Top
30
Doctor insights on: Staph Infection On Upper Thigh

Share
1

1
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?

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

Dr. Neal Kraus
535 Doctors shared insights

Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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


3

3
3 weeks ago I got a lil splinter in my thumb. I was unable to remove the splinter. Now a bump has formed under my thigh. Do I have a staph infection?

Possible: If this has been 3 weeks ago and it is not painful and draining pus then probably not. Your body is certainly reacting to it and creating a small scar around it. It is probably not a bad idea to see someone to perhaps have it removed. ...Read more

4

4
Are staph infections deadly and what should you do if its covering majority of the upper thigh, causing lots of pain, and vomiting?

Are staph infections deadly and what should you do if its covering majority of the upper thigh, causing lots of pain, and vomiting?

Staph infection: Staph infections, if not treated promptly and effectively can cause significant "morbidity", loss of tissue or an entire limb, and yes, even "mortality". A wound of the size mentioned, with such pain and vomiting is by definition infected, and treatment is not urgent, but emergent. Get to a doctor or the ER immediately ...Read more

6

6
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

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
1 doctor agreed:
7

7
What does staph infection look like on the leg?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
1 doctor agreed:
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

8

8
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

11

11
Husband has staph infection on the back of the leg. It is draining with a smell. Already had a course of antibiotics. How long should it take to heal?

Husband has staph infection on the back of the leg. It is draining with a smell. Already had a course of antibiotics. How long should it take to heal?

More quickly: Drainage and smell should have improved significantly after completed course of antibiotic. The treating physician needs to be updated if not already. The infection may need to be imaged and possibly treated surgically. A major concern is if the infection is able to spread to bone, which makes treatment significantly more difficult. ...Read more

12

12
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.?

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

13

13
How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....

RELAX: A small spot on the leg is common. Do you shave your legs? Wash in shower every day. If it becomes rapidly worse, see a DR. Most likely = folliculitis. Bacitracin and bandaid will make it worse. ...Read more

17

17
Ok so I went to the doctor they said I have a staph infection. But they itch and there are little red numbs on my stomach my thigh and back and arms?

Ok so I went to the doctor they said I have a staph infection. But they itch and there are little red numbs on my stomach my thigh and back and arms?

Other suggestions: If you were diagnosed with a skin staph infection, an antibiotic is indicated. If you have itching while on the antibiotic, you may have a form of an allergic reaction. I would advise letting your physician know, and a virtual appt may be booked online to review the rash. ...Read more

18

18
How will I know if my staph infection is healed?

Symptoms clear: You will know when the original symptoms are clear and you finish your antibiotic course. What exactly to look for depends on the source and location of the infection in question. ...Read more

19

19
Can't tell if I have staph infection. What can I do?

See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

20

20
I have staph infection and don't know what to do, help?

See doc: Right away. Or you must be seeing one as you are diagnosed with such. Not sure what type of infection and what your concern is. Please elaborate. ...Read more

21

21
Is there a test to see if I have MRSA or a staph infection

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. ...Read more

22

22
Today discovered I have a staph infection. What are the best treatments for this?

Antibiotics: Staph infections can grow quickly warm soaks help bring blood to the infection and keeping it clean as well using iodine as a topical agent. However if this is a true staph infection you will require oral antibiotics so see your MD ...Read more

23

23
My GP seems to not be bothered that I have had a staph infection for several months, and that it is spreading. What can I do?

Second opinion: If you feel that your infection is spreading get a second opinion, see a dermatologist, call another PCP or go to an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

24

24
Can I use hibiclens for staph infection on my face?

Surface only: Hibiclens will kill staph bacteria on the surface of the skin - but any infection involving tissue below the surface needs a systemic (oral or injectable) antibiotic. ...Read more

25

25
I'm worried about vaginal staph infection treatment?

Please clarify: Please let us know what type of information we can provide you with. What is the treatment plan that the doctor has offered you? ...Read more

26

26
I have staph infection in both toes is this contagious.

Skin infection: We all have staph normally on our skin. There is a certain type of staph called MRSA though which is resistant to many antibiotics and can be easily spread with contact. It often causes clusters of people to get skin or other infections in certain settings like gyms or nursing homes. ...Read more

27

27
How would I know a staph infection of the toe is cured?

See below: If the drainage is stopped and the wound is healed and there is no redness or swelling. ...Read more

28

28
My staph infection ruptured and is draining, what do I do?

Draining is good: If it is draining then that is a step in the right direction. However, this material should be cultured to determine the best medical treatment (i.E is this MRSA or not). It is also possible that this lesion needs to be opened up more to completely drain. See your doctor to determine how involved your treatment should be. ...Read more

29

29
I have staph infection in my newly pierced navel. What do I do?

Umbilical infection: Keep it clean and dry. Use Neosporin over the wound. Keep your primary doctor in the loop. If reddening gets worse. Or fever...call your primary ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
9 Doctors shared insights

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, ...Read more


Dr. Neal Kraus
344 Doctors shared insights

Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin ...Read more