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Is It Possible To Have Eye Impetigo
Highly contagious: Impetigo is a highly contagious skin bacterial infection common in preschool children. It is usually spread by direct contact from someone who is infected. It is treatable with topical or oral antibiotics. It most commonly starts near the mouth nose and spreads once the blister-like sore breaks, leaking fluid out. That is how it gets near the eye. ...Read more
Minor impetigo by lips, treating with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Now a bit in outside corner of eye, how to treat? Out of my home country &prefer no prescription. :)
Bactroban (mupirocin: This is a topical ointment. You need a prescription in the US, maybe not in other countries. ...Read more
Should I be nervous if the doctor said I have impetigo on my eyelid? My eye is extremely red with orange discharge. It is currently all over my lips.
Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. Diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck. Ideas? Concerned?
See answer: Only concerned in that your newest symptoms may represent a third type of infection in a relatively short time. Immune system suppressed? Number of potential causes of current symptoms with perhaps viral infection being most likely in which case should be self-limiting. If symptoms persist or worsen, need md evaluation again. ...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
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?
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 more
Germs get into skin: Impetigo appears after germs get access to the deeper layers of the skin surface. Often a kid with contaminated fingers will scratch a bite or itchy place & open the deeper skin layers where the germs can live off the moisture & serum oozing into the scratch. The germs often produce chemicals that get into the skin & spread redness & germ growth. Some germs are more likely than others to cause it. ...Read more
Impetigo: Impeitgo is a skin infection usually caused by strp and staph bacteria. It is contagious and if untreated, may cause significant complications. If you only have a few spots, the surer way of trreatment is mupirocin, prescribed by your doctor, to apply on the sores. More widespread lesions should be treated with oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: The infected areas are swollen and usually open/ blistered - and that swelling/ infection irritates the pain nerve receptors... The pain is usually best treated by #1 - treat the infection - topical / oral antibiotics, warm wet clean compresses can soothe, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more
Usually none: Impetigo usually resolves completely with proper treatment. Without treatment, it can spread to other parts of the body. Scarring of the skin is uncommon, but can happen. When strep is the cause of the infection, a very rare kidney problem can develop. Taking antibiotics for the infection can help prevent these complications. ...Read more
Generally not: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection, when healed you are left with a mild redness for a couple of weeks. Unless the infection is deep, such as carbuncles or inflamed cysts, scar generally does not result. Impetigo, by definition, is superficial, thus does not generally leave scars. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Impetigo can be caused by either staph (or antibiotic resistant staph called mrsa) or strep. In order to make sure that MRSA is not a cause of the infection, bacterial cultures may need to be done. Mrsa can cause severe infection because most antibiotics do not work. Overuse of antibiotics is a prime cause of antibiotic resistance. So be careful, not all infections require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Impetigo: Take warm soapy baths to which you have added 3-4 tablespoons of clorox. Soak for 20-30 minutes at least twice a day. After the bath apply an antibiotic ointment to individual lesions. Also apply the antibiotic ointment in your nasal nares four times a day. Make sure you keep your towel seperate ...Read more
Yes: Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria. Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk. ...Read more
Temporary changes: Impetigo usually affects the upper outer layer of skin, so there should not be noticeable scars after the color changes even out over a year or so. If the patient scratched at the scabs during healing, and made deeper wounds, then permanent mild scars can occur (just like in chicken pox, where scars normally don't occur unless the scabs are scratched off by the patient). ...Read more
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