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Staph Infection On Upper Thigh
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
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 an infection on my upper thighs, both sides. It looks like it may be a spider bite or staph infection but I'm unsure?
Infection: More likely. Se a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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.
If you have a boil: It needs to be drained.....don't let an infection fester. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
See below: If the drainage is stopped and the wound is healed and there is no redness or swelling. ...Read more
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
Possible: See dermatologist or primary doc to find out. ...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