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Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Infection: Yes. Cellulitis is an infection. Usually a bacterial infection. It is usually not contagious to others. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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How is blepharitis caused by staphylococcal infection?

How is blepharitis caused by staphylococcal infection?

Skin=staph: Staph is a ubiquitous organism on the skin...Everyone has it. It takes advantage of a small break in the skin or perhaps a plucked eyelash follicle to cause an infection. It is generally easy to treat. See your doctor for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is lymphatic filariasis serious condition?

Is lymphatic filariasis serious condition?

Yes: This condition, also known as onchocerciasis or elephantiasis, causes obstruction of the lymphatic drainage with subsequent swelling of the limb involved. The limbs can get huge to a handicapping level. So this is a serious condition. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

Is rosacea dangerous: Rosacea is not dangerous. It can lead to some unsightly changes but rarely causes serious health problems. If rosacea involves the edge of the eyelid it can cause some more significant ocular problems. ...Read more

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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Getting recurrent staph infection with the hidradenitis suppurativa, can that accumulate any further serious problems with the body?

Question vague: Any staphylococcal infection carries with it the potential to spread and become not only serious, but life-threatening. That having been said, it is not the cause of hydradinitis and although it can secondarily infect these areas if properly managed unlikely to produce major problems. Hope have answered you satisfactorily. Best. ...Read more

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Is periorbital cellulitis contagious?

Is periorbital cellulitis contagious?

No: But make sure you are being treated as this can become a dangerous situation. ...Read more

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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Is scalded skin syndrome contagious?

Is scalded skin syndrome contagious?

Yes, to some...: ...Because it is caused by a staph bacteria. However, only young children (especially newborns) and individuals with bad kidneys or defective immune systems seem to be susceptible. Although it is a serious disease that requires immediate treatment, most of the time it looks worse than it really is, and kids generally get well within a week on antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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How common is sepsis with ecthyma gangrenosum?

How common is sepsis with ecthyma gangrenosum?

Very rare: I have never taken care of a patient with this despite working in an ICU for 7 years at a major referral center. There not even any case series published - just case reports, indicating that no one has been able to even accumulate enough cases at one institution to document more than a few. ...Read more

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Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

No: By definition, the term neurodermatitis implies no infection or disease but a nervous need to scratch. The nervous need to scratch may make other people nervous as well, but this is not truly contagious. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with internal fungus is this contageous?

Diagnosed with internal fungus is this contageous?

Fungus maybe normal?: The fungal microbiota is an integral part of the GI microecosystem with up to 1,000,000 organisms per gram of stool. Systemic & GI disease can also lead to secondary fungal infections. Interactions between fungi & bacteria & the complex immune response to gastrointestinal commensal or pathogenic fungi all impact our health. Ref. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 03/05/2014 ...Read more

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Please describe the medical condition called gout ?

Please describe the medical condition called gout ?

Gout.: Gout comes from a problem with the body's handling of uric acid, leading to uric acid crystals accumulating in the fluid within joints. The body's inflammatory response to these crystals results in episodes of severe pain in the joints involved. Usually starts with a first episode at the base of the big toe; subsequent bouts can occur in other joints. ...Read more

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Is erythematosus lupus a viral infection treated by shingles antibiotic?

Is erythematosus lupus a viral infection treated by shingles antibiotic?

Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated. ...Read more

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Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Cause unknown: Cause likely multifactorial. Characterized by sudden eruption of itchy vesicles on palms, soles, lateral aspects of the fingers. Vesicles persist for weeks, dry out, then resolve with skin peeling. Episodes may recur every 3-4 weeks for months/years. Daily moisturzation, avoid irritants/allergens, or exacerbating factors. Reduce stress. If unresponsive, high potency topical steroids are effective. ...Read more

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Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?

Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?

No: MRSA may be present on the skin or in the nose of otherwise healthy people. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is scabies an infectious disease?

Is scabies an infectious disease?

Yes, by transmission: Transmission of scabies is usually by direct contact. Parents to children, mom to infants is routine. Young adult usually by sexual contact. ...Read more

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Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Possibly: There are various types of skin conditions that can contribute to rash isolated to hands. Rash can be secondary to a number of conditions including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, irritant or allergic contact hypersensitivity, or other causes. Make an appointment with Allergist or Dermatologist to get to the bottom of the cause and receive the right treatment. ...Read more

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