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when to worry about a staph infection

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Redness,swelling: Redness, swelling, pain-you should go.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Pain and fever..: Increased pain and fever over 101 that doesn't come down with medication are signs of worsening infection. Seek a medical opinion.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: A boil is very unlikely to cause sepsis. Your symptoms are most likely not related to the boil (assuming it is not rip roaring inflamed/infected). So ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
It may: Itching is a subliminal form of pain and may be due to inflammation of many sources, and that could include infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Staph: Every one has staph bacteria on the skin. If your immunity decreases or if these bacteria gets into the body either through skin or other routes, it c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Staph Infections: Staph, or staphylococcus, is a family of bacteria that is very virulent, contagious, and even possibly infectious. What makes staph so dangerous is th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: Not sure what is referred to as "light staph infection", but perhaps just skin lesions (boils). This organism has the potential to produce severe deva ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Staph infections.: Staphylococcus lives in our skin and nostrils. Any minor wound in the skin may cause it.Some pts are immunocompromised and present frequent staph inf ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Staph Infection: Staphylococcal bacteria commonly inhabit the skin and interior of the nose. Microscopic or visible breaks in the surface barrier of the body--the skin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Proper: Antibiotics.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience Pediatrics
With antibiotics : Staph is a bacteria and can be killed by antibiotics and cleaning of the pus.

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