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Is Chronic Paronychia Contagious
What causes calcified nail matrix + hematoma? I had toe avulsion procedure with biopsy for a 4 month history of resistant chronic paronychia. Worried
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
I am hcab pos. And had it before there was a test for it. How long am I contagious? I am not chronic. My numbers have been down for 20 years...
HepC: Never completely clears. Even with good liver labs you are infectious for life. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Is chronic bronchitis contagious? My uncle has chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Can I catch bronchitis from him? .
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
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
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
My mom has paronychia and there is pus coming out her nail fold, is this pus contagious, can it infect me after I touch it?
Skin is Barrier: Nope. Of course you should wash with soap and water. But, in general the skin is a good barrier to infection. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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