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How should I treat the has pyoderma my son has all over his face?

How should I treat the has pyoderma my son has all over his face?

Go to the doctor: There are many causes of pyoderma (which simply means infection of the skin). Some of the causes are quite serious. To have this all over his face is serious and can lead to bad problems. You should not attempt to treat this get to a doctor asap, even tonight in an er. But be sure to see a doctor, not a pa or np. I can't stress enough how serious this can be. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you know about pyoderma gangrenosum ?

Do you know about pyoderma gangrenosum ?

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Pyoderma Gangrenosum is believed to be auto-immune in nature and typically resonds well to high dose steroid medication. Generally wounds appear on the legs or arms. Folks commonly other auto-immune diseases like Rhuematoid Arthritis. Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, etc. Occasionally this may require hospitalization or management at a wound center. Definately see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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

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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Pyoderma faciale - 5 mo on accutane. Its better but still really bumpy. Will i ever look like my old self again? Also will the redness ever go away?

Discuss with dermato: This is a topic best addressed to the doctor who prescribed Accutane for you. Without the ability to see you prior to treatment and now there is no way to assess this accurately. Go and be seen and have them explain this to you. ...Read more

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I found out I have Crohn's january third of 2013 also have pyoderma ganrenosum &anemia how can I keep my iron up with all 3 at times i get weak.

I found out I have Crohn's january third of 2013 also have pyoderma ganrenosum &anemia how can I keep my iron up with all 3 at times i get weak.

Multiple deficiencys: In addition to iron you may have zinc calcium b12, a, c, folate (folic acid) and protein deficiencies. For anemia 50-75 mg of feosol or other of the gentler irn preparations may be all you can add at a time but you may not tolerate any in which case you might need iron infusions, dietary protein to the degree tolerated vit c supplement 1mg b12/ day or B12 shot may be easiest work with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I believe I have pyoderma gangrenosum. Open ulcer on back for 6 months. 4 different antibiotics. 3 differenct doctors. Culture now negative. worse!

I believe I have pyoderma gangrenosum.  Open ulcer on back for 6 months.
4 different antibiotics.  3 differenct doctors.  Culture now negative. worse!

Wound Care Center: You have a chronic wound. Wounds can be hard to treat and many things can affect their healing. Do you have a wound care center at your hospital or near you? I would recommend you see a wound care specialist. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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