How do you get s staph infection on your upper breast area?

Scratch. You can get a staph infection from any break in the skin. It could be a scratch from a garment or even from scratching an itch. Whatever the cause, it's something to take seriously as you don't want to get cellulitis in this area. Treatment often starts with topical antibiotics and then moves to oral antibiotics if the topicals aren't initially successful.
Staph infection. Staph infections can occur from contact with an item that is colonized with the bacteria such as a shared towel or clothing. Some patients are carriers and the bacteria await a break inthe skin's defenses to gain entry and set up house. Eczema, scratching, injury, bra irritation with jogging, etc. Can open the skin and allow the bacteria to create an infection. See a doctor.

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A whitish yellow spot on my breast. It doesn't hurt. Could this be a staph infection?

Probably not. Probably not but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is causing this. Read more...

Is staph infection contagious? Are there any potential ramifications of breast feeding with a staph infection?

I . I assume the questioner is asking about breast feeding with mastitis due to a staph infection. In general, this is considered safe. While some doctors have traditionally recommended breast pumping and dumping the milk in these cases, there is no evidence that allowing the baby to feed is harmful. Staph is a normal inhabitant of the skin and mouth. It is likely that the infant's mouth is the source of the staph infection in many, if not most, cases of mastitis. Emptying the breast at regular intervals is key to treating mastitis. Whether done by breast feeding or breast pumping, the breast should be fully emptied at least every six hours, as this improves rates of recovery. Antibiotics are often prescribed as well, but it's unclear whether this improves recovery. Read more...
Staph and breast fee. Staph infections are definitely contagious.If you are breast feeding you need to be doubly cautious.If you want to continue you to breast feed you must be seen by a physician. You can be placed on an antibiotic that wont harm you or your baby. Above all you must be scrupulous about hand washing as well as breast care to include washing of breasts before and after feeding. Read more...

I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.

Infectious diseaseMD. Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? You may have MRSA under the nails and seeding the skin. Normlly you treat MRSA and it resolves you have to culture it find out what it is sensitive to and use those antibiotics. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds, and zyvox is made specifically for mrsa culture your nose too. Read more...

I had a bad staph infection under my arm that was treated yesterday. I have a burning pain shooting thru my shoulder arm and breast. Is this normal?

Staph infection... ...and other severe skin infections take at least a few days for symptoms to improve after starting antibiotics. Sometimes the symptoms can get worse for a couple days before starting to improve. But to be safe, check with the doctor treating you. Good luck! Read more...