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Doctor insights on: What Does Mercer Infection Look Like

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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What does an infection in a deep wound look like?

What does an infection in a deep wound look like?

Swelling, redness,: Heat, bad odor, pus or purulent drainage, failure of wound edges to close, worsening pain, induration or hardness of underlying tissue around the wound center. ...Read more

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Can you please describe merca staff infection and what does it look like?

Can you please describe merca staff infection and what does it look like?

MRSA: This is a bacterial strain of staphylococcus aureus which has developed resistance to antistaphylococcal penicillins and cephalosporins. Its appearance clinically will depend greatly on the area of the body infected, but not much different from strains sensitive to oxacillin/methicillin. ...Read more

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Supposing you have an infection on your ear what would it look like?

Supposing you have an infection on your ear what would it look like?

Many possibilities: Pains, redness, inflammation, swelling, scaling, blistering, and having an itchy sensation are signs of a possible infection. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does a manicure infection look like?

What does a manicure infection look like?

Paronychia: You are probably thinking about paronychia. Wikipedia has a good picture:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/paronychia. ...Read more

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What do bm with e coli infection look like?

What do bm with e coli infection look like?

What type of E coli: E coli is normally present in the intestine and does not affect bowel movement. Toxic strains of e coli can cause diarrhea that will result in loose stools. ...Read more

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What does bone infection look like?

What does bone infection look like?

Osteomyelitis: This usually produces pain over the area of bone involved, often fever and other signs and symptoms of inflammation. Diagnosis is best made by biopsy and culture, but the presence of osteomyelitis (bone infection) may be suspected clinically and supported by imaging studies, including ct, MRI and nuclear scans. ...Read more

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What does a sinus infection look like?

What does a sinus infection look like?

Sinusitis: Often presents with nasal speech, congestion, swelling and pain over the face, dental pain, purulent nasal discharge, occasionally fever and headache. ...Read more

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What does a yeast infection look like?

What does a yeast infection look like?

Yeast: Symptoms of a yeast infection in a woman may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. ...Read more

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What does a female yeast infection look like?

What does a female yeast infection look like?

Yeast infection: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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What does a yeast infection look like on a guy?

What does a yeast infection look like on a guy?

Yeast infection male: A yeast infection on a man's penis, called candida balanitis, is usually red, irritated patches of skin with occasional pustules. The infections seems to be almost always confined to the glans and corona. It is most commonly seen in men whose partners have yeast infections, in people with diabetes, and those that took antibiotics recently. ...Read more

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How does a vaginga with yeast infection look like?

How does a vaginga with yeast infection look like?

Normal: Like any other vagina.

But there may be some redness on the outside and a thick white discharge on the inside. ...Read more

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What do open soars look like from a yeast infection?

No sores: Yeast does not cause open sores. If sores are present you should seek help from a gyn. ...Read more

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What does yeast infection look like in your unmentionables?

White discharge: It's usually a thick white discharge that is different from the usual white secretions. ...Read more

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Rough sex and vaginal tears; can they cause an infection if left untreated? What would that look like? (discharge, etc)

Rough sex and vaginal tears; can they cause an infection if left untreated? What would that look like? (discharge, etc)

Unusual: It's unusual to get infections in vaginal tears. They usually heal up on their own. But signs of concern would be swollen, red areas and maybe a pus-like discharge. If you have an unusual discharge, it's best to get it checked out by your gyn doc. ...Read more

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What does staph infection look like?

What does staph infection look like?

Many shapes: Skin infections with staph can take many shapes. It could be flat redness or a pus filled boil or just a red bump. ...Read more

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What does a bacterial infection feel or look like?

What does a bacterial infection feel or look like?

Bacterial infection: This depends upon the area of the body infected, the organism involved, the immune status of the host and other factors. If you have a specific infection in mind, rephrase the question and can respond more definitively. ...Read more

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What do eye infections look like?

What do eye infections look like?

Depends: Most eye infections are on the surface causing redness, swelling, irritation, discharge and some degree of visual blur.
If the infection is internal, the pain can be very intense, the vision markedly diminished and substantial lowering of the vision. An ophthalmologist should be consulted if you have any of these issues. ...Read more

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Can I get pain meds for an incision infection even though I've had a few prescriptions already? I don't wanna look like an addict or drug seeker.

Can I get pain meds for an incision infection even though I've had a few prescriptions already? I don't wanna look like an addict or drug seeker.

Maybe: But the main treatment of a wound infection is open wound care and antibiotics. Non-narcotic medications can be used for minor discomforts. Ask your surgeon about the care of your wound infection & see what pain medications you can use. ...Read more

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I have skin problem in my finger. It's look like hard small infection.

I have skin problem in my finger. It's look like hard small infection.

OK, "infected"? ..: If it looks infected to you, start treating with a topical antibiotic cream and get into the dr. For an evaluation to make sure you do not need antibiotics prescribed by mouth as well. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I'm losing a toenail. It doesn't look like there is a fungal infection. Should I just wait it out?

SEEMS OK: As long as there is not redness, swelling, pain, or drainage indicating an infection. Keep a band-aid on the toe so the nail doesn't catch on hose or socks.

Sincerely,

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What do healthy tonsils look like I feel like one may still be inflamed after my infection as I see it stick out in my mouth?

What do healthy tonsils look like I feel like one may still be inflamed after my infection as I see it stick out in my mouth?

May be normal: Some people just have large tonsils. Some have one a little larger than the other. But this is normal for them. If you're not having sore throat, difficulty swallowing, difficulty speaking, bad breath, I would not be worried. If any of these symptoms, please see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. What does a healthy wisdom tooth extraction site look like after 4 days of healing? How does infection look?

I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. What does a healthy wisdom tooth extraction site look like after 4 days of healing? How does infection look?

Extraction: If you don't have any swelling or fever then you probably don't have an infection. Typical extraction sites get food in them and look infected and nasty. Just leave the ext site alone. If you don't have swelling, pain, or fever you are probably fine. Post operative infections following surgery are very rare. Follow up with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

For sure not herpes: No doctor is likely to mix up herpes with the kind of rash caused by jock itch (or its equivalent in women). And herpes outbreaks never last 2 months -- each outbreak always clears up entirely within a couple weeks. There is no chance this is herpes. ...Read more

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What should my discharge look like while taking fluconazole, hydroxyzine pamoate, and tramadol for a yeast infection? I'm having thin white discharg

What should my discharge look like while taking fluconazole, hydroxyzine pamoate, and tramadol for a yeast infection? I'm having thin white discharg

Well theoretically: For my taste, any sort of "discharge" following treatment with all those agents would be disappointing and I would attempt to get another opinion. ...Read more