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What Is Staph Infection Look Like
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
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Can an infected nipple piercing be a staph infection? If so what would it look like, one of the "ducts" on my nipple is inflamed & filled with pus.
My niece has two black spots on her scalp. It's hard for her to go to sleep. They look like blackhead pimples but are large. Is it staph infection?
I'm worried too: You are correct. Especially since it's painful, this is the bad staph until proved otherwise. Have her seen now.
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).
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Let me help: The best way to cure infection by practice could hygiene and stay away from people have that infection.See 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor.
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.
See dr: Best to see your doctor to be sure. But generally, decreased redness, swelling and pain are a sign things are improving.
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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