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What can I do to address a bacterial skin infection?

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. Sewa Legha
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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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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

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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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Any over-the-counter medicines I can avail for a bacterial skin infection? I seem to have developed tiny dry itchy spots that later LOOKS like a clot

Any over-the-counter medicines I can avail for a bacterial skin infection? I seem to have developed tiny dry itchy spots that later LOOKS like a clot

Skin Infections: There are not many products OTC. Bacitracin cream or ointment and Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) or ointment come to min. Both should be available in generic versions. ...Read more

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What is the best and effective medicine for bacterial skin infection? \

What is the best and effective medicine for bacterial skin infection? \

SULFA meds: Many skin infections today are caused by resistent staph
(mrsa). Sulfa is a good first line oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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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

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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 are the treatments for bacterial skin infection?

What are the treatments for bacterial skin infection?

Antibiotics: Depending on the severity, either topical or oral. ...Read more

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Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection

Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection

Hello.: Hello. There are a number of bacterial skin infections that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Some can be transmitted by touching contaminated clothing. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial skin infection on my chin & mouth area, also spread in some areas of neck nd chest. Is it normal for it to itch after applying the?

I have a bacterial skin infection on my chin & mouth area, also spread in some areas of neck nd chest. Is it normal for it to itch after applying the?

Yes: Itch associated with the topical infection is a common symptom. Continue to apply the medication as directed by the physician. This will improve when the infection starts to improve. You could ask your doctor if an oral antihistamine is safe to help with the itchy skin and ask exactly which is safe. Don't just buy one and start treating yourself. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Is it possible to have a bacterial skin infection that just doesn't have any pustules?

Yes.: If the area in question is red, firm, hot, and tender to the touch, infection is a possibility, whether pustules are present or not. Staph infections typically have pustules, but not necessarily; and strep (and some other) bacterial infections usually do not display pustules at all. ...Read more

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Is PAIN is the Mandatory Symptom of Bacterial skin Infection? Or also it can be reddish, warm and inflame skin but without pain?

No: Some minor & superficial bacterial skin infections would not trigger any pain. Not all reddish/warm skin is infected. Sometimes such a finding is a minor allergic response to contact allergen or insect bite. ...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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It could be possible that a bacterial skin infection on the outer ear form as a result of repetitive friction?

It could be possible that a bacterial skin infection on the outer ear form as a result of repetitive friction?

Depends: If that repetitive friction creates any break in the skin there is a chance germs can invade that break. The skin is a good basic barrier to infection and sometimes just thickens with friction, like the thick skin of the soles of your feet. Friction in other areas can wear down the protection & lead to breaks in that protection. You must have a source of germs ready to invade for infection to occur. ...Read more

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Does this rash of little blisters of whitish droplet sound like bacterial skin infection?

Little blisters: If the rash is on the hands or feet you have dyshidrotic eczema. Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the fingers, hands, and feet. They are most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles. These blisters can cause intense itching and scaly patches of skin that flake constantly or become red, cracked, and painful. Rx prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Crust: Wound infections with strep are more likely to crust. It is often described as having a honey comb appearance. Staph blisters and then drains. Other organisms cause abscesses. So no, not always. All the best. ...Read more

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What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a way of describing a skin infection which is red and streaking up the skin from the wound, bite or or nidus of infection. ...Read more

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Are there any at home treatments for skin infection or bacteria infection on my finger?

Finger infections: Please see your doctor right away. There are no home treatments for bacterial infections. They need to be cultured and to be treated with antibiotics to be taken by mouth. Untreated bacterial infections of fingers can easily spread upward to infect the arm and the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Out of this pathogen (i)Bacteria or (ii)Fungus or (iii)Viral. Which Skin Infection shows Abnormal WBC in Blood.?

Out of this pathogen (i)Bacteria or (ii)Fungus or (iii)Viral. Which Skin Infection shows Abnormal WBC in Blood.?

All of them: All of these pathogens can cause abnormal WBCs.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pyogenic granuloma under my toe nail, I removed it by electrocautering, for how many days should I feel pain after the operation?

I was diagnosed with pyogenic granuloma under my toe nail, I removed it by electrocautering, for how many days should I feel pain after the operation?

Depends: On your pain threshold. Normally tender to touch or in closed, tighter shoes for about a week. May be longer depending on how much of the nail bed has been involved. Nail bed has to harden so it is not so sensitive to touch. ...Read more

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I have a Pyogenic Granuloma on my eyelid the dR said-it will be surgically removed-chances its cancer on a pale/white 29yr/f? it showed up over a month

I have a Pyogenic Granuloma on my eyelid the dR said-it will be surgically removed-chances its cancer on a pale/white 29yr/f? it showed up over a month

Possibly: While pyogenic granulaomas of the eyelid are very rare, occassionally squamous cell lesions can occur,
they can resemble a small wart like lesion or granuloma and are very slow in growth progression. Biopsy for dx should be performed which should be curative in either case. ...Read more

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What happens if I cut off my pyogenic granuloma with sharp scissors, would it be dangerous?

What happens if I cut off my pyogenic granuloma with sharp scissors, would it be dangerous?

Pyogenic granuloma: Pyogenic granuloma (eruptive hemangioma or granulation tissue-type hemangioma). You might bleed like a stuck pig if you do that. These are vascular tumors. ...Read more

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I have a pyogenic granuloma on my face is it a kind of cancer and how I can remove it?

I have a pyogenic granuloma on my face is it a kind of cancer and how I can remove it?

See a Dr: Preferably a dermatologist. You cannot be sure of this diagnosis without a microscopic exam of the specimen when it is removed. Why do you think it is a pyogenic granuloma? Removing one of these is quick and painless, requiring no stitches or bandages. So when I think I see one I take it off right there. They are superficial and leave no scars. It is not a cancer but some cancers look the same. T ...Read more

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How could I have gotten a pyogenic granuloma on top of a chalazion in my eyelid only in 5 weeks? I did have old contacts in& kept poking at it. I'm 28

How could I have gotten a pyogenic granuloma on top of a chalazion in my eyelid only in 5 weeks? I did have old contacts in& kept poking at it. I'm 28

Not serious: Pyogenic granulomas are benign healing type overgrowths of mucosal tissue. They can form with any irritation or surgery that goes through the mucosa of the lining of the eye. It is nothing that you had control over. These can be easily removed without scarring or discomfort by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Pyogenic granuloma infected, will it affect my milk while nursing? I was prescribed clindamycin, it says moderately safe for breastmilk.

Pyogenic granuloma infected, will it affect my milk while nursing? I was prescribed clindamycin, it says moderately safe for breastmilk.

Rare for PG to get: Infected. I would have lesion removed with electrodesiccation. They can numb with saline so no lidocaine in breast milk and remove ...Read more

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What can I do about a pyogenic granuloma?

See a surgeon: Pyogenigc granulomas can often be treated by cauterization. The tissue should also be biopsied and the wound followed by the physician until healed. ...Read more

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I have a pyogenic granuloma onmy finger I'm worried that it's getting bigger inside as well as outside as I'm getting pain in other parts of myfinger?

PG: Assuming you have a Pyogenic Granuloma, Depending on the size of the lesion, you should see either a Dermatologist or hand surgeon. The lesion may be treated with curretage and cautery to the base. Other options include Laser Surgery, cryotherapy and topical Imiquimod. The doctor may be able to offer you more specific and appropriate therapy for your individual case. ...Read more

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How do I permanently cure myself of recurring pyogenic granuloma that has caused osteomylitis and amputation of a big toe?

How do I permanently cure myself of recurring pyogenic granuloma that has caused osteomylitis and amputation of a big toe?

Pyogenic granuloma: Removal of pyogenic granuloma is indicated to alleviate bleeding, discomfort, and in your case infections. A number of malignant tumors can mimic pyogenic granuloma, making histopathologic confirmation important. Ok to ask your doc for a surgical or wound care referral. Recurrence is not so common. Sorry you had such a loss related to this. ...Read more

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How common are pyogenic granuloma's are of the inner eye lid? & can they form after a chalazion or stye? What do I do about them? Do they always bleed

Pyogenic granulomas: Pyogenic granulomas can occur after a chalazion and are not uncommon. Most need to be excised with a short, minor surgical procedure. Rarely will frequent hot compresses or steroid injections help if it has been present for a long time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experiencing pyogenic granuloma umbilicus?

Can you tell me about experiencing pyogenic granuloma umbilicus?

Benign: Not a cancer. Not an infection. A small, pink, soft growth like a tiny finger. Simple excision is quick, easy, painless, and curative. On the umbilicus it is usually a newborn and may respond to cauterization such as silver nitrate. You MUST have a relationship with a DR. You did not make this diagnosis on your own. Be sure this DR explains so you are satisfied. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with a pyogenic granuloma?

Bleeding, tender: A pyogenic granuloma is non-cancerous growth of tissue that is composed of fragile immature blood vessels. There are often found in areas on the skin after trauma (fingers and toes around the nail are most common). They are tender and bleed very easily. See your doctor to have it removed and tested by biopsy to make sure that is what it is. ...Read more

Dr. Beatrice Onygadoor
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Pyogenic Granuloma (Definition)

This is a benign condition usually caused by trauma where the skin heals abnormally with blood vessels instead of scar tissue. Often, it is a minor injury and not even remembered. It is a hassle and best removed by a dermatologist. More common in children and pregnant ...Read more


Dr. Henry Bloom
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Bacterial Skin Infection (Definition)

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 ...Read more