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Dr. David Kahan
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Skin infection is a condition in which a person has a skin problem caused by infection with germs such as yeast, fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Oral medicines, IV medicines, and/or creams and gels can be used in the treatment of skin infections. Severe, life-threatening infections ...Read more


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Dad on Linox600 for skin infection after a cut on toe.Will it help.will it fight staph & skin infections.what is the fluid that comes from cut & skin?

Dad on Linox600 for skin infection after a cut on toe.Will it help.will it fight staph & skin infections.what is the fluid that comes from cut & skin?

Fluid from wound is: plasma that usually is part of the inflammatory state. Redness, tenderness and swelling with fluid in a cut. Close follow up with your primary doc cannot be missed. ...Read more

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Leftheel feels dry in small areas.Is that normal or could that be a symptom of infection?Also not Itchy or burns.Nor peelings or cracks between toes

Leftheel feels dry in small areas.Is that normal or could that be a symptom of infection?Also not Itchy or burns.Nor peelings or cracks between toes

Just dryness or....: HI! this could be just plain skin dryness. Other than that depending on other signs or symptoms which you seem to disclaim dryness can be due to fungal ( athlete foot ), infections or eczema ( there is somethng called ' winter eczema as well ), as the most common causes. If using a lotion or cream moisturizer does not help with use once or twice a day for about a week then evaluate furhter. ...Read more

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How do I know if my skin infection is healing?

How do I know if my skin infection is healing?

Thanks for asking!: The pain, the redness, the swelling, the warmth around it should all be improving. ...Read more

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An animal bit me. What should I do to prevent skin infection?

An animal bit me. What should I do to prevent skin infection?

Wash well & see Dr.: After an animal bite, the area should be washed well to get the animal germs out. If the wound is large, deep, or painful, the staff at the emergency room can wash it out. Prescription antibiotics may be needed, as well as a tetanus booster. If bitten by a raccoon, skunk, fox, coyote, bat, or any salivating/drooling strangely acting animal, rabies is a possibility (see a dr. Within a day or so). ...Read more

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How can I cure ringworm skin infection?

How can I cure ringworm skin infection?

Anti-fungal cream: You can try an anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others. If that doesn't work, sometimes an oral anti-fungal prescription is needed. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a skin infection or allergic dermatitis?

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How can I tell if I have a skin infection or allergic dermatitis?

Itching or soreness: One simple way to differentiate between allergic dermatitis vs. Skin infection is if the area is itchy. Allergic dermatitis will typically be scaly and itchy. Skin infections are normally red, swollen, tender, and not itchy. This rule is not always 100%. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Infection (Definition)

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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more