Fungal Bacterial Viral Infections

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What Is MRSA?

MRSA is a bacterium that is resistant to standard antibiotics. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of MRSA infections. While there are many strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, methicillin-resistant...

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Silvadene (Silver Sulfadiazine) - Topical

Silver sulfadiazine is a topical cream used to prevent and treat skin infections in severe burns. Additional Content Provided and Reviewed by IBM Micromedex What Is Silvadene? Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is a topical antimicrobial cream used...

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Why Shingles May Be a First Sign of HIV

Shingles is a common condition. Because it is related to a weakened immune system, it can point to a possible HIV infection. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection marked by a painful, itchy rash. It is caused by the...

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Psoriasis vs Ringworm: What Are the Differences?

Psoriasis and ringworm present with similar rashes, but tend to be located in different areas of the body. Knowing which you have will help ensure you treat the right condition. At first glance, psoriasis and ringworm can appear similar. Both...

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What Are Jock Itch Blisters?

Jock itch blisters are a severe form of the fungal infection tinea cruris. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and how jock itch differs from herpes. Tinea cruris, also known as jock itch, is a fungal infection that occurs in the groin area. While...

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An Overview of Paronychia

Paronychia is a painful disease of the nail that needs to be drained of pus. Learn more about the specifics of treating an infected nail. Paronychia is a nail infection that affects the lateral nail fold and perionychium (the tissue surrounding the...

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Septicemia Infection Symptoms and Risks

Septicemia is a rare, but very serious, infection of the blood. Older people are at risk for septicemia, which is a top cause of death in the elderly. Septicemia is a serious infection most often caused by bacteria in the bloodstream. It's sometimes...

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Shingles is a painful rash caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus (VZV). Reviewed by a board-certified dermatologist.

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An Overview of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Learn about the causes and how to treat hidradenitis suppurativa, a painful skin condition that affects the sweat glands. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, scarring skin disease that affects the apocrine, or sweat glands. It causes painful...

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How to Identify Shingles Rash Under the Breast

Shingles under the breasts and along the torso occur in a band-like pattern. Early signs of shingles also include burning and tingly skin pain. Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash with blisters that often...

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An Overview of Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a fungal skin infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast. Learn what causes this problematic condition and the ways to treat it. Tinea versicolor, also known as pityriasis versicolor, is a superficial fungal infection caused by...