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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

Proteus mirabilis: This would be incredibly unusual and would seriously question the diagnosis. This organism is most commonly found in the GI tract and can cause uti. Often on the surface of the skin, but seldom if ever the cause of infection. See an infectious diseases expert and get examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Skin infection is a condition in which a person has a skin problem caused by infection with germs such as yeast, fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Oral medicines, IV medicines, and/or creams and gels can be used in the treatment of skin infections. Severe, life-threatening infections ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What are the common presenting symptoms of skin infection?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What are the most common symtoms of a skin infection?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. David Krulak
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can it be possible to use sporidex ds in minor injury or wound or skin infection?

Dr. David Krulak
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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How can get you get a skin Infection?

Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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Would anyone get a skin infection from pulling weeds / planting flowers?

Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
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Is dry flakes a sign on a skin infection dying?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Desquamation of skin: Often occurs in the resolution of skin infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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How to cure skin infection as most of the time i used to rub the whole skin.Kindly suggest me?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Can someone tell me how long will a skin infection take to heal?

Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Skin infection possibly spreading. How do I stop this?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Skin infection possibly spreading. How do I stop this?

See a doctor: Need to see a doctor and get on the right type of antibiotics and or incision and drainage. ...Read more

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