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At What Point Should I Have A Bump On My Neck Checked For Staph
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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