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Staph infection in big toe

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Would depend : On what the wound looked like. You would also want to know if just staph or mrsa....And things of that nature.

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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Not enough info: It would be unusual for a systemic Staph infection just from casual contact. I would consider other options, include reactive arthritis, crystalline... 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
To a point: Meaning that many people tolerate staph on the skin without consequence.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: If the drainage is stopped and the wound is healed and there is no redness or swelling.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Probably OK: The eye is terrific at cleaning itself out. The pus that squirted in was mostly blinked out and the rest flushed out by cleansing tears. Only if you... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 24 years experience
Not really: Just watch for a recurrence from shoes rubbing on it. If it starts to get red again and forms another blister, see your doctor.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Keflex side effect: Sounds like time to switch antibiotics if possible. If not, acidophillus or probiotics may help along with loperamide (Imodium) OTC.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Needs 2B checked: You may be developing a staph. Abscess which may need to be drained. Good luck.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not too likely: unless the cut on your hand was already infected. To avoid staph infections, wash your hands frequently. Whenever you have a cut on your hands, make... Read More

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