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Mrsa Scalp Infection
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Chronic Scalp infection with hairfall & lymphoplamacytes infiltrate in subepithlial stroma. Which infection is it? Please tell?
See a dermatologist: Do not assume an infection. There are various diagnoses, including but not exclusive to infections. An exam and possibly tests may illuminate the cause and thus lead to a cure. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of infection. See your doctor for proper examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Refer to tx: Avoid using his comb since it can be transmitted to. Other humans or animals. ...Read more
Dr presc. Ketoconazole for scalp infection, but my scalp is still itchy and it burns. Why hasn't it gone away & how can I cure this?
Not sure, but...: It could be that the medication is not potent enough - may require an additional agent. Or could be that the diagnosis is incorrect. You need to talk to your prescribing doc to figure this out. ...Read more
Possibly but...: The chances of regrowth depend on a lot of factors. The amount of area involved, the type of infection (i.e fungal), the duration of infection, and the treatment used/needed. A dermatologist should probably be consulted in case scalp injections can help to stimulate hair regrowth. Time may be of the essence in getting evaluated/treated, so please followup promptly. ...Read more
I have this scalp infection on top of my head, it's round and comes and goes usually from sweat. Hair loss and tender skin around it. What is it?
Health good no scalp infection, illness. Did excessive ejaculation of sperm fr 2 yrs increase testosterone level very high cause baldness at age20?
No: So testosterone (t) is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht) which is can cause hair loss. Therefore, higher t might lead to higher dht. But those w/normal t can have relatively higher dht, too. Don't forget that genetics has a big factor in hair loss (think male pattern baldness) so look at your dad, his brothers (your uncles), your dad's dad, etc, & your brothers. Medications can lower dht. ...Read more
I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?
You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo
which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections.
It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short.
As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have
an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism
and started on antibiotics ...Read more
I have a scalp infection of some kind. Itchy, red bumps, bald patches, sometimes bleed, puss. Staph? Folliculitus? Ringworm? What is it?!
Multiple answers: You really need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and get proper treatment, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
Why would a scalp infection not go away....After being treated by several dr's w/ several antibiotics. Now a body rash. Dr treated me for scabies! Help?
2 years of multiple swollen painless lymph nodes in neck following CT scans done. 21, male. Also have had scalp infection for 2 years. Cancer?
INFECTION VS. OTHER: Lymph nodes in neck could be due to scalp infection but need a thorough exam, blood test to r/o infection vs. Hodgkin's disease. Status of other lymph nodes-axilla, groin etc.? ...Read more
Sir I got cervical lymph nodes. 67% lymphocytes in blood and 25% neutrophiles. And 1~2 lymph nodes on my back head. My doctor said it is due to dandruff and scalp infection. Pls help me..
Do not worry: Your age, the size and locations of the lymph nodes are suggesting a benign reaction protected by a normal immune response. Please do not worry and just wait sometime And resume contact later with your MD if nodes and relative percent of lymphocytes persist more than 3 months. My sense is you are in good shape and normally react to local infection. If you have other symptoms, pls see a doc now. ...Read more
Yes: Some patients become colonized with MRSA and are at risk for recurrent infections. This can be overcome with a series of chlorhexidene gluconate cleansing treatments, mupiricin ointment to the nares for a number of days and antibiotics as indicated. 2 negative cultures of the nares are felt to indicate the MRSA is resolved. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it does. It's dangerous infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't scratch!: Hopefully you've seen a physician ; infection is being treated. Itching accompanies healing or inflammat'n. Scratching allows bacteria to colonize fingernails ; then the infection can be spread to other areas (may become a chronic carrier nose, rectum, fingernails). If area is red, hot, swollen, spreading or you have fever: see your doc. If it is healing cool compresses, PO antihistamines. ...Read more
Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, the flare, vancomycin, zygodactyl, or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection.
Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more
CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more
Not specific: Symptoms will vary with the type of infection and are generally not different than with other similar organisms. If you are referring to skin infections these are usually red, raised, firm and tender to touch and may be capped by a pus pocket. There may be multiple lesions. But remember the same thing can happen with other organisms. ...Read more
Varies: Symptoms will depend on the site of infection i.E, in the blood, in the skin, in the lungs etc..., skin infections may cause "boils", abscess, cellulitis (redness, edema, warmth to the skin), lungs infection may also progress into an abscess, fever, cough, pneumonia, in the blood, severe infection may cause low blood pressure, bleeding due to coagulopathy etc... ...Read more
No: Many people who have MRSA infections are colonized with this bacteria in the nares and in areas of the skin especially in the axillae, groins and perianal areas. Colonization can be transient or prolonged. In many cases colonization can be eradicated by topical treatment ie. Mupirocin ointment and hibiclens soap sometimes combined with oral antibiotics such as Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
Depends on: Location of infection. Mrsa is an invasive form of staph that is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics. Staph infections of skin and subcutaneous tissues happen frequently and can be treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. If it is caused by mrsa, the infection can quickly become uncontrollable. ...Read more
No!!: If you are experiencing infection with staphylococci you should not be penetrating the skin and placing foreign bodies in yourself because of the high risk of infecting these areas. ...Read more
Lots.: There are two types of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staph aureus) infections: hospital-acquired and community acquired. Both are serious, in that MRSA bacteria are resistant to many types of antibiotics, so treatment options are limited. They are also contagious. Don't fool around with MRSA - see a doctor right away. ...Read more
1-3 days: Mrsa (methicillin resistant staphylocoocus aureus) can "show" in 1-3 days. For skin infections my experience is that little cuts fester quickly and become painful quickly. I have also seen them take several days to become obvious. Mrsa is common today and any site that becomes painful and red or pus filled should be seen by a physician. ...Read more
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