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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Tiny blisters on fingers, could they be a precursor to staph infection?

Tiny blisters on fingers, could they be a precursor to staph infection?

Probably pompholyx: If these are small water-like blisters, this sounds like pompholyx ( dyshidrotic eczema ), although fungal infection or other conditions may also be the cause. Staph is usually associated with yellow fluid/pus. Recommend you see a physician or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Look up "pompholyx" on the web, or try this: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/pompholyx-leaflet ...Read more

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I thought I had paronychia but now along with the cuticle infection there is about 10 wart like or blisters starting to form in the same finger. Er??

I thought I had paronychia but now along with the cuticle infection there is about 10 wart like or blisters starting to form in the same finger. Er??

Herpes? Staph?: It could stil be paronychia with a secondary staph infection. But this also sounds like herpes (called herpetic whitlow when it involves the finger). This would be most likely if you also have newly acquired oral or genital herpes; or your finger were in contact with the oral or genital area of someone with herpes. Get examined ASAP; make sure an HSV PCR test is done (not just blood test). ...Read more

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How can mouth ulcers and urinary infection be related? also some kind of blisters on my fingers

How can mouth ulcers and urinary infection be related? also some kind of blisters on my fingers

Infection: Infections know no boundaries. Important that you see BOTH your Dentist (re: mouth ulcers) and your Physician (re:blisters, UTI). Have them communicate with each other. You may have 2 separate but concurrent problems, or 1 problem in multiple locations. You have to be examined to determine cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I burned my finger and have a dime-size blister. The skin was already damaged from a previous burn. I take Humira, (adalimumab) &worry about infection. Treatment?

I burned my finger and have a dime-size blister. The skin was already damaged from a previous burn. I take Humira, (adalimumab) &worry about infection. Treatment?

Keep an eye on it: You will need to keep an eye on it . If the lesion spreads, fails to heal after 2 weeks, becomes tender and warmth, or exudes pus, call your doctor immediately. Otherwise just be sure to keep the area clean. ...Read more

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How to know if your finger has an infection?

How to know if your finger has an infection?

Skin infection: Infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Skin infections often occur when there is break in the skin for some reason. Your body creates an inflammatory response to fight the infection and this results in redness and swelling in the area and causes the area to be painful. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of finger infection?

How can I get rid of finger infection?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics based on exam or cultures are recommended. If access is present this needs to be drained seek care with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a finger infection make your arm hurt?

Can a finger infection make your arm hurt?

Possibly: Is this infection being medically treated? If not please seek medical care now. ...Read more

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Finger infection by my nail , what do I do?

Finger infection by my nail , what do I do?

Paronychia/Onychia: Paronychia, a fancy word for small abscess near the base of the nail (as pictured here), and onychia is same thing but on either side of the nail. The treatment for most abscess is incision/drainage--get the puss out. Warm-salt-water soaks may allow this to pop itself and thus no incision needed. So, if you need help, consult doc. If you can do it on your own, more power to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more