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At What Point Should I Have A Bump On My Neck Checked For Staph
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
Iv had a lump at the bottom of my head on the skull for a while now should I go see my doctor. What is it and what causes it?
May be normal bone: If it's at the very back of your head, directly in the midline, it's probably a normal bony lump called the external occipital protuberance. Sometimes it takes people many years to discover they have this. If it's clearly to the right or left it may be a lymph node, and if getting bigger, should be checked out. ...Read more
I have had a swollen lymphnode on the right side of my jaw. It had been there for about a year it doesn't hurt. Should i go to the doctor. Thank you.
I have a bump on the inside of my mouth below where my teeth are at. I have had it for awhile, should I get it checked out?
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
So I got a pimple on the back of my head .. I popped it .. Should I be worried about an infection ?
I have what seems to be a skin tag just underneath the head of my penis. It's been there for at least 12 months should I get this checked out?
I have a lump on the back of my neck on the left of my spine. Should i get it checked out by a doctor? It isn't painful.
You should: It will be wise to see a surgeon to evaluate what kind of mass you have. ...Read more
I have a bump on my vaginal area it has puss in it and i popped it a year ago is it possible to get something at cvs and what should I get!
Don't play doc!: Sometimes these can be hidradenitis suppurativa, or they can be infected bartholin's gland cysts. If you popped one a year ago ; it came back in the same place, you should see your ob/gyn. They might need to incise ; drain it, and pack it. They even put a little catheter in so that a permanent hole goes to the outside so it can drain on it's own. Should also culture for MRSA ; treated if need be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my glands on my neck have been up for a couple of weeks, they seemed to have doubled in size , what could it be and should I go doctors?
Yes, get checked: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
I have a lump on the back of my head that hurts for about a week. It is on the left lower side if my head. What could it be ? Should go see a doctor?
Yes you should: You have a painful bump on your head and it hurts, so have it checked. ...Read more
Hi, for a while now I've had from what I can feel bump on the back of my head. It isn't painful and I don't have symptoms. should I get it checked out?
Yes...: You probably ought to have your doctor take a look at it just to be certain it is nothing to worry about. That way, you will hopefully find out what it is and get it treated, if necessary. Or, the doctor will tell you it's nothing and then you can stop worrying about it. Good luck to you!!! ...Read more
My throat has been sore like I have strep, and i looked at it and a have a hard white thing on what seems to be my right tonsil. What should I do?
Tonsillar debris: Probably debris caught in the crypts of your tonsils. If it remains troublesome see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
I have a painless lump on the side of my foot next to my heel. I noticed it yesterday because it was itching.Should i be concerned and see a doctor?
Yes: I wouldn't be over concerned since the lump is recent. I would see the doctor if the lump is not going away, especially if it is hard in nature. If there is any redness to the area, go see someone tomorrow. You may also want to try soaking the area in warm water and epsom salt a few times a day until you get into the doctor. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a hard lump under my skin on my inner forearm that a have had for at least a few years. It also has a blueish look to it. Should i be worried.
Venous Lake: Some people have small dark blue cystic like structures which are a confluence of dilated capillaries near the surface of the skin. They are called "venous lakes". They are benign. However, if it has a pulse it may be arterial and should be checked. Also, any rapidly changing lesion need evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more
I have a prettiy big lump on my head it, there is no pain but i know I should have it checked and i don't have a doctor, where should I go to get this checked out, and should I be worried.
You : You haven't mentioned if there is any history of injury, nor how long the lump has been present. I would suggest an initial evaluation by a family physician. You can search online for a board certified family physician. He/she will be able to do an initial evaluation and determine whether further intervention is needed. This will also be a great opportunity to establish a relationship with a personal physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump on the bone at the base of my index finger. It has been there for a few weeks now and it is starting to hurt. Should I get it checked?
I have a staph infection, dr gave me sum antibiotics that i'm still taking, I have the red big bump still and wondering if I should get it checked?
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
Small bump on foreskin 5 days ago became inflamed after popping. Popped again today more white stuff came out still inflamed painless. Can it be staph?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I keep getting bumps on me it looks like tiny blisters then sweells in to a hive what is this ? Staph?
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
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
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
What to do if i got a staph infection on my neck in Africa aboutyou think it will get infected with staph?
I don't understand: your question. Please consider re-submitting with clarification. ...Read more
I've had really bad staph infections, with me getting boils everywhere. I recently got little white bumps on pubic area, is this folliculitis?
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
I have a little hard bump on my leg it felt like a cut but i saw it and it was circle and red washed it off, looks like a hole. is ita staph infection?
Unable to tell: Sorry unable to tell online. Please see general doctor or dermatologist soon. ...Read more
Bump in my left nostril, that started off gooey & crusted. Noticed there is a bump in the nostril which oozed some pus. Not sure if pimple or staph?
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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