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A 36-year-old member asked:

i've got all these bumps on my hands mostly some on my arms, stomach, etc. painful only when they first appear. is it that staff infection mercia? .

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Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 36 years experience
Possible, but...: Staph infection of the skin usually presents either as impetigo (bumps or patches with honey-colored crusting- typically on the face), folliculitis (pustules around hair follicles), or as painful abcesses. Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (aka mrsa) is a resistant form of staph that is unfortunately becoming more prevalent. You could have folliculitis or something else. See a dermatologist.

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