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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
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?
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
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.
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
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