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Staph infection from mosquito bites

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Several red bites : with a small pimple(pustule)in the center describes a fire ant bite.Any possible exposure?Soy sause takes away the sting(also works for bee/wasp sting... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Mrsa: It appears that his skin is colonized by MRSA. A 10-14 day course of an effective antibiotic may clear the bacteria living on his skin. However, this ... Read More
Dr. Lorrie Mcgill
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Dirty fingernails: Young boys invariably have dirt under their fingernails. When your son gets a bite, it itches. When he scratches it, the bacteria in the dirt under h... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: Where is the infection? Does the swelling interfere with breathing? What is his temperature? Is he eating and drinking? If any of these things are not... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Could be either/both: Staph infections arise in various wounds and bug bites can be the primary event that becomes secondarily infected.If there was any puss expressed fro... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. DawnRenee Cinocco
Geriatrics 16 years experience
See your doctor: this needs to be checked out by a health care provider. don't squeeze it, or open it. mark the red area with a marker if it is getting bigger or there... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
This : This is tough to answer without a picture. There are several possibilities including bites (fleas or other), eczema or allergic contact dermatitis, l... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Winters
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
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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