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What is the cure for bacterial infection in the groin area of a male?

What is the cure for bacterial infection in the groin area of a male?

Bacterial : Infections respond to antibiotics. On the skin, it is probably a gram positive organism, such as staph. Depending on the depth, topical or systemic antibiotics can be used. I would show it to your doctor to make sure it is not a fungus infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Bacterial infection on pelvic and groin. Perscribed keflex. Is slight skin flake normal? Heavy soreness is that usual? How long does it take to heal?

Bacterial infection on pelvic and groin. Perscribed keflex. Is slight skin flake normal? Heavy soreness is that usual? How long does it take to heal?

Yes,yes and 7-10 day: Skin flaking often occurs when swelling goes down.Soreness in normal but if it persist you may need a different antibiotic.These type of infection often take 7-10 days to clear up. ...Read more

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Im having itching on my groin/lower thigh area and dead cells accumulates over there. Bacterial infection or?

Im having itching on my groin/lower thigh area and dead cells accumulates over there. Bacterial infection or?

Rash: Without seeing this it is impossible to speculate. See your family doctor or a dermatologist and get this diagnosed and treated professionally. Be good and get better. ...Read more

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Can shingles on the leg be confused with a bacterial infection on the leg following the lymphaic system to the groin area?

Can shingles on the leg be confused with a bacterial infection on the leg following the lymphaic system to the groin area?

Shingles can become: Secondarily infected at any location where it erupts. The breakdown of the skin surface will allow penetration of surface germs & staph or strep are common co-infections. Shingles is generally a clinical diagnosis based on location & specific distribution along with emerging with no known triggering event. Localized poison ivy could mimic shingles & also become infected. ...Read more

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If you have a fungal infection or bacterial infection on your penis will your groin lymph nodes swell ?

If you have a fungal infection or bacterial infection on your penis will your groin lymph nodes swell ?

They may: Depending on the infection, and the severity of it, the lymph-nodes may get reactive and swell in their efforts to work and help fight off the infection. Fungal infection are usually minor and cutaneous (on the skin) and do not normally achieve lymph node activation. ...Read more

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Having severe groin pains ranging from lower belly down to tailbone. Frequent urge urination and usually doesn't empty. No bacterial infection?

Having severe groin pains ranging from lower belly down to tailbone.
Frequent urge urination and usually doesn't empty. No bacterial infection?

Possibly: Possible causes of flank pain, groin pain, lower abdominal pain, increased urinary urgency, increased frequency, radiation to the posterior lumbosacral region a common cause by conditions such as kidney stones, bladder infections, urinary tract infection, epididymitis, and prostatitis. To find the exact etiology causing your symptoms, consultation and examination by your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

Good hygiene: The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections. ...Read more

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Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Sometimes yes: Depending on where one kisses upon another person's body, he will bring some bacteria into his mouth, which means onto his throat and down into his tummy. If his mouth gets strep throat bacteria from kissing, then he can develop a strep throat infection. If his mouth gets h.Pylori bacteria from kissing, then he can get an h.Pylori stomach ulcer. Many other bacteria can also be gotten from kissing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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