How much time does it take a staph infection rash to clear up?

Depends on severity. A tiny pimple or pustule on the skin, caused by regular staph, should heal up in 3-5 days after the pus comes out. A deeper abscess may take 1 week of treatment to clear up, and another week for the remaining wound to heal. People who have internal abscesses in their bodies, or have suppressed immune systems, can take several weeks of treatment with IV antibiotics (even longer in bone infections).
Staph infection. Staph is a bacteria that lives on everyone's body, and when it finds a damaged area of skin, it can take hold and cause an infection of the skin known as impetigo. It could take many weeks to heal up on its own, and in some cases the body can't fight it off for a long time. If twice daily otc antibiotic ointments don't clear it up within 7-10 days, see your doctor or a dermatologist.

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I think I may have a staph infection because I have rashes on my buttocks and I feel aburning sensation, but what is it?

Rash. Not all rashes are caused by staph, some rashes are not caused by infection at all some may be from a virus, rashes that are painful or have blister like lesions can be from herpes, shingles etc... Read more...

I was recently hospitalized with staph infection in my bloodstream. I have a rash on my face. Some redness and peeling on testicles and am very itchy.

Speak to your md. This could be an allergic reaction to either the medications or secondary to the infection. Staph in the blood is a severe infection so you should be on top of everything with your doctor until you are fully recovered. Read more...

No allergies. Kidney/liver fine. Treated for staph infection. Skin rash, bruised gums. High WBC 16. I feel like my dr. Doesn't care what to do next?

More complicated. Ok...Firstly what were you treated with..Zyvox, (linezolid) cubicin, vanco, imipenem..? Some antibiotics have undesired side effects. Checking the nose is a good idea because staph carriage occurs there. Using hibbiclens (otc) 1-2 times a week will leave an invisible anti-bacterial film on your body thus decreasing the colony count. Read more...
Change doctors. If your doctor does not care then change doctors or talk to him. Read more...

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

Staph image. You may be surprised to learn that skin infections can take on a variety of different sores, redness, and such. There isn't much to go on with your question but there is not just one answer. It sounds like your ten year old was already seen by the doctor, so i would trust that. Read more...
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. Read more...