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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 a staph infected area on my jawline. Below my jawline on lt side I have lump the size of a quarter. Very painful. What should I do?

See a doctor.: Have you seen a doctor, who diagnosed the staph infection? If so, you should have been put on some oral antibiotics, unless the symptoms were not this severe at the time. The painful lump is an enlarged lymph node, reacting to fight the infection. You need medical evaluation and antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 17 year old dtr has staph. Second round of antibiotics. Painful eruptions on upper leg and groin. What can I do?

My 17 year old dtr has  staph. Second round of antibiotics. Painful eruptions on upper leg and groin. What can I do?

Anti staph measures: If staphylococcus is becoming a frequent problem, she and others may be colonized. Sometimes, everybody needs to be treated, mupiricin placed in the nose as it's a frequent place for colonization, and clorox baths (1/4 cup clorox added to a full bath) to eliminate body carriage. Talk with your doc about anti staphylococcus measures before starting. ...Read more

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My right lymph node is swollen and it is painful, but it does not hurt when i swallow i also just got over a staph infection. What could cause this?

Lymphadenitis: Sometimes it takes longer for lymphadenitis to resolve -- and you may need to continue the antibiotic a bit longer with your doctor supervision. ...Read more

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I think I might have a staph infection. I had a group of red bumps on my leg and all of them but one didn't go away, now it's swollen, red, painful. ?

I think I might have a staph infection. I had a group of red bumps on my leg and all of them but one didn't go away, now it's swollen, red, painful. ?

Skin infections: You should have your leg evaluated by your doc, of which you may need an antibiotic. Till you get to see your doc, keep the area clean with soap & water, dry it & if the skin is open, use topical Neosporin, which could cut down the amount of infection. Take Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin to help with the pain and inflammation. Do not wait to see your doc, these are only temporizing measures. ...Read more