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Have rashes on foot, follcolitis on head and fluid on lungs. Are they related?

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I have a rash on my foot working up my leg I think I have follcolitis on my head and fluid on my lungs when I lay down can all these be connected All some kind of bacterial thing?
Wed, 2 Jan 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 5 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing in.
It can be folliculitis ,furuncle,impetigo,insect bite,cellulitis etc.

Can you upload photos of the affected area?Upload photos of leg rash and head lesion separately.
Photos can help a lot in predicting the condition.

Also I would like to know -
Was there itching over the area any time?
Is there any redness over the area or surrounding?
Is there any change in the consistency or thickness of the affected area?(thickening or thinning)?
Any bleeding/pus/pain tenderness/history of trauma /scratching through the area?
Have you tried anything new in these days?(cosmetics/clothes/undergarments/soap)
Answer the questions and upload images to helps you better.

The foot rash ,folliculitis,lung fluid can be due to same bacterial infection.
The bacteria called staph aureus .It is treatable with antibiotics.
Till the time you can apply Fusidic acid 2% cream over the affected area and can take Tab.Ibuprofen for pain.
Hope this helps.

I will be available for follow up.

Regards.

DrSudarshan
MD
Dermatology.
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