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White layered dry skin in head. If removed, it turns into black skin like rashes. 6 month before found and treated streptococcus bacterial infection?

White layered dry skin in head. If removed, it turns into black skin like rashes. 6 month before found and treated streptococcus bacterial infection?

Skin cancer?: When a skin lesion fails to heal and not associated with burning or itching, one should get checked for skin cancer. The fact that it was infected 6 months ago might be due to scratching thereby introducing bacteria into the lesion. It is only prudent to see a dermatologist to make sure that it is not a skin cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim
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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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My gf was being treated for a vaginal bacterial infection and we had unprotected sex on her last day of treatment. I have a rash now, what can it be?

My gf was being treated for a vaginal bacterial infection and we had unprotected sex on her last day of treatment. I have a rash now, what can it be?

Reaction to meds: The only good explanation is a reaction to the medication which is likely called metrogel. Apply Hydrocortisone cream and if it does not clear up quickly, seek attention. ...Read more

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I took a vaginal gel for a bacterial infection and when I use gels or creams it seems to make me breakout with like a welp like rash is that normal?

I took a vaginal gel for a bacterial infection and when I use gels or creams it seems to make me breakout with like a welp like rash is that normal?

No: One or more ingredients in these gels or creams might have induced an allergic contact reaction or an irritant reaction in the area. If you have itching, then allergy is more likely, if burning, irritation is more likely. Consult an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had a rash all on my chest. The doctor gave me Prednisone because they don't know what's causing it. It's back now. Could it be bacterial infection?

I had a rash all on my chest. The doctor gave me Prednisone because they don't know what's causing it. It's back now. Could it be bacterial infection?

Rash: A bacterial infection is possible but not common. That said, please have your doctor check for bacterial infection.
If you are not comfortable with your current doctor, ask your family or friends for a different doctor.

Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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Son went to urgent care was told rash on legs was bacterial infection. Followed up with primary dr was told its poison ivy. How can he tell which diagnosis/meds to follow?

Son went to urgent care was told rash on legs was bacterial infection. Followed up with primary dr was told its poison ivy. How can he tell which diagnosis/meds to follow?

Probably poison ivy: Did he have fever? if no more likely PI
does he have underlying illness such as diabetes? if not more likely PI
Is the lesion diffusely red spreading up the leg, tender and blanching with a tender inguinal lymph node?
if not more likely PI
experience suggests family doctor more likely right thanurgent care. Easier to mistake poison ivy for infection than vice versa ...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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What are some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

A few: More commonly maybe the initial infection was never killed off properly, maybe, the host environment is conducive for bacterial growth, maybe the bacteria was resistent to the initial treament....Area of the infection is not kept clean.....To name a few. ...Read more

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What is some possible causes for reoccurring bacterial infections?

What is some possible causes for reoccurring bacterial infections?

Wrong PH: The vagina needs acidic ph. Antibiotics first, then vinager douching followed by probiotics via pills (provela) or yogurt like activia or danactive. ...Read more

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What could cause continous vaginal bacterial infections?

What could cause continous vaginal bacterial infections?

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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What causes a bacterial infection to develop and can it keep you from concieving?

What causes a bacterial infection to develop and can it keep you from concieving?

Bacteria/opportunist: Bacteria are basic opportunists. They grow & reproduce anywhere they find a source of moisture & nutrients, if a germ like chlamydia or gonococcus are introduced into the female genital tract, they can find plenty of nutrients along the linings. Over time they can produce scarring of the inside of delicate structures like the fallopian tubes & reduce fertility. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections cause cancer?

Can bacterial infections cause cancer?

Not directly: Several pathogenic bacteria known to establish persistent infections, can promote or initiate abnormal cell growth by evading the immune system and creating an environment that can result in cancer (chronic inflammation and production of carcinogenic bacterial metabolites). Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that causes ulcers. If left untreated, this can lead to stomach cancer. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection cause back pain?

Can a bacterial infection cause back pain?

Back pain: Yes an infection can cause back pain. You can get an infection in the bone or disc. Can an evaluation by a spine specialist and an mri. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infection cause encephalitis?

Can bacterial infection cause encephalitis?

Yes but likely viral: Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, unknown causes, etc... Patients with identifiable causes usually have viral infections. Herpes types 1 & 2, epstein barr virus, varicella (chicken pox, shingles) virus, polio virus, coxsackie (hand-foot-mouth) virus, or mosquito-borne viruses can cause encephalitis. ...Read more

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Could bacterial infections cause missing periods?

Significant illness: To include bacterial infections could cause a delay or cause you to miss a period. ...Read more

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Does zonegran cause vaginal bacterial infections?

Does zonegran cause vaginal bacterial infections?

Unlikely: Zonisamide (zonegran) is medication used in seizure disorders unlikely to cause vaginal infections, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can too much probiotics cause a bacterial infection?

Can too much probiotics cause a bacterial infection?

Bacterial infection: This is rather unlikely. Do not know what "too much" means, but probiotics usually contain lactobacillus and bifidobacteria but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used. There have been reports of sepsis with some of these organisms in patients with profoundly impaired immune function, but this will seldom or ever affect a normal individual. ...Read more

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Could leukocytosis cause viral and bacterial infections?

The other way around: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia. A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read more

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Are there bacterial infections that can cause rigid paralysis?

Are there bacterial infections that can cause rigid paralysis?

Yes, meningitis: If somebody get bacterior infection in the covering of the brain, they could endup with what looks like a stroke--like a rigid paralysis--i assume you are talking on side of the body--also infection in spine or joints can paralyse a limb by differend mechanism, rigid or not. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

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Bacteria (Definition)

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