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Bacteria, Boils and Spots
Bacteria, Boils and Spots
Many people, especially teenagers, get spots. Spots are hair follicles that become blocked with sebum and then infected by bacteria. Plants also get spot diseases that…...
Flesh Eating Bacteria
Flesh Eating Bacteria
Flesh eating bacteria is used to describe the bacteria that cause necrotizing fasciitis, a very rare bacterial infection of muscle and underlying tissue that is caused…...
Friendly Bacteria on the Skin
Friendly Bacteria on the Skin
Normal, healthy skin may have 180 different bacterial species living on it. These bacteria are described as friendly because they do no harm and they protect against…...
What is Cellulitis?
What is Cellulitis?
Cellulitis is the medical term that is used to describe a serious infection within the tissues of the skin. It occurs when bacteria start to grow within connective…...
What is Gangrene?
What is Gangrene?
Gangrene is a skin condition in which bacteria cause deep-seated infections. It can be the result of deep wounds, or can occur in tissues that have a poor blood supply....
What is Impetigo?
What is Impetigo?
Impetigo is a skin infection cause by Staphylococci or Streptococci. It is usually not serious and clears up by itself, or with the help of antibiotic creams or, in…...
What is Scalded Baby Syndrome?
What is Scalded Baby Syndrome?
Scalded baby syndrome is an acute bacterial infection of the skin that occurs in newborn babies and young children. It causes the skin to peel away, but is rarely fatal....
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