A 17-year-old female asked:
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staph infection on nose around piercing is still growing, how long will it take to see improvement on antibiotics?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph nose infection: An infection can sometimes be hard to clear when there is a "foreign body" present. That's because the germs use it to their advantage-- kind of like a fortress to them. Given that this infection is on your face you may want to just remove the jewelry and try later after it is healed. Staph are very dangerous bacteria- I don't play around with them! Sorry.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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