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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
It may: Itching is a subliminal form of pain and may be due to inflammation of many sources, and that could include infection.
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Staph: Every one has staph bacteria on the skin. If your immunity decreases or if these bacteria gets into the body either through skin or other routes, it c ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Another person: From another person however there is a strain on everybody's skin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Staph Infections: Staph, or staphylococcus, is a family of bacteria that is very virulent, contagious, and even possibly infectious. What makes staph so dangerous is th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: Not sure what is referred to as "light staph infection", but perhaps just skin lesions (boils). This organism has the potential to produce severe deva ... Read More
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Staph infections.: Staphylococcus lives in our skin and nostrils. Any minor wound in the skin may cause it.Some pts are immunocompromised and present frequent staph inf ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Staph Infection: Staphylococcal bacteria commonly inhabit the skin and interior of the nose. Microscopic or visible breaks in the surface barrier of the body--the skin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Proper: Antibiotics.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience Pediatrics
With antibiotics : Staph is a bacteria and can be killed by antibiotics and cleaning of the pus.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics: See your doctor and if it is a staph infection you will need antibiotics to cure it.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Many shapes: Skin infections with staph can take many shapes. It could be flat redness or a pus filled boil or just a red bump.
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