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treatment for staph infection on skin

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlon Twyman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Keep the area clean: Basic treatment for a staph wound infection is keeping the area clean with soap and water. A topical antibiotic like Bactroban (mupirocin) can be appl ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: MRSA in not the plague or rare or as bad as many make it out to be. It can be found as the cause of most simple abscesses or pustules seen by doctors ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
46 years experience General Practice
Staph infection: I assume you talking about treatment of skin and soft tissue due to MRSA. It depends on how severe the infection is. With small skin abscess I& D ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please clarify: Please let us know what type of information we can provide you with. What is the treatment plan that the doctor has offered you?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Need an exam: It would be difficult to take the responsibility of giving you advice without knowing the details of your illness and examining your face. If you have ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
No, with exceptions: Typically it is necessary to be treated with antibiotics if a staph infection occurs. However, exceptions include 1) a small abscess that can be easil ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
No: Bcg toxicity is generally not associated with staph infections but rather toxicity from the BCG itself. This is form of tuberculosis which may cause t ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can you please: resubmit and clarify. I don't follow what you are saying. Thanks.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary.
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