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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more


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Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Crust: Wound infections with strep are more likely to crust. It is often described as having a honey comb appearance. Staph blisters and then drains. Other organisms cause abscesses. So no, not always. All the best. ...Read more

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Lichen simplex chronicus will it spread to other family members?

Lichen simplex chronicus will it  spread to other family members?

Possible: Lichen simplex chronicus describes thickening of the skin secondary to scratching. In and of itself it is not contagious. However, if one is scratching an infected site, then one could transfer that infection to others. ...Read more

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Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Yes it can be: Eczema herpeticform is commonly caused by Hepes Simplex virus type1or2,may also be caused by Coxackie virus A16 or Vaccinia Virus and is contagious by direct contact ...Read more

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Are eyes prone to staph infection?

Are eyes prone to staph infection?

Yes: Common bacteria on lids, in some patients can cause corneal infections called staph marginal keratitis. ...Read more

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Are adolescent kids more susceptible to fungal skin infections

Are adolescent kids more susceptible to fungal skin infections

Some are...: Superfiical fungal infections are common but may be more likely in people who sweat a lot, especially in sports or play. Sweaty skin (wet/moist skin) is more likely to "growth" fungus. ...Read more

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Are ear infections contagious to others?

Are ear infections contagious to others?

No: Although the cold that may have preceded the ear infection may be contagious, the otitis is not.Common throat germs from the kids own mouth & throat will invade the ear from the eustachian tube if conditions are favorable. Once there, they are confined to the middle ear space. ...Read more

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Are ear infections contagious to others?

Are ear infections contagious to others?

No: The upper respiratory infection that may precede the ear infection can easily spread to susceptible contacts. However, the events that result in the invasion of a kids middle ear by germs are not. ...Read more

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Are some perople more suceptable to tick bites than others?

Are some perople more suceptable to tick bites than others?

Yes and no: Under the right conditions, anyone can get ticks. People in the outdoors where ticks live or who have pets that might carry ticks on their fur are more likely to get bitten. The use of insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and tucking legs of pants into socks can all reduce the chance of getting a tick. Always bathe and search your body for ticks after potential exposure. ...Read more

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Meningitis susceptibility? Are some people more susceptible to meningitis than others?

Meningitis susceptibility? Are some people more susceptible to meningitis than others?

Of course: Do not worry, as our genetic makeup gives us different susceptibilities for a variety of problems, and risk of infection is but one variation. In this day and age, treatment of infections is exemplary and success is very high indeed. ...Read more

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Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Not typically, but..: ...It can infect an already present diaper rash. It is more likely to cause one large "boil" than an all over rash, but if the rash is pustular then it could be either regular staph or MRSA (or yeast). ...Read more

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How many different germs commonly cause impetigo?

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

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Are people with eczema more likely to get staph?

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Are people with eczema more likely to get staph?

Yes: Individuals with eczema are more likely to develop bacterial skin infection caused by staphylococcus aureus which in turn exacerbates eczema. ...Read more

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Are meningococcal infections spread from person to person?

Are meningococcal infections spread from person to person?

Infection: Meningococcal infections are typical highly contagious and can spread from person to person, particularly in the young and school age kids. ...Read more

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Is staph infections including MRSA in cats contagious to humans?

Staph aureus: We are all colonized with staph aureus. Whether or not we become infected with these organisms depends on multiple different factors. The ones that are in your cat are the same as the ones in your gut, or in your nasopharynx or on your skin. They have the same disease producing mechanisms. Whether they will infect you is problematic. ...Read more

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Are MRSA lesions / boils that are unopened contagious?

Are MRSA lesions / boils that are unopened contagious?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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Is meningococcal meningitis bacterial meningitis or are they 2 different things?

Is meningococcal meningitis bacterial meningitis or are they 2 different things?

Different: Bacteria of many types can cause meningitis. In premi's it is often Group B strep or E.coli. In unimmunized infants and toddlers, Hemoplillis influenzae or pneumococcus & rarely meningococcus. In older kids, teens and adults it may be meningococcus or pneumococcus among others. Meningococcal meningitis is just getting more advertising time with newer vaccines available. ...Read more

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