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Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Yes: People on meth tend to pick on their skin that can provide a portal of entry for bacteria that infect hair follicles and result in boils. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

Need right treatment: Genital warts are caused by hpv virus , antibiotics do not eradicate them, in some cases vaccination may, definitely need physician supervised one of several modalities to eradicate them and prevent future carcinoma of cervix in female. ...Read more

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Recovering from yeast infection. Can I use Desatin to help treat as prevent chafing on inside of the vaginal lips?

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

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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?

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

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Which types of viruses can you get from cleaning up cat urine/feces?

Which types of viruses can you get from cleaning up cat urine/feces?

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

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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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

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 more

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What would happen if PID (causes are unknown) is untreated several years? Can infection spread to other body parts, such as thighs and calves?

What would happen if PID (causes are unknown) is untreated several years? Can infection spread to other body parts, such as thighs and calves?

Untreated PID: Untreated PID can cause tubal scarring. It does not spread to thighs and legs. If you think you have PID then see a doctor for testing and treatment. Do not ignore ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you get SJS from using creams on the skin? Or just from drugs/infections?

Can you get SJS from using creams on the skin? Or just from drugs/infections?

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

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Is leaving some hair on your vagina good, to prevent infections from sex?

Is leaving some hair on your vagina good, to prevent infections from sex?

Skin infections: It won't prevent infections from sex, but shaving can cause skin infections, including folliculitis and abscesses. ...Read more

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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)

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)

Topical acne medicin: If you are continuing to use your topical acne medications the redness should slowly fade with time. You can conceal them with a light foundation until they do. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Depends: First of all establish diagnosis is important . Three bacteria, is this culture proven? Mostly surface culture may be contaminant . If there is ulcer may be take time to heal . If it is blister than consider hsv2. May need to be seen by infectious disease physician ...Read more

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Can blisters and inflammation on the scrotum caused by cleaning it with disinfectant wipes/alcohol cause fistula of any kind?

Can blisters and inflammation on the scrotum caused by cleaning it with disinfectant wipes/alcohol cause fistula of any kind?

Use only: mild soap and water. Those other "cleaners" are too harsh and irritating and will damage your skin. If you would not use it on a baby don't use it on yourself... ...Read more

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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

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Bacteria (Definition)

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