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My skin gets too dry if i shower more than once a day. Would that cause bacterial infections?

My skin gets too dry if i shower more than once a day. Would that cause bacterial infections?

No: Dry skin itself does not cause bacterial infection. In fact, in your case by taking shower daily, you are likely reducing risk of bacterial infection. Many people have the dry skin, after taking shower, particularly in winter. You should apply lubricant such as petroleum jelly, or vaseline to the skin to protect breakdown of the skin. Once the skin breaks down, it does increase the infection risk. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 does a skin bacterial infection look like?

What does a skin bacterial infection look like?

Bacterial infection: This will vary with the type of infection. Cellulitis or infection of the skin will usually show redness, induration (hard swelling), warmth of the area, tenderness, sometimes discharge which may be purulent, and occasionally there will be pain out of proportion to the clinical appearance if the infection has progressed beneath the skin and is producing fasciiitis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial infection on skin?

What are the symptoms of bacterial infection on skin?

Red, blisters: A bacterial infection on the skin can take many forms. From a mild, red, slightly painful area to an area of skin which can bright red skin withhave large draining blisters that have a terrible odor. With this type of infection you may even run a fever and feel sick all over. I you have what you think is a skin infection of more than a couple days duration seel medical attention. ...Read more

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What does a bacterial infection on the skin usually look like?

What does a bacterial infection on the skin usually look like?

Pain, red, warmth..: Look for redness, swelling of the skin, soreness, and warmth; possibly with a raised center, maybe with a "head", a discharge, or scab-like area. Often at the site of a minor injury such as small cut or bug bite. Might increase in size. If so, or if you have any doubt, see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Are there bacterial infections of the skin oil glands?

Are there bacterial infections of the skin oil glands?

Yes: Infections can occur anywhere...Infection with normal skin bacteria is one cause of acne...And this infection is in the sebaceous /oil producing skin glands. ...Read more

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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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a common micro scopic bacterial infection of the skin?

Staph Aureus: There are many bacteria on the skin - this is normal and healthy. Most common skin infection is by the bacteria staph aureus. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My dog has a bacterial infection on her skin. I am pregnant..Is there anyway this could be transferred or harm my baby in any way? Thanks

My dog has a bacterial infection on her skin. I am pregnant..Is there anyway this could be transferred or harm my baby in any way? Thanks

Unlikely: The only germs that can effect your baby will be those that can get through the protection s/he has. During pregnancy they are protected by a sterile bag of waters & your body defenses. If the dogs germs gave you a skin infection, it could not get to baby. If a germ were to enter your blood, you would get very sick & the germ could access the baby via the placenta. ...Read more

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How long should mupirocin ointment be used for bacterial infection on skin?

How long should mupirocin ointment be used for bacterial infection on skin?

Typically you should: use it for approximately 2 weeks. But if your skin infection isn't better after 2-3 days of use, you may need oral medications. See dermatologist if not improving in 2-3 days ...Read more

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What is tx for inflamed skin w/ possible fungal or bacterial infection? Skin s in a fold that stays moist, cannot be unfolded.

What is tx for inflamed skin w/ possible fungal or bacterial infection? Skin s in a fold that stays moist, cannot be unfolded.

Yeast or fungal: Fungus or yeast infections are common in fold. This will easily recur. The best option isto clean area with dilute vinegar one teaspoon in a glass of water, followed by mica tin cream and finally diaper paste to decrease wetness and separate skin. You must deal with underlying weight issue with professional help. ...Read more

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Can herpes cold sores cause a skin bacterial infection?

Can herpes cold sores cause a skin bacterial infection?

Viral infection: Cold sores are a viral infection (herpes simplex virus type 1). However, it is possible that a person could develop a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can a skin yeast infection and a bacterial infection occur on the same place at the same time?

Can a skin yeast infection and a bacterial infection occur on the same place at the same time?

Yes: Multimicrobial infections are common. Once the integrity of the skin is diminished, then other organisms can more easily infect the area. ...Read more

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Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Yes: People on meth tend to pick on their skin that can provide a portal of entry for bacteria that infect hair follicles and result in boils. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

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Bacteria (Definition)

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