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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
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Leave it for the Lab: Laboratory technical personnel go through extensive training to do tests, including identifying micro-organisms and you should leave such tasks to Lab professionals. ...Read more
Blood culture please: Most of the time viridans group streptococcus in the urine is of no importance, it is not usually the root cause of a UTI and often a contaminant. However, in a small number of patients, it may be a sign of a systemic infection with streptococcus such as endocarditis. Please ask your doctor to order two sets of blood cultures. ...Read more
Human pathogen. : Streptococcus pyogenes is a very important human pathogenic bacteria. It is the cause of "strep throat" and it's sequella rheumatic fever and glomerulnephritis. It also causes streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis "flesh eating bug" infections and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. It also causes infections at many other anatomical sites. ...Read more
Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more