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Doctor insights on: Is Chronic Paronychia Contagious

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Flucanozole for chronic paronychia?

Flucanozole for chronic paronychia?

No: Paronychia is an infection of the area where to the fingernail or toenail meets the skin. It is usually a bacterial infection, whereas Fluconazole only treats fungus. The treatment usually involves hot soaks and sometimes surgical drainage. Fluconazole is unlikely to help., . ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Paronychia (Definition)

An infection of the skin around the nails. It can be caused by bacteria, fungus, or yeast. Common symptoms include having a painful, swollen, reddened area around the nail at ...Read more


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What causes calcified nail matrix + hematoma? I had toe avulsion procedure with biopsy for a 4 month history of resistant chronic paronychia. Worried

What causes calcified nail matrix + hematoma? I had toe avulsion procedure with biopsy for a 4 month history of resistant chronic paronychia. Worried

Causes: If you had surgery of the nail you can develope a hematoma in the nail bed tissue when this drys it becomes very hard. I would return to your surgeon and show them the area of concern. ...Read more

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I have chronic paronchia. I also have a bottle of cleantrax consisting of oxyclorsine - would soaking in this help?

I have chronic paronchia. I also have a bottle of cleantrax consisting of oxyclorsine - would soaking in this help?

Horse hoof fungiside: It is a medicine used on horses
using that product could be problematic on human skin. ...Read more

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Can chronic bronchitis be contagious?

Can chronic bronchitis be contagious?

No...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd. It is usually a result of smoking. There is no infection present in chronic bronchitis. Smoking cessation is important for prevention. ...Read more

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Are most diseases chronic / non-contagious?

Are most diseases chronic / non-contagious?

No and no: Many of the diseases we see today like diabetes, hypertension, copd, asthma, etc are chornic but not contagious. "acute issues do arise from chronic diseases that are not treated or not treated properly. Contagious diseases are often infections and can be spread from person to person. ...Read more

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Is chronic epstien barr syndrome contagious?

Is chronic epstien barr syndrome contagious?

EBV contageon: EBV is a very common virus and the majority, if tested, will show they have had exposure. You cannot find a high enough hill or a deep enough hole to hide from it, unless you are a non-kissing nun -> passed by saliva and called the 'kissing disease.' EBV syndrome becomes more likely the later in life the exposure to EBV; children may have sublicincal cases. Also there are genetic factors operative ...Read more

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How contagious can chronic tonsillitis be?

How contagious can chronic tonsillitis be?

Not very: Chronic tonsillitis is a "chronic condition" not an "infectious" condition. What that means is that although your tonsils may be chronically infected with bacteria, you do not pass this infection to other people. It is not like a flu or a cold. ...Read more

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Is chronic tonsillitis contagious? If you have chronic tonsillitis can other people get it?

Is chronic tonsillitis contagious? If you have chronic tonsillitis can other people get it?

The: The short answer- possibly. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by group a strep is contagious until they are 24 hours into a course of antibiotics. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by other conditions such as acid reflux or enlarged tonsils is not contagious. As you may have guessed, the only way to find the answer is to see the doctor. ...Read more

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How long after someone has EBV are they contagious through kissing? How about for people with "chronic mono" (regardless of how real that is)?

How long after someone has EBV are they contagious through kissing? How about for people with "chronic mono" (regardless of how real that is)?

Epstein Barr virus: EBV probably is transmissible by saliva for only a few weeks after recovering from mononucleosis. "Chronic mono" is usually not actually mononucleosis and not caused by EBV (as your "regardless" comments suggests you already know), and therefore is not transmissible. ...Read more

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My friend has chronic halitosis and a white tongue. Is it contagious?

My friend has chronic halitosis and a white tongue. Is it contagious?

Simple solution: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is chronic bronchitis contagious? My uncle has chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Can I catch bronchitis from him? .

Is chronic bronchitis contagious? My uncle has chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Can I catch bronchitis from him? .

No: Chronic bronchitis itself is not contagious. Sometimes the virus or bacteria that exacerbate a patient's chronic bronchitis can be contagious however. ...Read more

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I had an EBV blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. Does that mean I am contagious? Really worried

No: What you talking about probably igg level, this stay positive after infection. You may have past infection. You should see infectious disease physician. May need ebv pcr ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis, does that mean I ve chronic infection in lungs? And am I contageous to others, ie while kissing, sharing water cup, thanks

I ve bronciectasis, does that mean I ve chronic infection in lungs? And am I contageous to others, ie while kissing, sharing water cup, thanks

Not contageous: Bonchiectasis is generally not contageous. But you need to see your doctor about its cause and treat it properly. Consider seeing a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Is paronychia or the pus from it is contagious?

Is paronychia or the pus from it is contagious?

Pus contagious?: Usually not but if you rubbed the pus into someone else's cut they might get the same infection thus it can be transmitted from one person to another. But no usually contagious. Do not recommend trying this however. ...Read more

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Is paronychia contagious?

No: Parochychia is an infected embedded nail margin in a toe or finger. ...Read more

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What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result?

What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result?

Surgical drainage: Bad paronychia (infections of the skin surrounding a fingernail) often don't respond to antibiotics since the bacteria that are causing it are walled off in an abcess (pus filled balloon). The definitive treatment is surgical, the affected part of the nail or cuticle needs to be opened to allow the paronychia to drain. If that does not help, a portion of the nail can be removed. ...Read more

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Can you get pain with nail fold infection? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get pain with nail fold infection? What are the other symptoms?

Sure: Pain, swelling, throbbing are common complaints. This is usually treated easily with an oral antibiotic and sometimes a partial nail avulsion is necessary. Or sometimes, a partial nai avulsion without the antibiotic...Depending on the condition and who is treating. ...Read more

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How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds? Should I cancel next week, s dinner for my family? Thanks

How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds? Should I cancel next week, s dinner for my family? Thanks

Enjoy your dinner: Clostridium difficile is acquired by ingesting the spore form of the organism. These spores form from the bacteria in stool. If you've been treated and are continent of stool you are not considered contageous. Even if you are colonized with c. Difficile unless you take antibiotics there is little risk of your getting ill. ...Read more

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What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

Skin flora: Staphylococcus haemolyticus and staph saprophyticus are bacteria that live on the skin. When they're found in the urine in a man, it's usually because of contamination from the skin of the penis during the process of peeing into the cup. It's not an infection, not contagious, and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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Why is mental health treated as if it is contagious?

Poor understanding: People are often frightened by things they don't understand. Lack of knowledge leaves a vaccuum which is often filled in with fantasy. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I am too contagious or not to go to work?

Is there a way to know if I am too contagious or not to go to work?

ASK YOUR DOCTOR: We would need to know about your medical problem. Your dr will know & may want to see you again before advising return to work. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious?

Is jock itch contagious?

Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious?

Jock itch: Yes jock itch is a dermatophytosis caused by a fungus In the general family of athletes foot and ring worm ...Read more

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How long is mono contagious?

How long is mono contagious?

Until better: Most viral infections, including mono, are infectious most at the outset, even before you fall ill. Once you are feeling better, you are usually no longer infectious. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more