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Dr. Leto Quarles Dr. Quarles
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What affect does financial status have on health?

What affect does financial status have on health?

Social determinants: Wealth doesn't guarantee health, but being poor can strain well-being. World health org calls this social determinants of health. In us, poorer neighborhoods often have less access to healthy foods, safe places to exercise; more crime, violence & stress. In developing world, may be less access to clean water, sanitation, food. Everywhere less access to healthcare services. Education best equalizer. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more


Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Do you have to show financial status to a sperm bank. I'm 36 and on meds need to have 1st child stat!

Do you have to show financial status to a sperm bank. I'm 36 and on meds need to have 1st child stat!

For sperm deposits: For men who will undergo chemotherapy or radiation which might result in inability to produce sperm after treatment has started. They bank their sperm for future insemination. Your question suggests that u wish to get pregnant by artificial insemination. This would be performed at a fertility clinic. However, your history suggests numerous medical problems which might need 2b addressed first. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Do doctors have the right to refuse surgery because of financial status even if patient has already been admited?

Do doctors have the right to refuse surgery because of financial status even if patient has already been admited?

FINANCES&SURGERY: In us if a patient is admitted to a hospital and requires emergency surgery, by law it will be done.But if it is elective surgery and it will not cause any immidiate danger to the patient, then it can be scheduled in future and payment arrangement may be made.For hardship cases who can not afford to pay, have to qualify for charity care to pay for hospital bills, surgeons fee may have to be paid. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Where does impetigo start?

Where does impetigo start?

Impetigo: Impetigo is contagious, mostly from direct contact with someone who has it but sometimes from towels, toys, clothing, or household items. After starting, impetigo often spreads to other parts of the body. This is particularly common with impetigo in children. There may be mini epidemics in day-care centers. Bacteria that cause impetigo may enter through a break in the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz Dr. Fromowitz
Dermatology
15 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Can you fully heal impetigo?

Can you fully heal impetigo?

Yes: See your doctor so a culture can be taken and the proper antibiotics prescribed (it may be a combo of oral and topical antibiotics). With time the skin should fully heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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What does impetigo look like?

What does impetigo look like?

IMPETIGO: Are skin infection with crusting or vesicles and pustules caused by staph or strep sometimes with ulcerations and bullae formation. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Patterson Dr. Patterson
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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How does impetigo get started?

How does impetigo get started?

An abrasion or cut: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection. Your skin is covered with billions of bacteria all the time. It acts as a barrier to keep those bacteria out of your body. If you have an area of irritation or abrasion or cut which damages that barrier, the bacteria can cause a localized infection. If caught early, a topical antibiotic ointment may help. Otherwise oral medications may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
Dermatology
19 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How does impetigo usually spread?

Direct contact: Impetigo is a bacterial infection, and spreads by contact, either directly or indirectly through our hands. Hand washing is very important to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Dr. Dilawar Singh Dr. Singh
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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Will impetigo go away on its own?

Will impetigo go away on its own?

Impetigo: Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by Staphylococcus aureus. If the infection is mild then medications like mupurocin in ointment form should be enough. If it is severe then oral antibiotics will be needed. Make sure to complete the ab course Education is important - Hand washing - wash lenin and toes in hot water -cover infected parts -use disposable tissue paper to blow nose ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart Dr. Dennis-Smithart
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Please tell me, could a cat give you impetigo?

Please tell me, could a cat give you impetigo?

Unlikely: Impetigo is caused by the germs on your own skin, usually staph or strep. The skin is normally a protective barrier, but if there is a small cut or scratch, these skin germs can enter and start the infection. So, don't blame the cat. :). ...Read more

Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin Dr. Banipalsin
Family Medicine
years in practice
Ghazvin University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
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If I don’t get impetigo treated, will it heal on its own?

May heal, not usual: It depends on the size, if it is very small and early stage, the way you clean and wash it and how you avoid spreading can affect the healing. It is very contagious and if you do not control that, it will spread fast and you need the treatment. Most of the times you need treatment but sometimes the nature of the body and immune system takes care of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Help ..Im having outbreaks. Should I get tests for impetigo?

Need more info: Are you having outbreaks of impetigo? If you are having skin outbreaks...Infections...You may want to ask your doctor to culture one of the infections and see if you are having staphylococcus outbreaks. Cleaning with hibiclens for a month can help reduce the bacteria that are leading to the problem. Would advise you to be seen. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Should impetigo scabs be left dry?

Yes: Once the infection is gone, the lesions will naturally heal. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bark Dr. Bark
Dermatology
45 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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How long is impetigo contagious for?

How long is impetigo contagious for?

Impetigo: On the correct antibiotics it should heal quite promptly. Once it heals, it's not contagious. As long as the blisters are there though, i would consider contagious. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Gollup Dr. Gollup
Pediatrics
39 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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How does impetigo start on your skin?

How does impetigo start on your skin?

Gettin under ur skin: Impetigo can occur when a germ, usually a strep or staph species, gets into the skin--often through a small scratch or wound. The germ can be in nasal passages or on your skin, esp hands and fingers. There are antibiotic ointments that can help it clear; sometimes oral antibiotics are necessary if it is widespread. Washing hands and using hand gels can keep it away! may need to see your dr for rx. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg Dr. Altenburg
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How much time is impetigo contagious?

1 - 2 days: 24 - 48 hours after starting antibiotics usually ...Read more

Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang Dr. Chuang
Dermatology
46 years in practice
National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine
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Dr. Tara Passow Dr. Passow
Dermatology
36 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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How many different germs commonly cause impetigo?

Usually staph/strep: The two most common causes of impetigo are stahyloccocus (usually staph aureus) and streptococcus. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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