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How can get you get a skin Infection?

How can get you get a skin Infection?

Break in skin: Any break in the skin can allow bacteria in. Why do you ask? ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


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What are the most common symtoms of a skin infection?

What are the most common symtoms of a skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin infection?

What is the definition or description of: Skin infection?

Skin infection: Damage to the outermost layer of tissue covering the body by a pathogen. ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc. ...Read more

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Could I confuse skin infection for herpes?

Could I confuse skin infection for herpes?

Yes: Herpes itself is usually a skin infection. There are many bacteria that can cause skin infection as there are viruses. Fungal infections are also skin infection. It is not always clear to a doc the specific type of organism causing infection. Herpes will often look different when infecting different body parts: fingers, mouth, genitals (different male vs female). ...Read more

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What are signs I got skin infection from my makeup?

What are signs I got skin infection from my makeup?

Pus: Clogged hair follicles with acne like pus pimples would be sign of skin infection. Stop and discard makeup and see doctor fortress, ENT with topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a skin infection?

How do you get rid of a skin infection?

What type?: Fungal, bacterial, parasitic, etc? If depends on the type of skin infection. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a durable skin infection?

How to get rid of a durable skin infection?

With: Appropriate antibiotics and skin care of the wound ...Read more

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What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a way of describing a skin infection which is red and streaking up the skin from the wound, bite or or nidus of infection. ...Read more

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Which type of fungal skin infection could this be?

Which type of fungal skin infection could this be?

Dermatomycosis: Cannot possibly comment on what you may have without seeing it and examining you. Go and see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

Depends...: ...On the location. Simple athlete's foot & jock itch will often clear with any of the over-the-counter antifungal creams or sprays. More extensive skin involvement usually requires the addition of an oral antifungal (ketoconazole, terbinafine, etc.) if it's on the face, in the scalp, or in toenails or fingernails, topical treatments simply don't work, and oral antifungals are the only way to go. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat fungal skin infection by myself?

Lotimin, Micatin (miconazole): Lotrimin, micatin, (miconazole) or amisil at are options for self treatment of fungal infection. Use for 4 weeks. If not clear see physician for prescription. ...Read more

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Do you know the name of a tablet for fungal skin infection?

Do you know the name of a tablet for fungal skin infection?

Yes, I do.: There are several; the most popular at the moment are terbinafine (trade name lamisil), ketoconazole (trade name nizoral), itraconazole (trade name sporanox), and Fluconazole (trade name diflucan). All have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the nature and location of the infection. An older medication called Griseofulvin is still used sometimes, but a lot of fungi are resistant to it now. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fungal skin infection?

Fungal skin: Infection is an infection of the skin and possible superficial soft tissue structures with a fungal pathogen; common conditions are ringworm, tinea versicolor, or candida intertrigo. ...Read more

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After a skin infection. My skin is peeling off. Is this normal?

Yes: Sometimes after an infection, the skin can peel. It is not unusual. If it doesn't look to you like it is healing properly though, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Helloo what is the best antibiotics to be used for skin infection? ?

Depends: Choices of antibiotics are made based upon their effectiveness against the particular organism causing the infection, the patient in whom the infection is occurring and a variety of other factors. You need to discuss this with the doctor who has diagnosed your "skin infection". Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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From net I read that keflex is not good for skin infection today. Is it true?

From net I read that keflex is not good for skin infection today. Is it true?

Absolutely not: Keflex has always been one of the mainstay antibiotics for skin infections, right next to penicillin. There are other choices available in case of allergy or resistance. ...Read more

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On average, how long does it take for an oral antibiotic for a skin infection take to take effect?

On average, how long does it take for an oral antibiotic for a skin infection take to take effect?

Hard to say!: There are lots of different germs that can cause infections. No antibiotic helps them all. Doctors make an educated guess of which antibiotic has a good chance of working, (depending on location, health of person & symptoms of the infection), if they don't take a sample for culture, That drug may be effective, partially effective or ineffective, only time will tell. F/u if no change at all in 2-3 d ...Read more

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I have a certain skin infection. I think it's viral. I need to show an image. Please respond so I can.

Skin rash: Even by providing a thorough description of the characteristics of the rash, other symptoms and any relative history (like exposure to something) may help us give ideas. Ideally 'seeing it' will help too...
Hope you can get some answers. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection that had been going on for a while and it's getting worse, I think it's ring worm but I'm not sure.

I have a skin infection that had been going on for a while and it's getting worse, I think it's ring worm but I'm not sure.

Hard to say: Hard to say much without more detailed history and a photo. If you think it looks like ringworm and you don't have a fever or rapidly progressing rash, try an over the counter antifungal for a week. Generic Clotrimasole will work. Continue for several weeks twice a day until clear. If at any point it worsens again, you will need to be seen. I hear great things about your health system! ...Read more

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I applied Mupirocin on my skin infection usually at 8am then 2pm or 3pm then 9 or 10pm. Is that okay even it's not 8 hrs in between?

I applied Mupirocin on my skin infection usually at 8am then 2pm or 3pm then 9 or 10pm. Is that okay even it's not 8 hrs in between?

8 hours: Not a problem. No two people have the same time interval for applyning creams. The 8 hours in between is the average time not the definitive time. Relax and get better soon. ...Read more

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I have a stubborn skin infection that has been treated with antibiotics for 4 weeks now. No improvement. What could my dr try next? I am concerned

Need right diagnosis: Diagnosis needs to be re-evaluated. Maybe it is not infection. Was a culture taken or any other test to confirm that this is an infection. If it is an infection, it is essential to determine what type: bacteria, fungus, virus etc. The diagnosis should be as specific as possible so that proper treatment can be obtained. Sometimes an incision is needed to drain the infection out. Discuss with your d. ...Read more

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What does it mean for my infected skin to be pussing non stop? I had a skin infection and it was healing well but then it came back but it has spread

What does it mean for my infected skin to be pussing non stop? I had a skin infection and it was healing well but then it came back but it has spread

Not treated: What you describe indicated the infection has not been completely treated. See your doctor so a culture can be taken and you are given the proper medication as well as wound care instructions to minimize risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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I have skin infection behind my neck, skin is rough and black at the place and there is a lit of itching, can anyone suggest me what kind of infection?

I have skin infection behind my neck, skin is rough and black at the place and there is a lit of itching, can anyone suggest me what kind of infection?

See a dermatologist: You may have something called acanthosis nigricans,
which is really not an infection. If the back of your neck feels velvety and soft and is darker than the rest of your skin it is possible you have this. To be sure I would see a dermatologist,
since it can be associated with other things. ...Read more

Dr. David Kahan
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Damage to the outermost layer of tissue covering the ...Read more