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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. ...Read more

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 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

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What does a skin bacterial infection look like?

What does a skin bacterial infection look like?

Bacterial infection: This will vary with the type of infection. Cellulitis or infection of the skin will usually show redness, induration (hard swelling), warmth of the area, tenderness, sometimes discharge which may be purulent, and occasionally there will be pain out of proportion to the clinical appearance if the infection has progressed beneath the skin and is producing fasciiitis. ...Read more

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What can look like yeast infection or bacteria infection but really isn't?

What can look like yeast infection or bacteria infection but really isn't?

Varies: Some std's can mimic the symptoms of yeast or BV - such as chlamydia, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, etc. Some pelvic, vaginal, cervical, or uterine cancers could present with similar symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What is a "mrsa-like" infection?

Resistant bug: Mrsa stands for "methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus". Most infections causes by staph are treatable with multiple types of antibiotics.However, MRSA is a strain of staph that is mutated somehow so that it does not respond to the usual antibiotics. There is still a way to treat it, though the choices are limited. Many types of bacteria, not only staph can become resistant. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection look like on your tongue?

What is a yeast infection look like on your tongue?

Yeast infection: On the tongue, yeast infections can look like cottage cheese curds. When these are removed or scraped off, the underlying mucous membranes are intensely red. The tongue can also be uniformly red or look like it has folds on it without the white curds. ...Read more

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What looks more like a rash? Herpes or yeast infection

What looks more like a rash? Herpes or yeast infection

Rash: 'opinion not a decision'. Herpes: very painful; pustules; weaping rashes; may have puss among the pustules yeast infection: discharge of curd like material. Itching and may be some pain. Foul smell entirely different treatment. ...Read more

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What does a yeast infection look like?

What does a yeast infection look like?

Yeast: Symptoms of a yeast infection in a woman may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. ...Read more

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What does a bacterial infection feel or look like?

What does a bacterial infection feel or look like?

Bacterial infection: This depends upon the area of the body infected, the organism involved, the immune status of the host and other factors. If you have a specific infection in mind, rephrase the question and can respond more definitively. ...Read more

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What does a sinus infection look like?

What does a sinus infection look like?

Sinusitis: Often presents with nasal speech, congestion, swelling and pain over the face, dental pain, purulent nasal discharge, occasionally fever and headache. ...Read more

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What does yeast infection look like in your unmentionables?

White discharge: It's usually a thick white discharge that is different from the usual white secretions. ...Read more

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What does a scab infected with staph look like?

What does a scab infected with staph look like?

Not possible: "scabs" are composed of fibrin, platelets and red blood cells that are dead and dried. It cannot get infected. Remember that an important part of healing is inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) so if this is present it means you may be healing. Infected wounds get worse, pain increases and there may be pus. If not getting worse but is inflammed, it is getting better. ...Read more

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What does a bacterial infection on the skin usually look like?

What does a bacterial infection on the skin usually look like?

Pain, red, warmth..: Look for redness, swelling of the skin, soreness, and warmth; possibly with a raised center, maybe with a "head", a discharge, or scab-like area. Often at the site of a minor injury such as small cut or bug bite. Might increase in size. If so, or if you have any doubt, see your health care provider. ...Read more

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What does a yeast infection look like on a guy?

What does a yeast infection look like on a guy?

Yeast infection male: A yeast infection on a man's penis, called candida balanitis, is usually red, irritated patches of skin with occasional pustules. The infections seems to be almost always confined to the glans and corona. It is most commonly seen in men whose partners have yeast infections, in people with diabetes, and those that took antibiotics recently. ...Read more

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What does a manicure infection look like?

What does a manicure infection look like?

Paronychia: You are probably thinking about paronychia. Wikipedia has a good picture: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/paronychia. ...Read more

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What do open soars look like from a yeast infection?

No sores: Yeast does not cause open sores. If sores are present you should seek help from a gyn. ...Read more

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Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

Not likely: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused by a "mite", a bug, that tunnels under the surface of the skin. Scabies is not painful but itches like nothing else. Scabies doesn't form ulcers. Herpes is often on the face, genitals, or fingers. Scabies is often on the hands, arms, waist, or legs. ...Read more

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What does a female yeast infection look like?

Yeast infection: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Yeast infection what does it look and feel like ?

Yeast infection: Genital yeast infection gives itching, burning, thick white discharge and some time pain with urination or intercourse. Most likely secondary. ...Read more

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
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Staph Infection (Definition)

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