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Foot Blister Infection
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
Generally no: Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus that doctors call “tinea". It can occur on the body, where it's ringworm, because it often causes a ring-shaped, red, itchy rash on the skin. Some people, especially children, may get it on their scalp. An infection near the mouth is possible, but an infection inside the mouth would be very rare. A common mouth fungus would be thrush (a yeast called candida). ...Read more
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?
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Depends: Depends on the etiology of the problem, and this is impossible to address, DX, in this format. You should have an exam, if there is an infection present this will need to be treated with antibiotic. If it is due to allergy, topical steroids will be Rxed. This can only be DXed with an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 & others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whitlow or Fungus? 1 pen sized blister on finger, dots in it, no pain no redness but very itchy. Have persistent fungal inf on foot.
Sounds fungal: Would need a visual consult and better history to help you really. I hope you feel better and see a doctor. ...Read more