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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Infection (Definition)

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A whitish yellow spot on my breast. It doesn't hurt. Could this be a staph infection?

A whitish yellow spot on my breast. It doesn't hurt. Could this be a staph infection?

Probably not: Probably not but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is causing this.

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I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.

I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.

Infectious diseaseMD: Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? You may have MRSA under the nails and seeding the skin. Normlly you treat MRSA and it resolves you have to culture it find out what it is sensitive to and use those antibiotics. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds, and zyvox is made specifically for mrsa culture your nose too.

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I had a bad staph infection under my arm that was treated yesterday. I have a burning pain shooting thru my shoulder arm and breast. Is this normal?

I had a bad staph infection under my arm that was treated yesterday. I have a burning pain shooting thru my shoulder arm and breast. Is this normal?

Staph infection...: ...and other severe skin infections take at least a few days for symptoms to improve after starting antibiotics. Sometimes the symptoms can get worse for a couple days before starting to improve. But to be safe, check with the doctor treating you. Good luck!

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How do you get s staph infection on your upper breast area?

How do you get s staph infection on your upper breast area?

Scratch: You can get a staph infection from any break in the skin. It could be a scratch from a garment or even from scratching an itch. Whatever the cause, it's something to take seriously as you don't want to get cellulitis in this area. Treatment often starts with topical antibiotics and then moves to oral antibiotics if the topicals aren't initially successful.

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Is staph infection contagious? Are there any potential ramifications of breast feeding with a staph infection?

Staph and breast fee: Staph infections are definitely contagious. If you are breast feeding you need to be doubly cautious. If you want to continue you to breast feed you must be seen by a physician. You can be placed on an antibiotic that won't harm you or your baby. Above all you must be scrupulous about hand washing as well as breast care to include washing of breasts before and after feeding.

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Why do I have staph infection my butt?

Why do I have staph infection my butt?

Bacteria: Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. If you have a staph infection, there's a good chance that it stemmed from bacteria you've been carrying around for some time. These bacteria can also be transmitted from person to person. Because staph bacteria are so hardy, they can live on inanimate objects such as pillowcases or towels long enough to transfer to the next person.

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Can I still take xinc oxide on staph infection?

Zinc oxide: Staph should be treated by specific antibiotics by mouth and sometimes also topically

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Can I catch staph infection from kissing a guy?

Staph infections: No. The likelihood of this is extraordinarily small.

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Is there a test to see if I have MRSA or a staph infection

Yes: A culture can identify the bacteria that is causing your infection. Staph and strep are common bacteria found with skin infections. After the lab identifies the bacteria that is causing your infection, testing is done to see which antibiotics would work best for your specific infection. Mrsa is a type of staph that is resistant to the drug methicillin, but other antibiotics are effective.

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I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! What to do?

I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! What to do?

MD today: IF you have an abscess that will not go away or get better it needs to be drained. See either your doctor ER or local surgeon. Likely you will need drainage and possibly antibiotics

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Just diagnosed with a staph infection? Do I need to stop work as waitress?

Just diagnosed with a staph infection? Do I need to stop work as waitress?

Controversial, but..: I would say no, as long as you practice good hand hygiene and consider wearing gloves frequently at work. Staphylococcus is all around us and you won't pass it to others if you wash hands frequently with antibacterial soaps and/or use alcohol based hand disinfectant.

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Had a staph infection lanced. Can I use peroxide to clean it when I change bandages?

Had a staph infection lanced. Can I use peroxide to clean it when I change bandages?

No: It is not recommended to use peroxide for these infections. Simply use warm water and soap before applying a dry dressing to keep the area clean. Change the dressing regularly so the wound heals properly.

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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

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