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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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


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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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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

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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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What is the difference between a bacterial or fungal infection?

What is the difference between a bacterial or fungal infection?

Quite a bit: One group is caused by one in a myriad of bacteria and the other is caused by one in a myriad of fungi. Probably need a more focused question to help in 400 characters. ...Read more

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I had a facial fungal infection from the sun. I picked at it, which has now left me with pore like holes in my skin. Tried exfoliation but no luck.?

I had a facial fungal infection from the sun. I picked at it, which has now left me with pore like holes in my skin. Tried exfoliation but no luck.?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it as similarly possible to detect bacterial and fungal infections in immunocompromised patients as in immunocompetent?

Yes and No: When you are immunocompromised, we cannot rely as well on things like your WBC (white blood cell count) when determining if an infection is present. However, the gold standard tests for checking for infections, the different cultures (such as a culture of your blood, urine, throat, wound drainage, etc) is as reliable if your immune system is out of whack. SO you may get treated waiting for cxs. ...Read more

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Itchy under breast during pregnancy, is this a bacteria or fungal infection?

Itchy under breast during pregnancy, is this a bacteria or fungal infection?

Likely fungal: It is likely a fungal infection and is not necessarily related to your pregnancy, other than if your breasts enlarged and you have been sweating more, making a fungus more likely. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use mupirocin from time to time to get rid of bacterial/fungal infections between your toes? (It's the only thing that seems to work.)

Is it safe to use mupirocin from time to time to get rid of bacterial/fungal infections between your toes? (It's the only thing that seems to work.)

Bacteria or Fungus..: If it seems to be working then good for you. Mupirocin is an antibacterial medication. That means that is has no effect of fungal infections. You can use a topical anti fungal in conjunction with the mupirocin for optimum effect. Thank you for using Healthtap. ...Read more

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Both positive for oral gonorrhoea, not on gentials. No oral sex on its own. I had bacterial and fungal infections on throat. So from him or false +?

Both positive for oral gonorrhoea, not on gentials. No oral sex on its own. I had bacterial and fungal infections on throat. So from him or false +?

Here are some...: Asking the ordering doc is the most direct way to have answer to this Q. But clinically if having no significant symptoms especially no fever or general tiredness, it is logical to repeat culture as soon as possible or just empirically treated for both. Certainly, the reported scenario is not an every-day case. How to Handle Sickness? To http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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If you have a fungal infection or bacterial infection on your penis will your groin lymph nodes swell?

If you have a fungal infection or bacterial infection on your penis will your groin lymph nodes swell?

They may: Depending on the infection, and the severity of it, the lymph-nodes may get reactive and swell in their efforts to work and help fight off the infection. Fungal infection are usually minor and cutaneous (on the skin) and do not normally achieve lymph node activation. ...Read more

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Had bacterial/fungal infection which took 6 weeks of treatment, now there are hard skin bumps left underside big toe finger where lesions were present?

Had bacterial/fungal infection which took 6 weeks of treatment, now there are hard skin bumps left underside big toe finger where lesions were present?

Possible scar: Formation: any skin irritation of 6 weeks duration can cause scar formation even after the infection is gone: best idea is to get rechecked by the original treating physician ...Read more

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Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Happens anyway: It is not rare for someone to need more than one course of accutane before this problem is gone for good. Although some look at acne as a transitional problem of the teen years some are fighting it into their late 30's.If it happens you deal with it. ...Read more

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Doctors on here think I have a fungal infection under my arm/ rib area, just noticed red marks on both armpits could this be caused by this as well?

Doctors on here think I have a fungal infection under my arm/ rib area, just noticed red marks on both armpits could this be caused by this as well?

Rash: Your rash could be from sweating, shaving underarms
usually develops from wetness and causes a fungal infection. You can apply OTC: Lotrimin cream 1% and alternate with hydrocortisone 1% cream twice to three x/d until rash is gone (often slow-growing and can take 1-2 months to resolve). ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there an underlying cause of fungal infections?

Low Immunity: Neutropenia (decreased number of white blood cells) antibiotic use and steroid use may predispose to infection by fungi such as candida. ...Read more

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I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

See below: Factors that disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms that live in the vagina predispose you to this. Examples include: antibiotic use; douches/feminine sprays; scratches in the vagina (from tampons); tight clothing or underwear (hot, moist, irritating); hormonal changes; birth control pills. I assume you are healthy and therefore I will not go into the other more rare causes. ...Read more

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I have vaginal fungal infection, what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection, what could be the possible causes?

Maybe changes in pH: Maybe some changes in the ph (acidity) inside the vagina allowed candida yeast to over-grow and cause itching, discharge, etc... ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more