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A: Dear nbktwois, You need to take anti histamines to decrease the symptoms of the insect bite. If it does notdecrease you would need to start taking antibiotics and visit a physician to confirm if it is cellulitis orsome other infection and take all necessary steps to avoid spread of infection. Take care!...

  hi, im a 25yo female, in reasonably good health! for past 2 months, have noticed what looks like a pocket of fluidbuildup about three finger links below right breast. although, it does not move as if there was fluid in it. No pain ormasses underneath ei

A: Hi! Thanks for the question on the forum. Since you have abdominal tenderness, bloating, gas, and you feelswelling both above and below belly button. There is a chance you have an inflammatory bowel condition such asIIBS, Crohn?s disease, celiac disease or lactose intolerance. There could also be associated parasites instool, abnormal liver function, gall stones, or any other food intolerance like intolerance to egg, citrusfruits, sea food etc. I would strongly recommend you to see a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks afterthe diseases of our digestive system). Maybe your physician can recommend someone.A number of times a gastroenterologist is able to diagnose these conditions by clinical examination anddetailed medical history. At other times a few tests...


looks like Lymphedma - Can It Be Cancer Recurrence?

A: To help you feel better have one of your doctors, (family doc even), run tumor markers. Hope, some of the women on these boards have had a struggle with cellulitis or ?inflammation that has gone on for a long time. Most often it''s breast cellulitis that can stay red, swollen and warm for a long time, but Cookiegal was on levaquin for months and months at one point for an atypical arm cellulitis--or is it? No one ever has figured it out for sure. I had cellulitis on my breast and side right as I was supposed to have my exchange surgery.  After trying a couple oral antibiotics, I had an IV for ten days.  I am not sure at the moment what was in the IV, but it...


what's staff infection and how do you get it?

A: Staphylococci are gram-positive, aerobic organisms. Staphylococcus aureus is the most pathogenic; it typically causes skin infections and sometimes pneumonia, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis. It commonly leads to abscess formation. Some strains elaborate toxins that cause gastroenteritis, scalded skin syndrome, and toxic shock syndrome. Diagnosis is by Gram stain and culture. Treatment is usually with penicillinase-resistant ?-lactams, but because antibiotic resistance is common, Vancomycin may be required. Some strains are resistant to all but the newest ribosome-targeted antibiotics (eg, Linezolid, quinupristin plus dalfopristin) or Daptomycin (a lipopeptide antibiotic).(Merck) Please see the web pages for more details and images on Staphylococcus areus, Methicillin resistant...


what can dermitologysts do for acne?

A: what you are experiencing is typical teenage acne. A dermatologist won''t do anything for this except to tell you to wash your face with mild soap and warm water 3 times a day. Keep your hair off of your forehead, and don''t touch your face with your fingers. Read all about acne online. There are many sites and many chat rooms with other teenagers'' stories. How to treat acne is still in debate. what foods, if any, affect acne are in debate. A healthy diet of course is good for your skin anyway. You do need to keep your skin clean without drying out your skin too much, even though you do want to keep it dry. what happens is that changing teenage hormones cause a disruption in how your skin oil can get out, they clog...


My husband has just been diagnosed with lymphedema in his lower leg, ankle and foot. does anyone?

A: 1 Sep 2011 I''m quite familiar with Lymphedema. I do not have it myself but have taken care of many who have. Lymphedema is a condition characterized by swelling in one or more extremities that results from impaired flow of the lymphatic system.The lymphatic system is a network of specialized vessels (lymph vessels) throughout the body whose purpose is to collect excess lymph fluid with proteins, lipids, and waste products from the tissues. This fluid is then carried to the lymph nodes, which filter waste products and contain infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes. The excess fluid in the lymph vessels is eventually returned to the bloodstream. When the lymph vessels are blocked or unable to carry lymph fluid away from the tissues, localized swelling (lymphedema) is the...


My brother is type 1 diabetic, he has been diagnosed with cellulitis on his right hand. He has no insurance?

A: that''s rediculous! I just got out of the hospital from having a case of cellulitis, and I''m diabetic. My sugar was extremely high because of the infection. And if they won''t treat it, then he needs to go back and demand treatment. Where do you live? Becuase in Mo, they have to treat you regardless of whether you have the money or not. Is there not a financial aid option for him? I was admitted into the hospital immediately, and had to have surgery! cellulitis can lead to a staff infection, and blood infections. He should be entitiled to treatment anyway. Maybe you could try a clinic? I know those take forever to get into. I would take him to a different hospital. This is nothing to play with, especially with diabetes! Take a


cellulitis - any advice?

A: Hi, Anna4969, Alison, what a nasty surprise! Good for you for acting on it quickly! There''s information about lymphedema emergencies here: http://www.stepup-speakout.org/Emergencies_and_Medical_Care_lymphedema.htm Thank you Binney, Hi girls! I had surgery on Sept. 12 to remove a breast mass that turned out to be ADH.  Now 3 weeks later, I am very swollen and red and hard... the swellness has moved towards my nipple area and it looks like a torpedo! Nunina You need to get this checked out for sure. I am worried for you! My celluliltis needed antibiotics, which I am taking at home. Now if the ER didn''t think that would work, then I would have been on IV antibiotics...in hospital. I don''t have an MD, so I shall not speculate on


Hello! does anybody have any experiences or knowledge on Mold Exposure Sickness?

A: Hello s Tigerrr, Rather intriguing to read your suffering on the site, could I suggest you read more info on this site: http://www.biosignlabs.com/Symptoms_Mold_Sickness.html; & perhaps then speak to your doctor you know. Regret, shall not be able to do justice in parting with wrong info. However, I am suffering from edema in my right limb (leg) since the last 2.5 years and have been prescribed a diuretic. It is indeed very painful right throughout the day, also hampers my walking at times. Please do keep me posted, thanks & get well soon! thank you, i will keep you posted. Feel better as well! Rajive GoelWelcome, look forward to hearing from you,stay & keep well! Add your Comment Welcome, look forward to hearing from you,stay...


Have cut on foot for a week, infected a bit does not want to heal?

A: First of all, why are you soaking it? The quickest way for a wound to heal would NOT be to make it wet. Try tea tree oil on the wound - that''s a natural infection killer in your vitamins section at your local department store. don''t put too much or the bandage won''t stick. It''s strong-smelling but it works for a zillion other things, too! look it up on google for more ideas for tea tree oil - a small bottle goes a long long way! forget the soaking, this spreads germs if you leave it moist, what you need to do is wash it with soap but anti germ/septic cream on it plaster it/dressing it for a day and then let it dry it should start healing within 2 days, kwwp it nice and dry. If soaking and topical antibiotics are not doing the trick, you...

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