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What is the best and effective medicine for bacterial skin infection? \

What is the best and effective medicine for bacterial skin infection? \

SULFA meds: Many skin infections today are caused by resistent staph
(mrsa). Sulfa is a good first line oral antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Top alternative medicine for skin fungal infection?

Top alternative medicine for skin fungal infection?

Do you want best?: First determine if it really is fungus! if so, how did it come about? These are very important. Otc antifungal creams are cheap & effective. Science has it all over wichcraft in this area. If you accidently brush your teeth with antifungal cream you need not call a dr. This is not the case with herbal remedies which are not effective and often dangerous as well as more expensive. ...Read more

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I want to know the best cream or drugs for my scars at my legs due to the skin infection.

I want to know the best cream or drugs for my scars at my legs due to the skin infection.

Scars: Talk to your doctor. Sometimes laser treatments can greatly improve the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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Currently I am taking sertraline and hydroxyzine for anxiety and deoxicycline for a skin infection. What is a good cold medicine for a lot of mucus?

Currently I am taking sertraline and hydroxyzine for anxiety and deoxicycline for a skin infection. What is a good cold medicine for a lot of mucus?

Be cautious: You already are on hydroxzine, which is an antihistaminic, many cold medicines would contain an antihistaminic too, combining them would cause CNS depression. Doxycycline, an antibiotic, might not work, as you can very well have a viral upper respiratory problem. Saline nasal wash, and salt water gargles, if sore throat, will help, if no improvement in a day or two, see your doctor, ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter medicines I can avail for a bacterial skin infection? I seem to have developed tiny dry itchy spots that later LOOKS like a clot

Any over-the-counter medicines I can avail for a bacterial skin infection? I seem to have developed tiny dry itchy spots that later LOOKS like a clot

Skin Infections: There are not many products OTC. Bacitracin cream or ointment and Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) or ointment come to min. Both should be available in generic versions. ...Read more

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Ansh has a skin infection on his inner thighs and genitals which is now spreading upto his stomach. I think it is fungal. Please advise a medicine?

Ansh has a skin infection on his inner thighs and genitals which is now spreading upto his stomach. I think it is fungal. Please advise a medicine?

Fungal skin infectio: If this is fungal you need to keep the are clean and dry. You can use a topical antifungal cream such as Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF. Use cotton underwear and loose clothing to let the area breath. If you are also having itching you can also add a steroid cream. Mix the two and apply twice daily. Good luck ...Read more

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I have candid skin infection on the inner thigh and buttocks, I was on antibiotic treatment but I have taken forcan drugs still it's not decreased?

I have candid skin infection on the inner thigh and buttocks, I was on antibiotic treatment but I have taken forcan drugs still it's not decreased?

Candida: If truly candida infection (yeast) antibiotics will not help. Antifungal will. clotrimazole, ketoconazole, ciclopirox. Please review diagnosis with your treating provider. If it is truly a candida infection, antibiotics won't help unless there is a bacterial infection present with the candida infection. In that case need antibiotic and antifungal treatment at same time. Hope this helps. Dr R ...Read more

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How can get you get a skin Infection?

How can get you get a skin Infection?

Break in skin: Any break in the skin can allow bacteria in. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Is dry flakes a sign on a skin infection dying?

Is dry flakes a sign on a skin infection dying?

Desquamation of skin: Often occurs in the resolution of skin infections. ...Read more

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What are the most common symtoms of a skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin infection?

Skin infection: Damage to the outermost layer of tissue covering the body by a pathogen. ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a skin infection take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a skin infection take to heal?

Depends: Skin healing times vary not only by person, but also the location of the body with the infection, the type and severity of the infection, and what you have done to treat it.
In general it may take a couple of weeks to get back to normal. ...Read more

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Would anyone get a skin infection from pulling weeds / planting flowers?

Sporotrichosis: There are number of infections you could get, but one of the most important ones to know about is sporotrichosis, a fungal infection often associated with rose gardening. You can find good pictures of what the skin lesions look like on the web a characteristic feature is that it typically starts on the hand and spread upward along lymphatic tracts. ...Read more

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How to cure skin infection as most of the time I used to rub the whole skin. Kindly suggest me?

If it is an: Infection, it could be fungal, viral, or bacterial. If it is inflammation, it could be allergic or irritation. Treatment really depends on maing correct diagnosis, so go see a skin doctor, dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could I confuse skin infection for herpes?

Yes: Herpes itself is usually a skin infection. There are many bacteria that can cause skin infection as there are viruses. Fungal infections are also skin infection. It is not always clear to a doc the specific type of organism causing infection. Herpes will often look different when infecting different body parts: fingers, mouth, genitals (different male vs female). ...Read more

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How do I know if my skin infection is healing?

Thanks for asking!: The pain, the redness, the swelling, the warmth around it should all be improving. ...Read more

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How can one diagnose staphylococcal skin infection?

How can one diagnose staphylococcal skin infection?

Clinical history: The diagnosis of most skin infections is made by the pattern of symptoms and physical exam findings. However, it is not usually possible to know without cultur whether the infection is caused by the staph bacteria or another bacteria, like group a beta-hemolytic streptococcus (strep pyogenes). A culture of any weeping or abcess will help determine if staph is present. ...Read more

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What are signs I got skin infection from my makeup?

What are signs I got skin infection from my makeup?

Pus: Clogged hair follicles with acne like pus pimples would be sign of skin infection. Stop and discard makeup and see doctor fortress, ENT with topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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An animal bit me. What should I do to prevent skin infection?

An animal bit me. What should I do to prevent skin infection?

Wash well & see Dr.: After an animal bite, the area should be washed well to get the animal germs out. If the wound is large, deep, or painful, the staff at the emergency room can wash it out. Prescription antibiotics may be needed, as well as a tetanus booster. If bitten by a raccoon, skunk, fox, coyote, bat, or any salivating/drooling strangely acting animal, rabies is a possibility (see a dr. Within a day or so). ...Read more

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How long does it take for skin infection swelling to go down?

How long does it take for skin infection swelling to go down?

Varies: Depends on severity and tissue levels as well as location of infection. Heat should dissipate and redness resolve and swelling will decrease over a few ads. Bromelain orally along with antibiotic can reduce swelling faster often within 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Which staphylococcal skin infection is considered the most serious?

Toxic shock syndrome: It can cause death in hours. Read more about it here: www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001676/. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to use sporidex ds in minor injury or wound or skin infection?

Can it be possible to use sporidex ds in minor injury or wound or skin infection?

Infection: It is physically possible to use sporidex for an infection, however, it may or may not do any good. This medicine only treats certain bacteria, which may not be the ones in the infected area. The wisest course of action is to see a doctor for evaluation and appropriate treatment of the infection. ...Read more

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Does MRSA skin infection spread or could it remain a simple scratch without signs of infection?

Cellulitis: Very strong possibility of this progressing into cellulitis if not properly treated. If the wound/scratch is infected it will be erythematous, tender and usually have drainage. Treat any infection appropriately with antibiotics and local wound care. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause of pyoderma (skin infection) and how can it be treated and cured?

Pyoderma: Pyoderma is a bacterial infection of the skin that results in the development of pus. It is treated with antibiotics prescribed by the doctor for the particular type of infection. This is different than the immune disorder pyoderma gangrenosum. ...Read more

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If you wash a skin infection with bar soap and then use the same soap all over your body will the infection spread?

If you wash a skin infection with bar soap and then use the same soap all over your body will the infection spread?

Typically no: Consider using an antibacterial soap such as Dial. As long as you are washing your entire body thoroughly, this should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Good day I have this skin infection it starts as a little flee bite and then itches like crazy and then it starts to grow and grow?

Good day I have this skin infection it starts as a little flee bite and then itches like crazy and then it starts to grow and grow?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Is it still growing? Could it have been a tick bite, if so, you should be tested for Lyme disease.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. David Kahan
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Damage to the outermost layer of tissue covering the ...Read more