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Doctor insights on: Erythrasma In Children

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I need info on erythrasma?

I need info on erythrasma?

Erythrasma: This is defined as a bacterial infection that occurs in your skin folds -- more information can be found here: http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002441/. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Erythrasma (Definition)

Erythrasma is a superficial skin infection caused by corynebacterium minutissimum in the groin, axilla, gluteal crease, or spaces between toes, and often confused ...Read more


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How do you treat erythrasma?

How do you treat erythrasma?

Topicals/antiseptics: This is rather chronic, superficial skin infections often occuring in the skin folds areas. Topical antiseptics such as peroxide/manganate, rubbing alcohol (burns quite a bit), or not commonly thought of is hand-sanitizer. Benzoyl peroxide cream may help. It is important to keep dry/clean. May need topical antibotic script from doc and oral meds needed for severe cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have erythrasma. So what should I do?

I have erythrasma. So what should I do?

Sure?: If the diagnosis is accurate (some other conditions can look similar) taking Erythromycin 4 times a day for 2 weeks is the standard treatment. Your doctor may check your feet with a wood's lamp to confirm. ...Read more

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Know any medications I can buy for erythrasma?

Know any medications I can buy for erythrasma?

Antiseptics: This is rather chronic, superficial skin infections often occuring in the skin folds areas. Topical antiseptics such as peroxide/manganate, rubbing alcohol (burns quite a bit), or not commonly thought of is hand-sanitizer. Benzoyl peroxide cream may help. It is important to keep dry/clean. May need topical antibotic script from doc and oral meds needed for severe cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

Erythrasma: Erythrasma is a chronic superficial bacterial infection of skin folds, groin, armpits, more commonly seen in obese or diabetics. Appears as reddish-brown, slightly scaly patches with sharp borders, that may itch slightly. Differentiated from fungal infxn by no fluorescence under uv light. Treatment involves scrubbing w antibacterial soap, using Erythromycin gel (mild) or pills (more severe cases). ...Read more

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What to do if I have erythrasma what should I do?

What to do if I have erythrasma what should I do?

Easy fix: The key is to keep the area dry -- when you exercise, when you sleep. Shower a few times a day. Don't worry much about this. If you can get some topical fusidic acid, great; if you want to pay for topical erythromycin or some other macrolide, it will speed healing as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: erythrasma?

What is the definition or description of: erythrasma?

See below: Erythrasma is a superficial skin infection caused by corynebacterium minutissimum in the groin, axilla, gluteal crease, or spaces between toes, and often confused with superficial fungal infection. ...Read more

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What are over-the-counter meds for erythrasma?

What are over-the-counter meds for erythrasma?

Antiseptics: This is rather chronic, superficial skin infections often occuring in the skin folds areas. Topical antiseptics such as peroxide/manganate, rubbing alcohol (burns quite a bit), or not commonly thought of is hand-sanitizer. Benzoyl peroxide cream may help. It is important to keep dry/clean. May need topical antibotic script from doc and oral meds needed for severe cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think i have Erythrasma. What medication will you prescribe.it's been over a year.

I think i have Erythrasma. What medication will you prescribe.it's been over a year.

Fusidic acid: If I were to rule out other possibilities, such as contact allergic dermatitis, heat rash, intertrigo, scabies and perhaps various fungal infections; then I woudl prescribe 2% fusidic acid and possibly also add red light phototherapy ...Read more

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Erythrasma is one of early HIV symptom?

Erythrasma is one of early HIV symptom?

No: It's a superficial fungus familiar to many young adults, especially those with athletic inclinations or who are a bit heavy or live in warm climates. It's easy to treat; don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Treatment to get rid of prolonged erythrasma?

Treatment to get rid of prolonged erythrasma?

Castellani's solutio: Are you sure it is erythrasma? Castellani's clear solution (phenol) is available otc. Also, otc you can get Clotrimazole or Miconazole cream. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eaten him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eaten him in my husband and me?

Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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Is 40 too old to have children?

Is 40 too old to have children?

Maybe,maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40. There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more

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What stops you from having children?

What stops you from having children?

STD's and PID: Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. PID can lead to later infertility. ...Read more

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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

Can icjd be passed on to your children?

CJD: The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation. ...Read more

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How to stop woomting and pain in children?

How to stop woomting and pain in children?

Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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How would keep my guns away from children?

How would keep my guns away from children?

Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more

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How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

Unnecessary: Unless you live in a part of the world where infestation is endemic, this is unnecessary. ...Read more

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What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

Ringworm : Ringworm is actually not caused by a worm at all, but is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin called tinea. People can get a tinea infection from skin to skin contact with an infected person or pet or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, and combs.

Clotrimazole is the generic name for the over the counter cream that treats ringworm. Apply 2-3 times a day for a few weeks until the lesion disappears completely and then some. Keep it covered for the first day of treatment (or longer if you want to) to prevent spread. Your child will need to see his doctor for a stronger medication if the ringworm is on his scalp, continues to spread after treatment at home or if it doesn't get better after 4 weeks of treatment at home. ...Read more

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Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Inherited or steroid: The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubin levels than formula-fed ones). If inherited it is a recessive gene. ...Read more

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What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more

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Can children have tea?

Can children have tea?

Yes: Children may drink iced or hot tea — caffeine free and unsweetend varieties are preferred. ...Read more

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Can children use Vanos?

Can children use Vanos?

Age 12 & older: This topical corticosteroid is prescribed for adults & children age 12 & older with certain skin conditions. It can be used for up to 2 weeks in adults. I do not know if dermatologists lower the duration of use for teens. It should be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. ...Read more

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Can children use Luxiq?

Not recommended: Kindly don't try on children, medium potency steroid with multiple side-effects, need close monitoring by physician when treating an adult ...Read more

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Can children get rosacea?

Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens. ...Read more