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Need doctor's help! will kissing cause staph infection?

Need doctor's help! will kissing cause staph infection?

Typically No: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) is a skin organism and also colonizes the nose and rectal area. Recent studies also show that it thrives in the mouth, hence, one can theoretically acquire Staph by kissing another individual ---- this however does not mean outright infection or disease. ...Read more

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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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Need expert opinions about skin condition cellulitys treatment?

Need expert opinions about skin condition cellulitys treatment?

Antibiotics: Cellulitis is the inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues, usually caused by bacteria such as staph and strep. Treatment is antibiotics, sometimes intravenously at first if there is fever or other systemic symptoms. Often oral antibiotics will clear this up. Definitely see a doctor if you are concerned about this. ...Read more

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Do i need antibiotics for spider bite?

Do i need antibiotics for spider bite?

Spider bite: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. You may need antibiotics for signs of infection or significant ulceration. ...Read more

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Need general info on cephalosporin antibiotic?

Need general info on cephalosporin antibiotic?

Online: Go online and type in cephalosporins on a search engine. There will be information which will keep you reading for some time. ...Read more

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Does dog scratch need antibiotics?

No: Bites often require antibiotics, but scratches generally don't. See a doctor if it starts to look infected. ...Read more

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Need to get antibotics to treat UTI ASAP?

PC or urgent care: You can go to an urgent care and be seen today. ...Read more

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Does strep viridans on tongue culture need to be treated?

Does strep viridans on tongue culture need to be treated?

Not necessarily: If your body can't manage a bacteria presence on it's own(auto immune response) it may need treated. Usually it's not a problem. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

Why would someone  need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

N. gonorrheae cultur: Might be needed to be certain the right antibiotic is used to fight the infection. Penicillin used to be the drug of choice for tx but resistant strains of the bacteria now require different antibiotics (ceftriaxone at present). ...Read more

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Why would I need a bite wound culture for bacteria?

Why would I  need a bite wound culture for bacteria?

Agree with Dr. Lippe: There can always be bacteria in the mouth that did the biting. Knowing what bacteria grows from the wound culture gives the medical provider valuable information about selection of antibiotics if indicated. Take care/ ...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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Can cellulitis and strep throat be related? Why can't we get rid if the cellulitis

Can cellulitis and strep throat be related?  Why  can't we get rid if the cellulitis

Maybe: You need to see a physician for an antibiotic prescription. You may need a culture to find out what it is sensitive to. Bacterial infections usually require medication to go away. ...Read more

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Does bacterial balanitis look different than fungal? If doctor did exam would see difference or would swab need to be taken ?

Does bacterial balanitis look different than fungal? If doctor did exam would see difference or would swab need to be taken ?

Yes but same effects: causative organisms different , follow your doctor advise and medication. Most of the time cause is poor hygiene , not cleaning the ares ,phimosis ( unable to retract fore skin to keep clean ) some times on set of diabetes present as balanitis . Some times circumcision may be needed ...Read more

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Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention? .

Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention?

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Strep symptoms: Scarlet fever is one of the presentations of a group a streptococcus infection.The antibiotics used to treat the strep will kill off the germ & end the production of the chemical that produces the rash. Most respond rather well to initial abx rx. ...Read more

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If called an abscess why don't all toa's need to be drained.?

If called an abscess why don't all toa's need to be drained.?

Tubo-ovarian abscess: Drainage of an abscess is ideal therapy assuming that they are large enough to drain appropriately, that the surgical procedure will not do more damage than benefit, and that the lesion is small enough to respond to antibiotic treatment without the necessity of drainage. This is often a clinical decision making process and why doctors need so much time in training. ...Read more