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Difference between spider bite and staph infection

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Difference: Staph is a bacterial infection and herpes comes from a virus.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ingrown hairs can: become infected with staph. May need eval to know.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
As asked, yes.: Most bites/infections do fine on their own, dealt with by our bodies. However some need help--if having fevers / chills / sweats, suggests more extens... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
100 percent: Incidently, many infections that are thought to be spider bites may be wounds growing resistant bacteria like MRSA.....better to be on an oral antibio... Read More
Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Antibiotics needed: You may have been biten by a brown recluse spider. Their bites nearly all get infected. Often they require aggressive wound care. You should see your ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Use Antiseptic Soaps: Staph is a difficult bacteria to get rid of it. The deodorants/antiperspirants may not eliminate . So you should try using antiseptic soaps to clear y... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: Where is the infection? Does the swelling interfere with breathing? What is his temperature? Is he eating and drinking? If any of these things are not... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Could be either/both: Staph infections arise in various wounds and bug bites can be the primary event that becomes secondarily infected.If there was any puss expressed fro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Infections: Nobody can tell if an infected lesion is due to Staph or another bacteria without a culture. However, if a sore or wound, is hot, has pus, is tender,... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. DawnRenee Cinocco
Geriatrics 16 years experience
See your doctor: this needs to be checked out by a health care provider. don't squeeze it, or open it. mark the red area with a marker if it is getting bigger or there... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Several red bites : with a small pimple(pustule)in the center describes a fire ant bite.Any possible exposure?Soy sause takes away the sting(also works for bee/wasp sting... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
This : This is tough to answer without a picture. There are several possibilities including bites (fleas or other), eczema or allergic contact dermatitis, l... Read More

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