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How long for erysipelas to go completely away?

Varies: While some may clear completely in 1-2 weeks, in some others the skin changes persist indefinitely due to damage to the lymphatic ducts that make them prone to recurrences. ...Read more

Dr. Binita Shah
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Erysipelas (Definition)

Streptococcus usually causes this. Unlike a cellulitis, an erysipelas tends to have a sharp border, be firm, and to extend into the lymphatics making red lines extending ...Read more


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How is erysipelas spread?

Usually: It usually occurs after trauma to the skin. The leg is the most common site followed by the face. ...Read more

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What are the tests for erysipelas?

What are the tests for erysipelas?

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

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What sort of disorder is erysipelas?

What sort of disorder is erysipelas?

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

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What are the symptoms of erysipelas?

What are the symptoms of erysipelas?

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

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What are the consequences of developing erysipelas?

What are the consequences of developing erysipelas?

Erysipelas: Erysipelas is a type of skin infection usually caused by group a streptococcus bacteria. Symptoms can include: fever, shaking and chills, pain, sores on the skin, and even blisters. Treatment is usually with an antibiotic called penicillin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Erysipelas?

What is the definition or description of: Erysipelas?

Strep skin infection: Streptococcus usually causes this. Unlike a cellulitis, an erysipelas tends to have a sharp border, be firm, and to extend into the lymphatics making red lines extending from the main lesion. ...Read more

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Will erysipelas kill me?

If neglected: This was quite a common killer in the pre-antibiotic era. Those strep can be nasty. ...Read more

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What are the differences between erysipelas and cellulitis?

What are the differences between erysipelas and cellulitis?

Shallow and deep: Erysipelas is a shallow infection usually only to dermis and cellulitis involving deeper tissue like fat (adipose tissue). ...Read more

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Does erysipelas (skin desease) have a cure?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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How can we differentiate Erysipelas from cellulitis?

How can we differentiate Erysipelas from cellulitis?

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

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What is the treatment for erysipelas?

What is the treatment for erysipelas?

Penicillins: 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. ...Read more

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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

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

Why?: Why this question? Strep carriage is about 5% to 15% of children.? in adults? You can check the pharynx for it. Erysipelas is a special risk for people with lymphedema. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How long willtmj last?

How long willtmj last?

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

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Need to last long on sex?

Need to last long on sex?

Sexologist: Visit a sexologist or a clinic specializing in sexual disorders. You will be instructed in techniques to train you to delay ejaculation. ...Read more

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How to last longer in bed?

ED?: Perhaps your best option would be a history and physical by your urologist ...Read more

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Sex how to last long at it?

Sex how to last long at it?

Slowly does it: Stop thrusting at earliest hint of oncoming ejaculation/climax & take deep breaths in & out. U can try 2% anesthetic jelly as lubricant on your glans penis. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Long will a b 12 shot last? How

Long will a b 12 shot last? How

Week to 21 days: Depends how low you are but typically a week to 21 days. I give b12 weekly if patient is low find it works best ...Read more

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How do I last longer than 15 minutes?

How do I last longer than 15 minutes?

15 minutes!!!: Ok - just to put things into perspective - you are already doing pretty dog gone good. ...Read more

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How long does ic last?

How long does ic last?

Long time: If you mean interstitial cystitis (ic), most people have this problem for years. It can come and go, or it can be a chronic problem that is very debilitating. There are medicines and treatments that can help, but the condition tends to recur. Making sure your estrogen levels are adequate is important too, as well as eating the correct diet without spicy foods that could irritate the bladder. ...Read more

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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired, lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired, lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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How long does MRSA last?

How long does MRSA last?

Depends: With treatment it should clear up in ten days in a immunocompetent patient. If patient has deep seated infections such as endocarditis, ventilator associated pneumonia or bacteremia, or in a immunocompromised person, it may take weeks before it clears out. ...Read more

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How long does MRSA last?

Can be permanent: Mrsa is a bacteria that lives on our skin and can be present for life. ...Read more