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Can an abscess be on another body part aside from the skin?

Can an abscess be on another body part aside from the skin?

Internal abscess: Inside the body. An abscess sometimes forms inside the body within an organ or in a space between organs. Various symptoms may occur, depending on the site of the abscess. An ultrasound scan, or other types of scan, can confirm a suspected abscess. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Does the rash that comes together with an hiv-infection have to be on the whole trunk of the body, or can it also be just a red bump somewhere on body?

Does the rash that comes together with an hiv-infection have to be on the whole trunk of the body, or can it also be just a red bump somewhere on body?

HIV rash: In general this is most likely a whole body fine pale red rash. Not everyone gets this rash when the get infected with hiv. A red bump is a million things other than HIV infection. Hiv infection, when symptomatic, feels like the worst flu of your life..There are muscle aches, feverish feelings and fatigue. Rash is not frequent. If i knew more about your worries there is more information. ...Read more

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Can there be another part of the body to draw blood from other than the arms?

Can there be another part of the body to draw blood from other than the arms?

See below: Arms are the easiest to get to and draw blood but also if necessary can get blood from the feet or rarely the neck. ...Read more

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How likely is the contraction of an HIV infection from an inflamed skin on my penis?

How likely is the contraction of an HIV infection from an inflamed skin on my penis?

Only if: That area comes in contact with bodily secretions from an individual with hiv/aids. That's why protected sex is an important safeguard. ...Read more

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Docs, could a boil on your butt cause a new piercing on other part of your body to become infected?

Docs, could a boil on your butt cause a new piercing on other part of your body to become infected?

Yes: If you touch the lesion and then touch the piercing - then germs might be transmitted. ...Read more

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Can herpes enter the body through the eye? for ex spitball to eye/eyelash area? or contacted from another part and then rides up the optical nerve?

Can herpes enter the body through the eye? for ex spitball to eye/eyelash area? or contacted from another part and then rides up the optical nerve?

Almost never: Most have been exposed to herpes during childhood and carry resistance. This includes the eye and its connecting structures. Herpes will only enter an adult if there is pronounced immunosupression or extreme debility. And a normal adult cannot transfer herpes from an infected sore on the body to another spot on the body. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a rash from poison ivy in an area of the body that the ivy didn't come into contact with it?

Is it possible to get a rash from poison ivy in an area of the body that the ivy didn't come into contact with it?

Maybe U didn't know: It is likely that u touched the ivy somehow/somewhere and touched the areas u don't expect to see. You can try some otc products such as calamide/caladryl which can help drying it out and reduces itching. Hydrocortisone may help a bit, but this is quite weak. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help with itching as well. If these don't help, u may need to see doc for stronger meds via prescriptions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Something from one of the guys and the amoxicillin is reacting to that or is this a side effect from the gum infection?

Something from one of the guys and the amoxicillin is reacting to that or is this a side effect from the gum infection?

What???: I know you are concerned;however, i truly don't know either 1)what is your difficulty-the ''something'' nor 2) what ''that '' is. Please have a serious 1 on 1 with your physician. I am concerned about you: guys, amoxicillin, gum infection just doesn't good. ...Read more

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What is the possiblity that the chemical of cocaine gets onto another person's skin or hair follicles?

What is the possiblity that the chemical of cocaine gets onto another person's skin or hair follicles?

Only if you smoke: Or otherwise ingest that other person's skin or hair follicles. You cannot be exposed to Cocaine through such means, and second hand exposure (being around people smoking crack cocaine) is highly unlikely to deposit enough Cocaine in you to be detectable in blood, urine or hair testing, unless the quantity was so huge that you would have been clinically affected by it (get high). ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread HPV from one part of the body to another (self-inoculation)?

Is it possible to spread HPV from one part of the body to another (self-inoculation)?

Yes: The virus can be self-inoculated. Think about warts on your hands and feet - they often "spread" - this is all just auto-inoculation. Also, there can be intermediates in transmission. For instance, if you have genital warts and have sex and then oral sex after, the virus can be transmitted to your mouth and vocal cords. Moms with active HPV can also transmit virus to baby during childbirth. ...Read more

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What could be causing a rash all over the body of an adult?

What could be causing a rash all over the body of an adult?

Lots: Viral infections, drug reactions, allergic reaction, primary dermatological disorders, contact dermatitis from environment or soaps, etc. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What type of infection can occur from an open burn being in contact with a stray dog?

What type of infection can occur from an open burn being in contact with a stray dog?

Depends : Burns are notorious for getting psedomonas infections which can be treated with silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream.. It is hard to say what you can pick up from a stray dog because it depends on the bacterial pathogens it has been exposed to. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get impetigo on your buttocks from a cut ? I can't tell if the cuts are just infected or irritated from the rubbing of clothing.

Is it possible to get impetigo on your buttocks from a cut ? I can't tell if the cuts are just infected or irritated from the rubbing of clothing.

Yes: Minor cuts can often become infected with staph and become crusted on the surface. This yellow golden crusted area is known as impetigo. Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a prescription that is highly effective at treating this even if the staph aureus involved is mrsa. If you have recurrent lesions, treating the inner nostrils with the ointment for 1 week each month may prevent outbreaks. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis spread from one area to the whole body in a couple days? Or is that characteristic of scabies?

Yes to both: Folliculitis could spread from one area to the whole body in a couple of days. The rash and itching associated with scabies could also spread from one area to the whole body in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Can shingles on the leg be confused with a bacterial infection on the leg following the lymphaic system to the groin area?

Can shingles on the leg be confused with a bacterial infection on the leg following the lymphaic system to the groin area?

Shingles can become: Secondarily infected at any location where it erupts. The breakdown of the skin surface will allow penetration of surface germs & staph or strep are common co-infections. Shingles is generally a clinical diagnosis based on location & specific distribution along with emerging with no known triggering event. Localized poison ivy could mimic shingles & also become infected. ...Read more

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Can you get an infection from an exposed nerve ending on your forehead. Bite from dog between brows. No stitches required. Nerve pokes through skin.

Can you get an infection from an exposed nerve ending on your forehead. Bite from dog between brows. No stitches required. Nerve pokes through skin.

More from the bite: You are more likely to get an infection from the bite rather than the exposed nerve. It must not have been to large to require stitches, so I am not sure how a nerve would be exposed. Be sure to keep it clean and take any meds your doc may have given you to prevent infection. ...Read more

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What is the causes for the hips pain & could it be caused by another problem due to the nerves being hit by the screws and has to take the screws out ?

What is the causes for the hips pain & could it be caused by another problem due to the nerves being hit by the screws and has to take the screws out ?

Many issues: If you are pregnant, this may be causing increased back symptoms or even sacroiliac problems. The question of screw removal needs to be discussed with a spine surgeon, and imaging studies, even EMG testing might be required to sort this out. This is a complex situation, and should not be aggressively attacked until after labor and delivery. ...Read more