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What are the main signs of staph infection?

What are the main signs of staph infection?

Staph infection: Signs include redness, the area will feel hot and swollen. You may also have a fever. If the infection spreads, you will see redness radiating from the original area.

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What are signs of staph infection in a hcild?

What are signs of staph infection in a hcild?

Boil, red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills.

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What are the signs of staph infection in a child?

What are the signs of staph infection in a child?

Depends: It depends on where the infection is. For example if it is a skin infection, you may have fever, redness, swelling, pain, pus etc. If it is a blood infection, you will have fever, chills, and possibly seeding of the bacteria in other organs, with signs and symptoms specific to that organ.

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What are some early signs of staph infection?

What are some early signs of staph infection?

Same as from any bac: Hard 2 have any good answer, as all infections early r about the same. Swelling, pain, low fever. With out cultures they r hard 2 tell apart. Later tho the area involved may b n area where staph is more common 2 b. This is why a shotgun approach 2 early infection with no cultures is not recommended. If? C ur pcp 4 eval.

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Wondering about signs and symptoms of staph infection?

Wondering about signs and symptoms of staph infection?

Boil, red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills.

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Could you tell me what are some early signs of the staph infection?

Could you tell me what are some early signs of the staph infection?

Staph infection: Signs include redness, the area will feel hot and swollen. You may also have a fever. If the infection spreads locally, you will see redness radiating from the original area.

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What are the signs of a staph infection on lab test?

High WBC's: Not all staph infections are serious enough to cause abnormal lab tests. When the infection is serious, it can cause a high white blood cell count and you may be able to culture the bacteria from the blood or other infected areas.

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What are signs and symptoms of a staph infection of bladder?

What are signs and symptoms of a staph infection of bladder?

Burning, urgency, freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common.

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How do you know if a lanced staph infection is healing well? What are signs of it not getting better? ?

Abscess I/D: The primary care for abscess is drainage. Studies show us its even more important than antibiotics. If after lancing (incision & drainage) the wound is becomming more painful, red, hot or swollen, increasing drainage, becomes discolored or you feel ill w/evers, body aches, sweats, or lightheadedness, you need to go back & see your doctor. Local application of warm packs may increase healing.

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My son had an open wound from a staph infection and it has a green tint to it. Is that a sign the infection is coming back?

Green tint: The green tint may be a sign that another type of bacteria called pseudomonas may be present. I would recommend contacting your son's treating physician.

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Does staph infection itch?

Does staph infection itch?

It may: Itching is a subliminal form of pain and may be due to inflammation of many sources, and that could include infection.

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Can staph infection be airborne?

Can staph infection be airborne?

Staph Infections: Staph, or staphylococcus, is a family of bacteria that is very virulent, contagious, and even possibly infectious. What makes staph so dangerous is that it is very resistant to antibiotics. Though staph is not generally considered an air-borne disease, there is some debate that mrsa, thought it usually is spread through contact with open sores, can remain viable on dry counters.

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What is a light staph infection?

What is a light staph infection?

Staph aureus: Not sure what is referred to as "light staph infection", but perhaps just skin lesions (boils). This organism has the potential to produce severe devastating life-threatening infection and should never be taken lightly.

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How do you get a staph infection?

Staph & Skin: Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can. Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people.

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What is secondary staph infection?

Staph Infection: Staphylococcal bacteria commonly inhabit the skin and interior of the nose. Microscopic or visible breaks in the surface barrier of the body--the skin and mucous membranes--provide an opportunity for these bacteria to cause localized infections. Complications arise when the staph bacteria spread beyond the initial site of infection to the bloodstream and interior body tissues.

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How can a staph infection be cured?

How can a staph infection be cured?

With antibiotics: Staph is a bacteria and can be killed by antibiotics and cleaning of the pus.

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How to cure a staph infection asap!?

Antibiotics: See your doctor and if it is a staph infection you will need antibiotics to cure it.

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