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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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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I'm having itching on my groin/lower thigh area and dead cells accumulates over there. Bacterial infection or?

I'm 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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I have bacterial infection bv, what to do?

I have bacterial infection bv, what to do?

Bacteria Vaginosis: The diagnosis is made by taking a vaginal swab for a wet mount. If clue cells are seen under a microscope it is definitive for BV usually caused by the bacteria gardnerella vaginalis, which can be treated with metronidazole. You will need a prescription which can be obtained by your family doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bacterial infection?

Antibiotics: A bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics. The sooner treatment is started, the better. Consult with your dentist or doctor ...Read more

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I have leukemia, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have leukemia, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

It is possible: Leukemia itself may reduce your white blood cells that fight infection (granulocytes) but many of the treatments we use to destroy these leukemia cells also reduce your normal granulocytes. This can increase your chance of infection and spread to the blood stream (sepsis). Antibiotics offer some protection from this happening. ...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 :-)
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I have prostatitis (bacterial infection). Does my semen also contain bacteria in it?

I have prostatitis (bacterial infection). Does my semen also contain bacteria in it?

Prostatitis: Hi, Yes, the semen has Bacteria in it and it would clear with Antibiotics treatment for 4-6 wks. ...Read more

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I have burkett's lymphoma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have burkett's lymphoma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

It is possible: Usually the treatment for burkett's lymphoma is quite aggressive. This usually means that your normal white blood cells — which protect you from infection with bacteria may be lower for a longer period. The longer they are quite low, the higher the chance of infection that may spread to your blood stream (septicemia). ...Read more

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Is there any way for me to figure out if i likely have a virus or a bacterial infection?

Is there any way for me to figure out if i likely have a virus or a bacterial infection?

Unfortunately No: For many infections either by bacteria or by viruses, one can take blood, or body fluid (such as sputum, urine) or tissue (such as a biopsy), and culture them in the lab, or use a test to show us any evidence of a particular bacterium or virus. But all these tests are done in a lab. You cannot usually tell if a given infection is caused by which, though a viral infection is usually self-limiting. ...Read more

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If I take amoxicillin, will it make it harder for my child to fight future bacterial infections?

If I take amoxicillin, will it make it harder for my child to fight future bacterial infections?

Not at all: People don't become "resistant " to antibiotics, germs do. Sometimes they won't work because you have a resistant strain of germs or the illness was viral & never needed or would respond to antibiotics. Since you can't become resistant, you certainly can't pass that on. Your goal in life is to make sure you only use them when needed. ...Read more

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What if im not sexualy active and i have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it?

What if im not sexualy active and i have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it?

Infection: Of the vagina with bacteria can occur without sexual activity due to changes in diet or careless hygiene. Keep yourself clean, after toileting wipe yourself front to back and consider adding a probiotic like yogurt, sauerkraut or kimchee to your diet. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I've been sick 6 times this year with different viral/bacterial infections. Should i be worried about leukemia?

Boost Immune system: Frequent illness doesn't necessarily point to cancer. It looks like you have been on a lot of antibiotics and although these help fight serious bacterial infections, if used too often they can lower your immune system. Antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria. When this happens in the gut the bad take over and the good cannot protect you. Then you get sick again. Probiotics, diet, etc. Can help. ...Read more

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I am 23 and I believe I am getting eczema for the first time it is showing up in light patches. Is it due to a bacterial infection?

I am 23 and I believe I am getting eczema for the first time it is showing up in light patches. Is it due to a bacterial infection?

Eczema bacterial: There are many causes of eczema. Many. Bacterial infections are not a common cause, although one can become colonized with bacteria or infected. ...Read more

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I was given some medicine for a bacterial infection I have and i when to the restroom and when I wiped my self I had discharge n blood?

I was given some medicine for a bacterial infection I have and i when to the restroom and when I wiped my self I had discharge n blood?

More info needed: We need to know what and where you have the infection. You're bleeding may or may not be related to your infection. Send mote information. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bacterial infection? Plus is serious? Please help I'm a little nervous and scared and how do I get rid of it?

Bacterial infection: You should get examined by a doctor who can order a culture and sensitivity if indicated after which the appropriate anti-biotic could be prescribed. It's also possible that a diagnosis could be made by exam alone and antibiotic then prescribed depending on the type of infection you have. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep from getting regular yeast and bacterial infections? I have done everything, could i just have a messed up pH balance?

A few things: First the current infection needs to be treated appropriately by your doctor. Then you can use an over-the-counter product called rephresh. This is designed to balance the ph of the vagina. Using the birth control method NuvaRing continuously can also help prevent. ...Read more

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Bacterial infection I was diagnosed thurs and given amoxicillin to take for 10 days I'm on day 4 and still feel same how much longer to feel better?

Bacterial infection I was diagnosed thurs and given amoxicillin to take for 10 days I'm on day 4 and still feel same how much longer to feel better?

Bacterial infection: That depends upon whether the diagnosis was correct (you didn't provide any details), what the organism causing infection was, whether it is sensitive to amoxicillin, what symptoms are you expecting to change, and so on. Need far more info to respond accurately. If sinusitis you may need saline neti-pot irrigation and decongestant (pseudoephedrine), and if not better a visit to an ENT doctor. Best. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection, how can I cure that?

Antibiotics: Certainly you need to see your primary care md. Bacterial infections are treated with anticiotics, whereas viral infections are not. Your primary will help you.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why won't my bacterial infection go away?

Don't know where on: Your body the infection is. However, if you have an infection that is not improving or is getting worse — seek medical help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

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Bacteria (Definition)

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