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Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Happens anyway: It is not rare for someone to need more than one course of accutane before this problem is gone for good. Although some look at acne as a transitional problem of the teen years some are fighting it into their late 30's.If it happens you deal with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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 to do if I got doxycycline for acne, but will it also get rid of other bacterial infections I may not know about?

What to do if I got doxycycline for acne, but will it also get rid of other bacterial infections I may not know about?

Yes: Infections usually cause symptoms. Doxycycline will not just target acne but kill the bacteria that stand in it's way, good and bad. Take probiotics and eat yogurt to repopulate your stomach with healthy bacteria again. Be sure to take the antibiotic with food. ...Read more

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What to do if I used doxycycline for acne, but will it also get rid of other bacterial infections I may not know about?

What to do if I used doxycycline for acne, but will it also get rid of other bacterial infections I may not know about?

Maybe: Nobody's sure how many people harbor Lyme disease. If you're coming down with Whipple's, it may cure you without knowing. It may also protect you from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever if you get a tick bite. Beyond this, I can't think of any. Few people harbor unknown bacterial infections like these. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If i had a bacterial infection could it cause pimples ? On various parts of the body ?

If i had a bacterial infection could it cause pimples ?  On various parts of the body ?

No: Systemic bacterial infections are uncommon to begin with, and i'd be suspicious if a phyiscian (especially an independent thinker) told me i had one. If you have several boils, a physician's office visit is in order, and since you are concerned and know your own body, even if your phyiscian finds it is common acne, it's worth the visit. ...Read more

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Had a bacterial infection. Now I have pimples near my clitoris. Any correlation? No new sexual partners as well.

Had a bacterial infection. Now I have pimples near my clitoris. Any correlation? No new sexual partners as well.

Herpes? Yeast?: "Pimples" in the genital area often is herpes; or maybe a yeast infection? Many monogamous people get herpes, either because of recurrence of a longstanding infection that previously was asymptomatic; or because of new transmission even though both partners are faithful. See a doctor ASAP; diagnosis is most accurate before lesions start to heal. Good luck! ...Read more

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I decided to donate blood but the doctor told me i can't because I have pimples due to bacterial infection. Does this mean i can't ever donate blood?

I decided to donate blood but the doctor told me i can't because I have pimples due to bacterial infection. Does this mean i can't ever donate blood?

No: No it is probably you have a bit too bacterial infection now and it can be contagious. Once your infection is treated you should be able to donate blood. ...Read more

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Bacterial infection, reoccurring, blistery like pimples, itchy and tender, come back each month on my left ankle, leaves scarring after gone?

Bacterial infection, reoccurring, blistery like pimples, itchy and tender, come back each month on my left ankle, leaves scarring after gone?

See a doctor: How do you know it is a bacterial infection? It certainly could be... However, recurrent skin lesions in the same spot can be allergic (contact dermatitis), something like shingles (viral), very rarely cancer or autoimmune. The only way to be correctly diagnosed and treated is to go and see your doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?

Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?

No just no: Ok... chlamyidia and gonnorhea cause URETHRAL infection. they have nothing to infect on the outside of the penis. And.. the mouth has a lot of bacteria. There isn't a good correlation between bacteria and most mouth ulcers. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

CAUSE OF ACNE: Acne is caused by a plugging up of oil glands in the skin. Too much oil; no way of getting out. Stop nuts and peanut butter, no chocolate. Cut way dowwn on dairy products. Bacteria, not fungus germs, are responsible for the inflammation in these pores. Wash thoroughly with an acne wash 3 times daily. See a dermatologist if it persists. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question. A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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What causes lung bacterial infection I am a non smoker?

What causes lung bacterial infection I am a non smoker?

Bacteria!: By definition, bacteria cause bacterial lung infection. Bacteria respond to antibiotics while viruses do not. Viruses are more common than bacteria & cause typical cold which won't respond to antibiotics. Average cough illness lasts 18 days so be patient. Best way to avoid upper respiratory infections (uris) is to wash hands & avoid being sneezed/coughed upon. And don't smoke (which you aren't). ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection cause a Pap smear to come back abnormal? I'm worried cuz mine did back n March 18,2014..!!

YES: A bacterial infection can cause abnormalities with PAP. You should follow up with this as I'm sure your DR. suggested. ...Read more

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Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

No: If any infection it would fungal, to avoid that either with a spacer or without, drink water or gargle after adminstring the medicine, the difference between aerospan ( flunisolide); an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) (mometasone/formetrol) is that the latter is a combo medicine, containing an ICS and LABA ( Long Acting Beta Agonist)1; ...Read more

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Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong, seg is 8.4?

Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong,  seg is 8.4?

No idea: This white count is not really elevated. The elevated segs suggest a bacterial infection. Have the doctor give you more information. Cannot tell what is the infection from your hx. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection, what factors could cause the infection to become septic?

I have a bacterial infection, what factors could cause the infection to become septic?

Very rare: If you mean a bacterial infection in the vagina, it would be highly unlikely for this to proceed to sepsis, which is a serious infection of the bloodstream. ...Read more

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I currently have a bacterial infection been very itchy scratched so hard caused skin to brake and cause sores that burn how do I heal them?

I currently have a bacterial infection been very itchy scratched so hard caused skin to brake and cause sores that burn how do I heal them?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

What are some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

A few: More commonly maybe the initial infection was never killed off properly, maybe, the host environment is conducive for bacterial growth, maybe the bacteria was resistent to the initial treament....Area of the infection is not kept clean.....To name a few. ...Read more

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What is some possible causes for reoccurring bacterial infections?

Wrong PH: The vagina needs acidic ph. Antibiotics first, then vinager douching followed by probiotics via pills(provela) or yogurt like activia or danactive. ...Read more

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What could cause continous vaginal bacterial infections?

What could cause continous vaginal bacterial infections?

Several things: Incomplete treatment comes to mind. If you didn't finish your course of antibiotics, you could have grown some resistant bugs. Although not strictly an std, it is possible that a sexual partner could have re-infected you if you had sex during treatment. You might also consider using a probiotic to replenish your natural vaginal flora and re-establish a proper ph. See your ob-gyn for more ideas. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more