Doctor insights on: How long should erysipelas last
None: Erysipelas is an infection of the superficial skin and subcutaneous lymphatics. It is almost always caused by beta hemolytic strains of streptococcus. It is treated with oral or parenteral antibiotics (depending on severity) usually of the penicillin class. There is no test to diagnose erysipelas. The diagnosis is based on symptoms and physical examination. ...Read more
Erysipelas: Erysipelas is a superficial bacterial skin infection that characteristically extends into the cutaneous lymphatics. Erysipelas has been traced back to the middle ages, where it was referred to as st. Anthony's fire. Redness of the affected area spreads rapidly with an aching burning sensation. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more
Redness, burning: Patients usually start with malaise, chills, and high fever before the onset of the skin lesions. Itching, burning, and tenderness are typical complaints. The skin findings usually start with a small red patch (flat area) that progresses to a fiery-red, firm, tense, and shiny plaque. Sometimes there is a history of a minor injury but often it is hard to identify. Usually caused by group a strep. ...Read more
Examination: Erysipelas is a superficial infection of the skin with marked redness, swelling and pain. The infection is usually caused by streptococcus bacteria. Cellulitis is deeper skin infection and usually caused by staphylococci. Often the sharp line of demarcation between normal and infected tissue and the intensity of redness are the main visible differences. ...Read more
Can someone get infected with erysipelas but the strep germ from it stays hidden in that person's body&doesn't get active until months or years later?
It's possible: This is possible but usually harmless. The large majority of people with group A beta strep never get sick from it. ...Read more
Is there a test to find out if a person carries erysipelas (strep A) bacteria thatis not active? This means the person has this bacteria but is not sick
If a person has erysipelas&takes antibiotics, how many days after taking antibiotics will it take for him to stop being "contagious" to other people?
Low risk: Erysipelas usually is caued by group A beta streptococcus (GABS), also the cause of strep throat. GABS is around us all the time, probably on the skin of anyone in the household when erysipelas developed. There was little risk of transmitting it even before treatment, partly because many around you probably already had it. Any low risk there was will be still lower after about a week of treatment. ...Read more
I have erysipales in my groin. I'm treated for that and im in bed for a week. But now I saw round my anus is dry and red. What is that?
Yeast infection: Probably a yeast peri recital infection cause by yeast overgrowth due to your antibiotic treatment. It can be cured with oral swish and swallow Mycostatin (nystatin) suspension and topical lotrimin cream to the rectum. If severe or unresponsive oral Fluconazole could be used. ...Read more
Erysipela, please recommend specislist in manhattan or bronx. For curing erysipela lower left leg below knee?
I'm in my early 20's and since I was around 16 I haven't been able to last very long in the bedroom. It's embarrassing at my age. What can I do?
Sex: Learn to bring your partner to climax with your hands. Ask them to help you by telling you what feels good as you do it. You may have to use lubricant like KY jelly. If you use petroleum jelly you may want to protect the bedding from staining by using a towel under your partner. This will allow you to have intercourse afterward without worrying about how long you last. ...Read more
Can't tell: The tempomandibular joint can make a person miserable and there's no predicting how long it will last. There are folks who know how to treat this and I'm not one of them; a variety of measures including those that keep you from grinding your teeth at night can help, as can more intensive interventions. Good luck. ...Read more