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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Severity: It depends a subtle early staph can be treated conservatively warm soaks antibiotic ointments but if it get larger, hotter, painful than you will need ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Antibiotics: Appropriate oral or intravenous antibiotics can be used to treat staph infections. Consult with your physician for a plan of care.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Allergic?: There are oral antimicrobials in a bunch of different groups so it would be quite unusual to be allergic to them all. Getting diarrhea or vomiting or ... Read More
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Two possibilities: It is very likely that there is an alternative antibiotic that you are not allergic to. However, if for some reason the organism that you have is only ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Of course they do!: I've treated hundreds of cases of Staph infection and absolutely most of them get better and completely resolve. There is something called a 'carrier ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Staph infections are hard to self-diagnose; all you can really say is that you have an inflamed area, be it from infection, venous stasis, or other re ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on where: Antibiotics are usually needed to get rid of staph infections, which are usually pus-forming. There are different kinds of staph bacteria, with some b ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Prevention: Worthwhile asking your doctor; he/she may want to culture your nose to see if you are a carrier. Otherwise, wash your hands well and regularly with w ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotic.: If there's truly a staph infection on your face, a topical or oral antibiotic would be what you need to get rid of it the quickest. A combination of ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Sounds like you would benefit from a more sophisticated DR. Begin with a more specific diagnosis. Have you used benzoyl peroxide? Aluminum chloride? D ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Antibiotic: There are a couple antibiotic ointments your doctor can prescribe. You put them in your nose with a q-tip.
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