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How To Cure Rash From Staff Infection
I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a staff infection and after several days i itch all over and have a rash. should i stop the meds?
Yes: Allergic reaction to sulfa antibiotics, Bactrim/Septra in particular is not that uncommon. Your description sounds suspicious for just that. I would see your doctor for this to determine the next treatment option for you. If this is an allergic reaction then you should avoid sulfa antibiotics in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have had an itchy rash on my right chin for a decade now. Its embarrassing especially because no dr can sem to cure it. The best advice i got was a fungal infection so i put n itd itcstarted to go away?
I am diabetic. Recently some infection started behind my both ears and it looks like rash. Its also spreading. What is the cure. Thanks.?
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Some patients become colonized with MRSA and are at risk for recurrent infections. This can be overcome with a series of chlorhexidene gluconate cleansing treatments, mupiricin ointment to the nares for a number of days and antibiotics as indicated. 2 negative cultures of the nares are felt to indicate the MRSA is resolved. ...Read more
Not sure: I was unfamiliar with the marcons name, but a quick search shows that it stands for "multiple antibiotic resistant coagulase negative staphylococcus". It is very rare in allopathic medicine to see infections with these bacteria and they are more often a contaminant of a blood or tissue culture. This seems to be something dealt with more by naturopathic providers. ...Read more
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