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Skin Abscess In Children
Yes..: Sun damage is comon on the outer ear, and so skin cancers often occur there. However, skin cancers can occur in the ear as well. See your ENT for any suspicious lesions deep in the ears, especially if there are associated symptoms like pain, hearing trouble, ringing, or facial nerve weakness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Florida living: A lifetime of increased UV sun exposure (not heat),wherever it happens,is associated with a few things, including an increased risks of possible skin cancer,so be checked by the doctor Another fact is that cataracts (that form in everybody if they live long enough) will start to form a few years earlier if you have a lifetime of increased UV exposure, but there are other factors so have fun in FL ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus
Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tapeworm infection become systemic? Can it invade the subcutaneous tissue (face, extremities, torso) in the form of swelling, tape-like drainage?
Can be serious: Pork tapeworms in particular can migrate to other parts of the body and cause damage in the liver, eyes, heart, and brain and these infections can end up being life-threatening.Otherwise we usually see nausea, weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite OR hunger,fatigue, weight loss, and vitamin deficiencies. Roundworms and hookworms are more likely,I believe,to cause cutaneous symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Totally different: Mumps is a viral infection of the large salivary glands (parotid glands) in your cheeks and will cause swollen cheeks. A dental abscess is the result of an infection in a tooth and will result in swelling of the gum next to the tooth. Left untreated a dental abscess can eventually cause additional swelling in the cheek and/or neck. Your child should be seen by their pediatric dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause.Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adult deer tick bit our 16-yr old. It attached, but not engorged, removed in 2 hours. In san francisco bay area. Are antibiotics needed?
No: There is no need to have antibiotics if conditions you asked exist. ...Read more
Droplet/contact: Chickenpox can be spread by airborn droplets inhaled into the lung or contact with contaminated material ( secretions or debris from blisters). Infected kids are contagious from the day before until 6-7 days after they begin to break out. If all lesions are crusted & dry & the time frame is right, they are safe to be around. ...Read more
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
How do you treat a wide spread fungal infection that as infected a large area of the skin including scalp, neck, chest, abdomen, lower back and groin?
First diagnosis: Health Tap clearly states that we do not treat or offer treatment advice. Your situation is extremely unusual and I would not trust anyone willing to give you medical advice without a thorough exam and significant blood testing. Then if this really is just a fungus then the professional diagnosing this twill know what to do. ...Read more
Eczema: Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal function of the immune system, are believed to be important factors. Studies have shown that in people with atopic dermatitis there are gene defects that lead to abnormalities in certain proteins (such as filaggrin) that are important in maintaining the. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary to take pus on swab in case of abscess in and around tonsil to detect bacteria?or simple saliva around abscess can detect bacteria?
Abscess of tonsil: To get a good bacterial culture from the abscess it is necessary to use a culture swab on the pus itself. Getting a swab of the saliva around the area is not likely to get a good result. Additionally, if the abscess is drained with a needle, then the material from the syringe can be sent on culture swabs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone be admitted to the (general) hospital for chronic symptoms with itchiness of the skin folds (arm pits, in between fingers, behind knees, ankles, crease of the inner arm?
Does not sound: Like a reason to admit. Sounds like you need to is it a dermatologist. ...Read more
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Hi I have a skin abscess for a year now. I have it in multiple places. Larger than 1/2 inch is it serious ?
Maybe serious: It sounds like you may be carrying a virulent strain of staph or strep bacteria. Or if the abscesses are limited to certain areas like the groin or armpits, you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, an autoimmune disorder. Either could be serious. Culture tests for staph/strep and perhaps consultation with a dermatologist or infectious diseases specialist may be advisable. See your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Not ideal approach. For a skin abscess, especially on the face to heal, one needs the CD8 immunocytes circulating in the blood stream to identify the bacteria involved, recognize the threshold level of immunogen In the bacterial cell and attack and destroy the bacteria- the healing process. As such one needs warmth which increases the blood supply to the lesion and thus promotes healing. ...Read more
Hard to tell: This would be tricky without seeing it, but it could be a small piece of fat that has broken free from the infection. Or if this is an inflammed ruptured cyst rather than an abcess, it may be part of the cyst wall. Finally if the abcess is from a splinter or a foreign body it may be a piece of that. ...Read more
A number of ways: 1. It increases local blood circulation bringing Red Cells) oxygen (healing) and White cells (immunity) to the lesion 2. Once the abscess opens from the hot packs alone or from incision and drainage (surgery) it helps remopve necrotic (dead) tissue a promotes healing! Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: Sure is, if all of the "shell" or bag containing the cyst did not get removed, then can and will return. ...Read more
Not if treated: No these are not dangerous if treated appropriately and in timely way ...Read more