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Dr. Henry Bloom
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Bacterial Skin Infection (Overview)

Impetigo is a condition in which a person has a rash that is reddened and has some oozing which forms a golden drying crust on top. The rash is a bacterial infection, and it is contagious from one person to another.


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People with chronic bacterial skin infection typically have what symptoms?

People with chronic bacterial skin infection typically have what symptoms?

Pus, swelling: There will be skin infection around hair follicles varying in size from pimple to large abscess. Typically this is caused by staph or strep. It requires antibiotics and recurrence rate can be decreased by antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, phisohex, phisoderm, hibicleans.S periodic baths with dilute clorox 1 cup per tub will decrease bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Bloom
189 doctors shared insights

Bacterial Skin Infection (Overview)

Impetigo is a condition in which a person has a rash that is reddened and has some oozing which forms a golden drying crust on top. The rash is a bacterial infection, and it is contagious from one person to another.


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What are the symptoms of bacterial skin infection?

What are the symptoms of bacterial skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What are the tests for bacterial skin infection?

What are the tests for bacterial skin infection?

Culture: Usually the area of infection can be cultured to see what is growing and to help determine what antibiotic is best suited (sensitive) and to which ones the bacteria might be resistant. ...Read more

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Mother of my baby has chronic bacterial skin infection. What does this mean for future?

Check the Nose: Sometimes people who have chronic skin infections carry the bacteria in their nose. There are ways to treat this that can significantly reduce the occurrence of this problem. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
Daily
Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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How do I treat a bacterial skin infection?

How do I treat a bacterial skin infection?

See your Dr.: A bacterial infection will need to be evaluated by a physician and usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get chronic bacterial skin infection?

Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get chronic bacterial skin infection?

Perhaps nothing: Difficult to know what you mean by bacterial skin infections, but if these are boils that some people call spider-bites they may be due to methicillin-resistant staph aureus. You do not necessarily have to do anything "wrong" to get these, but occasionally they can be produced by your coming in direct contact with lesions in another person. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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What is bacterial skin infection and should I see a dermatologist for it?

What is  bacterial skin infection and should I see a dermatologist for it?

Bacteria in the skin: Usually infection with bacterial of the skin is due to a break in the skin to allow bacteria to grow --- need to have evaluated by a physician to prevent spreading. ...Read more

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How do I treat a bacterial skin infection?

See your Dr.: A bacterial infection will need to be evaluated by a physician and usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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What are the tests for bacterial skin infection?

Culture: Usually the area of infection can be cultured to see what is growing and to help determine what antibiotic is best suited (sensitive) and to which ones the bacteria might be resistant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
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Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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What is done to heal this bacterial skin infection?

What is done to heal this bacterial skin infection?

Consultation time: Proper treatment will require examination and likely prescription medication. Call your pcp and schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What can I do to address a bacterial skin infection?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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