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Is it common to have red itchy skin after a staph infection has resolved?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 53 years experience
Yes: As long as it continues to fade away, the irritation of the infection may take some time to clear. If worsening occurs (without you scratching or bumping the area) you should recheck in with your practitioner.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Rash After Staph: A rash is an abnormal condition and reaction of the skin. A rash can be a symptom of a wide variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions. A rash can result from infection, irritation, inflammation, allergy, insect bites and other abnormal conditions.
Last updated Mar 22, 2020


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