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I just had surgery on my foot. 2 days later I developed fracture blisters and a strep infection. Are these related to the surgery?

I just had surgery on my foot. 2 days later I developed fracture blisters and a strep infection. Are these related to the surgery?

Not enough info: You said that you had fracture blisters. Did you have a fracture? Was it an open fracture? An infection can happen after any operation-that's a risk of surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Viral infection 4 days now rapid strep came back neg the doc suspect strep did a culture as well but im now have burning feet. Associated? Lowlegpain2?

Viral infection 4 days now rapid strep came back neg the doc suspect strep did a culture as well but im now have burning feet. Associated? Lowlegpain2?

Varies: Strep is a bacterial infection and so a viral infection will be negative for strep. It is fairly common for patients with viral infections to get pains in their joints and muscles. It can be from toxins from the infection itself or even be as a result of the bodies immune response to the infection. Don't hesitate to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had osteomyelitis as a child. I was told it was brought on by strep throat. How is this possible? (infection located in r heel)

I had osteomyelitis as a child. I was told it was brought on by strep throat. How is this possible? (infection located in r heel)

Hematogenous spread: Osteomyelitis in children unlike in adults is often caused by hematogenous or blood stream spread. You could have had a bacteremia from your strep throat that seeded your bone and caused osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Daughter has strep throat and ear infections. Today noticed what looks like a bruise across the bridge of her nose and 2 hard lumps either side of it?

Daughter has strep throat and ear infections. Today noticed what looks like a bruise across the bridge of her nose and 2 hard lumps either side of it?

Some details: Where are the lumps? Are you talking about on her neck or on the sides of her nose? Are the lumps painful? Does she have confirmed strep or just a sore throat. Add an image if you can because that can help narrow down the possible causes. ...Read more

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How can I treat a 2 year old with fungal foot infection?

How can I treat a 2 year old with fungal foot infection?

Have it evaluated.: Make sure that it actually is a fungal infection and not something else. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting secondary infections in my foot?

How can I prevent getting secondary infections in my foot?

Keep it clean: Follow your doctors instructions. Some surgeons use antibiotics after surgery. ...Read more

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How to know if I have some kind of foot/toenail infection?

SEE A DR: In addition to a good history and physical, skin and nail problems are a visual problem, a luxury I don't have here. A culture may be taken. Fungal nail infections have an appearance of thickening, brittle, brown, maybe an odor. Bacterial nail infections are painful, red, swollen, with drainage.
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What shoes should I wear in s asia to avoid foot infections?

What shoes should I wear in s asia to avoid foot infections?

Shoes: Such as tennis shoes would be the most comfortable. Wear socks and shower shoes and your chance of infection is very low. ...Read more

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I think I have foot fungus or a foot infection but I have had it For years?

Hard to say: Without seeing a picture. Is the infection in your toenails or skin? A fungal infection of your toes is termed "Onychomycosis" and usually responds to oral antifungal medications ...Read more

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I had a strep infection that took 2 bouts of abt to clear. I got peeling palms now little brown freckles appear then the skin opens. What's up?

I had a strep infection that took 2 bouts of abt to clear. I got peeling palms now little brown freckles appear then the skin opens. What's up?

Palm peeling: The palm peeling can be from the antibiotics or other medications you are currently taking, you need to show them to your doctor, you did not mention what antibiotic you took. This needs medical attention. ...Read more

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Gyn ran tests for infection. Found out I have group b strep and neg other. Is there anything I need to do for that? Don't plan on having any kids.

Gyn ran tests for infection. Found out I have group b strep and neg other. Is there anything I need to do for that? Don't plan on having any kids.

Not uncommon: Group b strep is a common germ found in the female genital tract. At any time as many as 1/3 will have it. It also comes and goes over time without treatment. It is important near the end of a pregnancy when it can transfer to the baby and cause serious infection. It can occasionally be a cause for a uti. It is unlikely to be of significance to you. ...Read more

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25 days ago I cut bottom of foot on a bed frame. Cut 1-1.5 inches. No sign of infection but still hasn't healed completely. Is this normal for a foot?

25 days ago I cut bottom of foot on a bed frame. Cut 1-1.5 inches. No sign of infection but still hasn't healed completely. Is this normal for a foot?

Healing: A cut that is deep may take a little longer on the bottom of the foot. The skin edges should be reapproximated as best as possible to speed up the healing staying off the foot or using crutches may speed healing. I would consult a physician to make sure no other structures were injured. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bone infection in my foot. Could I die from it?

I have a bone infection in my foot. Could I die from it?

Not likely but...: If you have an underlying medical problem such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, and if the infection spreads into the bloodstream and you are immunocompromised, death can (rarely) treat it.

Taking it seriously, getting the medical and/or surgical care needed reduces the likelihood of this way down. ...Read more

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Can I pick up foot infection at airport checkin if I forget to wear sox?

Can I pick up foot infection at airport checkin if I forget to wear sox?

Possibly: Simple math dictates the more people in a confined area, the more germs are present. With the thousands of people going through airport security lines daily, there is definitely a high likelihood of large numbers of bacteria and fungi present. We disinfect our treatment chairs after every patient. I've never seen tsa using spray disinfectant.... I'd wear socks and wash hands frequently. ...Read more

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I had a bronchial scope done results were strep infection in my lungs. What does that mean?

I had a bronchial scope done results were strep infection in my lungs. What does that mean?

Pneumonia: If they scoped you it was probably to look for some foreign material that might be plugging an airway or to get access to an area so they could get a specimen from. Streptoccus is a family of germs, many of which are causes of infections. Streptococcus pneumonia is a common cause of pneumonia. It is generally responsive to many antibiotics. ...Read more

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Feeling unwell after strep infection - I am still feeling a bit weak and very tired after a strep infection. I have 2 days of amoxicyllin left?

Feeling unwell after strep infection - I am still feeling a bit weak and very tired after a strep infection. I have 2 days of amoxicyllin left?

Revisit your doctor.: Typically we doctors are trained to think of one disease--one diagnosis. However, the longer I practice medicine, the more I have come to realize that life is not so simple. We frequently have patients with strep and mononucleosis, or strep and influenza; so, maybe you have a "double diagnosis" as well. Please schedule a follow-up visit with your doctor. Some strep infxns express copathogenicity. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with tourettes at 11. I just read up on pandas... Could I have gotten this from weekly strep infections resulting in tonsil removal?

I was diagnosed with tourettes at 11. I just read up on pandas... Could I have gotten this from weekly strep infections resulting in tonsil removal?

Did your OCD & tics: Appear suddenly at age 11 with a strep infection & diminish in severity when you received antibiotics? See http://intramural. Nimh. Nih. Gov/pdn/web. Htm for details. I heard dr. Swedo from nimh present this in the 90's, but I've not seen translational research - i.e., genetic set-up for ts with streptococcal infection as a trigger for symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having huge cracks on heels n feet. They are painful. It has been three years I am having this problem! Is it a infection or something? Help??!

Hi, I am having huge cracks on heels n feet. They are painful. It has been three years I am having this problem! Is it a infection or something? Help??!

Not an infection: Cracked heels are caused by excessive buildup of dead skin. When the dead skin gets too thick the friction causes tearing of the living layer of the skin, leading to an open wound and pain. These can become infected but are painful even without an infection. There are many types of prescription strength creams that can help. I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been on amoxicillin for 2 days and might perform oral sex on my girlfriend, will she possibly get strep or get any other infections from it?

What to do if I have been on amoxicillin for 2 days and might perform oral sex on my girlfriend, will she possibly get strep or get any other infections from it?

Depends on your...: Depends on your infection and it's location. I'm assuming it is your throat. Why not wait until it clears? You can express concern for her and that will help your relationship, although I think the risk of transmission of a major "bug" is not likely! ...Read more

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What specialist should I see for my diabetic foot infections?

What specialist should I see for my diabetic foot infections?

Referral from PCP: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing using evidenced based medicine. My advice is to go to my nearest wound care center first after talking to your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a small patch on sole of both feet that may be fungal infection. What do I do?

I have a small patch on sole of both feet that may be fungal infection. What do I do?

Antifungal cream: Apply over the counter fungal cream twice a day for two weeks then once daily for two weeks. If not working see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my foot that is quite deep and I stood in my cats feces will I get an infection?

I have a cut on my foot that is quite deep and I stood in my cats feces will I get an infection?

Cat feces. ... wound: I would be concerned for a parasite infection... the parasite becomes infectious around 1to 5 days after it is shed in a cat's feces recommend you see your doctor cleanse the wound throughly until you get to see him or her ...Read more

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My question is because I cannot have metal put in my leg to stabilize my foot and up with too many infections?

My question is because I cannot have metal put in my leg to stabilize my foot and up with too many infections?

Infections: What was the initial injury? What is your diet like and do you have diabetes? Are you immunocompromised in any way? Are you a smoker? Consult with us to determine if there are ways to help your body better. ...Read more