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A 40-year-old member asked:

Painless, very itchy skin. could this be a staph infection?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Staph infection: Staph infections are tender, painful, red swollen. There may be pus & blood. Fever can be high. See a dermatologist for your itchy skin. Antiseptics and antibiotics will make you worse.
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