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What does staph infection look like?

What does staph infection look like?

Many shapes: Skin infections with staph can take many shapes. It could be flat redness or a pus filled boil or just a red bump.

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What does staph infection look like on the leg?

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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.

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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.

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What does a staph infection round anus look like? 10 yr old has very painful rash with pinprick size heads

What does a staph infection round anus look like? 10 yr old has very painful rash with pinprick size heads

Likely not staph: Staph would not be my first choice for that area. Group a strep or yeast would be a more likely agent. I would have your doc assess the area as the strep would have the same risk of problems as a strep throat.I have used the simple office strep test from an anal swab to confirm my suspicions.

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Why does my healed staph infection look like a bruise?

Why does my healed staph infection look like a bruise?

Colored Healing: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited int he area and give it the brownish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures.

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I would like to know if anyone thinks this may be staph? I have pictures on file. I have had a small staph infection about 7 months ago.

Would encourage: You to consider using the individualized service with one of the dermatologists (there is a small user fee).

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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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How can I know if I have a staph infection?

How can I know if I have a staph infection?

Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue.

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How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances reinfection.

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How do I spread a staph infection on my butt?

Hand Contact: Most staph. Infections are spread from person-to-person by hand contact. These infections start by introducing the germ to a new site; if the skin is intact, then no infection developes and the person may just harbor the organisim. Any break in the skin may introduce the germ into the deeper layers of the skin, thereby setting up the potential for a serious infection. Frequent handwashing helps.

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Can i pick up a staph infection at home or work?

Can i pick up a staph infection at home or work?

More likely w/ MRSA: Staph is all over. There is usually an intrinsic or extrinsic inciting event. If the innate immune system is healthy it usually wards staph off. But if there is a breach in the skin barrier, a staph infection may ensue, but walled off quickly by the immune system. If its a more virulent form of staff such as community acquired mrsa, the chance of an "staph infection" such as an abscess is higher.

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How will i know if my staph infection is healed?

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.

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What can I do to naturally cure a staph infection?

Let me help: The best way to cure infection by practice could hygiene and stay away from people have that infection.

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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.

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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.

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I need to know if my staph infection is getting worse or better?

See dr: Best to see your doctor to be sure. But generally, decreased redness, swelling and pain are a sign things are improving.

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How long do I need to wait after a staph infection before I can shave?

Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened. You can shave when it is resolved.

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How do I know exactly what is a staph infection and how does someone get it?

Bacterial infection: A staph infection is a bacterial infection caused by one of several species of staphylococcus bacteria. The bacteria are everywhere and don't always cause an infection. However, when a person is infection, he/she requires antibiotic treatment.

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