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What are the indications of a staph infection from a tattoo?

What are the  indications  of a staph infection from a tattoo?

Mostly red with pain: Symptoms of any infection, whether it is staph or otherwise, usually include swelling, redness, and pain. Staph infections often also have a honey-colored crust on the skin surface. It is best to have any area you suspect is infected evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Neal Kraus
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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


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What are the symptoms of a wound infection?

What are the symptoms of a wound infection?

Pain, redness, pus: If a wound gets infected, you will usually see swelling of the wound, redness developing around the wound and spreading outwards, and increased pain with the wound. Eventually when the pus builds up enough inside the wound in can open spontaneously and start drainage out, but this is usually later in the process. You can also get body symptoms such as fevers and fatigue in big infections. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a staph skin infection?

What are the symptoms of a staph skin infection?

Boils & cellulitis: Abscesses (boils) or cellulitis (red, hot, swollen, tender skin). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a staph infection?

What are the symptoms of having a staph infection?

Pain/redness: Usually staph infections form abscesses, which grow in size, are painful and have redness around them. If you think you have a staph infection you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of a chronic infection in the sinus because of a perforation from a root canal?

What are possible complications of a chronic infection in the sinus because of a perforation from a root canal?

See Endodontist : It depends upon what was placed into your sinus. If it was the disinfecting solution the denist uses to clean your canals then the sinus usually recovers with no intervention. However, if the 'filling material' of the root canal was placed in the sinus then you need the help of an oral surgeon or ent. Since you said this is 'chronic' i would suggest getting this looked at soon. ...Read more

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What are the visible indications of a kidney infection?

What are the visible indications of a kidney infection?

Symptoms: Visual symptoms from kidney stones are probably related to the pain and your reaction to the pain you are experiencing. Lab tests and prescriptions and fluid intake are possible non-visible things doctors and yourself may do to help treat the kidney infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pseudomonis infection?

What are the symptoms of a pseudomonis infection?

Very painful: Possible fever, swelling, redness, drainage. This is a serious infection you must seek treatment.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a MRSA infection ?

Not specific: Symptoms will vary with the type of infection and are generally not different than with other similar organisms. If you are referring to skin infections these are usually red, raised, firm and tender to touch and may be capped by a pus pocket. There may be multiple lesions. But remember the same thing can happen with other organisms. ...Read more

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What are the signs of staph infection in a child?

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Depends: It depends on where the infection is. For example if it is a skin infection, you may have fever, redness, swelling, pain, pus etc. If it is a blood infection, you will have fever, chills, and possibly seeding of the bacteria in other organs, with signs and symptoms specific to that organ. ...Read more

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What are the effects of getting a tattoo besides infections? Can a cancer/ heart patient get a tattoo?

What are the effects of getting a tattoo besides infections? Can a cancer/ heart patient get a tattoo?

Regrets: You're only nineteen and are being treated for anxiety. Both are great reasons not to be inked right now. I'm a tattoo buff and have two of my own. Wait a few years before you decide on what you want and when you get it. "No tattoos before 30" is a good rule unless it's your military unit's tattoo, and no names of anyone who's still alive are also good rules. Most anyone can get inked. ...Read more

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What are the symptooms/signs of a yeast infection and what is a yeast infection in a male?

What are the symptooms/signs of a yeast infection and what is a yeast infection in a male?

Sxs: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

Non-healing wound: The flesh eating bacteria is a rare form of bacteria that shows up only once in a while but it almost always makes the news. It is a form of bacteria that causes the skin, muscle, etc to die as it infects the those areas. If you have an infection and you have any concerns seek medical attention as these infections are much easier to cure in the early stages. ...Read more

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What are the possible outcomes of a breast infection?

What are the possible outcomes of a breast infection?

Varied: It depends on the site and source3 of the infection. If treated properly the outcome should be good. ...Read more

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What are the odds of me getting a staph infection after debridement?

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Depends: It depends on the quality of sterile technique practiced by your doctor and/or or, as well as if perioperative antibiotics are used, and the duration of time for the debridement. Bedside debridements would be more likely than a true sterile or debridement. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a mild staph infection?

What are the symptoms of a mild staph infection?

Redness: Mild staph infections would be skin/soft tissue ones, which may manifest as just redness and swelling at a site. Treatment would be to drain abscesses if present, and if it is just cellulitis, a short course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of getting a tattoo?

What are the consequences of getting a tattoo?

Regret : Future regret is the number one consequence of getting a tattoo. The cost of removing and the complications associated with removal are another. Contracting an infectious disease such as hepatitis c is a real concern, especially when obtained at an unregulated facility. ...Read more

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What are the chances of infection from a reused possibly sterilized needle in medical facility?

How was the needle: resterilized? Your risk of infection depends on how the needle was sterilized..You need to find out how the needle was sterilized and let us know. The risk can be better assessed that way. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection? Are the antibiotics for treatment the same?

What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection? Are the antibiotics for treatment the same?

Uti a general term: Utis are bladder and/or kidney kidney infections often require antibiotics for longer and in different dosage than bladder infections. ...Read more

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What is the different between a staph and a MRSA infection?

What is the different between a staph and a MRSA infection?

Similar: Mrsa is a type of staph that is resistant to some of the common anti-staph drugs, such as methicillin and cephalosporins. ...Read more

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What are signs of staph infection in a hcild?

What are signs of staph infection in a hcild?

Boil,red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills. ...Read more

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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


Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more