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Bacterial Infection Causing Acne
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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