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are all boils staph

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
No.: Staph (short for staphylococcus) is a genus of bacteria and is not a virus. Cutaneous abscesses (boils) can be caused by / associated with staph infe ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
No: A boil is a skin infection. Staph is a type of bacteria. It is short for staphylococcus. Boils are most often caused by staph but they can be cause ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Maybe not. Staph is very common and may be present in the boils. However, other bacteria may also be present. Best see a doctor if you aren't alrea ... Read More
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: Boils are very suggestive for staph. You should have a culture and be treated with antibiotics. An ointment used in your nasal passages may help to ge ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unclear ?: If you mean what. Our bodies almost always carry staph on our skin. So it's always around. Do u mean a pimple, this is a very superficial infection an ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: You should see your doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Check with doctor: This depends on size of the boils, where on your body, and maybe on the exact antibiotic you are taking. Boils can progress for a day or two after st ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Staph infection of the skin is a common cause of boils.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Cat to human most li: Cats, especially those with claws, have been known to transmit bacteria to their human masters. Bacteria like MRSA are everywhere. Generally, humans d ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not staph: A lump under the skin, not breaking through to the surface, almost certainly is not a boil or any other kind of staph infection. See your doctor if th ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weiguo Li
Dr. Weiguo Li answered
26 years experience Family Medicine
Same: The diagnose are the same. One told you the cause, one told you the disease . I believe both doctors must prescribed antibiotics for you. So take the ... Read More

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