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Does MRSA always begin with a skin wound or some sort?

Does MRSA always begin with a skin wound or some sort?

Invasive vs colonize: There is a big difference between colonized MRSA which can be present and live on the ski surface without any immeasuate threat. However once a wound occurs the bacteria gain entrance to the body and cause significant disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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Is it possible to get HIV or aids by touching a person's bloody wound, dry hands with a dry towel one minute later and squeeze a pimple on my body?

Is it possible to get HIV or aids by touching a person's bloody wound, dry hands with a dry towel one minute later and squeeze a pimple on my body?

Probably not: But the series of actions described in this question are never a good idea. If possible, always wear latex gloves when touching another person's sores or blood. When you are done, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Then it is ok to touch your own body, although squeezing pimples should also be avoided. ...Read more

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Can aids spread through dressing a wound with antiseptic oil, what do you suggest?

Can aids spread through dressing a wound with antiseptic oil, what do you suggest?

Unless there: Is excessive drainage (dripping from the dressing) the likelihood of transmission under the conditions you have described are unlikely. ...Read more

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Symptoms of MRSA and mssa? Does it always start with a infected bump or absess?

Yes.: Mrsa and mssa share the same symptoms as any other skin infection. Redness, swelling, pus, pain and sometimes streaking and fever. The bug is the same type of bug the only difference is that one is sensitive to the penicillin antibiotics and the other is not. ...Read more

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Have a burn from base chemical that is red some brown. If if gets infected will it require a skin graft? How do I avoid a skin graph?

Have a burn from base chemical that is red some brown. If if gets infected will it require a skin graft? How do I avoid a skin graph?

Avoid infection: If you have not had expert medical attention for the burn, get it! That is the time to discuss proper care of the site during healing to prevent infection and optimize the chances of avoiding long term issues. If you've had treatment, contact them for advice on follow-up care. I hope it heals well. Best! ...Read more

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Would you be able to see evidence of a small infection, for instance, an infected blister or pimple, in a blood work up?

Would you be able to see evidence of a small infection, for instance, an infected  blister or pimple, in a blood work up?

Usually not: It is a very localised infection with a minimal body response. So typically blooc counts do not get affected, unlkess the pimple is part of some underlying prolem. ...Read more

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What to do for this large wound infection with yeast and spreading to other areas of skin?

What to do for this large wound infection with yeast and spreading to other areas of skin?

Culture: Have it evaluated. A culture will be able to determine the diagnosis. Have it treated appropriately. ...Read more

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If skin is a protective barrier, why doesn't it protect you from herpes or other diseases?How do they infect if theyre in contact with dead skin cell?

If skin is a protective barrier, why doesn't it protect you from herpes or other diseases?How do they infect if theyre in contact with dead skin cell?

It does...: Although some organisms can penetrate intact skin herpes does not. The herpes virus infects by coming into contact with a mucus membrane like the mouth, vaginal canal or the male urethra. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why does a person need a higher concentration of antibiotics with a brain infection then with a lung infection?

Why does a person need a higher concentration of antibiotics with a brain infection then with a lung infection?

Blood Brain Barrier: There is a layer of protection around the brain that makes it harder for certain medications to get to the brain. If you need them to get there you have to use a higher dose. ...Read more

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Can you get a rash with small blisters from a hemorrhoids? When walking it feels like pins stabbing me. Some blisters opened and there is a fluid.

Can you get a rash with small blisters from a hemorrhoids? When walking it feels like pins stabbing me. Some blisters opened and there is a fluid.

Blisters: Those sharply painful blisters are not likely to be from hemorrhoids. Let you parents know so that you can get checked. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to use sporidex ds in minor injury or wound or skin infection?

Can it be possible to use sporidex ds in minor injury or wound or skin infection?

Infection: It is physically possible to use sporidex for an infection, however, it may or may not do any good. This medicine only treats certain bacteria, which may not be the ones in the infected area. The wisest course of action is to see a doctor for evaluation and appropriate treatment of the infection. ...Read more

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If a drop of spit from someone with a coldsore falls on an object while talking and you touch that with a almost healed wound. Risk of getting herpes?

If a drop of spit from someone with a coldsore falls on an object while talking and you touch that with a almost healed wound. Risk of getting herpes?

Misinformed?: No. This is not how one gets herpes. But, the more important issue here is that one with herpes is contagious whether they have a 'cold sore' or not. Having a sore in no way represents risk any more than not having a sore. ...Read more

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I noticed I'm prone to mosquito bites and skin allergies than most people do, does it has to do with blood or skin type?

I noticed I'm prone to mosquito bites and skin allergies than most people do, does it has to do with blood or skin type?

Good question: Some studies find that it is the carbon dioxide which attracts the mosquitoes Thus the more carbon dioxide your body produces, the more likely you get bitten. Since every extra bite provokes a booster immune response, the more frequently you are bitten, the more allergic you will become. ...Read more