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    • Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Staphylococcus or Staph is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. Staph infections can cause illness...learn more »
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      Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Article
      • What is Staphylococcus?
      • Who is at risk for Staph infections?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of a Staph infection?
      • What types of diseases are caused by Staph?
      • How are Staph infections diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Staph infections?
      • What is antibiotic-resistant Staph aureus?
      • What are complications of Staph infections?
      • Can Staph infections be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for Staph infections?
      • Staph Infection At A Glance
    • MRSA MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria causes skin infections with the following signs and symptoms:...learn more »
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      MRSA Article
      • MRSA infections facts
      • What is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
      • What does a MRSA infection look like?
      • What are the risk factors for MRSA infections?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a MRSA infection?
      • How is a MRSA infection transmitted or spread?
      • How is a MRSA infection diagnosed?
      • How should caregivers treat MRSA patients at home?
      • What is the treatment for a MRSA infection?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) of a MRSA infection?
      • How can people prevent a MRSA infection?
      • What are the potential complications of a MRSA infection?
      • What is a "superbug"?
      • Where are other MRSA information sources?
    • Acne (Pimples) Acne is a localized skin inflammation as a result of overactivity of oil glands at the base of hair follicles. This...learn more »
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      Acne (Pimples) Article
      • What is acne?
      • What causes acne?
      • What other skin conditions can mimic acne?
      • When should you start acne treatment?
      • What can you do about acne on your own?
      • What are other things you can do for acne? Are there any home remedies for acne?
      • What is a good basic skin regimen for people with acne?
      • What can the doctor do for acne?
      • How would you sum up current-day acne treatment?
    • Cyst Cysts are sac-like structures that may be filled with gas, liquid, or solid materials. Cysts may produce symptoms depending on...learn more »
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      Cyst Article
      • Cyst facts
      • What is a cyst?
      • What causes a cyst?
      • What are risk factors for a cyst?
      • What are cyst symptoms and signs?
      • How do physicians diagnose a cyst?
      • What is the treatment for a cyst?
      • What is the prognosis of a cyst?
      • Is it possible to prevent a cyst?
    • Ingrown Hair Ingrown hairs may be caused by improper shaving, waxing or blockage of the hair follicle. Symptoms and signs of ingrown hairs...learn more »
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      Ingrown Hair Article
      • Ingrown hair facts
      • What is an ingrown hair?
      • What causes an ingrown hair?
      • Who develops ingrown hairs?
      • What are symptoms and signs of an ingrown hair?
      • Are ingrown hairs the same as razor bumps or pseudofolliculitis?
      • Are there any home remedies for an ingrown hair?
      • What is the treatment for an ingrown hair?
      • Do ingrown hairs affect the entire body?
      • How is an ingrown hair diagnosed?
      • Does diet have anything to do with ingrown hairs?
      • What else could an ingrown hair look like?
      • Can ingrown hairs be prevented?
    • Pilonidal Cyst A pilonidal cyst is a cyst that forms near the cleft of the buttocks. The cysts are thought to be caused by the penetration of...learn more »
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      Pilonidal Cyst Article
      • Pilonidal cysts facts
      • What is a pilonidal cyst?
      • What causes a pilonidal cyst?
      • Who is at risk for developing a pilonidal cyst?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a pilonidal cyst?
      • How is a pilonidal cyst diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a pilonidal cyst?
      • What are the complications of a pilonidal cyst?
      • How are pilonidal cysts prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for pilonidal cysts?

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