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Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

CAUSE OF ACNE: Acne is caused by a plugging up of oil glands in the skin. Too much oil; no way of getting out. Stop nuts and peanut butter, no chocolate. Cut way dowwn on dairy products. Bacteria, not fungus germs, are responsible for the inflammation in these pores. Wash thoroughly with an acne wash 3 times daily. See a dermatologist if it persists. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Can women suffering from galactorrhea cause HIV or some kind of bacterial or fungal infection in adults from sucking those breast?

Can women suffering from galactorrhea cause HIV or some kind of bacterial or fungal infection in adults from sucking those breast?

No: An adult sucking a breast with galactorrhea will not cause HIV in either party. Your profile states unprotected sex, if the sex is with multiple partners, that is a greater risk of catching HIV or other sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Light green vaginal discharge cause itching and some pain with no odor and am not sexually active?it is bacterial or fungal infection and what to do?

Light green vaginal discharge  cause itching and some pain with no odor and am not sexually active?it is bacterial or fungal infection and what to do?

See the Dr.: You need to be examined; the Dr. will also likely run some tests on the discharge to determine diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What tests should be done to determine weather pneumonia is caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infection? Best antibiotic if nature not known?

What tests should be done to determine weather pneumonia is caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infection? Best antibiotic if nature not known?

Wide/spectrum drug: Chest radiograph often helpful for likelihood of organism according to type of pattern. Often alveolar, dense consolidation, bacterial or fungal. Intersitial, made up of lines and dots, usally atypical pneumonia caused by mycoplasma or viral. Pleural fluid collecttions most commonly with bacterial/ tiny pleural effusions mycoplasma. Sputum collection, blood tests, more specific.See physician 4 dx. ...Read more

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Other then bacterial and fungal infection, are there any other types of infections that can caused granuloma of lung and nodules and symptoms of cough?

Other then bacterial and fungal infection, are there any other types of infections that can caused granuloma of lung and nodules and symptoms of cough?

Granuloma: Granuloma of the lungs is typically caused by a fungal infection. A doctor may make a diagnosis of granuloma by chest x-ray or, if the granuloma is not apparently calcified, by computerized tomography (ct), which can detect the calcium that isn't evident on the chest x-ray. The images of affected tissue usually show scarring and calcification characteristic of a granuloma. ...Read more

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Was taking Metronidazole for bacterial vaginosis but it caused severe itching and a foul odour. Does it mean I have a yeast fungal infection instead?

Was taking Metronidazole for bacterial vaginosis but it caused severe itching and a foul odour. Does it mean I have a yeast fungal infection instead?

Maybe, probably not: Yeast infections cause itching but usually not odor. Probably the odor is from the BV itself, even if first noticed after starting treatment. But regardless of odor, the itching could indicate a yeast infection. Allergy to metronidazole unlikely but possible. You also need to be checked for other STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas if not yet done. Discuss with your doctor or clinic. ...Read more

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Does some fungal infection in groin area , sometimes looks like red pimples , but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Does some fungal infection in groin area , sometimes looks like red pimples , but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Please see below: Do you have those pimple looking itchy lesion in other parts of your body? How about hands or around belly button? It could be so many things like fungal infection itself, bacterial or sometimes scabes as well. Please see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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My scalp has pimples perhaps due to fungal infection. Is it the reason for my mail pattern baldness in teenage?

My scalp has pimples perhaps due to fungal infection. Is it the reason for my mail pattern  baldness in teenage?

Hair loss: If you have a fungal infection of scal,p hair loss can occur but should regrow after treatment. Baldness is unusual in a teenager and you should get that examined by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more