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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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Need doctor's help! Will infection turn beard white in spots?

Need doctor's help! Will infection turn beard white in spots?

Not from infection: It's unlikely that an infection will cause your beard hairs to turn white. I wonder 'what' infection you've been diagnosed with and 'what' therapy you might be on. Unfortunately as we age, our hairs will turn white eventually. If you provide more information here on HT, possibly we can help with further insights. ...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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I have an a an wisdom tooth giving me trouble there is no pain but my face is swollen is there. Anything I can get otc w/ out a script for infection?

I have an a an wisdom tooth giving me trouble there is no pain but my face is swollen is there. Anything I can get otc w/ out a script for infection?

See your dentist: Hi Megan you really should see a doctor or your dentist as infections in the mouth can make you become quite unwell. You need to see someone urgently if you have a fever. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a staph infection on my face quickly?

How do I get rid of a staph infection on my face quickly?

Antibiotic.: If there's truly a staph infection on your face, a topical or oral antibiotic would be what you need to get rid of it the quickest. A combination of oral and topical antibiotic would be even better. ...Read more

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The front of my head's hurting and I sometimes get burning in my face and some tingling in my face and my head. Is it a sinus infection/allergies?

The front of my head's hurting and I sometimes get burning in my face and some tingling in my face and my head. Is it a sinus infection/allergies?

Allergy/ Rhinitis: Most probably allergy or allergic rhinitis. Due to nasal blockage/
congestion, your sinuses can't drain mucous into nose leading to frontal headache and facial heaviness pain. Sinus infection gives rise to fever, thick yellow nasal drainage, headache etc. Use saline nasal spray and blow your nose gently.
See your doc, s/he may refer you to an allergist or ENT depending upon initial exam findings. ...Read more

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I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

Need brief time: Any time enlarged lymph nodes in the neck is a concern at any age, till the cause is established, more often it is is due to infection in pro-pharygeal cavity less often is due to head & neck cancers, and lymphomas, let your doctor check you ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 yr old bit me on the face during a tantrum and his two front teeth broke the skin causing two very tiny cuts~ other than cleaning the area, using an antibiotic ointment and watching for infection ect~ is it necessary to get a tetnus shot~ I curr

A: A tetanus vaccine is not necessary if you have had one in the past ten years. If the area is clear and you do not have any signs of infection then you should be fine. If not see a doctor for appropriate treatment.
Also make sure your son knows that biting under any circumstances is not ok, and an appropriate punishment is a time out for approximately 3.5 minutes (this is based on his age). Talk to your son and make sure he understands it is not ok to hurt someone with hitting or biting. If the behavior persists or worsens discuss this with his pediatrician.
Take care. ...Read more

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The left side of my face (from my jaw to my ear) hurts my boyfriend said my lymph node may be swollen am I gettin an ear infection?

The left side of my face (from my jaw to my ear) hurts my boyfriend said my lymph node may be swollen am I gettin an ear infection?

Facial pain: Could be a sinus infection or even an eye infection. Adenoviral infections will typically give a unilateral pre-auricular lymph nose and pain/discharge from same sided eye. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in one side of face, had a tooth removed there, may be infected but no insurance. What is the best way to get checked for infection? Thanks

Only one way: See a Dentist. Best to see the Dentist that did the extraction who already has baseline data. Infections need immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Isit possible to get a brain infection if someone shuts a dirty, dust door a few inches from your face?

Isit possible to get a brain infection if someone shuts a dirty, dust door a few inches from your face?

Virtually never: The brain is protected from infection by many barriers: the skin of the head, the skull, nasal passages have mucus, the nasal mucosa has immune system cells, and inside the head there are protective membranes. It is almost impossible to inhale something as you describe and have it get through these barriers to cause an infection in the brain. ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes and master bate with underwear on and then you touch your face accidentally will u get a face infection?

If you have genital herpes and master bate with underwear on and then you touch your face accidentally will u get a face infection?

Depends on immunity: A person who has herpes on the his genitals should have immunity if he is not having his very first skin lesions. That means he should not be able to spread his own genital herpes to other sites on his body. Suppose, however, that he is playing with a woman's genitals, and she has the other strain of herpes that he doesn't have... then, he can spread her herpes onto his body parts. Life has risks. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection on your face or in your mouth from performing oral sex an a guy who may have a yeast infection?

Can you get a yeast infection on your face or in your mouth from performing oral sex an a guy who may have a yeast infection?

Possibly: Yeast infections are usually found in moist locations, so it can be found in your mouth and in the corners of your lips, but usually not on your face. You could get an infection by performing oral sex on an infected penis, probably an uncirumcised penis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the clindamycin to take effect on a tooth infection. The whole left side of my face swollen and seems to get worse every day?

How long does it take for the clindamycin to take effect on a tooth infection. The whole left side of my face swollen and seems to get worse every day?

24-48 hours: Know that antibiotics will not cure an abscessed tooth. Antibiotics may reduce severity and spread of infection, but root canal treatment/crown or extraction/implant/crown required. You may need I&D, change of antibiotic, and/or referral to a specialist. Contact your Dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Had ear infection last week. Now get moments of droopy face, pain back of neck neck (feels like can't move head), lightheaded, migraines. Any ideas?

Had ear infection last week. Now get moments of droopy face, pain back of neck neck (feels like can't move head), lightheaded, migraines. Any ideas?

Could be serious: You need to see an ENT or neurologist to verify that nothing serious is going on. This may represent more than an ear infection. Imaging may be necessary to help figure this out. ...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