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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
Not always: Mrsa is a drug resistant strain of staph. Impetigo is a superficial bacterial skin infection, which can be caused by run of the mill staph or mrsa. Th ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Mrsa is a possibility but not necessarily a definitive occurrence in anyone who has breaks in the skin. The skin and mucous membranes are our primary ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: There is no issue.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Just not on the lesion. Keep your hands away from it and otherwise do as your physician instructed. I trust you were treated appropriately. Good luck.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Blistery rash: You could have chicken pox or if the rash is segmental you could have shingles.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Fighting Infections: Yes. This is exactly what happens when you have a significant infection. The glands of your lymph system swell to eat up the toxins and bacteria in t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bradin
27 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Appearnace: Impetigo strep or staph- usually honey combed, crusted, tender mrsa may be dark in color, may be pustular to start, secondary cellulitis/ redness, no ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Minor infection: But should be treated to keep it from spreading, and because it usually won't resolve without antibiotics.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Appearance, culture: It often is obvious, but though many experts do not reccommend culture, often one is needed to see of the diagnosis is correct, and what bacteria, sta ... Read More
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