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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
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
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
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
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
I have a staph infection on my buttocks for about 3 days. It hurts to walk now as I can feel it deep In my leftside causing my leg to hurt. It throbs ?
See doctor: Time for you to go to doctor for treatment. Then you will feel better ...Read more
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
How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....
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
I'm worried the sudden pain in my right hip leg joint is due to possible Staph infection on my right side bikini line which is now a boil/cyst.
12 big red bites on my upper legs, back they itch and swollen. Looks like a yellow pimple inside Could it be mosquito bite,I had staph infection 2011?
Had surgery to straighten bowed legs, got a staph infection in 1974 in r upper thigh. Again in same place in 2002 and 2011. Why does it return?
Complicated: Would need to know what type of infection and what it involved. You might try a combination of nasal Mupirocin (bactroban) and total body washings for about a month solely with a Chlorhexidine containing soap. Getting rid of the nasal and skin carriage state would be desirable (50% success) if this was skin and soft-tissue infection. ...Read more
I would like to know if anyone thinks this may be staph? I have pictures on file. I have had a small staph infection about 7 months ago.
Would encourage: You to consider using the individualized service with one of the dermatologists (there is a small user fee). ...Read more
Is a doctor willing to help me with a burn and staph infection in same area through messages and possibly pictures?
No: This website is not intended for making a diagnosis or treating patients. It's not for practicing telemedicine. If you have an infection, you should see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I had staph infection a while ago and it was treated. However, my ankle (the original site from which it spread) still itches. Is that normal?
Sort of: It is likely that there was a sensory nerve located in the area of the infection. The inflammation, and/or any treatment to the area for infection likely irritated this nerve. Now, you are having a neuritis to that nerve, which can cause various stimuli such as itching, burning, temperature change, etc. ...Read more
I have pain in my hip, knee, foot and my foot is swollen and numb. I found out that someone that went on a trip with me has staph infection. What now?
Not enough info: It would be unusual for a systemic Staph infection just from casual contact. I would consider other options, include reactive arthritis, crystalline arthritis (gout/pseudogout). It doesn't seem like the information given is going to help us pinpoint why you have this. Any recent new sexual partner or risk for gonorrhea? Where was trip? Lumbago with sciatica can lead to pain in those areas. ...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
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