Greetings. It sounds like you may have an infection within the entry area of your nose. This is usually a bacterial cause and needs treatment asap. Go to see your ENT doctor today. Infections in this region can rapidly spread to the rest of the face and even into the brain. Good luck. ...Read more

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