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Doctor insights on: Tips To Erysipelas

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Dr. Binita Shah
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Erysipelas (Definition)

Streptococcus usually causes this. Unlike a cellulitis, an erysipelas tends to have a sharp border, be firm, and to extend into the lymphatics making red lines extending ...Read more


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How to cure thrombophlebitis? With antibiotics?

How to cure thrombophlebitis?  With antibiotics?

No cure just rx: Thrombophlebits is a symptom and not a disease. The underlying cause needs to be treated first. However if its severe and theres skin breakdown then an infection can occur. Antibiotics would be indicated. Otherwise depending on the cause , support stockings , anticoagulation etc may be needed. ...Read more

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Can i get easy to understand explanation of periorbital cellulitis in children?

Can i get easy to understand explanation of periorbital cellulitis in children?

Infection around eye: It is a bacterial infection around the eye. The eye is an extension of the brain. Because of this, these infections may be serious. They require early, aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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Any ways to cure cellulitis?

Any ways to cure cellulitis?

Find the cause: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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How to cure boils in nose?

How to cure boils in nose?

Topical vs surgery: Some of them may need to be opened and drained but, often they can be cured with topical antibiotic cream applied inside the nose. Have an ENT look inside the nose and determine a treatment plan with you. ...Read more

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How can we differentiate Erysipelas from cellulitis?

How can we differentiate Erysipelas from cellulitis?

Examination: Erysipelas is a superficial infection of the skin with marked redness, swelling and pain. The infection is usually caused by streptococcus bacteria. Cellulitis is deeper skin infection and usually caused by staphylococci. Often the sharp line of demarcation between normal and infected tissue and the intensity of redness are the main visible differences. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips to get rid of cellulite ?

Can you suggest tips to get rid of cellulite ?

Cellulaze: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin down. The only effective and fda approved treatment is called cellulaze by cynosure. It is a one time minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes cellulite. To find a provider in your area go to www.Cynosure.Com. ...Read more

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Please recommend some tips on how to control eczema?

Please recommend some tips on how to control eczema?

Moisturize!: The mainstay of treat is topical anti-inflammatory medications and skin care measures. Frequent use of emollients& moisturizers is important in minimizing symptoms. Adjunctive treat with antihistamines is also often helpful to minimize skin trauma from scratching. Hydration with sufficient water intake is important. Allergy testing (Skin or Blood) and/or Patch testing may http://nationaleczema.org ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the quick and easy ways to get rid of cold sores?

Can you please discuss the quick and easy ways to get rid of cold sores?

Quicker but not fast: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. You are likely to have sxs for at least 5 days. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?

Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?

Could happen if : Something like that happens if you got an infection and the digit swelled and then was so swollen cut off the circulation.......The description sounds serious enough to be checked out asap. If that means an emergency room then go....You may need antibiotics... ...Read more

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How can one diagnose staphylococcal skin infection?

How can one diagnose staphylococcal skin infection?

Clinical history: The diagnosis of most skin infections is made by the pattern of symptoms and physical exam findings. However, it is not usually possible to know without cultur whether the infection is caused by the staph bacteria or another bacteria, like group a beta-hemolytic streptococcus (strep pyogenes). A culture of any weeping or abcess will help determine if staph is present. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the ways or proper skin maintainance to get rid of pimples?

Help doctors! what're the ways or proper skin maintainance to get rid of pimples?

See a dermatologist: There are many prescriptions creams available to treat and prevent new pimples. If your acne is severe enough there are also oral antibiotics, birth control pill and spironolactone. ...Read more

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What tips can you give me for preventing styes and chalazions?

What tips can you give me for preventing styes and chalazions?

HANDD&EYELID HYGIENE: Hand washing and not to touch your eyes, keep eyelids clean, if you have makeup remove it properly before going to bed.Do not use other peoples make up and brushes etc, shield eyes from dust and dirt when outside, if anything irritate your eyes wash immidiately with clean or sterile water. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to cure a bacterial infection?

Please give advice on how to cure a bacterial infection?

Bacterial infection: Bacterial infections are treated mainly with antibiotics, the kind and nature of which is determined by the type of bacteria. Antibiotics are usually taken orally but serious ones need to given intravenously (iv). ...Read more

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How to get rid of a spider (specific) phobia at home/doing it yourself?

How to get rid of a spider (specific) phobia at home/doing it yourself?

Exposure therapy: I recommend doing an Internet search for "exposure therapy." Basically, this is gradually exposing yourself to the stimulus you are afraid of. This might start by simply looking at still pictures of spiders and slowly increasing your exposure eventually moving to holding realistic toy spiders and ultimately to visiting your local pet store and holding a live spider. ...Read more

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How to treat a finger infection?

How to treat a finger infection?

FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one.. Get seen. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the easiest and fastest way to cure a sore throat at home?

Can you please describe the easiest and fastest way to cure a sore throat at home?

Tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more