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Should The Crusty Areas Of Impetigo Infected Skin Be Removed
A stye on my lower eyelid has drained but the skin over the bump has also peeled off, leaving a reddish, raw layer of skin exposed. Should I disinfect the area or apply an ointment such as vaseline or A&D ointment?
White layered dry skin in head. If removed, it turns into black skin like rashes. 6 month before found and treated streptococcus bacterial infection?
Skin cancer?: When a skin lesion fails to heal and not associated with burning or itching, one should get checked for skin cancer. The fact that it was infected 6 months ago might be due to scratching thereby introducing bacteria into the lesion. It is only prudent to see a dermatologist to make sure that it is not a skin cancer. ...Read more
Pimple: Whiteheads or cysts under the skin are often treated with extraction , a technique where a dermatologist makes a tiny nick in the skin with a small needle and presses out the sebum with an instrument (comedone extractor). If a cyst is present for a long time it may be surgically removed. See a dermatologist for treatment options based on the size and type of the cyst. ...Read more
Can an infected nipple piercing be a staph infection? If so what would it look like, one of the "ducts" on my nipple is inflamed & filled with pus.
I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.
Can herpes on the testicles cause the skin to flake? My testicles are flaking.I peeled off some of the skin it looks like there may be herpes under it
Here are some ...: What you described does not fit the clinical pictures of herpes at all. However, bring the information on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of skin change over time to Doc for analysis + physical exam timely + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / counseling. ...Read more
Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?
Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is transmitted by direct contact, either person to person or by shared items, such as clothing, towels, and washcloths. Mc can be spread by contact sports. Furthermore, if a person touches the rash and then another part of his or her body, it can cause spread to that area (known as autoinoculation). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After stitches removed top layer skin not ppen, can it be because the other layers already healed, ? No redness or pain it looks like small cut
Yes: Stitches are removed after the skin has closed and starts healing. ...Read more
Hmmm...: It is possible that some of the natural exudate leaking from the wound has deposited on your skin. If this is crusty then it may be something called impetigo. It is also possible that these cuts caused minor bruising. If you are concerned about this then having someone examine you would be your best option. ...Read more
Are there other resistant bacteria (Other than MRSA) that could could cause a deep, persistent cellulitis (being in my 5th week of 4 antibiotics)? The wounds are open & 2 drain very thick gray pus. Dead tissue has had to be removed from 3 of them.
Wound on knee. Applied povidone iodine. The wound got covered by a dry yellow layer.Less pain at the centre and painful at outer.Chance of infection?
What are signs of secondary skin bacterial infection in chickenpox.I have 3 spots that oozed w/ transparent yellow/gold fluid.Are they infected?
Once removed the thread from the sutured wounds in the face after 12 days are more likely to scar? When the thread of the wound should be taken out?
Is there a skin infection (bacterial/fungal...etc) that causes itchy bumps/sores that are connected by a thin line just under the skin?
If possible,: take a well lit picture and post it with your question. ...Read more