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Is dry gangrene a bacterial infection?

Is dry gangrene a bacterial infection?

No: But a severe bacterial infection can cause it. Dry gangrene is when tissue dies as a result of lack of blood supply or severe infection or trauma. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Hard to tell: Need more info. Are you a mouth breather? Any allergies? Suggest a dental visit to pursue the answer. ...Read more

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Will a tooth infection cause dry coughing?

Will a tooth infection cause dry coughing?

Coughing: Not generally. Please see your md to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection or Flucanozole treatment cause dry mouth?

Can a vaginal yeast infection or Flucanozole treatment cause dry mouth?

Yes: Lots of causes including not drinking enough water, climate dryness, medications, allergies and acid reflux. If you suspect that you have a yeast infection see your doctor for a culture ...Read more

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How to dry up oozing yeast rash?

How to dry up oozing yeast rash?

Antifungal cream: You need to treat the fungus in order to stop the oozing. If this occurs at the skin folds (under the breasts, groin etc), consider using an antiperspirant powder regularly. ...Read more

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If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

Dandruff: You are asking two questions. Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, but it can be caused by other conditions like psoriasis. And yes, allergies can cause dry skin. ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection cause vaginal/anal cracking from itching/scratching?

Yes: Sounds very possible, if you think you have yeast it can be treated OTC, I suggest you do so. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Very itchy, dry, sore eyes; allergic conjunctivitis or something viral?

Very itchy, dry, sore eyes; allergic conjunctivitis or something viral?

Could be either: Try cool compresses, artifical tears, and an allergy medicine such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). If it's viral, it will clear up on its own in a few days. If it doesn't, you should see your doctor. Also see your doctor if you wake up with goop in your eyelashes making them feel like they are glued shut. This can indicate a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause cold sores ?

Can a yeast infection cause cold sores ?

Possibly: Any infection can cause a breakdown of the lining in the mouth, but commonly this is caused by a viral infection. Best to see your otolaryngologist for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can herpes cold sores cause a skin bacterial infection?

Can herpes cold sores cause a skin bacterial infection?

Viral infection: Cold sores are a viral infection (herpes simplex virus type 1). However, it is possible that a person could develop a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can HIV infection cause pink eye?

Can HIV infection cause pink eye?

No: Hiv can lower your ability to fight any infection, including eye infections (but it doesn't cause them). ...Read more

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What causes dry flaky ear wax?

What causes dry flaky ear wax?

Skin and wax gland: Cerumen or ear wax is a product of sloughed off dead skin and the compound produced by your cerumen glands in your outer ear canal. The consistency can range from moist to dry and flaky. It depends on the relative oil content of the cerumen gland product and amount of sloughed off skin. ...Read more

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Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

YES...,: It hurts, gives an uneasy sensation in the mouth. Treatment is simple. There are many other causes of bad breath, e.g. Poor oral hygiene, less fluid intake, sinusitis, strep/viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, unhealthy gums, gingivitis, dental caries/cavities, crowded teeth, stomach infection (h. Pylori), etc. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Crust: Wound infections with strep are more likely to crust. It is often described as having a honey comb appearance. Staph blisters and then drains. Other organisms cause abscesses. So no, not always. All the best. ...Read more

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Home remedy for sore, itchy dry throat sinus area?

Home remedy for sore, itchy dry throat sinus area?

Easy Remedy: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. ...Read more