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I am just curious if skin rash and cellulitis are the same infection?

I am just curious if skin rash and cellulitis are the same infection?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. A rash usually involves skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Infection (Definition)

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


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I have skin rash which is now spreading on my breast. Is this infection?

I have skin rash which is now spreading on my breast. Is this infection?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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Is skin rashes on penis infection ?

Is skin rashes on penis infection ?

It may or may not be: Related to an infection. Recommend medical eval for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin rash infection on upper arms?

Skin rash  infection  on upper  arms?

Needs examination: A rash on your arms could be due to many reasons. Allergy, eczema, contact dermatitis, viral infection, disease, Autoimmune diseases. You may need to see a Dr to diagnose the cause and treat accordingly ...Read more

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Can you take yeast infection pills for a skin rash?

Can you take yeast infection pills for a skin rash?

If treating candida : There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get an infection, skin rash, from black mold?

Can you get an infection, skin rash, from black mold?

Depends on species: Not all molds are pathogenic, meaning can cause disease, to humans. If someone has a weak immune system because of illness or drugs, it is always a possibility. ...Read more

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Fungal skin infection. What creams are as good as or better than daktacort. My rashes seem to have got worse rapidly?

Fungal skin infection. What creams are as good as or better than daktacort. My rashes seem to have got worse rapidly?

Med not the problem?: There are dozens of alternative antifungal preparations. However, often failure is due to problem with the medication reaching the fungus rather than which antifungal med used. You may do better with cream than ointment; you may need 3 or 4 times a day instead of twice; the problem may be something more than just a fungus. If initial therapy fails, best to ask pharmacist or doctor for recommend. ...Read more

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White layered dry skin in head. If removed, it turns into black skin like rashes. 6 month before found and treated streptococcus bacterial infection?

White layered dry skin in head. If removed, it turns into black skin like rashes. 6 month before found and treated streptococcus bacterial infection?

Skin cancer?: When a skin lesion fails to heal and not associated with burning or itching, one should get checked for skin cancer. The fact that it was infected 6 months ago might be due to scratching thereby introducing bacteria into the lesion. It is only prudent to see a dermatologist to make sure that it is not a skin cancer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm a man who was prescribed vaginal yeast infection pills for a fungal skin rash. Does this make sense?

Yes: Monistat or a similar antifungal medications can be applied to the area twice a day. If not resolving in a week, advise physician. ...Read more

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I have got itching on my genitals and in between my buttocks and i later got rashes on the back of my palms and skin infection?

I have got itching on my genitals and in between my buttocks and i later got rashes on the back of my palms and skin infection?

Visit the doctor : The description of itching in your genitals and back of the palms, without additional information (meds, allergies) in an 18 years old man (unless stated, presumptively sexually active), there are several possibilities. Infections, some contagious, must be ruled out.It is very important to visit a doctor to see the rash more importantly, to discuss the specifics of your case in a timely manner. ...Read more

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What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?

What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?

Many: There are many other illness that cause rashes. Most of them are viral. If your child still has the rash i would see your doctor. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more