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What does impetigo usually look like?

What does impetigo usually look like?

Honey Colored Crusts: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. The crusts are typically golden- honey colored. We see a lot of impetigo in the summer months and in athletes wearing pads for their sports. Wrestlers are also prone to impetigo. ...Read more

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Impetigo (Definition)

A highly contagious skin infection from streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria, causing open skin sores that may ...Read more


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What does a ringworm look like typically?

What does a ringworm look like typically?

See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does impetigo look like?

What does impetigo look like?

IMPETIGO: Are skin infection with crusting or vesicles and pustules caused by staph or strep sometimes with ulcerations and bullae formation. ...Read more

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What does skin look like when impetigo is healing?

What does skin look like when impetigo is healing?

Impetigo healing: You can usually tell that impetigo is responding to treatment by the following observations: decreased size of sore, resolution of crusting, lessening of redness, sores healing over and appearing more dry and gradual return of normal skin coloration. ...Read more

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What does impetigo look like when it is healing?

What does impetigo look like when it is healing?

Honey comb, crusted: Usually honey combed, crusted lesions, typicaly under the nose, can be anywhere. ...Read more

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What does a strep rash usually look like?

What does a strep rash usually look like?

Sandpapery and red: Scarlet fever is strep throat with a rash. The rash normally appears after a fever and appears as a red rash with a sandpapery feel. Some have referred to it as a sunburn on skin with goosebumps. It usually appears on the body and spares the palms and soles of the feet. ...Read more

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What does a scabies rash usually look like?

What does a scabies rash usually look like?

Small bumps: Many small bumps(so-called vesiculopapular/crusted papular eruptions) presented at pubic area, abdomen, inner thighs, buttock, fingerwebs, wrists, etc. But never spreading to face or scalp. ...Read more

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What does psoriasis usually look like?

What does psoriasis usually look like?

Flaky red plaques: Flaky/scaly red (erythematous) thich plaques, from few mm to several CM in size. ...Read more

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What does the impetigo rash look like?

What does the impetigo rash look like?

Red spot with crusts: Check out this website for image : http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/health/impetigo.Htm small blisters develop at first. You may not see the blisters as they usually burst to leave scabby patches on the skin. Sometimes only one or two patches develop. They often look like moist, golden crusts stuck on to the skin. An area of redness (inflammation) may develop under each patch. Sometimes affected skin is just red and inflamed - especially if the 'crust' is picked or scratched off. ...Read more

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What does MRSA look like when healing?

Same as non MRSA: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that resides on the skin of most persons. It is not more likely to cause infection but it may not respond as well to many antibiotics. The look and nature of the wound would vary widely depending on the location and degree of infection. But, in general, skin infections should look the same as a regular staph infection as it heals. ...Read more

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What does hiv rash look like? And where does it appear?

What does hiv rash look like? And where does it appear?

Not specific: Rash due to HIV varies with the stage of disease and related complications. Rash may be due to fungal infection of the skin due to immunodeficiency, Kaposi's sarcoma, nutritional deficiencies due to intestinal lesions, bacterial infections of the skin. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/CON-20013732 ...Read more

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What does a lupus rash usually look like?

Lupus Rash: There is the classic malar (butterfly) rash across the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. But this rash is actually uncommon. Follow this link to read much more: http://www.Lupus.Org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.Aspx?Articleid=453&zoneid=76. ...Read more

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What does an amoxicillin rash usually look like?

What does an amoxicillin rash usually look like?

Maculopapular rash: Maculopapular eruptions are the most common. It's red small bumps distributed allover the body. Others include hives, red patches(erythematous), small bumps with tiny blister at center, etc. ...Read more

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What does vitiligo typically look like?

What does vitiligo typically look like?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on eyeball?

What does herpes look like on eyeball?

Like a tree branch: A herpetic eye infection causes an ulcer on the cornea. Classically it looks like a tree branch in shape and is called a dendritic ulcer. There is a new topical medication called zirgan which works quite well. ...Read more

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What does nummular eczema generally look like?

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What does nummular eczema generally look like?

Coin-like rash: "nummular" means discoid or coin-like. Nummular eczema is a descriptive term, coin-like dermatitis. It generally is a reaction to an underlying problem, most commonly dry skin. Moisturizing is the most helpful, though sometimes your doctor will prescribe a topical steroid if inflammation is severe. ...Read more

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What does chlamydia look like? Does it look a little like colluliflower bunches?

What does chlamydia look like?  Does it look a little like colluliflower bunches?

No: Chlamydia does not produce a lesion which can be seen without a microscope. What you are referring to is most likely genital warts, which could have this appearance. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How common is intraoral herpes, and what does it look like?

How common is intraoral herpes, and what does it look like?

Intraoral herpes: is very common viral (HSV1) infection. They are a cluster of blisters that first appear clear then become cloudy and appears inside the mouth or more often outside the mouth on the lips. ...Read more