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recurring staph infection on leg

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
16 years experience Family Medicine
Red pustule : Staph anywhere on the body can present as pustules or abscesses.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: It can look like anything from a folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles) to cellulitis (inflamed skin/soft tissue) to an abscess (painful lump with ove ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Unable to tell: Sorry unable to tell online. Please see general doctor or dermatologist soon.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Could be but other: this could be a staph abscess if acute or Sebaceous cyst . Your physician can clarify
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph infection: I would recommend seeing a doctor for the best treatment. You most likely need antibiotics - either topical or pills. Caladryl might help with some of ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Lymph nodes: Rather than scaring you, an active lymph node doing it's job to fight off infection, should reassure and encourage you about your body's health. A r ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Anders
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin infections: You should have your leg evaluated by your doc, of which you may need an antibiotic. Till you get to see your doc, keep the area clean with soap & ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: Time for you to go to doctor for treatment. Then you will feel better
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes : Yes the color change may signify necrosis (dead skin/tissue). This is worrisome and requires prompt medical attention. Hopefully you have seen your do ... Read More

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