Surface only. Hibiclens will kill staph bacteria on the surface of the skin - but any infection involving tissue below the surface needs a systemic (oral or injectable) antibiotic.
Check the nose. Using lotion on your face should not be a problem after a staph infection. However, you may want your doctor to check and see if you are colonized by the staph bacteria in your nostrils. This can be done by simply doing a culture from the nostrils. If it is positive, then treating the bacteria there with a topical ointment may help keep you from getting another infection.
Antibiotic. If there's truly a staph infection on your face, a topical or oral antibiotic would be what you need to get rid of it the quickest. A combination of oral and topical antibiotic would be even better.
I have been struggling for a few years with a staph infection on my face. I have had doctors tell me its staph, impetigo, and just acne. I have been o?
Get another opinion. I suggest you find a doctor who can find the correct diagnosis. Seek a consultation with an internist, dermatologist and plastic surgeon. Be certain to tell them every medication you are taking. Ask them to run any needed tests to find the definitive diagnosis. Don't give up and get discouraged.
Don't pick. Don't pick your face, get your nose cultured to make sure you are not MRSA carrier if yes, may need bactroban nasal.
See your doctor. These sores are often seen with underlying abscess and may be related to MRSA infection. This is typically treated with drainage, soaks and and antibiotic such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for ten days.
I wanted to know if my staph infection is showing some type of improvement on my face. I have been going to emurgent care for treatment.
Can't see it. If redness improving it is, if getting worse or more puss /enlarging /pain it isn't, antibiotic should cover the susceptible type of bacteria, if not they should culture it to find the appropriate antibiotic, espec. If mrsa need Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) if tolerated /not allergic.
Need an exam. It would be difficult to take the responsibility of giving you advice without knowing the details of your illness and examining your face. If you have doubts about wether or not your infection is improving you best see a physician. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
I have a lot of very deep scars on my face. They are from a type of staph infection that eat away tissue. What can I do the most affective for the price?
What bothers you. Scar are noticeable for multiple reasons. First what color are they? If pink then they are still healing. If brown then bleaching creams may help. If the are deep and creating shadows then excision or fat grafting may help. There are so many options, many more than cane be explained here. It is worth a visit to a board certified plastic surgeon to understand your options.
May help. Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift.
Possibly. Though if you still have redness, it is possible that it is not yet healed. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis.
Staph. If it is just a superficial staph infection--impetigo--then it is not usually dangerous and can be treated with topical antiobiotic like mupirocin. If it is a deeper--swollen, red, tender infection with fever, then it should be treated with oral antibiotics and monitored by your pediatrician for improvement.
See below. It depends what type of staph infection you are referring to. An abscess would need drainage. A cellulitis or soft tissue infection could be treated with oral antibiotics but if severe or associated with fever and toxicity intravenous antibiotics would be better until the sepsis was controlled. Mrsa infection would require different antibiotics than methicillin sensitive staph infection.