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Is bacterial infection from tattoo contagious?

Is bacterial infection from tattoo contagious?

Bacterial infection: It is not likely that bacterial infection affecting a tattoo is contagious in the sense that it will be passed on to persons in the vicinity. If it is due to staph aureus it can colonize people in direct contact, and they can subsequently become infected if they have breaks in the skin, but this is a far stretch from being "contagious". ...Read more

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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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Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection ?

Treatment  for cellulitis
Extreme infection ?

Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Eczema, stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis are much more common than cellulitis and require very different therapy. If it is itchy rather than painful, if there is no fever, if there is clear discharge instead of pus, bet on something other than cell ...Read more

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Treatment for fungal infection?

Treatment for fungal infection?

Fungal infection: Fungal infections can be treated with anti fungal creams , powders , or anti fungal tablets. In most cases scrapings need to be done to confirm the diagnosis before anti fungal tablets are prescribed . ...Read more

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Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for systemic/disseminated gonococcal infection?

What is the treatment for systemic/disseminated gonococcal infection?

Treatment : This is serious condition that required IV or IM shot of strong antibiotics(ceftriaxone one of them) for 1-2weeks minimum. ...Read more

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A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

Ingrown toenail: A podiatrist is the doctor to go to for evaluation and treatment of an ingrown toenail. ...Read more

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Is antibiotic injection considered an appropriate treatment for persistent infection from nose surgery?

Is antibiotic injection considered an appropriate treatment for persistent infection from nose surgery?

No: Maybe for what I call a "head start" on an ongoing infection, but not as stand-alone treatment. I believe the only time 1 dose of injected Rocephin is appropriate is for primary syphillis. Otherwise, for post-op infection, a daily antibiotic for 10-14 days is more appropriate. Therapy can be targeted if the pus is cultured. Sometimes post-op infections require surgical drainage. ...Read more

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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more

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Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more

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Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

So far no: The immune system eats at your ink and if you look at your nodes they will have tiny flecks of ink in them. Tattoos have been around thousands of years no notable cancers. Lasers break up the ink into small particles ad speed up the immune process. There is no proof tht the inc load causes cancer however some speculation a to yellow ink causing some cellular chage. ...Read more

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How long's the treatment for MRSA skin infections?

How long's the treatment for MRSA skin infections?

Varies: For single lesions, opening and draining them may obviate the need for antibiotics. When antibiotics are needed, 10-14 days seems adequate for resolution of the skin lesions, but then must think about getting rid of the carriage state with Mupirocin in nose and skin washing with Chlorhexidine containing soaps. ...Read more

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I had folliculitis mrsa infection, hesitant to shave legs/underarms. Infection has cleared up after antibiotics. Is laser hair removal a safe option?

I had folliculitis mrsa infection, hesitant to shave legs/underarms. Infection has cleared up after antibiotics. Is laser hair removal a safe option?

Yes: Depends on type of skin and type of hair. Now that you are healed you can try a test shave gently in 1 small area to see how you tolerate it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for latent TB infection (ltbi)?

What is the treatment for latent TB infection (ltbi)?

Visit CDC.gov: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/treatment/ltbitreatmentoptions.htm if pt is less that 35 years may receive inh (isoniazide) 5 mg/kg or 300 mg/d for 9 months but other meds may be used ( rifampin). It is recommended to give piridoxine 50 mg ad to prevent neuropathy by it. There are other regiments & the amount of months of therapy vary. It is also recommended the tx to be supervised. ...Read more

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What is an effective treatment for suspected yeast infection?

What is an effective treatment for suspected yeast infection?

Diflucan (fluconazole): The best treatment is diflucan (fluconazole). One Diflucan (fluconazole) tablet will wipe it out within 24 hours. A really bad yeast infection may require two tabs over two days. ...Read more

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Doxycycline for hangnail infection?

Doxycycline for hangnail infection?

Nail infection: It may work but normally it is not the first line antibiotic. Normally, Keflex is best choice. Next, would be Bactrim. Another is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or erythromycin. Only if you allergic to these then Doxycycline would be used. ...Read more

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Treatment for green toe infection?

Treatment for green toe infection?

See podiatrist: Do you mean the nail is green? This is likely fungus. If there is green drainage or pus this could be a pseudomonas infection that would require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

Cellulitis: Facial cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the face. The infection is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. Risk factors for the condition include problems in the lymphatic system, upper respiratory infections, and infections of the teeth or middle ear. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more