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What are sepsis sores like?

What are sepsis sores like?

Varies: Depending on the type of infection causing the sepsis syndrome, the skin sores vary. Blisters, areas of skin death (necrosis), deep ulcers, raised/hard areas all occur. ...Read more

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Sepsis (Definition)

A life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased ...Read more


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What are the types of impetigo, and what are impetigo symptoms and signs? What does impetigo look 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 more

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Can you tell me, are big boil type looking sores a form of staph infection and are they contagious?

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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What are bites that look like blisters?

What are bites that look like blisters?

Way to many: insect bites present this way. Can't tell you the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of ulcers and cold sores?

What are possible causes of ulcers and cold sores?

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

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What are ulcers and blisters of the vagina other than herpes?

What are ulcers and blisters of the vagina other than herpes?

See below: Ulcers can be chancres and blisters can be allergic reactions. Ulcers can also be seen with folliculitis or sebaceous cysts of the vulva. ...Read more

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People are always going on about whiteheads. What are they caused by?

People are always going on about whiteheads. What are they caused by?

Blocked follicles: Whiteheads, or closed comedones, are due to hair follicles that are plugged by a combination of keratin (skin flakes) and sebum (skin oil). ...Read more

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How big are genital herpes sores? What are they filled with?

How big are genital herpes sores?  What are they filled with?

Herpes: Usually appear as small, few to several in number, redish blister-like bumps. They contain the virus.You can google pictures of that is helpful. ...Read more

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What are some mouth viruses called?

What are some mouth viruses called?

Numerous: Coxsackie virus is a pretty common one. Herpes is another. Adenovirus is a more aggressive virus that can infect the oral region and cause severe sore throat and fevers. Hpv is also reported to be able to infect oral region. ...Read more

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What are the viral infections that causes hives and are they cureble?

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What are the viral infections that causes hives and are they cureble?

Many: There are many viruses that can cause hives, especially in children; even cold viruses have been implicated. As with most viral issues, recovery just involves supportive care and time. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite that leaves blisters and flu like symptoms?

What type of spider bite that leaves blisters and flu like symptoms?

See below : The brown recluse (loxoceles reclusa) is the most likely one in the us to cause symptoms that are like the flu, but black widow can cause some strange symptoms too. ...Read more

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I understand there are three stages of syphilis infection. What are they?

I understand there are three stages of syphilis infection.  What are they?

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 more

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What causes foot rashes? And are they contagious? Are they dangerous on health?

What causes foot rashes? And are they contagious? Are they dangerous on health?

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

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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?

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 more

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What does your CBC look like when you are in sepsis or septic shock?

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 more

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Can frequent canker sores mean some sort of serious disease?

Can frequent canker sores mean some sort of serious disease?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of MRSA or similar staph infections?

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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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Septicemia / sepsis occurs when a serious infection has spread through the blood. It can cause organs to stop functioning and in some cases ...Read more