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A 31-year-old male asked:

i was recently hospitalized with staph infection in my bloodstream. i have a rash on my face. some redness and peeling on testicles and am very itchy.

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Speak to your md: This could be an allergic reaction to either the medications or secondary to the infection. Staph in the blood is a severe infection so you should be on top of everything with your doctor until you are fully recovered.

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