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signs of a staph infection in children

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
High WBC's: Not all staph infections are serious enough to cause abnormal lab tests. When the infection is serious, it can cause a high white blood cell count and ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Staph infection: Signs include redness, the area will feel hot and swollen. You may also have a fever. If the infection spreads, you will see redness radiating from ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Boil,red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on where the infection is. For example if it is a skin infection, you may have fever, redness, swelling, pain, pus etc. If it is a blood in ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Many Variables: There are many variables.But chronic nasal congestion and cough with no improvement for 10-14 days may be a sign.Headaches, dizziness and fatigue with ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
46 years experience Dentistry
It is progressive: Bacteria invade a tooth initially by decalcifying the surface and show signs of white chalky appearance. As it advances it will get darker and eventua ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
No: Children, especially in daycare or early grades, where there is a lot of close contact, may often bring home staph. But MRSA is still not that common ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
Burning with urinati: Frequent urination, burning with urination and a strong odor to the urine can be signs of a urinary tract infection.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Similar: The symptoms are pretty similar. The difference is in the ability to communicate the symptoms.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear pain, discharge: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Talking to Doctors: Fever, pain and blood in the urine. But, in medicine it is always better to not prejudge the diagnosis but to share the exact specific symptoms one ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
33 years experience Podiatry
Non-healing wound: The flesh eating bacteria is a rare form of bacteria that shows up only once in a while but it almost always makes the news. It is a form of bacte ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing lost: The most common symptoms of adult middle ear infection is hearing lost in the affected ear.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably not: A viral infection can cause a high fever but a high white blood count is very indicative of a bacterial infection. Viral infections generally don't ca ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear infection: Depends on what part of the ear is infected. Usually fullness and pressure type pain. At times pulsating. The tympanic membrane is dull or irritated a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Common symptoms include burning on urination, frequent urination, fever, abdominal pain, blood in urine etc. See this site for more info. http://www. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain: Usually this presents with pain +/- fever. However, some bacterial infections in the tubes can go without symptoms, such as chlamydia and tuberculosis ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear pain, discharge: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Same: The ear hurts, plus or minus fever, plus or minus altered hearing.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bacteria in kidney: Almost all kidney infections in children r due to intestinal (fecal) bacteria entering body via urethra & bladder. From bladder bacteria reach kidney ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Staph aureus: is an unusual throat pathogen. How do you know that is the definite cause and not a viral pharyngitis And by the way fever is not always associated.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Pain,fever,blood in : Symptoms are 1pain or burning during urination 2frequency and urgency of urination 3blood in the urine 4 flank pain or groin pain 5fever 6abdomi ... Read More
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