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How much time does it take a staph infection rash to clear up?

How much time does it take a staph infection rash to clear up?

Depends on severity: A tiny pimple or pustule on the skin, caused by regular staph, should heal up in 3-5 days after the pus comes out. A deeper abscess may take 1 week of treatment to clear up, and another week for the remaining wound to heal. People who have internal abscesses in their bodies, or have suppressed immune systems, can take several weeks of treatment with IV antibiotics (even longer in bone infections). ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I think i may have a staph infection because I have rashes on my buttocks and i feel aburning sensation, but what is it?

I think i may have a staph infection because I have rashes on my buttocks and i feel aburning sensation, but what is it?

Rash: Not all rashes are caused by staph, some rashes are not caused by infection at all some may be from a virus, rashes that are painful or have blister like lesions can be from herpes, shingles etc... ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a residual rash after a staph infection?

Is it normal to have a residual rash after a staph infection?

NO: What kind of staph infection, where was it located and with what was it treated? You may be seeing an allergic reaction to a medication you were given. ...Read more

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I was recently hospitalized with staph infection in my bloodstream. I have a rash on my face. Some redness and peeling on testicles and am very itchy.

I was recently hospitalized with staph infection in my bloodstream. I have a rash on my face. Some redness and peeling on testicles and am very itchy.

Speak to your md: This could be an allergic reaction to either the medications or secondary to the infection. Staph in the blood is a severe infection so you should be on top of everything with your doctor until you are fully recovered. ...Read more

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What does a staph infection round anus look like? 10 yr old has very painful rash with pinprick size heads

What does a staph infection round anus look like? 10 yr old has very painful rash with pinprick size heads

Likely not staph: Staph would not be my first choice for that area. Group a strep or yeast would be a more likely agent. I would have your doc assess the area as the strep would have the same risk of problems as a strep throat.I have used the simple office strep test from an anal swab to confirm my suspicions. ...Read more

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What dosage of cephalexin will help treat staph? I have 500mg. How many times a day should I take it for possible staph infection

4 times a day : If you do not have MRSA, 4 times a day should treat a staph infection. You will know within a few days if you are on the correct medicine. MRSA will take a different medicine, usually a sulfa based medicine will treat a community acquired MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus). Good healing. ...Read more

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If what i have is staph infection after taking cephalexin 500mg tid how long would it take to clear up and how long should i take the cephalexin?

Staph infection: Your question cannot be answered without knowing what type of infection you have, the sensitivity of the organism, and whether it is in an area in which Cephalexin penetrates well. In addition it may be necessary to take this more than three times a day. Need far more info. ...Read more

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A friend had stomach surgery, is now back in hospital with staph infection. how long does it take to clear? is it contagious?- as I have a newborn.

A friend had stomach surgery, is now back in hospital with staph infection. how long does it take to clear? is it contagious?- as I have a newborn.

Leave newborn home: You should not bringing a newborn anywhere near large crowds and especially the hospital. The child's immune system is not mature and if baby has a fever there needs to be a big work-up due to the possibility of infection from the womb. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bioburden of the human body, so that the mere presence of these on the skin does not ...Read more