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OCD picked off skin, it fell off. Skin grew back tight and constricting. Been this way for weeks after moistizng. Unsure if related 2 staph on face.?
Exam: Please see a skin specialist (dermatologist) for evaluation and treatment. Your OCD meds may need adjustment. ...Read more
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
Had staph on face after swellen went down and it drained I now have a hard ball like bump on my cheek it don't hurt but what to do?
SeeSee derm: See your doctor to have evaluation of the lesion. As it heals it may just disappear. ...Read more
Check the nose: Using lotion on your face should not be a problem after a staph infection. However, you may want your doctor to check and see if you are colonized by the staph bacteria in your nostrils. This can be done by simply doing a culture from the nostrils. If it is positive, then treating the bacteria there with a topical ointment may help keep you from getting another infection. ...Read more
See below: It depends what type of staph infection you are referring to. An abscess would need drainage. A cellulitis or soft tissue infection could be treated with oral antibiotics but if severe or associated with fever and toxicity intravenous antibiotics would be better until the sepsis was controlled. Mrsa infection would require different antibiotics than methicillin sensitive staph infection. ...Read more
Elevated igG, CRP, CCP and normal RF. What does that indicate.? . I feel tired everyday and had staph infection in my face and had an abortion 33 weeks
Possibly RA: This CRP measures inflammation and can be elevated if there has been a recent infection or even surgery. You didn't mention when the abortion was. If it was in the past 1-2, weeks that might cause the CRP to go up. If the CCP is significantly (+) it is finding seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis. It can turn (+) even before onset of arthritis. If you start having joint pain you should see your MD. ...Read more
I have been struggling for a few years with a staph infection on my face. I have had doctors tell me its staph, impetigo, and just acne. I have been o?
Get another opinion.: I suggest you find a doctor who can find the correct diagnosis. Seek a consultation with an internist, dermatologist and plastic surgeon. Be certain to tell them every medication you are taking. Ask them to run any needed tests to find the definitive diagnosis. Don't give up and get discouraged. ...Read more
What's the difference between bactroban ointment and cream? Is one less effective? Can you not use one in your nose? My pharmacist said he wanted to talk to me about the difference but wasn't there when I got them. Using it to treat face/nose staph.
Keep having reoccurring boils on face. Not staph, diabetes, or herpes. What could be the cause? Dermatologist keeps giving me bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and trimethoprim
Staph: Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Drainage or pus is common. When staph is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure. ...Read more
Staph inf: Question is not clear. Staph is okay. Could be in sinuses. ...Read more
Don't try to pop it: Especially until you know what it is - don't try to pop it. It might make it worse - infection, spreading, etc. Gently dab it clean, perhaps a mild astringent, let a doctor see it - or at least a good pharmacist. It's your face - don't injure it by popping things. Best! ...Read more
Possibly: Though if you still have redness, it is possible that it is not yet healed. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
Staph: If it is just a superficial staph infection--impetigo--then it is not usually dangerous and can be treated with topical antiobiotic like mupirocin. If it is a deeper--swollen, red, tender infection with fever, then it should be treated with oral antibiotics and monitored by your pediatrician for improvement. ...Read more
I wanted to know if my staph infection is showing some type of improvement on my face. I have been going to emurgent care for treatment.
Need an exam:
It would be difficult to take the responsibility of giving you advice without knowing the details of your illness and examining your face. If you have doubts about wether or not your infection is improving you best see a physician.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. ...Read more
I have a lot of very deep scars on my face. They are from a type of staph infection that eat away tissue. What can I do the most affective for the price?
Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat.
Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read more
I have recurring staph on the lower cheek area of my bottom that won't go away There is no head to drain Taking antibiotics & Hibiclens Suggestions?
Add bleach to your bath water and soak. For 5 to 10 minutes. Add a half-cup of 6% bleach (ultimate concentration of bath water was 0.005% bleach).
http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/707974
Change underwear frequently and wear loose (not tight) clothing to let skin breathe. ...Read more
Had a boil lanced on my face about a week ago. Was tested positive for staph. The incision is healing nice. But under the skin is hard where is was
Boil: Assume you were treated with clindamycin and other appropriate antibiotic. Can apply hot moist compresses to area to attempt to soften. It will take 6 months to two years to soften up as much as possible. If cosmetically unacceptable, let it calm down for 4-6 months and have excised. kenalog injection can also be performed but wait at least 3-4 months. ...Read more
Staph infection: I would recommend seeing a doctor for the best treatment. You most likely need antibiotics - either topical or pills. Caladryl might help with some of the symptoms if the skin is irritated, since it contains calamine and pramoxine. I only see this as 'adjunctive' however, and I believe you need 'real' treatment. Hopefully your doc can guide you. ID docs are expert at treating Staph infections. ...Read more
My 9 year old has a few bumps on her face and neck that look similar to pimples without the head. Could they be staph?
I woke up with a pimple like bump on my leg and it was itchy, now it's inflamed and really red with a white head at the tip. Staph?
How long could a minor staph infection on penis last? Does it require medication? And could masturbation make it worse if it is right below penis head
My son continues getting staph infections, boils on the face and some parts of his body, we have tried antibiotics and natural remedies. What else?
Discuss with doc: There is a good chance there is a staph carrier in his life. One thing would be to have everyone tested (nasal swab) for staph carrier status. Include the family furry pet if appropriate. If found they need to be treated. Bleach baths, good hand washing are part of a long term plan. If your regular doc id frustrated see an infectious disease person. ...Read more
Had staph on scrotum. Cleared up, now have itching on scrotum that spread to penis. Penis is red, swollen at the head with weeping fluid. How 2 treat?
See your doctor: Your infection may not have been completely treated. Alternatively, if you also used a topical medication while treated the scrotal infection you me be having an allergic inflammatory reaction to the cream. Either way, see your doctor asap. ...Read more
I have a serious staph infection on my scalp and face. To the point where I can't even lay my head down on a pillow because my head is inflamed. For years doctors have just been prescribing me normal antibiotics that have only kept it from getting horribl
A deeper cause: If this has never gone away, perhaps the antibiotics selected are not the best for your infection, or perhaps there is a "reservoir of infection" below the skin. If the infections recur after going away for some time (or even if they do not), you may be especially susceptible to staph infections; your immune system may not be functioning properly. It is time to see a specialist and get some tests. ...Read more