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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

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 does a bacterial infection on the skin feel like? Itchy, painful?

What does a bacterial infection on the skin feel like? Itchy, painful?

Skin infection: A bacterial infection usually makes you noticeably sick. The immune system revs up to fight offending bacteria. This often causes fever, as well as swelling, discharge and pain in the affected area. ...Read more

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If I am having a itchy fish Oder down there what kind of bacterial infection am I having and how do I treat it?

If I am having a itchy fish Oder down there what kind of bacterial infection am I having and how do I treat it?

BV? Yeast? Both?: The main cause of fishy vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. However, BV usually doesn't cause itching, which goes along better with yeast infection -- but yeast doesn't cause odor. You could have both. Trichomonas also could do this. You need to see a doctor or clinic for professional diagnosis and treatment advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can be used to treat dry itchy balls, bacterial infection?

What can be used to treat dry itchy balls, bacterial infection?

Dry skin: The most common cause is overwashing. Minimize bathing, especially with hot water and soap. Fungal infections (athlete's foot) can also cause itching, but more often in the groin (inner thighs) than on the scrotum itself. ...Read more

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I have been having itchy,kinda hurts when having intercourse then a lil bit of bleeding on vagina what is it ? Could i have an bacterial infection?

I have been having itchy,kinda hurts when having intercourse then a lil bit of bleeding on vagina what is it ? Could i have an bacterial infection?

Investigate: Vaginal bleeding after sex is not something to take lightly. There is a laundry list of possible causes and you should get yourself examined by a physician. Of course infection could be one of the causes among others. ...Read more

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Scaly, itchy rashes at ankle that turn brownish- fungal/bacterial infection?

Rash: It would be nice to see what you are asking about , but usually itching indicates fungus. Your best course of action is to see a podiatrist who will assess what you have . Good luck. ...Read more

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19wf has vaginal on off itchiness / burning 6 mos.was treated with metro.culture was negative for yeast/Bacterial infection after tr.But still burns once an a while. I am on BC pills.also. Going back to college and will have no access to OB. Help!!

19wf has  vaginal on off itchiness / burning 6 mos.was treated with metro.culture was negative for yeast/Bacterial infection after tr.But still burns once an a while. I am on BC pills.also. Going back to college and will have no access to OB. Help!!

Yes: Vaginal itching can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis and lichen simplex chronicus which can cause vaginal itching. An evaluation and sometime a biopsy can be helpful. Prevaleaf Soothe is a nice OTC product to keep around. ...Read more

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I have a itchy burning vagina. I have genital warts also. My vagina is really raw also. It's not a yeast or bacterial infection. What could it be?

I have a itchy burning vagina. I have genital warts also. My vagina is really raw also. It's not a yeast  or bacterial infection. What could it be?

Must R/O herpes: As you can have herpes without the classic lesions or other conditions, please see your gyn or have your gyn refer u if the reason cannot be figured out. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my boob. Very itchy. It just showed up yesterday. I've also had a sore throat for about a month now. No bacterial infection.

I have a rash under my boob.  Very itchy.  It just showed up yesterday.  I've also had a sore throat for about a month now.  No bacterial infection.

Rash: Rashes under the breast which are itchy are usually caused by candida and can be treated with prescription fluconazole and nystatin. Consider a trial of amoxicillin for your pharyngitis, regardless of what your tests show. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp with little pimples.Some seems to have puss & some alteady dried out.Is it bacterial infection? Can it spread to other areas? Infectious?

Itchy scalp with little pimples.Some seems to have puss & some alteady dried out.Is it bacterial infection? Can it spread to other areas? Infectious?

This will need eval.: Recommend assessment by either your family doctor or by a dermatologist. This requires a medical history, visualization and possibly lab testing or biopsy to be able to give you an accurate diagnosis and a good treatment plan. Take care ...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?

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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I have a weird patch of dry itchy skin on one palm for months. Moisterisers help for only a few hours. Could it be an infection?

I have a weird patch of dry itchy skin on one palm for months. Moisterisers help for only a few hours. Could it be an infection?

Itchy rash on palm: An itch rash on the palmar surface of your hand could be several things. Dyshidrotic exzema, contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction to something are possible causes. A fungal infection is a possibility as well. If it is really itchy it could also be scabies, an infection caused by a mite. See your doc who can help figure it out and get you a cream to relieve the itching. ...Read more

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May i still use rubbing alchohol that is over 10 years old? I have itchy skin that have infection. Also, should i use alchohol or hydrogen peroxide?

May i still use rubbing alchohol that is over 10 years old? I have itchy skin that have infection. Also, should i use alchohol or hydrogen peroxide?

No Alcohol: Alcohol does not sound like a good idea for an irritated skin rash. Peroxide is a gentle antiseptic, and depending on the actual cause of your itchy rash, might be useful. We could definitely help you sort this out in a Prime Consult by getting further history and evaluating photos. We are here 24/7! Thanks for trusting Healthtap! ...Read more

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Infection can cause itchy skin?

Infection can cause itchy skin?

Not usually alone: Skin infections typically cause painful red swollen skin. Itching of the skin is usually caused by dermatitis and allergies. ...Read more

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Painless, very itchy skin. Could this be a staph infection?

Painless, very itchy skin. Could this be a staph infection?

Staph infection: Staph infections are tender, painful, red swollen. There may be pus & blood. Fever can be high. See a dermatologist for your itchy skin. Antiseptics and antibiotics will make you worse. ...Read more

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Is it common to have red itchy skin after a staph infection has resolved?

Is it common to have red itchy skin after a staph infection has resolved?

Rash After Staph: A rash is an abnormal condition and reaction of the skin. A rash can be a symptom of a wide variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions. A rash can result from infection, irritation, inflammation, allergy, insect bites and other abnormal conditions. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months.Infection?

I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months.Infection?

Unlikely: Infection, unless with a very benign slowly progressive pathogen would have declared itself and forced you to a doctor by now. But without seeing this and getting a full history, would just be guessing at possible diagnoses. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Nose had been noticeably itchy for a month, now around mouth and spreading to the cheeks are patches of itchy skin with whiteheads in it.. Some developing into cysts. I have mild acne, nothing ever like this. Could it be stahp or secondary infection?

Unlikely infection: A staph or secondary infection Would be more likely to be red, pimple like, and painful. This sounds more like eczema, and the itchy nose suggests allergic rhinitis. When the skin is dry, the oil gland pores are plugged and cause the white heads. ...Read more

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6yr old dry non productive cough all the time as well as itchy skin, Dr said no asthma & no infection or anything on chest. Piriton doesn't seem 2 hel?

See allergist: As you do not have asthma,infection and your chest is clear,but cough and itchy skin may be due to allergy which is not getting better with piriton .There are test to find allergy to plants ,food , dust . Consult an allergist get investigated for allergy and get proper treatment .Hope you get relief . ...Read more

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Had circular patch of peeling itchy skin, bleeds easily at top of labia in same place for 2 months. Also white bump next to it. Is it yeast infection?

Had circular patch of peeling itchy skin, bleeds easily at top of labia in same place for 2 months. Also white bump next to it. Is it yeast infection?

Probably not: Yeast infections typically are very erythematous and irregular in shape with satellite pustules at periphery. You should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could it be lukemia? Itchy skin rash thst burns more during hot shower, fatigue, full stomach, infections, high WBC count,

Could it be lukemia? Itchy skin rash thst burns more during hot shower, fatigue, full stomach, infections, high WBC count,

More information: The symptoms of leukemia can include, fevers, fatigue, easy bruising, nose bleeds or gum bleeding, enlarged lymph nodes, recurrent infections, headaches and sometimes a rash. A high WBC count can be caused by leukemia, but those wbcs will look abnormal (called blasts = leukemia cells). Your CBC might also show anemia and low platelets. A bone marrow is the gold standard if your doc is concerned. ...Read more

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Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning  sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Yes: But it's not an orthopedic condition. May be an auto-immune response, your body reacting inappropriately to the virus. See your medical doctor and tell hip it's important! ...Read more

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