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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Staph: If it is just a superficial staph infection--impetigo--then it is not usually dangerous and can be treated with topical antiobiotic like mupirocin. I ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
This : This is really difficult to answer without clinically seeing the areas. I would recommend a trip to the dermatologist who can perform both a bacteria ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Staph infection: Yes your infection requires medical attention and yes masturbation can spread the infection.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Shrinking bumps: As you complete your treatment course the lesions should decrease in size, and you should feel better (no fevers, chills, etc).
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Winters
34 years experience Infectious Disease
Hand Contact: Most staph. Infections are spread from person-to-person by hand contact. These infections start by introducing the germ to a new site; if the skin is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Carriage: You have staph on the surfaces of your skin, probably conveyed there from nasal carriage. You can try to minimize this by using bactoban (mupirocin) ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience Infectious Disease
I presume: You are being treated with intravenous antibiotics to clear this infection and a close follow-up that this is adequately treated.
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