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What Are Sepsis Sores Like
What are the types of impetigo, and what are impetigo symptoms and signs? What does impetigo look like?
Blisters/crusting: Impetigo is a contagious skin infection usually caused by strep or staph. It is most common in children. There are small blisters that pop easily and then leave red, crusty areas. The honey colored fluid that drains from the blisters is full of bacteria, so it is easily spread to other people. See your doctor if you think you or your child has impetigo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me, are big boil type looking sores a form of staph infection and are they contagious?
Yes and no: They are full of staph aureus bacteria, we are exposed to this all day long. That said if you burst this and someone gets it on their hands and into a cut they will have the potential to become infected. Best to keep it bandages and stay away from susceptible people like the old and very young ...Read more
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Virus and Stress: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) may be caused by a virus that stays inactive in your body until you are stressed or experience illness such as a cold. In addition, it could be caused by a vitamin B12 or vitamin d deficiency. Take a multi-vitamin everyday, spend some time in the sun, and find ways decrease stress. Your dentist or doctor can also prescribe an antiviral. ...Read more
1, 2, latent, 3.: Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection, has 3 stages. Primary syphilis consists of a painless ulcer on the genitalia. Secondary syphilis can cause a rash, large lymph nodes, fever, and malaise. Syphilis then is latent in the body for years before passing to the 3rd stage. Tertiary syphilis causes dementia, disease of the aorta, and growths (gummas) in virtually any organ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most commonly fungal: Infections affect the feet. If there is redness, scaling and itching it is often a fungal infection (tinea pedis). But it could also be scabies if it is in between the toes, flea bites or even cellulitis (bright red, painful and swollen), to name few. Any rash that does not resolve should be examined. ...Read more
Are syphilis chancres always filled with pus? What does the pus look like? What are other symptoms of syphilis? How long is it before a chancre shows?
SOMETHING: Sounds like something's wrong. It would help if an expert has a chance to look at the lesion and identify it. Going to the dr wont be anonymous but better than worrying about it. Maybe the dr will even provide advice that might help now and in the future. Try it. Of xourse, this may just be an academic question - you could google it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: White cell count could be low, high or normal. Hemoglobin is likely to be low or dropping. Immature and damaged cells are noted. There is something called a left shift, a change in the relative proportions of different white cells. Bandemia may be noted. Platelets high, normal, or low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genital sores look like small canker sores, in random spots. Is it possible that it is not herpes & what are the other options?
Can mean many things: Canker or cold sores can have many causes including viral. Most last 7-10 days and should not be touched with your fingers. If it is viral, you can spread it! many initial lesions can be treated with lasers that cut off the blood flow to the lesion and speed up healing. If you get many lesions at frequent intervals, contact your dentist. Causes can be investigated and medication may be available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on : Location of infection. Mrsa is an invasive form of staph that is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics. Staph infections of skin and subcutaneous tissues happen frequently and can be treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. If it is caused by mrsa, the infection can quickly become uncontrollable. ...Read more
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