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Staph Infection Itchy Bumps
My daughter has red itchy bumps on her arms and feet. What could be the cause? She was diagnosed with a staph infection but the bumps persist. Bed bugs were mentioned but she is the only person being bitten. Could this be an allergic reaction to something
This: This is tough to answer without a picture. There are several possibilities including bites (fleas or other), eczema or allergic contact dermatitis, lichen planus, folliculitis (staph infection), and others. I doubt bed bugs given the location. I would recommend you try a moisturizer such as cerave cream twice daily and if not better after a few days consider a trip to the dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Bites are common in kids so that is certainly a possibility. If they are bites, avoidance plus a steroid gel might be beneficial. I hope that helps. ...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
Apparently I have a staph infection, my vagina is itchy and red spots which turn into whiteheads keep popping up in diff places. What does this mean?
? Folliculitis: This sounds like folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle). Staph can cause it. But there are other things that can cause a folliculitis. You should have the contents of one of these "whiteheads" cultured to be sure it is staph before you accept an antibiotic. And if you shave your bikini area it could be you are spreading the problem. So, stop shaving for now, get treatment and new razors. ...Read more
I was recently hospitalized with staph infection in my bloodstream. I have a rash on my face. Some redness and peeling on testicles and am very itchy.
Itchy bumps on tummy that are pusy bumps that itch and bleed some bumps are black? ? What is this I was diagnosed with staph one time is it still ther
Yes: This inconsistent with a recurrent staph infection which a culture can confirm. If it is li tied ba troban can work. However if it is extensive an oral antibiotic is necessary. Preventive measures include antibacterial soap, vitamin c every day to help white blood cells, bovine colostrum, baths with dilute clorox 1 cup to a whole tub discuss with your doctor. ...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
Depends: Superficial staphylococcus aureus skin infections can be treated with topical bactroban ointment. A more significant infection would require oral antibiotic treatment. Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Doxycycline for MRSA and dicloxicillin or Keflex for mssa. Very serious s.Aureus infections require prolonged intravenous antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Can a staph infection spread throughout your body & cause some to severe itching & hard bumps in certain places of the body?
Yes: Yes this type infection can cause this it needs an evaluation in person by a doctor if your symptoms are severe go to the Emergency room of the hospital ...Read more
What are the symptoms of the recent staph infection that affecting people? I know they said look for a pus filled pimple looking bump. What are the other symptoms?
I have a large bump/cyst on my mons pubis. By large, I mean in width & the fact that it literally sticks out from that area. Is it a staph infection?
Evaluation.: You need an evaluation of this lesion to tell what it is. ...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
I get extremely painful bumps filled with pus and blood in my vagina hairs every couple of months. I have been compressing them with a warm wash cloth but I'm not exactly sure what that does. I also just recently found out I had a staph infection aka MRSA
There may be an: ...association between the MRSA and the recurrent infection in the vaginal hairs (folliculitis). If you're being treated appropriately with the antibiotics for the MRSA, that might help clear up the folliculitis. Be aware tho that any bacteria still hiding in the follicles may cause a flair up. Talk with your doctor about that & that other hygiene measures to help prevent recurrences. ...Read more
I have a scalp infection of some kind. Itchy, red bumps, bald patches, sometimes bleed, puss. Staph? Folliculitus? Ringworm? What is it?!
Multiple answers: You really need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and get proper treatment, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi my husband noticed a pimple like bump on his thumb and told that he has a staph infection. He's not sure if it is that or a bug bite or MRSA?
What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread internally?
Staph Infections: Yes. Of course. I am not sure why you have not gone to the doctor. This is not a kind of infection and not a place to just wait and let it get worse. Please get to your family doctor urgently. ...Read more
Poped a bump with yellow pus boil on top and it spread and all pimple left dark spots could this be staph infection body was hot also hot?
Could be Staph: Without seeing this and culturing it it is impossible to accurately diagnose. See a doctor and have them examine you. Good luck. ...Read more
Can clindamycin cream really help to lessen a staph infection/boil of skin when applied early on (as a small pimple or red bump?)
Is there a skin infection (bacterial/fungal...etc) that causes itchy bumps/sores that are connected by a thin line just under the skin?
If possible,: Take a well lit picture and post it with your question. ...Read more
I have small red itchy bumps which have spread all over my stomach, back, thighs, and butt. Also may have a possible ringworm, is this an infection?
I have these little tiny itchy bumps all on my left eyelid. One doctor said vital infection eye doctor said bug bite its not getting better?
See an eyeMD or Derm: It is hard to tell by your question what is going on. An eyemd or dermatologist should be able to help you if it is not getting better. ...Read more
Dtr gets red itchy bumps on skin (esp. Feet) in weather warmer than 50 deg F. It is not a fungus or infection, only feels better with cold bath. Why?
Likely heat rash: Heat rashes are very common especially in moist places like the groin, arm pits, and feet. They can take many forms and can itch or not. Usually triggered by hotter temps that you describe but there are substantial individual differences in the level of heat and moisture required for triggering. If it is a huge problem for you, see a Dermatologist for suggested treatment. ...Read more
Hav yeast infection (swollen red itchy bumps on legs arms n butt)after childbirth. Can it b a sign of diabetes. Wht can b other reason fr the prblm?
Probably not yeast: These are not the typical sites for yeast infection and thus it is likely from something else. Pregnancy itself can be associated with unusual skin rash which should subside within 30 days after delivery. If the problem persists and not helped by topical cortisone, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a small bump on my lower chin; no discharge. It hurts when I put pressure on it, pain scale=7-8 I've had one before but it was staph infection.?
Dr found staph infection in my urine. Put me on 7 day course antibiotics (alprim) what's a staph infection? My feet swell and I have itchy skin etc??
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