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Need help with fever blisters?

Need help with fever blisters?

Cold Sores: Cold sores can be treated with oral antiviral medications. These are cheap and usually quite safe. They can significantly shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks, these medicines can be taken daily to suppress the outbreaks. ...Read more

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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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I need help with acne?

I need help with acne?

Many options.: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...Read more

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Help please! is antibiotic used to help with glandular fever?

Help please! is antibiotic used to help with glandular fever?

No: Glandular fever is the lay term for mononucleosis which is a viral infection. Antibiotics are not used unless there is a co-existing bacterial infection. In many cases a patient with mono who is put on amoxicillin or ampicillin will break out in a typical whole body rash as an expected side effect. ...Read more

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Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Wound and eczema: First you would prevent the wound from infection and treat it with topical antibotics , then after which concentrate on the eczema. ...Read more

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Need help with disinfectants and antiseptics with e coli and b megaterium. What do you suggest?

Need help with disinfectants and antiseptics with e coli and b megaterium. What do you suggest?

Disinfectants, antiseptics: All disinfectants (used on inanimate object) and most antiseptics (used on humans) when used in their appropriate way, will kill bacteria including the ones you mention. It's hard to suggest a product because it is unknown what is being cleaned- it's certainly inappropriate to use bleach directly on a person, or to smother a countertop with a hand-washing gel or tincture of iodine! ...Read more

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Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Often the first step: Family physicians can certainly help with some mental illnesses. When these are more severe, complex, or the initial trials of medicines don't work, they generally refer to psychiatrists. Also, a family physician will most likely not be doing psychotherapeutic treatments -- which are very important in many psychiatric conditions. Some have done combined fp/psychiatry residencies, though. ...Read more

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I need help with scabies scar treatments please?

I need help with scabies scar treatments please?

If you are no longer: Being treated for scabies (the infection is long gone) ; you are left with scars- it is best to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Need help badly with anxieties?

Need help badly with anxieties?

See Dr: Hope dr has time to recommend non pharmacologic answers such as exercise, diet&relaxation techniques in addition to ssri meds first.It is so easy for us to rx drugs like valium, xanax, (alprazolam) Ativan or the like which have some degree of risk. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics help with acne?

Do antibiotics help with acne?

Mostly Topical: We sometimes use oral Antibiotics from Tetraccycline group like Minocycline but not always We more often use topical antibiotics like Clindamycine along with Benzyl Peroxide and/or retinoids for acne ...Read more

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Need help with my bladder problemI?

 Need help with my bladder problemI?

Water: Water is the best thing for the bladder. Cut out caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages and spicy foods. Urgency can occur from hyperactive receptors on bladder and stress. There are medications to help this. If leakage with coughing or sneezing occur, losing weight and kegel exercises can be helpful. If menopausal, vaginal estrogens can be helpful. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

No: Melatonin is of no benefit directly with the sinuses. It might help you sleep better and if lack of sleep is contributing to your sinus problem then it could help. ...Read more

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Abdominal burning and tenderness. Who can help with needed answers?

Abdominal burning and tenderness. Who can help with needed answers?

A family physician: Burning sensation in abdomen w/ tenderness can be many things. Onset, location, duration, character, aggravating factors, relieving factors, temporal factors all need to be discussed to further narrow down possible issues - at this point, could be reflux, stress, gastritis, aortic dissection or even stomach cancer.... Need more info - if pain is severe and persistent, see your physician. ...Read more

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Can keflex help with a uti?

Can keflex help with a uti?

Yes: Depends on the type of bacteria so one should check the culture result and antibiotic sensitivities. ...Read more

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Need expert help. Can someone be allergic to water?

Need expert help. Can someone be allergic to water?

Ingestion or exposure: Aquagenic urticaria is a rare form of physical urticaria, when exposed to cold water hives and itching develop, also ice can induce the reaction when placed over the skin for few minutes, probably ingestion of ice cold juices/shakes can cause some reaction. Treatment is avoiding exposure to cold/ice cold water or beverages and histamines in case of exposure ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?

Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?

Many, many options: I use more than 50 different medicines to treat my fibromyalgia patients. Every patient is different and medicines that work for one may not work for another. The 3 medicines that are fda approved for treating fibromyalgia are lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran). However, many other medicines are also used. Find a fibromyalgia specialist who will work to find medicines that will help you. ...Read more

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With people with atopic dermatitis, can you get antibiotic related rashes if prescribed an antibiotic?

With people with atopic dermatitis, can you get antibiotic related rashes if prescribed an antibiotic?

Yes: Continued exposure to antibiotics for infections of the skin from atopic dermatitis can lead to sensitization and eventual allergic reactions to the antibiotic itself. This can occur with both oral antibiotics as well as topical antibiotics like neosporin and bacitracin. ...Read more

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Can you provide me with common non-prescription ways to deal with or cure eczema?

Can you provide me with common non-prescription ways to deal with or cure eczema?

Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...Read more

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I need to find a doctor to help me deal with post sepsis syndrome?

I need to find a doctor to help me deal with post sepsis syndrome?

Heres a suggestion: call you nearest general hospital and ask for a list of doctors taking patients. Try for a Internist or Family Practitioner. If there are large medical groups in the area they also have services to help you find an appropriate doctor. Ask for a meet and greet visit to help assess whether your choice is really a good fit for your own needs. Good luck!! ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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.Im 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.Im 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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Can I have ovarian cysts? I have sharp pain in my pelvic area, they can last up to 20 minutes. They hurt the worse when i get upset..I tried taking ibprophen 200mg and taking hot baths and nothing is working...Can you help?

You : You should be seen by your doctor and have an ultrasound. An ultrasound is the best way typically to determine if a woman has ovarian cysts. Also if there is any chance you could be pregnant then please take a test. If you have worse pain, think you are pregnant, or have vomiting or fever then you should be seen as an emergency. ...Read more