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Skin Biopsy Infection Symptoms
A skin biopsy is a way of getting a sample of skin for diagnostic purposes. There are two main ways of doing this. Shave biopsy. A blade is used to cut across the skin. It can leave a scar a bit like a golf divot. Punch biopsy. A device that looks like a little cookie cutter is used to take a cylinder of skin. This goes all the way through the skin and is ...Read more
Speak with derm doc: This question needed to be addressed to your dermatologist. Which one was it? The treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node over 5 months with atypical cells diagnosed by needle biopsy. No other symptoms. How likely will incisional biopsy find cancer?
What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)? How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?
Diagnosis: Mucus appearance does not give us diagnosis nor really give us a clue as to type of most of the time even the presence of infection. Lung infections with fungi are diagnosed when a person who had been to an area endemic for a fungus presents with symptoms, cxr taken, some clues are seen, and either a titer (blood reaction) or sputum by expectoration or fob, stains positive and grows the fungus. ...Read more
Recent diagnosis w/autoimmune disease & skin biopsy result: urticaria or mast cell disease. Shouldn't biopsy give more definitive diagnosis?
Hard to tell: Mast cells are the cells that release histamine in the body. This is what happens in urticaria, so one will see mast cells in biopsies of urticarial (hive-like) lesions. Mast cells can also be found in increased numbers in people with mastocytosis. Thus the biopsies may be similar. As stated by my colleague, the clinical history can be key to the diagnosis. Talk with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection
Hello. : Hello. There are a number of bacterial skin infections that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Some can be transmitted by touching contaminated clothing. ...Read more
How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?
Skin Rash due to allergy can spread further even if trigger is removed or only infection can spread not allergical skin rash? Comments?
Can yeast infection cause bumps on skin around labia + cuts? i was diagnosed with yeast infection, these symptoms appeared after. could it be herpes?
Many possibilities: 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. Yeast and herpes can both cause these symptoms. A doctor should be able to tell the difference by looking. If not testing can be done ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin cancer: Nodular cancers can be pigmented or non pigmented. If pigmented- will need urgent attention as your doctor will need to rule out melanoma as they can be aggressive. Non pigmented still need to be seen as melanomas can be non pigmented in about 25% cases. Basal cell cancer and sq cell CA usually will resent with non healing lesions and then can ulcerate. See your doctor as they may be symptomless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen lymph node and debilitating exterior genital burning (vulva and anus) Repeated negative biopsy and std/infection.
Here are some...: Sorry to hear your suffering from such as described. Apparently, it has been not easy on you; so is the professional. To help you deal with it, I find a webpage in http://www.dermnetnz.org/site-age-specific/pruritus-vulvae.html for you to review. I hope thereby you may find some useful information to apply. Of note, I don't have any financial interest with the site. Best wishes... ...Read more
Very itchy rash w 1-2mm blister-like eruptions. Biopsy showed telangiectasia and lymphocytic infiltrates. Rash still recurring. Autoimmune? Ideas?
TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym you can google and see pictures and description of the clinical course. There many potential treatments but the diagnosis is paramount before any can be started. ...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
How to differentiate symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Are there skin reaction at the labia to the infection?
When uncertain -: This should be medically evaluated. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Bacterial vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching. ...Read more
Is itchy anus and ear skin peeling off after a viral infection something to worry about?Which viral infction is likely to cause these kind of symptms?
Well: I doubt this is related to viral syndrome. Those two things could be separate disorders it's best to get rechecked and have these areas examined. ...Read more
Lupus symptoms neg bloodwork, biopsy of facial rash showed sebhorreic dermatitis but get malar flushing. Deflated and seeking answers?
Maybe rosacea: Malar flushing is most commonly caused by a condition called rosacea. Many times there is a positive family history of similar symptoms. Wine, spicy foods will frequently provoke the flushing. The condition can be mild or severe depending on the degree of flushing and how often it happens. The biopsy seems to have ruled out lupus, but an immunofluresence bx is more specific. Mirvaso may help. ...Read more
Which connective tissue diseases cause a skin rash? Punch biopsy suggestive of early connective tissue disease.
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...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
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