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recurring staph infection in nose

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Get it treated and?: It is not that common to have recurrent ataph infections of the face. Recurrence occurs in people Who have weak immune system People who have eczema ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Infectious diseaseMD: Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? Yo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Colonization: Staphylococcus aureus colonizes the nares of about 25% of normal people. Any minor trauma inside the nose, like pulling out a hair, can cause an infe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Absolutely: and you can also just be a carrier of staph in your nose, get culture and if positive a topical called mupirocin should be put up your nostrils
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Septal piercing: DON'T DO IT. It isn't worth it. It puts you at risk for infections and discomfort.
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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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
Possibly...: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Naseptin: If you're using the baseline nasal wash, switch to the cream. I feel that Bactroban (mupirocin) nasal would have a more effective antibacterial effect ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
32 years experience Dermatology
HSV or Staph: Sometimes it is hard to tell if it is hsv or staph, and sometimes it can be both--hsv lesions can get secondarily infected with staph. A simple swab ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Probably right.: Your doctor is probably right -- those are the two principal possibilities. A couple of cultures (one bacterial and one viral) will answer the questio ... Read More

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