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I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! What to do?

I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! What to do?

MD today: IF you have an abscess that will not go away or get better it needs to be drained. See either your doctor ER or local surgeon. Likely you will need drainage and possibly antibiotics ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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


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What are symptoms of a staph infection?

What are symptoms of a staph infection?

Staphylococcus: Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We are covered w/staph and our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut, lungs but if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (mrsa, mrse, gisa). Handwashing! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of staph infection?

What are the symptoms of staph infection?

Pain/redness: The signs of any bacterial infection are: redness, swelling, pain, heat. In medical school most of us learned the latin: rubor, tumor, dolor and calor (yes, doctors are nerds for the most part).
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these symptoms worsen along with the severity of infection (i.e. Dark fiery red is worse than light pink). If the infection gets more serious, you can have fevers as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a mild staph infection?

What are the symptoms of a mild staph infection?

Redness: Mild staph infections would be skin/soft tissue ones, which may manifest as just redness and swelling at a site. Treatment would be to drain abscesses if present, and if it is just cellulitis, a short course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a staph infection?

Pain/redness: Usually staph infections form abscesses, which grow in size, are painful and have redness around them. If you think you have a staph infection you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please tell me the symptoms of MRSA vs. A staph infection?

Please tell me the symptoms of MRSA vs. A staph infection?

Mrsa, a type of stap: Mrsa is a type of staph that is drug resistant. Staph/mrsa can cause a variety of things. Commonly, skin infections/boils.

They can get into the blood stream and cause infections. Once it gets into the blood stream, it can go anywhere and cause an infection at that site. ...Read more

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Can hives be a symptom of staph infection?

Can hives be a symptom of staph infection?

Maybe: In a 2007 turkish study of patients with chronic hives compared to subjects without hives staphylococcus was cultured more frequently from the noses of those with hives. To prove that staph causes hives though it's necessary to show that hives resolve with successful treatment of staph infection. That hasn't been reported yet. Up to 10% of acute hives are caused by streptococcal infection. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long does it take a staph infection to show symptoms of actually having the virus?

How long does it take a staph infection to show symptoms of actually having the virus?

Staph: Staphylococci are not virus, they are bacteria, onset of symptoms varies depending on the site of infection. ...Read more

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Hi please could you tell me what the symptoms of a vaginal strep or staph infection would be, thanks?

Hi please could you tell me what the symptoms of a vaginal strep or staph infection would be, thanks?

Sometimes none: Both of these bacteria can normally exist in the vagina. Usually symptoms don't occur un less the bacteria overgrows. At that point symptoms may include a vaginal discharge and possibly odor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the recent staph infection that affecting people? I know they said look for a pus filled pimple looking bump. What are the other symptoms?

What are the symptoms of the recent staph infection that affecting people? I know they said look for a pus filled pimple looking bump. What are the other symptoms?

Staph infection: In addition to pus filled pimples, the area around an area of staph infection will become reddened, swollen and there will likely be red streaks radiating from the reddened area. Staph can cause skin and subcutaneous tissues to break down and become necrotic. ...Read more

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My daughter has MRSA she has not had any symptoms in over a year but now her grandma's doctor says that my daughter gave her a regular staph infection?

My daughter has MRSA she has not had any symptoms in over a year but now her grandma's doctor says that my daughter gave her a regular staph infection?

Not likely: Mrsa is everywhere, on everything. It is not possible to say where grandma got it from. Maybe she gave it to your daughter a year ago. It is one of the most frequent skin infections we see in the office. We don't even try to figure out who gave it to whom. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a strep and staph infection on the penis? Are they similar? Tiny red dots on penis glans when erect?

What are symptoms of a strep and staph infection on the penis? Are they similar? Tiny red dots on penis glans when erect?

Skin infection: Red, pain, small dots, large red swelling. It really doesn't matter. You have something wrong with your penis right now and it is not wise to wait this out or to nit-pick if one does not have all of the possible symptoms. Your doctor needs to see this and to get you treated. ...Read more

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Can low-positive ANA and mild symptoms occur after short but heavy antibiotic treatment for severe staph infection from three months ago?

Can low-positive ANA and mild symptoms occur after short but heavy antibiotic treatment for severe staph infection from three months ago?

Unrelated: But would you kindly be more specific about what kind of symptoms, antibiotics wouldn't affect ana testing ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread internally?

What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread internally?

Staph Infections: Yes. Of course. I am not sure why you have not gone to the doctor. This is not a kind of infection and not a place to just wait and let it get worse. Please get to your family doctor urgently. ...Read more

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Why do I have staph infection my butt?

Bacteria: Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. If you have a staph infection, there's a good chance that it stemmed from bacteria you've been carrying around for some time. These bacteria can also be transmitted from person to person. Because staph bacteria are so hardy, they can live on inanimate objects such as pillowcases or towels long enough to transfer to the next person. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a staph infection?

Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue. ...Read more

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How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances reinfection. ...Read more

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How do I spread a staph infection on my butt?

Hand Contact: Most staph. Infections are spread from person-to-person by hand contact. These infections start by introducing the germ to a new site; if the skin is intact, then no infection developes and the person may just harbor the organisim. Any break in the skin may introduce the germ into the deeper layers of the skin, thereby setting up the potential for a serious infection. Frequent handwashing helps. ...Read more

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Can I pick up a staph infection at home or work?

More likely w/ MRSA: Staph is all over. There is usually an intrinsic or extrinsic inciting event. If the innate immune system is healthy it usually wards staph off. But if there is a breach in the skin barrier, a staph infection may ensue, but walled off quickly by the immune system. If its a more virulent form of staff such as community acquired mrsa, the chance of an "staph infection" such as an abscess is higher. ...Read more

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How will I know if my staph infection is healed?

Symptoms clear: You will know when the original symptoms are clear and you finish your antibiotic course. What exactly to look for depends on the source and location of the infection in question. ...Read more

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What can I do to naturally cure a staph infection?

What can I do to naturally cure a staph infection?

Let me help: The best way to cure infection by practice could hygiene and stay away from people have that infection. ...Read more

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Can't tell if I have staph infection. What can I do?

See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have staph infection and don't know what to do, help?

See doc: Right away. Or you must be seeing one as you are diagnosed with such. Not sure what type of infection and what your concern is. Please elaborate. ...Read more

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I need to know if my staph infection is getting worse or better?

See dr: Best to see your doctor to be sure. But generally, decreased redness, swelling and pain are a sign things are improving. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after a staph infection before I can shave?

Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened. You can shave when it is resolved. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin ...Read more