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 Im getting this rash on my armpits help?
So im starting to get this rash on my armpits and its getting worse. I dont shave, use hair removal cream on it. and its not because of my deodorant either because ive the same one for two years and ...


 Would it be weird for a 13 year old to moisturize?
**my face! Any good moisturizers?...


 Itchy bump on areola?
I just saw it, it wasnt there until today. But it's about 1/4 of an inch wide, and it's extremely itchy... And it kind of hurts, but that might just be from itching it a lot. I dont know if ...


 How to get rid of acne ASAP?
I'm 14 years old and I have bad acne! I have tried everything!! I've tried Clean and Clear Morning Burst, Clean and Clear Advance, the 4 hour thing(I forgot what it's called, but its ...


 I found a brown spot on my toe?
Okay well i was in a rush so i just put some ballet flats on (rubi shoes) and they were too small for me, then like after a few hrs i took them off and under my big toe there was a brown spot like a ...


 What brand name of Hydroquinone cream are there available?
Hi, I recently discovered that the marks on my cheeks that I've had for over 10 years are actually post acne marks (hyperpigmentation). I've done some research and it recommends ...


 gauge blowout?????????????????
so i stretched my ear from a 20 to a 14 about 3 days after piercing it, then about 4 days later i put a 10 in and was planning on staying at a 10 for a while and letting it heal, but when i stretched ...


 Siberian Husky Skin Problem?
I need help from the people who already encountered this problem, I've been into lot of Vets, they run several runs on my Siberian Husky but that wont work. Some said, change the shampoo Im usin,...


 i have these little small clear moles on my neck..?
there bothing me they dont hurt they just urk me i herd that if i rip them off i can bleed to death?? really its really small like cant see them unless u get up clos and sqint ... i want to rip them ...


 DOCTORS!!!!! What is the best and fastest way to get rid of this bump by my nose?
Heres some pics, and i cnt go to the doctor, and also, will neosporin help??? http://s1216.photobucket http:...


 How to get rid of razor bumps and previous razor bump scars?
When I shave (bikini area) of course I get razor bumps and I dont know how to get rid of them. I shave with a shaving cream and afterwards I use alcohol,lotion,and powder to try to prevent getting ...


 Tonight, i Found a small blister on the corner of my lip.and it hurts too much .how can i remove it?
Tomorrow i got a very especial meeting with some1 especial .and the blister is obvious to be recognized....


 Legs wont stop itching?
Put tons of lotions and creams on , still itchyy ??...


 How do i get rid of my zits and spots ?
I have loads of zits on my face included spots and its horrible, how do i get rid of them... Please help!!...


 Can Zinc help fade post acne red marks?
I heard Zinc is excellent for treating acne, but does it help with the red marks acne leaves behind? Any tips on how to help them fade would be lovely! Thanks All!...


 What is the BEST scar remover?
I have black dots on my face from old acne and other scars from acne. I also have darkening in the corners or my mouth. It is very unsightly. Please give me a GOOD scar treatment. Anything I can buy ...


 Products similar to proactive?
I really like the renewing cleanser. Is there another cleanser that has benzoyl peroxide and a fine abrasive thar I can get at like wallmart or wallgreens?...


 15 guy with dry skin?
im a guy i have extreamly dry skin, what can i buy at walgreens, like lotion, body washes, and ...


 What are these bumps on my lip?
I noticed these bumps on my lip last night. They don't burn itch or tingle they're just there. I'm freaking out what could it be?...


 Why do I get sores in on my head after a perm?
My mom does my hair and she tells me that I have a sensitive scalp. And after she gives me a perm I have about 6 to 7 sores in my head? please help ...



LottaJoy
Why is my big toe itching so badly?
My big toe on my right is itching so bad can anyone please help me heal this itch
                     




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Foot Infections Any time a break in the skin occurs, bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens can enter and cause an infection. The foot is an especially rich source of bacteria and invading microorganisms, because your shoes provide them a perfect environment in which to live. Therefore, any time you notice a lesion, ulcer, cut, or sore on your feet, you need to take prompt action to prevent infection. A foot ulcer is the most likely source of infection in the foot. When an ulcer becomes infected, microorganisms can eat through layers of skin and bone tissue to create a deep hole. When the infection spreads or becomes too deep, amputation may be needed. SYMPTOMS Symptoms of an infected ulcer include fever, redness, swelling, warmth around the wound, and any sort of drainage or oozing of pus-like material. RISKS An infected ulcer can eat away at your soft tissue and make its way into the bone. If the infection is deep, a part of the foot or even the entire foot or leg may have to be removed to save your life. WHAT TO DO If you notice any signs of infection in a foot ulcer, notify your doctor or podiatrist right away. You need to be seen at once before the infection spreads further. You may notice signs of infection even if you don't have an open sore or ulcer. If you notice any redness, swelling, or oozing around your toenail, for example, or at the site of a cut or splinter, you also need to call your doctor right away. TREATMENT Your doctor will probably first culture material from the sight of infection. You will probably be treated with an antibiotic depending on what sort of organism is causing the infection. This could be an antibiotic or an and fungal agent that can be taken orally, one that is applied topically, or both. Your doctor will also conduct blood tests to check your blood glucose level and your white cell count. You may also be examined by X ray to make sure there is no sign of bone infection. If the infection is not severe, you will be treated on an outpatient basis, but you should be seen every 2 or 3 days for the first week or so. Most infections will show some improvement in a few days. If you have a soft-tissue infection, you will probably need to take antibiotics for 2 weeks. If the infection has reached the bone, you may need antibiotic therapy for 6 weeks or longer. Make sure to take the prescribed antibiotics for the entire time, even if you think it is getting better. If the infection gets worse, contact your provider immediately, even if you are scheduled for an appointment soon. Signs of a worsening infection include fever or an elevadon in an existing fever, increased pain, redness, warmth, or pus formation. Besides antibiotics, your doctor takes other steps to encourage the healing of your infected ulcer. For an ulcer to heal, it has to be covered with a healthy layer of tissue, with no dead cells in the way. To ensure this, your doctor may perform a surgical debridement. This means all dead tissue will be removed from the wound. This needs to be done frequently as the wound is healing. Do not attempt to do this yourself! Your doctor may give you instructions for dressing the wound. You may be given an antibiotic solution or ointment. After cleaning the site of infection, you can either apply the ointment directly or soak a piece of clean gauze in antibiotic solution and apply it to the wound. You will probably want to cover the wound with clean sterile gauze in between dressings. Also make sure not to walk on your infected foot. If you need to get around, consider using a pair of crutches or even a wheelchair. If you notice any swelling, keep your leg elevated. While your infection is healing it is important to keep your blood glucose levels under control. This may be a bit of a catch-22 situation. Infection can upset your blood glucose levels, but too much glucose in the blood can impair healing and promote infection. Therefore, test your blood glucose levels frequently and treat hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia if necessary.


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