A 24-year-old female asked:
i wanted to know if my staph infection is showing some type of improvement on my face. i have been going to emurgent care for treatment.
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Need an exam: It would be difficult to take the responsibility of giving you advice without knowing the details of your illness and examining your face. If you have doubts about wether or not your infection is improving you best see a physician.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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After a staph infection on my face, should I use lotion?
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Dermatology 18 years experience
Check the nose: Using lotion on your face should not be a problem after a staph infection. However, you may want your doctor to check and see if you are colonized by the staph bacteria in your nostrils. This can be done by simply doing a culture from the nostrils. If it is positive, then treating the bacteria there with a topical ointment may help keep you from getting another infection.
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Last updated Jun 11, 2017
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