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A 37-year-old member asked:

can you tell me how to cover up my skin infection with a band-aid thingy?

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Apply it: Use the band aid and cover the area.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How can one diagnose staphylococcal skin infection?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi answered
Dermatology 7 years experience
Clinical history: The diagnosis of most skin infections is made by the pattern of symptoms and physical exam findings. However, it is not usually possible to know without cultur whether the infection is caused by the staph bacteria or another bacteria, like group a beta-hemolytic streptococcus (strep pyogenes). A culture of any weeping or abcess will help determine if staph is present.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Which staphylococcal skin infection is considered the most serious?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Toxic shock syndrome: It can cause death in hours. Read more about it here: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001676/.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symtoms of a skin infection?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the common presenting symptoms of skin infection?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy.Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What type of doctor should you see?For a?Skin infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Randy Hauck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Primary care: Call your primary care doc or go to an emergency room.

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