Staph infection draining

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Avatar n tn My wife has a staph infection she had to be admitted in to the hosp. She's on antibiotics throuh iv. Night she bumped the sore by acceident and puss came out and she is more pain than before is this a good thing that it is draining?
Avatar n tn I pack it each day changing the dressing at least 10-12 times a day, still leaks on my clothes. Got a call today from the ER, they state I have a staph infection, they will give me med. Is this normal? This stuff has a smell to it and I am still hurting and a lot of pressure. Will meds fix this and stop the draining? Please someone relieve my mind!!
Avatar m tn I need someone to help me out so bad, Staph infection is ruining my life. I am a male 22 years old and I started to have a staph infection since I was 19 years old. It's getting to the point that I'm embarrass to wear shorts and short sleeves shirts because I have scars (dark marks under my skin). I first started experiencing Staph infection on my legs and in my arms, they looked like pimples with pus. I drained them and removed the pus, that started to leave marks like dark spots under my skin.
Avatar m tn Hi Yep, It appears that this staph aureus, can be got on the skin, nose or rectum, The symptoms of MRSA in the rectum can start with pimples or boils. The rectum may be swollen and inflamed with the infection. Small bumps on the skin can quickly turn into painful abscesses that may require draining by a doctor. Do hope his helps.
Avatar n tn I have tried prescription meds and body wash but my staph is reoccuring for three years now, on my butt what should i do
Avatar n tn In Tucson, I was treated with IV antibiotics for the infection, which was very draining and usually a long process. Since I moved to San Diego, I have been Staph free for almost 3 years, until September of 06 when the staph returned. The Dr. whom I have been seeing keeps putting on short term oral antibiotics, which I know does not work, I just finished 3-weeks of Cipro and 5 days later the infection was still noticeably there. The Dr.
Avatar n tn Also, if it gets very red and you see redness spreading around the area, that is cellulitis and you should see a doctor immediately for oral antibiotics and possible draining of the abscess. You don't want to get a staph (esp. MRSA) infection, and you are at risk of this with any open wound. Good luck. Don't be too embarrassed... you are not alone.
Avatar n tn She just looked inside my nose and said that it's a sinus/staph infection. She said it's not the serious staph and that everyone has staph in their nose. She put me on a second round of antibiotic right away instead of messing around with the first round because she thought that they swelling was unusual. The antibiotic I'm on is called "Avelox" and I saw improvement with the swelling in <24 hrs. The swelling and paint is almost completely gone! What a relief!
Avatar f tn I now, just had another boil pop up in the surrounding area. Could it still be from the staph infection? I've found websites detailing HS and am now really anxious that it could be that! What are your thoughts? I have an upcoming appt with my derm, but I'll have to wait a few wks.
Avatar n tn I have been treated for a staph infection following open heart surgery for 11 months. I had a huge cavity in my chest from the infection. I was treated with two antibiotics intravenoudly for three months while a nurse treated the wound wth medication. I was then put on oral antibiotics as the wound medications continued. The surgeon said it would never close up and I should have another surgery to remove the wires and scrape the sternum. That part wasn't scary.
1752640 tn?1352770994 Clean draining boils often. Wash your hands very well after touching a boil. Do not re-use or share washcloths or towels. Wash clothing, washcloths, towels, and sheets or other items that contact infected areas in very hot (preferably boiling) water. Change dressings often and throw them out with the drainage, such as by placing them in a bag that can be closed tightly before throwing it out.
Avatar n tn 1st culture was lost, 2nd culture came back Staph Infection. I am very concerned about this infection along with the mono on top of it. She is on her 6th or 7th antibiotic (Augmentin, Zithromax Liquid, Z-Pak, Ceftin, Z-Pak & now another Z-Pak along with an iron pill and in the beginning some other medication. The knot is stilll there although it has went down some, still draining a foul odor infection and today there appears to be some more red spots around it again.
Avatar f tn I think you should see another doctor to get diagnosed by having either a culture done or molecular test to confirm that you have a staph aureus and/or MRSA infection. MRSA is just the form of staph that is more resistant to antibiotics. You don't normally spread staph aureus or MRSA by hugging because the clothes cover the area. So if the area is covered you should be okay.
Avatar n tn Sometimes when you scratch the skin, you get a staph infection because of bacteria under your fingernails. You need antiobiotics for that kind of infection. Go to the doctor, get a note from him/her and present it to your employer.
Avatar m tn On Aug 3, 09, I had a revision of my total hip replacement that had been present for 6 years. The pelvic part had loosened. Three weeks later, I was diagnosed with a Staph infection around the implant. The surgeon took out the pelvic implant, flushed the area and reinstalled another implant. The Staph was sensitive to Cephelaxin(not a MRSA). In November, had hip pain with a recurrent infection. Both implants were removed and an antibiotic spacer was put in.
Avatar f tn The had to slice it open and drain it. It's been 2 or so weeks that it's been draining and I found out it was staph infection so they put me on antibiotics. I've been taking the antibiotics for a few days and then one morning I had intense vaginal itching and my vagina was all swollen (I'm sorry for graphics!). I did some research and was 99% sure I had a yeast infection. I asked the doctor how to treat it and she said monistat was safe, (I didn't get tested for yeast though).
Avatar n tn Sounds like the pus is starting to come out. But if you pick a staph infection it isn't like a pimple it will spread the infection. Try not to touch it. Wash you hands often and use clean towels. You may want to go back to the doctor since you opened it up. If it isn't getting better they may need to change the antibiotic.
Avatar n tn first of all, has anyone ever swabbed your ear and sent the specimen to a lab to find out what kind of infection you have? It can be a staph infection or other and that makes all the difference in the world as far as treatment. You may need a combination of oral antibiotics as well as ear drops. Definitley get to an ENT.
Avatar f tn OK all. I have a question. How many of you had an infection after laparoscopic surgery? I have had a few surgeries, but never had this complication. My belly button wound got infected. I identified it and went in very quickly. The doctor on call took a culture and put me on Keflex. I went in for a follow-up with my regular doctor (who performed the surgery). The test results were only partially in and showed that it was Staph, resistant to penicillin, but not some other antibiotics.
Avatar f tn I posted this on the endo board, but that one does not seem to be very active. Please help! How many of you had an infection after laparoscopic surgery? I have had a few surgeries, but never had this complication. My belly button wound got infected. I identified it and went in very quickly. The doctor on call took a culture and put me on Keflex. I went in for a follow-up with my regular doctor (who performed the surgery).
468440 tn?1318692241 Hello, They seem like boils or furuncle. 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. Abyone can develop a boil/furuncle and it is not necessary that it is not found in clean,hygienic people.
Avatar f tn Side pain persisted, but we thought that normal, post-operative irritation. Week 5, fluid began draining from a cyst an inch or so from the wound, 1/3 cup at a time. Very little obvious redness, no fever, no other symptoms. CAT scan showed no abnormalities. Minor irritation at the site of the wound. Drainage clear, weak yellow color. No odor. Diagnosed as staph. Took antibiotics, drainage stopped. No more fluid at all. 2 weeks later, 1/2 cup of fluid, daily.
Avatar f tn I was kept overnight with the presence of strep and staph infection via cultures and blood. I was sent home after 2 days with a diagnosis of VRSA. I was sent home with doxycyclone and pain meds to take every 4 hours. I was told that if I don't see an improvement within 24 hours than I should be seen asap. I was seen again last night. I had a cat scan of my face. There were no abscesses noticed but small pockets of fluid.
Avatar n tn HELP! For the past two years I have been getting painful recurring face infection (boil) on different parts of my face (my chin, above eye, on rim of ear, on skin just in front of earlobe... anywhere. I feel one coming on and I call in a perscription for Dicloxacillin 500 mg and take 4 a day (28 pills). It goes away and I am fine for 3 to 4 months and I get another one different place. The Dr.
Avatar f tn Again, the symptoms lessened but never completely stopped and then returned as soon as that course was over. A third urine sample confirmed the presence of infection - including staph, which is apparently unusual, and I was put back on macrobid, but only once a day to keep things at bay until I can get in with a urologist. I am very concerned that nothing seems to be able to kill this infection and that it has gone on for at least a month now.
Avatar n tn internal stitches were used,i had a reaction to them,and came down with an infection. Dr treated it with antibiotics until i went back under the knife on oct 3rd to clean it out. This dr said he was 99% sure the infection was taken care of(baseball size mass of infected tissue was removed, due to 2 stitches),and the draining of the wound should stop by the end in 3 weeks.
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.
10441189 tn?1410155722 The description sounds like MRSA, or Staph both treatable and can spiral fast. I think you need to be seen ASAP. Please take a list of all recent chemicals you have put on the lesion. Hibaclens is a soap that can help the growth but it can not fight the infection..both are highly contagious. I hope my message finds you quickly and you are seen and relieved of your pain.
Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? Antibiotics are usually prescribed after draining to ensure that there is no risk of secondary infection. Cellulitis usually goes away with 7 - 10 days of antibiotics. Daily wound care and topical antiseptic and antibiotics may also help. The risk of getting an infection increases if there is crack or break in the skin. Hope this helps. Take care and do keep us posted.
242516 tn?1368227505 The flu has passed epidemic rates in much of the country, and if you don't have a cold, I'm sure you have a friend who has the sniffles, fever, chills, aches and pains of a viral upper respiratory infection. This is different from a bacterial infection such as sinusitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia. A viral infection doesn't improve with antibiotics as these infections do. A virus hijacks your own body's healthy cells and uses it to reproduce and spread.