Category: Infections on the skin

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a common infectious disease caused by a virus. It is very contagious and most people already have chickenpox as a child. Common symptoms are fever and fluid-filled blisters, which can itch a lot. The symptoms are often more troublesome the older you are when you get chickenpox. The disease usually heals itself.

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Roseola

Three day fever is a harmless viral disease that most children between six months and two years get. The fever lasts for about three days. After that, the baby often gets a rash on the stomach and back. In addition to the fever, most children get so mild symptoms that the disease is barely noticeable.

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Pig Cups – impetigo

Swine fever is a contagious infection of the skin caused by bacteria. Usually it starts as a small red dot. Piglets are most common in children. It is usually possible to treat piglets yourself by washing thoroughly.

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Rubella

Red dogs are an infectious viral disease that is counted among the classic childhood diseases. The disease is usually mild, but if a pregnant woman becomes infected, the fetus can suffer severe injuries. the disease is very uncommon because vaccines against rubella are included in the vaccination program for children.

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Erysipelas

Rose fever is an infection of the skin. It is most common to get the infection on the legs, but you can also get it on other parts of the body. Rose fever is caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics.

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Navel infection in newborns

When the newborn baby’s umbilical cord is cut off, it takes up to two weeks for the umbilicus to dry and fall off. It will then turn black and may smell a bit bad. Sometimes the navel becomes infected, and then needs to be treated.

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Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that causes high fever and rashes on the body. The disease can be very serious, even life-threatening. the disease is unusual because vaccine for measles is included in the vaccination program for children.

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MRSA – Resistant yellow staphylococci

You can carry MRSA without any problems, but the bacterium can also cause skin infection. The infection often goes away by itself but sometimes you may need treatment with antibiotics. MRSA is a bacterium that is resistant to certain antibiotics.

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Mollusks

Mollusks are harmless bumps on the skin caused by a virus. For the most part, they give no trouble. They disappear by themselves after a while. Mollusks are most common in children.

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Infection with yellow staphylococci

Yellow staphylococci are common bacteria that you can carry without any hassles. Yellow staphylococci can cause infected wounds and sometimes serious infections in the blood. They can also cause food poisoning. Most mild infections with staphylococci heal on their own, but sometimes antibiotic treatment is needed.

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Autumn Blisters

Autumn blisters are a viral infection that is most common in children, but even adults can get it. The infection usually goes away by itself within a week. The infection occurs mainly in children under ten years of age. Autumn blisters are common in children attending preschool.

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HPV, human papillomavirus

HPV, the human papillomavirus, is a very common virus found in over a hundred different types. Some types can cause cell changes that, in unusual cases, can lead to cancer, especially in the cervix. Other types of HPV can cause warts, usually on the hands and feet. In addition, there are some types that can cause warts in the genital area, so-called condylomas.

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Fifth illness

Fifth disease is a viral disease that is most common in school-aged children, but adults can also get it. Children often get a blighted rash on the cheeks which can also spread to the arms and legs. The disease goes away by itself.

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Shingles

Shingles is an infectious disease caused by the same virus as chickenpox. Common symptoms are pain and blisters on the skin, which often sit like a belt on one side of the body. You may be in pain for a long time. You can only get shingles if you have had chickenpox before. However, you can’t get infected with shingles by meeting someone with chickenpox.

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Borrelia

Borrelia is a bacterial disease that is spread by ticks. The most common symptom is a skin redness at the site after the tick bite. Thyme is treated with antibiotics. Sometimes the disease spreads to the nervous system and occasionally to the joints. It can then take longer to recover.

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