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Scrotum Skin Infection
Scrotal skin infection. Huge swollen lump. On keflex and neosporin. Swelling going down very slowly. Been a week. How long till swelling is gone?
Days-week+: As long as the swelling is going down you are moving in the right direction. If the swelling increases in size then go back to your doctor. The time it takes for the swelling to completely clear depends on the size of the swelling originally and your compliance with the medicines. Usually 1 -2 weeks should do it. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Noticed lymph node left groin since 3 years 1.5x0.6 cm did 3 ultrasounds and no change ever. Past - toe surgery, scrotal skin infection, genital boils?
Skin infection on scrotum. I have developed on my scrotum. It really gets itchy and can't avoid scratching. Pls help?
I was using an eletric razor to shave my scrotum and it cut my skin? Not bleeding but worried about infection risk
Can I use a cream containing miconazole n beclomithazone for fungal infection on my skin of scrotum.... Might it affect hormone sythesis?
I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months.Infection?
Unlikely: Infection, unless with a very benign slowly progressive pathogen would have declared itself and forced you to a doctor by now. But without seeing this and getting a full history, would just be guessing at possible diagnoses. See a doctor. ...Read more
I had an fungal infection my scrotum that got infected because i put hydrocortisone on it. Is it normal the the skin still hurts a month later?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Consultation time: Proper treatment will require examination and likely prescription medication. Call your pcp and schedule a visit. ...Read more
See your doctor: You should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Pus, swelling: There will be skin infection around hair follicles varying in size from pimple to large abscess. Typically this is caused by staph or strep. It requires antibiotics and recurrence rate can be decreased by antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, phisohex, phisoderm, hibicleans.S periodic baths with dilute clorox 1 cup per tub will decrease bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be tricky.: There is overlap between the appearance and symptoms of eczema & fungal infections. Both can be red, scaly and itchy. Mild eczema responds well to moisturizers & Hydrocortisone cream. This treatment can actually worsen some fungal infections. Fungal infections respond well to antifungal creams. If your rash is not improving, see your dermatologist. A simple non-invasive skin test can sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps nothing: Difficult to know what you mean by bacterial skin infections, but if these are boils that some people call spider-bites they may be due to methicillin-resistant staph aureus. You do not necessarily have to do anything "wrong" to get these, but occasionally they can be produced by your coming in direct contact with lesions in another person. ...Read more
Blepharitis: What you describes sounds like blepharitis. Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition of eyelids in which the oil glands in the lids get clogged. Treatment includes warm compresses and lid scrubs, antibiotics, and sometimes steroid ointment. Artificial tears containing lipid component can also be helpful. Some blephatritis is caused by demodex and lid scrubs containing tea-tree oil can be of benef. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a skin infection(pus in skin,inflamed,painful) developing into necrotizing fasciitis?
Rate Dependent: NecFasc happens fast. By the time your in the hospital, your organs are failing, let alone the actual limb or skin region. It's rare. Very common is cellulitis, carbuncles, erysipelas, all degrees of the same thing, an infection starting at the skin. Then there are abscesses, when the body forms a wall containing pus. They are by far more common, People with Necfasc have hard time getting into ER. ...Read more
What are the causes for a skin infection on the leg, where the skin has turned purple in colour and causes itching too?
See a dermatologist: Need to examine this to determine cause. Go and be seen. Get better soon. ...Read more
I have Nexplanon and I was just prescribed an antibiotic because I have a skin infection and they just cut it open and stuffed it.
Question?: I'm not certain what your question is but the effectiveness of Nexplanon should not be effected by antibiotics, however, if the infection was at the site of the Nexplanon and that was where your skin was cut open and packed there may be some real concern. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 16yrs old daughter is having skin infection, it has been treated severally by a dermatologist but it seems same .what can I do?
Second opinion...: Either f/u with the dermatologist you have seen or get a second opinion on treatment. This virtual realm without photo makes it impossible to hazard a guess as to cause and treatment plan. Take care ...Read more
Have been prescribed the antibiotic zimivir1000 for a skin infection and I am trying to fall pregnant, is this safe to take? Thanks
Is it normal for a fungal skin infection to first show up in small (bug bite looking) bumps before getting bigger and more ring-like appearance??
Fungus: yes that appearances normal trying to catch it right away as early treatment gives quicker healing ...Read more
My son had a small skin infection from a pimple on his face been taken care with bacitracin and its cured, but he still has a dark spot whatcan I do?
Sunscreen, exfoliate: The dark spot is a hyperpigmentation scar that will fade on its own. The most important thing is to wear sunscreen everyday as the spots can get darker in the sun. An over-the-counter cream containing retinol or aha can help exfoliate the spot and speed the healing, however these creams can irritate the skin. Even with the creams it will take a few weeks to months to heal, so be patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have red spots that came out on me, I had 1 b4 & it was a skin infection &I have cream for. Only some itch sometimes?Is it the infection spreadin?
Unfortunately: physicians can't really make that determination here on the answer questions forum. the red spots could be an allergic reaction (contact dermatitis) for all we know. without examining it and getting further history we can't give a definitive answer other than if it is worsening you need to see your primary doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
What can be done to determine systemic candidiasis? I have non-albican skin infection at urethra and am concerned due reinfection after topicals. Male
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
Skin infection: Damage to the outermost layer of tissue covering the body by a pathogen. ...Read more