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Is Paronychia Contagious
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer