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Skin on head or neck looks infected

Skin on head or neck looks infected is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of skin on head or neck looks infected are pyogenic skin infection, impetigo, and contact dermatitis. Other possible causes, such as metabolic disorder, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with skin on head or neck looks infected, 58% report having skin rash, 47% report having skin lesion, and 39% report having peripheral edema.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with skin on head or neck looks infected often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), incision and drainage, excision, wound care management, culture wound, nonoperative removal of foreign body, excision of skin lesion and microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with skin on head or neck looks infected include cephalexin, bactrim, mupirocin topical, clindamycin, griseofulvin, povidone iodine topical (betadine), vancomycin, cefazolin, retapamulin topical, linezolid (zyvox), tetracycline, simethicone (degas) and terbinafine topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for skin on head or neck looks infected include race/ethnicity = other, age 30-44 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.9x
1-4 years
1.6x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
0.4x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.0x
Other
2.3x
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