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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Can staph infection cause hives?

Can staph infection cause hives?

Possibly: States of immune activation, such as infections, can lead to hives. Typically, we see viral infections in children lead to short-lived hives. However, there is evidence that people with hives have a higher incidence of colonization with staph (bacteria living on the skin but not causing infection). It's not clear how or why this occurs, but there does seem to be a link. ...Read more

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Are hives caused by staph infection?

No: Mrsa abscesses can look a little like hives but often contain pus , are painful, can be very large, and usually only a small number are present. Hives usually follow exposure to antibiotics(sometimes the cause is in not known) or certain foods such as strawberries, are usually multiple small raised very itchy spots and tend to be multiple. As always, see your doctor for any serious illness ...Read more

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Can staph infection cause hives all over body?

NO: Hives are caused by type 1 hypersensitivity reactions or allergies. Staph. Aureus skin infections can occur in many areas of the body especially with impetigo but these are not hives. ...Read more

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My daughter has been on keflex for staph with hives for 2 days but the hives continue to grow and she still has a fever. Should she see a doctor again?

My daughter has been on keflex for staph with hives for 2 days but the hives continue to grow and she still has a fever. Should she see a doctor again?

Yes, immediately: Hives are a sign of allergy and your daughter should see her doctor immediately to change the medication. If she develops even the slightest breathing problem, take her to an emergency room right away. ...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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What are the symptoms of staph infections in most people?

What are the symptoms of staph infections in most people?

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

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