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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more


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Been gaving a hive issue since mid-end of march, still present, also having staph like bumps. Mostly where hive outbreaks are common?

Been gaving a hive issue since mid-end of march, still present, also having staph like bumps. Mostly where hive outbreaks are common?

Vague: Staph like bumps are infections often associated with pus, but hives are transient and localized welts which are usually itchy. Are you having both conditions? If you did not scratch the "hive" yet it became pustular, then it is not a hive and for that you need to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My bump turned out to b a staph infection, what's recommended?

My bump turned out to b a staph infection, what's recommended?

Depends: Superficial staphylococcus aureus skin infections can be treated with topical bactroban ointment. A more significant infection would require oral antibiotic treatment. Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Doxycycline for MRSA and dicloxicillin or Keflex for mssa. Very serious s.Aureus infections require prolonged intravenous antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have staph/suspected MRSA on neck..Its covered, treated w meds topical n oral...C as n child sleep in same bed if I lysol sheets before?

I have staph/suspected MRSA on neck..Its covered, treated w meds topical n oral...C as n child sleep in same bed if I lysol sheets before?

Why take risks???: Mrsa aside, why are you sleeping with a child.Cosleeping with infants is associated with suffication deaths (see aap position statement pediatrics 11/11). By mid childhood this fosters dependence at a time when kids should begin to create their own individuality & accomplishments. ...Read more

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A couple days ago i noticed a pain on my inner right leg, i also noticed a bump with red surrounding it. Its pretty painful, maybe staph?

A couple days ago i noticed a pain on my inner right leg, i also noticed a bump with red surrounding it. Its pretty painful, maybe staph?

Skin infection: Sounds like it could be a hair follicle that is infected and in a sensitive area like the inner thigh it could be quite painful. Should consider a visit to the doctor and possibly an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have these bumps on my private area been to two different docs. One said staph. The other said boils. They itch like crazy. Help please.

I have these bumps on my private area been to two different docs. One said staph. The other said boils. They itch like crazy. Help please.

Same: The diagnose are the same. One told you the cause, one told you the disease . I believe both doctors must prescribed antibiotics for you. So take them. If do not help, go back for switch to another antibiotics . Sometimes you may have drug resistance. ...Read more

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I have a hard red bump on my outer labia. Could this be staph?

Maybe but prob not: Sounds like a boil or something similar, perhaps starting as folliculitis with an ingrown hair, espedcially if you shave the area. Staph is one possibility, but strep and many other bacteria also could be responsible. If it's quite large (more than 2 cm or 3/4 inch) best to see a doctor for advice and possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Can a staph infection spread throughout your body & cause some to severe itching & hard bumps in certain places of the body?

Can a staph infection spread throughout your body & cause some to severe itching & hard bumps in certain places of the body?

Yes: Yes this type infection can cause this it needs an evaluation in person by a doctor if your symptoms are severe go to the Emergency room of the hospital ...Read more

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I've had really bad staph infections, with me getting boils everywhere. I recently got little white bumps on pubic area, is this folliculitis?

I've had really bad staph infections, with me getting boils everywhere. I recently got little white bumps on pubic area, is this folliculitis?

Possible: It is possible, but you really need to have this checked by your family doc, dermatologist, or infectious disease specialist...You need to find out the cause of the recurring infection...If that is what it really is.. ...Read more

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16-yo boy itchy all over, small white/pink bumps appearing on skin. Lives in tropical Mex w/ teen athletes. Took antibiotcs 2 wks ago for staph boils?

16-yo boy itchy all over, small white/pink bumps appearing on skin. Lives in tropical Mex w/ teen athletes. Took antibiotcs 2 wks ago for staph boils?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed.GET THE AREA CULTURED TO EVALUATE GOR MRSA. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on tummy that are pusy bumps that itch and bleed some bumps are black? ? What is this I was diagnosed with staph one time is it still ther

Yes: This inconsistent with a recurrent staph infection which a culture can confirm. If it is li tied ba troban can work. However if it is extensive an oral antibiotic is necessary. Preventive measures include antibacterial soap, vitamin c every day to help white blood cells, bovine colostrum, baths with dilute clorox 1 cup to a whole tub discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have these hard bumps on inside of my thigh (2 of them). There is no puss and I have been outside a lot in the heat. Are they staph or clogged pores?

Several options: Insect bites, clogged ducts, ingrown hairs, and localized infection are all options. Usually topical treatments like antibiotic ointment and warm packs are adequate treatment. If they continue to get worse, have your doctor check them out. ...Read more