Staph infection bug bite

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Avatar n tn Staph is not limited to HIV patients, non-HIV patients can receive skin infections from staph as well. The horror stories on the web about staph infections are due to staph aureus - which is normally found in a hospital setting. Dicloxicillin is normally a pretty good antibiotic for the treatment of this. Other medications to consider would be Keflex (Cephalexin) or Augmentin.
Avatar n tn The previous infections are unknown. However we think that this infection was due to a bug bite on his arm? Or In the last month he has decided to shave his head on a weekly basis due to the amount of hair loss. A nick maybe a cause of the current staph infection? He is currently on thyroid medication (lex thyroxine) and it is under control.
Avatar n tn Hi. Here is the situation. A few days ago, i had what looked just a little bug bite and then I went to a mixed martial arts gym. 2 days after the bump started to hurt a little bit. Then about 4 days later, it started sticking off of my arm. Getting bigger. It was not at a head though. Then, it started getting wider, so I went to the doctor. she told me that it was just a skin infection and gave me some antibiotics.
Avatar f tn She said it was tender when she would bump it and it did stick up. She had it removed and they found staph infection in it. It took a while to heal and turned out to be much bigger than it looked. She had a time with it keeping it open to drain. You may want to go to a dermatoligist to have a look at it. Even spider bites can get infected and cause problems, especially if you have already used topidal antibiotic and a prescription, and did not help.
Avatar m tn Only a culture test would have been able to identify the specific bug. My uncle contracted the MRSA bug twice, when he had to have a drainage bag on him to catch all the rubbish coming out. It was horrendous.
1470814 tn?1286736214 // Staph infections are often mistaken for bug bites. Please see a doctor if it happens again...left untreated can be dangerous.
Avatar f tn Doctors have said hives, flea bites, staph, and they just don't know. This doesn't act like a bug bite, no one has seen anything on them, and the blister is small, hard, and the itching don't stop until days after the blister has popped and the sore has wept for days.
Avatar n tn Should have known with my luck with the back surgeries..Got meningitis urine staph infection and staph infection of the blood..sick,sick boy..Wife thought I was a goner for sure..Didn't remember nothing for about 5 days..Had a lumbar puncture but dont remember it..was supposed to be in for 2 days..but that went to 10 days..Just finishing up tomorrow with the home nursing a piic line in had to do 2 weeks on the antibiotics.they taught me to do them myself..
1711722 tn?1356491154 Glad to hear you are finished and recovering. Haven't had a bug bite issue and I live in South Florida where they are prevalent. I will have my 6 month SVR test in a few weeks, but feel confident because I was UND at 12 weeks post tx. But a warning to all of you as you finish tx. I jumped full force back into my life post tx as I was feeling good. But my body really wasn't ready and as a result I spent the last two months pretty sick.
Avatar f tn Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. . Hair follicles that are blocked by greasy creams, petroleum jelly, or similar products are more vulnerable to infection. Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle. Treatment includes antibiotics and incision and drainage and do not touch or pick them up. Also apply warm compresses on the lump.
Avatar f tn He mostly kept to himself (he's bashful) but he still handled toys that the other kids played with afterwards. None of us suspected Staph. We just thought he got a nasty bug bite or spider bite. Well his mom took him to the doctor and they are testing him for MRSA-Staph and they are 98% sure that is what it is. I'm really worried my daughters could contract this! I guess we've all already been exposed and I'm not sure there's anything left to be done in way of prevention.
Avatar f tn My doctor and dermatologist think they're bug bites, although they don't look like any of the bug bite photos I've found on the web. What's concerning me are the ones around my nipples. They aren't anywhere else on my breasts, which seems strange if it was a bug. They are very sore and my breasts feel very heavy. A few of the spots have white heads. This showed up 2 mornings ago and more appeared during the first day. I haven't had any new ones in the last day. Not pregnant. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn It was very angry looking, bright red and a little bubbled. I suspected staph or strep since I had seen that type rash on my youngest child's bottom when he was still in diapers, and it had the blister-looking bubbles. I went to my nurse practioner and she prescribed bactroban and also swabbed it. The bactroban was effective and the rash cleared by at least 50% within two to three days. Then my nurse practioner called and said the culture showed e. coli. She then prescribed cipro.
Avatar n tn Yes well cellultis is an infection and can most commonly be caused by a staph or strep bacteria. Did you start the antibiotics and then start itching all over? If so you may be allergic to the sulfa drug. If this is the case you should call the doctor. Do you have a rash from it? Good that she is getting a stool culture for parasites too. I think the rash is probably the same infection that is on your arm that spread. Don't scratch any of it as it will spread it and make it worse.
Avatar m tn A couple of days later I started felling an itch at the base of my penis and noticed a single, small like a bug bite, lesion there. At first I tried using a jock itch spray to treat it wich gave me an intense burning sensation and think actually burned the skin a little. I also noticed that the lesion had a small white discharge with a tiny black spot at the end, very similar to a black head.
Avatar m tn They seem to love the trash and the sink (different fly?). Up to 6 months ago I felt like a bug was crawling on me when I sat on my couch and bed (different apartment), our first assumption was bed bugs and we treated the house (using bombs) for these, the crawling feeling slowed but never fully stopped. We recently moved (2 months ago) and I felt the same thing on the couch and bed, even worse actually. So much so that we had to throw the couch out.
Avatar n tn I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned. Could allergies have led to a sinus infection? Can the sinus infection cause dizziness and fatigue? Due to the holiday weekend I haven't been able to call my doctor, but after 3 prior visits he's never suggested sinuses to be a cause.
Avatar m tn A couple days ago I found what I thought was a bug bite on my upper left leg. The next day or so about 2 more appeared. They all itch and all that. The strangest thing is were my leg "connects" to my groin area. there i s a weird swollen line right above were the two places meet. It is itchy and obviously swollen compared to the other side. It is on the right side of my left leg and fades before it reaches my butt. It doesn't pulse or anything odd like that.
Avatar f tn It's more likely a staph infection than herpes. With herpes you would feel a lot of pain and not itchy (the itchiness is present as a tingly sensation before the sore surfaces). It could also just be a pimple or bug bite, or a rash from chaffing.
Avatar n tn I thought it was just a bug bite, but over the last few days more have appeared. Today another appeared near my pinky finger and another on the inside crease of my elbow. They itch, but don’t really hurt. I was little concerned because I had a staph infection last year that spread from my knee all over my body. This doesn’t really look the same as the staph bumps as they had a white center and were very red at the edges.
Avatar f tn mrsa is a skin infection If the immune system can not fight it off, that can start very small looks like a bug bite, If not taken care it can be deadly, I wish you both well, glad she is the hospital http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar m tn I have this lump on the lip of my vagina that looks like a bug bite, and the same size as the tip of my pinky finger. It only itches every now and then. I do shave my pubic hair and my mother thinks it could be a cyst when I talked to her about it. I have had sex with my current fiance, and as far as I know he has not had sex before me. Also I just moved to an old house, and we have a problem with mosquitoes and ants coming in, and I sleep in loose clothing. Could it be a bug bite?
Avatar n tn The doctor said it was an infected bug bite and it spread. well he was put on antibotics. Now 2 weeks later he has another one. Theres no way he is getting bug bites on his butt. I have vacummed his bed 3 times in 2 weeks. plus i dont see spider webs or anything.
Avatar f tn I have a big itchy red bump in my vagina could it be a bug bite?
Avatar n tn It could possibly be a bug bite, and you might have had a reaction the bug bite, that does happen to some people. But if had been going on for a couple weeks I would recommend going to see your PCP and see what your doctor says it is. As I said before I would recommend using Anti bacterial cream and put it on the bump with a band aid covering it, so if it is contagious, you don't spread it Rash Cream Ibuprofen. I also wonder if its MRSA.
Avatar m tn I have seen quite a few people on here that get a bug bite then they got cellulitis after. They are usually caused by a Staph aureus infection. Staph is becoming very resistant. It is good if they can give you bacterim (septra) as it is easier to tolerate and causes less problems than some antibiotics but that is if it works. I hope it clears up soon. Feel free to send your lab work if you wish.
Avatar n tn It isn't unusual to not have an explanation for all the sores and blemishes that appear on our bodies. I'm confident this isn't HSV related.
Avatar n tn I have a lump in my left armpit, only about the size of like a bad bug bite, but it's rather sore and painful. As far as I can tell, I haven't changed anything in my routine; no new products or environments that I've used or visited. And, though my skin is generally sensitive, I have no allergies. I've always been told to check for lumps around my breast and underarms, because of cancer.
Avatar f tn The first time the doctor assumed it was an infected bug bite. Max has since then had a couple courses of antibiotics. None of which have made the lesion any better. He has had two different lab cultures done. The first culture came back positive for staph, and the doc prescribed another antibiotic. We kept it clean, gave him his antibiotics, and changed the bandage daily. It did not even begin to look better. He has since had a culture to see if it might be some sort of viral infection?
Avatar m tn I have had no reacitons on the penile area and I had it removed today, so here I sit for a week waiting, and I also may have mersa staph infection as well. My beautiful perfect penis is now stamped with ugly Warts. Doctor said it would surprise him if it wasn't a STD.