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Staph Infection In Leg
I have a staph infection in leg its healing but 3 inches above it the lymph node is still swollen which scares me is this normal? How long will last?
Lymph nodes: Rather than scaring you, an active lymph node doing it's job to fight off infection, should reassure and encourage you about your body's health. A reactive lymph node is working when it is swollen. It is doing it's job. It takes some time to return to a normal quiet state after the infection and all of the foreign material is taken care of. No reason to be scared for any reason here. ...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
Varies: It can look like anything from a folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles) to cellulitis (inflamed skin/soft tissue) to an abscess (painful lump with overlying inflamed skin, may be draining pus). This is common with all bacterial skin infections, not just staph, however. See a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have a staph infection (my fourth in same leg) and the doctor didn't feel it should be incised yet. It is the size of a lemon inside my skin and the skin is taking on a blackish tint. Although I have had to be hospitalized for one of the prior infection
On antibiotics for a staph infection on my leg. Only have taken 2 doses so far, but abscess is growing and now hot to touch. Should i lance&drain it?
I have a little hard bump on my leg it felt like a cut but i saw it and it was circle and red washed it off, looks like a hole. is ita staph infection?
Unable to tell: Sorry unable to tell online. Please see general doctor or dermatologist soon. ...Read more
How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....
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
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