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Impetigo Vs Fever Blister
I was diagnosed with strep throat friday and given amoxicillin. I now have what appears to be impetigo. Now 3yr old daughter with fever? What to do?
Seek Treatment: Household members related to a patient with strep throat have higher risk to catch the same. Daughter needs to be evaluated today. Your impetigo also needs a culture. Urgent care clinic should be able to accommodate both of you, if your doctor is not available on weekend. ...Read more
As a child I had a mild case of whooping cough despite being vaccinated, Scarlet fever, impetigo, fifths disease. I rarely get sick now and haven't been on antibiotics for years. Did I have an immune problem as a child? Or can this be normal?
Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?
Sinus infection?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Either way, you're very ill, so please call your doc! ...Read more
What do impetigo blisters look like, and how can I tell the difference between impetigo and a regular rash?
I have blisters which I went to the doctors about and said it was chafing but I think it now could be impetigo how do I know?
Been to doctors they first said impetigo gave me prescription that didn't work. Blisters keep forming and spreading. Do I have mrsa?
Does impetigo itch, burn and scale over? And cause little hole like blisters that leak a clear liquid.
Had impetigo and used mupirocin2% three weeks ago. Left with redness and lower lip is itchy but no signs of blisters. Is it back?
Maybe not: If the redness is a little less (improving) each day, it may be "post-inflammatory" redness that gradually goes away after the impetigo heals. If crusting or oozing returns, then the doctor can look to see if the infection has returned. Many people get blisters on a lip that are cold sores, instead of impetigo. Cold sores are caused by viruses (mupirocin doesn't work on those viruses). ...Read more
Past few days pain/pressure behind eyes, nausea, chills, sweats, bodyaches, swollen glands back of head bactrimds for impetigo. Flu shot sept. Ideas?
Flu or sinus?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Make sure your doc knows how bad you're feeling! ...Read more
At dr. Yesterday. diangosis impetigo. prescription bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Woke up sweating last night. Headache. Throat getting sore. Nausea. Body aches. Feels like pressure behind eyes. Had flu shot. Slight ruq pain. Ideas?
See below: Could be a combination of the following: 1.Flu vaccine side effects and antibiotic use-gi upset/stomach ache. 2. A viral illness with cold and stomach symptoms. 3. Doubt due to impetigo unless lesions are spreading/worsening. Re check with your doc if symptomatic care is not improving your status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remedies: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
Cold Sores: Cold sores can be treated with oral antiviral medications. These are cheap and usually quite safe. They can significantly shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks, these medicines can be taken daily to suppress the outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually endure!: These are a nuisance. There are topicals to put on them that are over the counter. Your pcp can prescribe topicals and oral medications to treat and help prevent them. These meds are usually anti-virals. They are known to recur and painful, itchy, unsightly and can become problematic. If it is more than a simple case, see your pcp and discuss. Google a reputable web site for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever blisters are…: …caused by the herpes simplex virus (usually type 1, but can also be type 2) which is transmitted by contact with an infected person. Lesions don't even have to be visible to transfer virus. Never cured, it hides out in the body until triggered by stress—cold/infxn/ emotional stress/ bright sunlight/etc. Doc can rx meds to suppress virus & shorten course of symptoms. ...Read more
Fever blister.: Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
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