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Doctor insights on: Scalded Skin Syndrome Contagious

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Tb I had my skin test — redness 40 mm I will do the chest xray tomorrow! But am i contagious? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB?

Tb I had my skin test — redness 40 mm I will do the chest xray tomorrow! But am i contagious? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB?

If you are: Coughing, you are able to spread the disease. They may try to culture to see for check for variants. Standard drugs are inh/ethambutol. Duration of therapy is long. Side effects not too troubling. ...Read more

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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Is scalded skin syndrome contagious?

Is scalded skin syndrome contagious?

Yes, to some...: Yes, to some because it is caused by a staph bacteria. However, only young children (especially newborns) and individuals with bad kidneys or defective immune systems seem to be susceptible. Although it is a serious disease that requires immediate treatment, most of the time it looks worse than it really is, and kids generally get well within a week on antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Any onesee problems with scalded skin syndrome?

Any onesee problems with scalded skin syndrome?

Yes!: Scalded skin syndrome is a staph infection, and it can be very serious, even life-threatening, particularly in a young child. Sss is not something to take lightly, ever. See your doctor immediately, if not sooner. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scalded skin syndrome?

Scalded skin: Scalded skin syndrome is caused by infection with certain strains of staphylococcus bacteria. The bacteria produce a poison that causes the skin damage. Scalded skin syndrome is found most commonly in infants and chilldren under the age of 5. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my scalded skin syndrome go away?

Antibiotics: This is caused by an infection which can be dangerous and needs to be treated, should improve with proper antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is the skin lesion infected and contagious?

Skin lesion: It depends on what kind of the skin lesion it is. It needs to be examined. There are some skin lesions that are infected (baterial/viral/fungal) are contagious. Others are non-infected and not contagious. ...Read more

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How to avoid hard rough discolored skin after a scald from very hot water?

How to avoid hard rough discolored skin after a scald from very hot water?

Depends: If it just happened, moisten the area with water and shake some tables salt onto the burn; brush it off after it dries. Trust me, this works! It snuffs out the pain immediately and prevents blistering. If it happened a while ago, the die is cast — whatever will happen. Your dermatologist can prescribe various treatments for "hard rough discolored skin". ...Read more

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My skin turned light pink after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?

My skin turned light pink after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?

Scalding injury: I have good news for you! The fact that you did not get any ulcers in the skin and that the skin came off in sheets, means that you probably had totally in the area second-degree burn. The pinkness is the widening temporarily of blood vessels in the wounded area. ...Read more

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How contagious is meningitis? And how is it spread? I am worried my friend might have it and I was around her and massaged her head. Worried

How contagious is meningitis? And how is it spread? I am worried my friend might have it and I was around her and massaged her head. Worried

Meningitis: Causes of bacterial meningitis including strep, neisseria, h flu & viruses like enteroviruses, herpes, & hiv. Bacteria & viruses that cause meningitis colonize the nose & throat & are transmitted through respiratory droplets. Viral meningitis can also be transmitted by fecal-oral routes & insect bites. Usually contacts working within ~3 ft of those with meningitis r considered to be at high risk. ...Read more

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Is head lice contagious

Is head lice contagious

Yes: It spreads through contact among classmates or family members. ...Read more

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Is several uneven skin tone on the face contagious?

Is several uneven skin tone on the face contagious?

Not : Not contagious unless you have some kind of rash or infection recommend a HealthTap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What is proper skin care when pigmented areas after second degree scalds are healing?

What is proper skin care when pigmented areas after second degree scalds are healing?

Steroid cream: Steroid cream may decrease post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. A dermatologist if this persistscan prescribe a retinoid to ise along with a topical steroid. ...Read more

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My skin became a little lighter after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?

My skin became a little lighter after my skin peeled from a scald burn. Will my skin ever return to its normal color?

Possibly: It depends on the depth of the burn and your natural skin color. If the burn healed within 10 days it is more likely that the color will eventually return to normal. If it took longer or your natural skin color is dark it is less likely. ...Read more

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How long can a skin virus remain contagious if it not attached to its host. In short can it live on cloths and doors and stuff? How long?

How long can a skin virus remain contagious if it not attached to its host. In short can it live on cloths and doors and stuff? How long?

Herpes? HPV?: The main "skin viruses" are herpes simplex virus (HSV1 and HSV2) and human papillomavirus (HPV, multiple types). These ever are transmitted only by intimate personal contact, i.e. sexually (including oral sex) and kissing (for HSV1 only). Whether and how long they survive in clothing, towels, sinks, doorknobs, toilet seats, etc is irrelevant and not well-known. But it doesn't matter. ...Read more

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Is dry skin on hands contagious?

no: If holding hands is a problem due to your dry skin it is time to see your medspa doctor and review how to hydrate as well as what products will help with this. Often time people also discuss dermal fillers to plump up the hands to make them more youthful. ...Read more

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Is it ok to apply for spray on skin for my son's non-blistered scald burn?

Depends...: Depends on what sort of spray you have in mind. If you mean one of those antibiotic sprays, it's okay (but not necessary). A soothing emollient lotion will work too, but you don't have to apply anything if you don't want to. Just keep the area clean. ...Read more

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Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more

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Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious?

Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious?

Normal anatomy: The little finger like projections under your tongue are completely normal. They can look quite scary and to be honest, the first time I noticed them I thought for sure they weren't supposed to be there! Don't worry though. And no they are not contagious! ...Read more

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Embarrassing question but I transferred athletesfoot to the head of my penis, two spots that Ive treated for a week. Is it contagious ifmy gf blow?

Not really: Yeast or fungus are in our digestive tract to a certain degree. It's unlikely to transmit via oral sex. But, you can transmit HPV, which is associated with cervical cancer, genital and oral condylomata. Also, incidence of oral cancers have been linked with oral sex. ...Read more