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Bacterial Skin Infection Pyogenic Granuloma
See your doctor: You should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
I went to the docs to check that the bacterial skin infection on ny chin had healed, the doc confirmed that it is, is it safe to use my face wash & cr?
Yes: Once infection has healed, it is ok to resume regular hygiene routine. ...Read more
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
Consultation time: Proper treatment will require examination and likely prescription medication. Call your pcp and schedule a visit. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Depending on the severity, either topical or oral. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is there a skin infection (bacterial/fungal...etc) that causes itchy bumps/sores that are connected by a thin line just under the skin?
If possible,: Take a well lit picture and post it with your question. ...Read more
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
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
Can you get a baterial skin infection if your girlfriend has had trouble with utis? It has hurt to urinate only once.
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
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 had done excision of pyogenic granuloma of my lower lip inner side. Dr made four stitches. Swelling doesn't subsides even its third day. How much days it take to subside swelling of lips?
5 or six: But u should not get worseGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Hi I have pyogenic granuloma in my scalp. It is red or brownish fleshy. Is this harmful, if I let it be like this? Is this any type of cancer?
Pyogenic Granuloma: These are not malignant. The biggest problem is that sometimes they can bleed a lot. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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