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What Is Staph Infection Look Like
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
White discharge: It's usually a thick white discharge that is different from the usual white secretions. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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