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How To Heal A Rash Between Legs
Superficial vs deep: With any given swab you could find MRSA on almost any body surface as a benign contaminant.As in infecting agent it tends to burrow down into the depth of the skin & form puss bearing abscesses. Regular diaper rashes tend to remain superficial, rough areas on the top of the skin. ...Read more
Unclear: Even for medical experts, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between different types of rashes in general. Sometimes, a skin biopsy needs to be done so that a piece of the skin can be studied under the microscope to determine the exact nature of a rash. See your doctor if you have a specific question regarding a rash. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
3 weeks: These are essentially partial thickness burns and can be treated with washing with soap and water 2-3 times/day, application of Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing. These types of injury should be healed in 3 weeks--if they are not, or if they do not seems to be improving normally, you should see a physician to see if there is an additional problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blisters: A burn blister is usually one blister and a fever blister (herpes simplex virus infection or reactivation) is usually multiple blisters grouped together, although that is not an iron clad rule. In immunosuppressed patients herpes blisters can be solitary blisters. Also, if you burn you lip, the trauma of the burn can cause the herpes blisters to appear if you have been infected with hsv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do impetigo blisters look like, and how can I tell the difference between impetigo and a regular rash?
How can you tell the difference between a diaper rash and yeast diaper rash? How are they treated?
Diaper rash: Without seeing, it’s difficult to diagnose. If the diaper rash fails to respond to more frequent changes and use of ointments sold for this condition, then it is possibly due to yeast infection. Yeast diaper rash will respond to topical antifungals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs
Tines cruris: The rashes look different. Definitive diagnosis is made by culturing a scraping for fungus . This will also tell you what type of fungus it is because different ones will have different characteristics. Viral culture of a vesicle will prove whether herpes simplex is present. Put your socks on before your underpants. Many times the underpants touch your toes and bring fungus into your groin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will a Dr prescribe for herpes on the face legs and butt cheeks to heal faster or get rid of?
Doubt it's herpes: Your description of such a WIDESPREAD infection which seems to cover BOTH SIDES of the body at the same time is not the usual way that HERPES infections appear. Usually people will have an infection over ONE SIDE of the body only and it is unusual to be on the face AND on a leg at the same time. Do you have pictures you wish to upload for review? Send to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Partial tendon tear or stress fracture in my ankle area on both legs. What can I do to heal it? How long usually does it take?
It can take a while: Tendons receive a relatively poor blood supply, and can take a long time to heal. You need to rest it as much as possible. As hard as it might be, what rests that area better than anything is a non-weight bearing cast, and even this may take a couple of months. Wish i had better news. Good luck and feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash between my buttocks has caused skin to darken. I also get tear in between the crack if I wipe/wash to hard. How can I treat this area?
Keep Clean And Dry: Chronic chafing due to breakdown of skin caused by daily moisture/heat/bacteria is likely cause of symptoms. Inflamed skin darkens after healing, color may lighten with time. Do wash daily with soap/water, taking care to cleanse after bowel movements, use sensitive-skin baby wipes between washing. Dry thoroughly, may use diaper powder with zinc oxide for sore areas. See doctor if problems healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per day. So for long nerves, this could involve months. ...Read more
Chronic rash,Told folliculitis.Rx-minocyline 2x/day.Washng w/10% BPerox.Still gettn itchy bumps on legs,ankles,hip&back.What else?How long to heal?
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