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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?

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

 

Infection: Definition

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, that is an inf ...Read more

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What does staph infection look like on the leg?

What does staph infection look like on the leg?

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

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Checklist: Treating a Bladder Infection

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
Daily
Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
Daily
Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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What does a leg staph infection look like?

What does a leg staph infection look like?

Red pustule : Staph anywhere on the body can present as pustules or abscesses. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Bladder Infection

Drink at least 2L of water
Daily
Avoid irritating foods
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Empty bladder 4-6 times per day
Daily
Empty bladder after intercourse
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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?

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?

No: Don't try to drain it yourself. Go to the emergency room and get treatment . You probably need IV antibiotics and I&D drainage of the abscess. You may have a MRSA staph infection which is resistant to oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Bladder Infection

Take medications as prescribed
once
Avoid fragrances in soaps, detergents, panty liners and pads
daily
Avoid too much scrubbing, direct pressure from thongs, tight clothes
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If menopausal, vaginal estrogens (plant based) help prevent uti's
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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?

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?

Several red bites : with a small pimple(pustule)in the center describes a fire ant bite.Any possible exposure?Soy sause takes away the sting(also works for bee/wasp stings).Must also consider cellulitis.If gets worse,c ur doc. ...Read more

 

Staph Infection: Definition

An infection caused by any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bio ...Read more

 

Staphylococcal Infection: Definition

Staphylococcal infection is also known as Staph Infection. Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial in ...Read more

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