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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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I have shingles do I have to put lotion cream on my face after a shower because I don't.I had shingles know for 1 week and 2 days when I take a shower I don't put lotion cream on my face is it necessary to put lotion can I use pond cream or just stay the

I have shingles do I have to put lotion cream on my face after a shower because I don't.I had shingles know for 1 week and 2 days when I take a shower I don't put lotion cream on my face is it necessary to put lotion can I use pond cream or just stay the

Shingles rash: Shingles can be very painful and the rash can be quite blistery and raw. It is therefore advisable to take care of this damaged and inflammed skin. If it's been 9 days already, hopefully things are getting better. The point is to be careful to protect the skin so no further damage occurs and to prevent secondary bacterial infection (if the skin is already broken up and damaged). See MD if in doubt ...Read more

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Hi. I have a second degree burn. It's a week old by now. I've been putting Neosporin on it and then covering it with telfa pads and wrapping with coban wraps. I'm just wondering if I should let it breathe at all, because as soon as I take off a bandage, I

Hi. I have a second degree burn. It's a week old by now. I've been putting Neosporin on it and then covering it with telfa pads and wrapping with coban wraps. I'm just wondering if I should let it breathe at all, because as soon as I take off a bandage, I

2nd degree burns: If it is not healing, needs to be evaluated by a medical provider. You did not finish your statement but I gather there is not progression of healing. An infection, a deeper second degree burn, edges of the burn that are escharotic or dry hard skin, conversion of a superficial 2nd degree burn to a deeper on due to wound issues, all needs to be addressed to allow healing and avoid complications. ...Read more

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I put steroid cream on my contact dermatitis about 3 hours ago and used peroxide since it started oozing pus. Is it safe to put a band aid on it?

I put steroid cream on my contact dermatitis about 3 hours ago and used peroxide since it started oozing pus. Is it safe to put a band aid on it?

Dermatitis: peroxide will only add insult to injury to a contact dermatitis. if you think it is infected you should see a doctor, it is normal for inflamed skin to ooze clear liquid. you should apply the topical steroid and you can cover it as long as you are not allergic to band aids or glue ...Read more

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Have a hair bump on my labia that I popped. triple antibiotic ointment and covering with gauze for a day now. Is this okay? And How long to heal

Have a hair bump on my labia that I popped.  triple antibiotic ointment and covering with gauze for a day now. Is this okay? And How long to heal

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. If it is just a ingrown hair it should resolve on its own. Other causes are possible. Herpes is one possibility. Genital warts is another of the many possible causes. ...Read more

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I got a puncture wound on my foot from the wire on a tomato cage. I washed with soap, poured peroxide on it and put a bandage. What else should I do?

I got a puncture wound on my foot from the wire on a tomato cage. I washed with soap, poured peroxide on it and put a bandage. What else should I do?

Keep an eye on it: Also make sure your tetanus is up to date. You should make sure that the wound does not become infected - so look for signs of redness, pain and swelling. It also helps to have a physician look at it to make sure that you do not need to get on antibiotics. ...Read more

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I got a 2nd degree burn (1/2'x 1/2') on my second finger. I took the blistered skin off the wound. Should I leave it open or cover it with a bandage?

I got a 2nd degree burn (1/2'x 1/2') on my second finger. I took the blistered skin off the wound. Should I leave it open or cover it with a bandage?

You probably: should keep it covered to protect the underlying skin and prevent infection from setting in, assuming that it is one half INCH in diameter. You also need a tetanus booster if you are due for it. ...Read more

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I'm currently using anti fungal cream for a ringworm on my arm. Do i have to cover it with a bandaid? Would it spread to other people if not bandaged?

I'm currently using anti fungal cream for a ringworm on my arm. Do i have to cover it with a bandaid? Would it spread to other people if not bandaged?

Not usually: It is actually better to leave it uncovered, or loosely covered with your normal clothing. To prevent it from spreading, wash your towels, sheets, and clothes regularly. If you’re doing an activity in which the affected area might come in contact with other people or surfaces – such as going to the gym – then it’s a good idea to cover the area temporarily. ...Read more

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I recently got a mole removed from my back and it left an open wound and i was instructed to use vaseline on it.Can i melt vaseline and apply it also?

I recently got a mole removed from my back and it left an open wound and i was instructed to use vaseline on it.Can i melt vaseline and apply it also?

Vaseline: You shouldn't have to melt it. As it warms to body temp it softens. The easiest thing to do may be to put some Vaseline on a band-aid and apply it over the wound. That way the Vaseline will be less likely to get on your clothes or anything else. You can also use triple antibiotic ointment or something similar. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?

I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?

Maybe,maybe not: It only takes an opening in the skin and a few tetanus spores to begin the infectious process that may lead to tetanus. Your work to clean and sanitize the area is a great first step, and may protect you. However, tetanus is quite nasty and a simple booster provides protection for 10 years.If you can't remember your last tetanus shot, get one.You mav have received one around 10-12 years of age. ...Read more

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I just came down with shingles, should I cover it with a bandaid?

I just came down with shingles, should I cover it with a bandaid?

One more thing: An outbreak of shingles may be harmless, or it may cause a lot of pain and then resolve. But an outbreak can also mean that your immune system is struggling due some other unknown problem. The scariest is a hidden cancer. See your doctor and ask for a check up including age appropriate cancer screens. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor for my treadmill burn? I took off several layers of skin on knee i can see white. Treated with gauze, neosporin, and peroxide

Abrasions/burns: Can usually be treated with simple wound care at home. Moist wounds heal faster then dry wound so some kind of topical antibiotic would be suggested. Dressing should be changed at least daily or more, depending on how much drainage you have. And you should be cleansing your wound in the shower. Wash any adherent dressing off to avoid pulling scabs off. See your doctor if not better. ...Read more

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A highly contagious, fungal infection of ...Read more