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Scalded Skin Syndrome Contagious
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
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
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
Antibiotics: This is caused by an infection which can be dangerous and needs to be treated, should improve with proper antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
My skin has peeled after a scald burn. But the new skin is normal but its texture's. More smooth and a little pink. Is iit normal.
Burn: Sounds completely normal. Give it time and keep it protected from the sunlight. ...Read more
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
Is head fungus contagious? What if you sit in the same spot as the person with head fungus sat? Will you still get head fungus? Is it extremely contagious? Please help!
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
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
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
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
Is it ok to go to the gym if you have shingles after you are not contagious? What if you sweat? It's on my head
As above : I don't see why not...!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My skin has peeled after a small scald burn but the new skin is a little lighter and slightly rose. Will it return to my normal color!.
Probably...: But most scars don't fully heal for 6 months to a year. ...Read more