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Staph on scalp

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Staph inf scalp: Yes good idea to get it treated.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt.: I would suggest an evaluation to rule out a lung infection. It is possible that the current symptoms may be related. Monitor your temperature, rest an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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 male asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
A deeper cause: If this has never gone away, perhaps the antibiotics selected are not the best for your infection, or perhaps there is a "reservoir of infection" belo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes,but: They can also be a scalp fungus with secondary infection and or an infected bug bite or lice infestation. A visit is in order.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Scalp folliculities: Sometimes may benefit from use of dandruff shampoos and use of antibiotics
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I'm worried too: You are correct. Especially since it's painful, this is the bad staph until proved otherwise. Have her seen now.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Clinical correlation: It is likely that these organisms are commensals rather than causing disease. It is your physician's decision whether to treat you. Antibiotics are no... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Multiple answers: You really need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and get proper treatment, i would suggest seeing a dermatologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Unlikely: Most steph infections are on the skin, occasionally the lids but not in the eye socket or the eye itself. There would be discomfort and symptoms of i... Read More

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