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Can you get an infection in your beard?

Can you get an infection in your beard?

Yes but....: There is a condition known as pseudofolliculitis barbae (pfb) which can look like an infection (folliculitis). Pfb or shaving bumps is a foreign body inflammatory reaction involving papules and pustules from shaving. Pustules and abscess formation can also occur from secondary infection. The cause of pfb is ingrown hairs from shaving too close. African americans are at a higher risk for pfb. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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I have what I believe to be some type of skin irritation or infection that's causing baldness in certain areas of my scalp & inflammation to my beard area that's causing puss to squeeze out through pours of my skin & if not still have smell of infct?

I have what I believe to be some type of skin irritation or infection that's causing baldness in certain areas of my scalp & inflammation to my beard area that's causing puss to squeeze out through pours of my skin & if not still have smell of infct?

2 infections: Infection causing the bald patches is usually fungal. The malodorous infection of the beard is probably a distinct bacterial infection that may or may not originate within the hair follicles. Both are treatable. Would discuss with you primary physician or visit a nearby urgent care center ...Read more

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Can duac or benzamycine help with staph infection around the beard area ?

Can duac or benzamycine help with staph infection around the beard area ?

Maybe: The duac has an antibiotic that may suppress growth od staph germs. However, depending on how well established the staph is in the area, the process may require oral antibiotics to kill it off effectively. ...Read more

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Fungal infection in my beard chin area&hairs r falling from beard. Dr. adviced me to apply surfaz-sn & have some tablets.any side effect of surfaz-sn cream.will hair grow back ? Or patches will be left in my beard? Thanks.

Fungal infection in my beard  chin area&hairs r falling from beard. Dr. adviced me to apply surfaz-sn & have some  tablets.any side effect of surfaz-sn cream.will hair  grow back ? Or patches will be left in my beard? Thanks.

BEARD FUNGUS: IF YOU MEAN SULFACETAMIDE OR ANY OTHER SULFA PILL THERE ARE MANY SIDE EFFECTS. YOU SHOULD PROVIDE US DOCTORS WITH THE EXACT NAMES OF YOUR MEDICATIONS INCLUDING THE PILLS AND THE CREAM. OTHERWISE THERE IS NO WAY TO GIVE ADVICE . . . GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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What happens if you get an infection in the bloodstream?

What happens if you get an infection in the bloodstream?

Sepsis: Septicemia is when bacteria enter the blood stream, leading to severe rapidly progressive illness with high mortality if not treated early. ...Read more

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Can you get an infection in your body from a posterior prolapse?

Can you get an infection in your body from a posterior prolapse?

Not really: A posterior prolapse or rectocele can make passing stools or sex difficult and possibly bring bacteria closer to the urinary opening. That might increase the risk of infection. ...Read more

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Can you get an infection in your saliva glands from allergies?

Can you get an infection in your saliva glands from allergies?

Not likely: Infection in salivary glands is either viral or bacterial. The majority of infections in these glands are caused by obstructions in the gland, in kids, the mumps can cause the infection. Allergies should not cause infections in your salivary glands. ...Read more

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Can I get an infection in my mammary glands?

Yes: You can get an infection anywhere. A breast infection is called mastitis and is common in women who are nursing. Infections can occur associated with any surgery of the breast as well. ...Read more

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