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Dr. David Kahan
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Skin infection is a condition in which a person has a skin problem caused by infection with germs such as yeast, fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Oral medicines, IV medicines, and/or creams and gels can be used in the treatment of skin infections. Severe, life-threatening infections ...Read more


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Keep getting candida skin infection & oral thrush i don't have diabetes , i take Delura but with a spacer & I also have low potassium & low vitamin D ?

Keep getting candida skin infection & oral thrush i don't have diabetes , i take Delura but with a spacer & I also have low potassium & low vitamin D ?

Boost immune system: Work with your doctor to make sure you don't have an undiagnosed condition which is compromising your immune system. Low vitamin D should not cause this, but take recommended replacement. Low potassium? I don't know. I presume you are rinsing your mouth after use of your inhaler. Avoid sugars/alcohol; avoid foods with mold; soak toothbrush in alcohol after use. May need anti-fungal med prophylaxis ...Read more

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On average, how long does it take for an oral antibiotic for a skin infection take to take effect?

On average, how long does it take for an oral antibiotic for a skin infection take to take effect?

Hard to say!: There are lots of different germs that can cause infections. No antibiotic helps them all. Doctors make an educated guess of which antibiotic has a good chance of working,(depending on location, health of person & symptoms of the infection), if they don't take a sample for culture, That drug may be effective, partially effective or ineffective, only time will tell. F/u if no change at all in 2-3 d ...Read more

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How long does it take for a staph infection to dissapear if it's just a skin infection?

How long does it take for a staph infection to dissapear if it's just a skin infection?

Infection: Depends on the extent of infection and what is being done. A small amount of folliculitis can resolve with cleaning and topical antibiotic. If you have an abscess it needs drainage and often a few days of antibiotic. ...Read more

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Have been prescribed the antibiotic zimivir1000 for a skin infection and I am trying to fall pregnant, is this safe to take? Thanks

Have been prescribed the antibiotic  zimivir1000 for a skin infection and I am trying to fall pregnant, is this safe to take? Thanks

Maybe ok: Zimivir is not a U.S. Medication. Some websites say zimivir is acyclovir, which is used to treat herpes. Acyclovir is considered safe to take during pregnancy. One should ask the prescribing doctor about it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for skin infection swelling to go down?

How long does it take for skin infection swelling to go down?

Varies: Depends on severity and tissue levels as well as location of infection. Heat should dissipate and redness resolve and swelling will decrease over a few ads. Bromelain orally along with antibiotic can reduce swelling faster often within 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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My Dr.prescribed me vibramycin (doxycycline) twice daily for a skin infection but i dont know for how long should i take it??

My Dr.prescribed me vibramycin (doxycycline) twice daily for a skin infection but i dont know for how long should i take it??

Read the bottle: directions should be clear on the pharmacy bottle. usually until the bottle is gone or until your next appointment. Make sure to check for refills. If you remain stumped give the pharmacy or office a call so you can get an explanation ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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