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Can U Get Bacterial Infections On The Skin Such As Boils From Snoking Meth
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
Is it enough to treat genital warts on the skin surface or is medication needed as well? Could antibiotics help in preventing new ones from appearing?
Recovering from yeast infection. Can I use Desatin to help treat as prevent chafing on inside of the vaginal lips?
Yes but one warning: Please be sure that you are not sensitive to zinc oxide on your skin. If you have used Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) before then you should be fine. However, if not, try it out on another body part before experimenting with your sensitive area. If you are hypersensitive to the Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) elsewhere, you could save yourself a lot of trouble. Baby rash powders/creams/lotions all work here, as does Lotrimin (Clotrimazole). ...Read more
I have a compromised immune system due to meds I'm on and quite often get infects such as sinus, yeast and MRSA what can I do to help prevent these?
Preventive measures: People w meds or health problems affecting immunity can take measures to reduce infections(CHECK W DOC 1st!)MRSA can be carried in the nose;if testing +,can be treated.Avoiding contact w infected fluids + washing/disinfecting surfaces can help.Folds of skin should be kept dry to prevent skin yeast infections.For vaginal, eating yogurt may help.Sinuses:Controlling allergies&using Neti Pot can help. ...Read more
Low risk of Toxoplas: There is a very low risk that you could get toxoplasmosis. You can get toxoplasmosis by accidentally ingesting the parasite in contaminated cat feces, which can occur if you accidentally touch your hands to your mouth after cleaning a cat's litter box, or touching anything that has come into contact with cat feces; people are more likely to get [toxoplasmosis] from eating raw meat. ...Read more
Diagnosed with staph infection, doctor suspects its from overactive colony in my nose that was reacting with small cuts from shaving and from acne in the area. Scared this means my immune system isn't strong. Can healthy people get staph from nose?
Common: This is common in healthy persons. Staphylococci bacteria reside in the nostrils and is spread to different parts of the body. So this is not abnormal. The fact that u have a staph skin infection does not make u have low immunity. Staph can take advantage of any break in the skin to cause an infection. Just keeping wounds clean and dry usually suffices. It may be worrisome only if recurrent. ...Read more
How to avoid the viral infection? The other answers are correct. Are you looking for examples? Some viral infections clear up on their own and the body builds antibodies and rids itself of the virus, as is the case with influenza (the flu), colds, and int
See below: Viral infections can be very mild in healthy individuals. They can almost "fly under the radar screen" in that they may only last for a day or two. To avoid infections or to have the infections pass quickly it is recommended to get plenty of sleep, eat healthfully and drink alcohol in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is staff infection contagious? How would or could my children get infected by me if this is a form of staff on my hands and other various places body
Yes/Contact: Staph is a bacteria and gabillions of them are everywhere. When we get colonnized with this, it is easy to spread from one to another. If you are a health care worker, you may have a particularly more virulent form of staph. Today, it is everywhere. Good hygiene, laundry care, bed linen changing and hand sanitizers and soap and water are the best protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would happen if PID (causes are unknown) is untreated several years? Can infection spread to other body parts, such as thighs and calves?
I get repeated bacterial infections on my skin causing hollows to be formed filled with pus even after taking proper antibiotics as the doc prescribed?
Hygeine and carrier: You should probably be seen by an infectious disease specialist or immunologist, to discuss if you are a chronic carrier of an organism , what hygienic steps you can take to decrease this and if needed get a work up to make sure that your immune system does not have an issue, . ...Read more
Stevens Johnson: syndrome is indeed mostly from oral and injectable drugs rather than topical creams or medicines. Sulfa medications as well as other antibiotics and anti epileptic drugs have been implicated. It is a very rare disease but serious if occurs. Any concerns, see a doc immediately. ...Read more
Keep clean and dry: Go to high-quality booths and keep your skin clean and dry. Wash immediately after the session. ...Read more
How do u get rid of the red blemishes caused by the acne/pimples? (i still suffer from pimples also but not as bad as the blemishes)
I got 2 doses of fluconazole for yeast infection that caused skin irritation from vulva to anus also on two OTC creams. How long will skin peel/stop?
1-2 wks?: Provided that the fungal infection is the cause for the irritation. We need to know also what kind of OTC creams you are using since some of them may actually irritate your skin further. If the yeast infection is not the cause, your skin will not heal until the actual cause has been taken of. ...Read more
Can bird mites stay on human skin a period of time even if away from the infested area? Can you see them crawling on the skin?
See below: You can see them crawling but they are very tiny, ...Read more
Suffering with external vulva burning due to bacterial infection. On antibiotics for 3 types of bacteria, how long will it take for the skin to heal?
Can blisters and inflammation on the scrotum caused by cleaning it with disinfectant wipes/alcohol cause fistula of any kind?
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