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Trichomycosis: Overview and More

Trichomycosis is a mild bacterial infection of the skin and hair in the armpit that often presents without any noticeable symptoms. Trichomycosis is...

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What Is a Viral Infection?

A viral infection is a harmful virus that effects the inside of the body. Learn more about the different viral infections, symptoms, and treatment. A...

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Are Staph Infections Contagious?

Staph infection is highly contagious. The skin infection can spread by close contact with a person or through an object. Staphylococcus...

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What You Need to Know About Shigella

Learn about shigellosis, an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella, plus get information on recognizing Shigella infection....

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How Honey Can Help Heal Wounds

Honey, the age-old elixir, may actually be a remedy for wound healing as antibiotics become less able to handle the infections we see. Learn more. A...

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How Can I Tell If My Infection Is From a Virus or Bacteria?

How can you tell if your infection is viral or bacterial? More importantly, do you need to? As you may know, bacterial infections can be treated with...

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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Skin Boils

Boils are red bumps on the skin that are caused by bacteria. Learn how to identify a boil, when to treat it at home, and when to see a doctor. Skin...

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How to Tell If a Cut Is Infected

An infected cut can lead to a serious illness if left untreated. Learn how to tell if a cut is infected and when you should go to the doctor. An...

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Symptoms of Sepsis in the Elderly

Learn about sepsis, a response to a systemic infection. It is an extremely dangerous condition and requires immediate medical attention. Sepsis is a...

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Skin Boil First Aid Treatment

Boils look like really big pimples and are pus-filled abscesses. Should you treat at home or call the doc? It depends on the situation and type of...

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Skin Boils and Other Infections Gallery

These skin boil pictures are to illustrate the various ways skin infections can look. Look through these skin boil pictures to learn about them. Skin...

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