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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


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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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My bump turned out to b a staph infection, what's recommended?

My bump turned out to b a staph infection, what's recommended?

Depends: Superficial staphylococcus aureus skin infections can be treated with topical bactroban ointment. A more significant infection would require oral antibiotic treatment. Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Doxycycline for MRSA and dicloxicillin or Keflex for mssa. Very serious s.Aureus infections require prolonged intravenous antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have staph/suspected MRSA on neck..Its covered, treated w meds topical n oral...C as n child sleep in same bed if I lysol sheets before?

I have staph/suspected MRSA on neck..Its covered, treated w meds topical n oral...C as n child sleep in same bed if I lysol sheets before?

Why take risks???: Mrsa aside, why are you sleeping with a child.Cosleeping with infants is associated with suffication deaths (see aap position statement pediatrics 11/11). By mid childhood this fosters dependence at a time when kids should begin to create their own individuality & accomplishments. ...Read more

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A couple days ago i noticed a pain on my inner right leg, i also noticed a bump with red surrounding it. Its pretty painful, maybe staph?

A couple days ago i noticed a pain on my inner right leg, i also noticed a bump with red surrounding it. Its pretty painful, maybe staph?

Skin infection: Sounds like it could be a hair follicle that is infected and in a sensitive area like the inner thigh it could be quite painful. Should consider a visit to the doctor and possibly an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have these bumps on my private area been to two different docs. One said staph. The other said boils. They itch like crazy. Help please.

I have these bumps on my private area been to two different docs. One said staph. The other said boils. They itch like crazy. Help please.

Same: The diagnose are the same. One told you the cause, one told you the disease . I believe both doctors must prescribed antibiotics for you. So take them. If do not help, go back for switch to another antibiotics . Sometimes you may have drug resistance. ...Read more

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I have a hard red bump on my outer labia. Could this be staph?

Maybe but prob not: Sounds like a boil or something similar, perhaps starting as folliculitis with an ingrown hair, espedcially if you shave the area. Staph is one possibility, but strep and many other bacteria also could be responsible. If it's quite large (more than 2 cm or 3/4 inch) best to see a doctor for advice and possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more