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How is erysipelas spread?

Usually: It usually occurs after trauma to the skin. The leg is the most common site followed by the face. ...Read more

Dr. Binita Shah
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Erysipelas (Definition)

Streptococcus usually causes this. Unlike a cellulitis, an erysipelas tends to have a sharp border, be firm, and to extend into the lymphatics making red lines extending ...Read more


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What are the tests for erysipelas?

What are the tests for erysipelas?

None: Erysipelas is an infection of the superficial skin and subcutaneous lymphatics. It is almost always caused by beta hemolytic strains of streptococcus. It is treated with oral or parenteral antibiotics (depending on severity) usually of the penicillin class. There is no test to diagnose erysipelas. The diagnosis is based on symptoms and physical examination. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is erysipelas?

What sort of disorder is erysipelas?

Erysipelas: Erysipelas is a superficial bacterial skin infection that characteristically extends into the cutaneous lymphatics. Erysipelas has been traced back to the middle ages, where it was referred to as st. Anthony's fire. Redness of the affected area spreads rapidly with an aching burning sensation. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of erysipelas?

What are the symptoms of erysipelas?

Redness, burning: Patients usually start with malaise, chills, and high fever before the onset of the skin lesions. Itching, burning, and tenderness are typical complaints. The skin findings usually start with a small red patch (flat area) that progresses to a fiery-red, firm, tense, and shiny plaque. Sometimes there is a history of a minor injury but often it is hard to identify. Usually caused by group a strep. ...Read more

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How long for erysipelas to go completely away?

Varies: While some may clear completely in 1-2 weeks, in some others the skin changes persist indefinitely due to damage to the lymphatic ducts that make them prone to recurrences. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of developing erysipelas?

What are the consequences of developing erysipelas?

Erysipelas: Erysipelas is a type of skin infection usually caused by group a streptococcus bacteria. Symptoms can include: fever, shaking and chills, pain, sores on the skin, and even blisters. Treatment is usually with an antibiotic called penicillin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Erysipelas?

What is the definition or description of: Erysipelas?

Strep skin infection: Streptococcus usually causes this. Unlike a cellulitis, an erysipelas tends to have a sharp border, be firm, and to extend into the lymphatics making red lines extending from the main lesion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for erysipelas?

What is the treatment for erysipelas?

Penicillins: Erysipelas is an infection of the superficial skin and subcutaneous lymphatics. It is almost always caused by beta hemolytic strains of streptococcus. It is treated with oral or parenteral antibiotics (depending on severity) usually of the penicillin class. ...Read more

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Will erysipelas kill me?

If neglected: This was quite a common killer in the pre-antibiotic era. Those strep can be nasty. ...Read more

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Does erysipelas (skin desease) have a cure?

Yes: Erysipelas is an infection of the superficial skin and subcutaneous lymphatics. It is almost always caused by beta hemolytic strains of streptococcus. It is treated with oral or parenteral antibiotics (depending on severity) usually of the penicillin class. ...Read more

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How can we differentiate Erysipelas from cellulitis?

How can we differentiate Erysipelas from cellulitis?

Examination: Erysipelas is a superficial infection of the skin with marked redness, swelling and pain. The infection is usually caused by streptococcus bacteria. Cellulitis is deeper skin infection and usually caused by staphylococci. Often the sharp line of demarcation between normal and infected tissue and the intensity of redness are the main visible differences. ...Read more

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What are the differences between erysipelas and cellulitis?

What are the differences between erysipelas and cellulitis?

Shallow and deep: Erysipelas is a shallow infection usually only to dermis and cellulitis involving deeper tissue like fat (adipose tissue). ...Read more

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Is there a test to find out if a person carries erysipelas (strep A) bacteria thatis not active? This means the person has this bacteria but is not sick

Is there a test to find out if a person carries erysipelas (strep A) bacteria thatis not active? This means the person has this bacteria but is not sick

Why?: Why this question? Strep carriage is about 5% to 15% of children.? in adults? You can check the pharynx for it. Erysipelas is a special risk for people with lymphedema. ...Read more

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If a person has erysipelas&takes antibiotics, how many days after taking antibiotics will it take for him to stop being "contagious" to other people?

If a person has erysipelas&takes antibiotics, how many days after taking antibiotics will it take for him to stop being "contagious" to other people?

Low risk: Erysipelas usually is caued by group A beta streptococcus (GABS), also the cause of strep throat. GABS is around us all the time, probably on the skin of anyone in the household when erysipelas developed. There was little risk of transmitting it even before treatment, partly because many around you probably already had it. Any low risk there was will be still lower after about a week of treatment. ...Read more

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I have erysipales in my groin. I'm treated for that and im in bed for a week. But now I saw round my anus is dry and red. What is that?

I have erysipales in my groin. I'm treated for that and im in bed for a week. But now I saw round my anus is dry and red. What is that?

Yeast infection: Probably a yeast peri recital infection cause by yeast overgrowth due to your antibiotic treatment. It can be cured with oral swish and swallow Mycostatin (nystatin) suspension and topical lotrimin cream to the rectum. If severe or unresponsive oral Fluconazole could be used. ...Read more

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What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S?

Drugs frm India safe: F from US asks: Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S? ANS: Some are some are not and some dangerous. I do not recommend them unless all else has failed. You don't want to be playing "You bet your Life" with them. ...Read more

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How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles I reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Body odor: Can be a side-effect of your diet or medications. Please see your doctor and avoid harsh-smelling foods such as garlic, onions, cabbage, etc. Before you go out. Save them for week ends or days w/little social interaction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

A growing speciality: Anti aging medicine is really based around the goal of keeping individuals as healthy as possible. Not simply treating them when they are sick. This means paying particular attention to the current state of our health and how to make it better. Also look at less invasive ways of managing a person's health. It is fascinating. ...Read more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more

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Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

For high BP: Eprosartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Eprosartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin ii receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. ...Read more