Staph infection of the eye

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Avatar f tn t know but the only time I had pus coming out of my eye I had pink eye. I thought I had something in my eye. I was wearing eye protection but drilling in metal overhead, I thought I had a piece of metal. Washed the eye out, nothing, sent me to the Opthamologist. He didn't see anything washed out the eye again and said if it was irritated use a saline solution. I woke up in the middle of the night with push and long strings of gunk and crusty.
Avatar f tn Now it feels fine, except a bit of itching now and then and my eyelashes near the area are turned toward my eye probably because of the slight bulge where the infection is. There is a ball type feel to it on the outside and the inside of the eyelid has a light shape to it, like a healing sore. Recently I had an eye doctor visit and was told it was a staph infection. I was instructed to apply a hot compress and massage it, putting a drop of Vigamox two times a day for 7 days.
1760651 tn?1313087439 For two days, it felt as though there was something in my eye and yet when I looked, I couldn't see anything. The feeling continued and on the 3rd day, I noticed what looked like a clear 'glob' on the white of my eye near my bottom eyelid. I started putting some drops in my eye and by the evening, the sensation had intesified with a slight burning. I went to my GP yesterday and was sent to the ER.
Avatar f tn A staph infection, bacterial infection, and impetigo are all grouped in one as a staph infection. The likelyhood that all the infections going around your home are one in the same. Hope this helps....
Avatar f tn Now it feels fine, except a bit of itching now and then and my eyelashes near the area are turned toward my eye probably because of the slight bulge where the infection is. There is a ball type feel to it on the outside and the inside of the eyelid has a light shape to it, like a healing sore. Recently I had an eye doctor visit and was told it was a staph infection. I was instructed to apply a hot compress and massage it, putting a drop of Vigamox two times a day for 7 days.
Avatar f tn I have been on antibiotics for six days for a nasil staph infection now the bridge of my nose is tingling.the pain is all gone but I still have a small opening inside my nose and it is still red inside and it swells and then the swelling goes down through out the day. Why is my nose tingling?
Avatar n tn It started with something the size of a pea and grew to half my check within what seemed to be 24 hours. Unfortunately this could not have happened at a worse time. Our beloved family doctor of 12 years is no longer in practice. Now, I am left scared about my children being infected by me, concerns for my eyes which after 9 days on Bactrim 4 per day for 10 days and a 5 day round of bactroban are really red and feel dry. I am scared the infection is in my eyes.
402056 tn?1201542188 s doctor. Any 101 on staph infection would have to be based on intimate knowledge of the specific staph involved, the extent of the pneumonia, and based on his general health and the response thus far to antibiotic therapy, the likelihood of his recovering.
Avatar n tn s one of those situations where I really would need to see it in person. Sometimes it can be from an worsened staph infection of the skin which may respond to proper antiobiotics. Sometimes it is an allergic reaction to the antiobiotics and responds to stopping the antibiotics and using steroids. Sometimes it can be both and requires a different antibiotic for a while then steroids for a while.
Avatar m tn Then after that the boils kept returned and I did some research on the internet and was pretty with it was a staph infection, then I got tested by the doctors and while they were kinda vague, was apparently a staph infection in my nose. That was almost a year ago, though I've had several minor boils since then. Now my left nostril is swelling up and has become very painful, red & sore.
Avatar n tn Hi, This could be sweat dermatitis, folliculitis, allergic reaction. In most individuals there are outbreaks of folliculitis from time to time. Folliculitis is infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. The condition may be superficial (i.e., on the surface of the skin) or deep within the follicles.The most common cause of folliculitis is infection by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Folliculitis symptoms can appear independent of infection.
Avatar m tn A friend of mine has a staph infection in the hip. can the staph infection be spread to others? if so how?
Avatar f tn for the past 4-5 weeks ive had a problem with my left eye, its constantly red,and my vision goes bliurry , i wake up with a medium amount of gunk stickin my eye lashes together, everytime i blink my eye feels scratched, and i have a what seems to be a blister actually on my eye , its about a centermeter long and wide, and i believe my eye sticking together its caused by the blister leaking gunk , ive had this for song long , people were commenting on how long ive had it and how red my eye
Avatar f tn I have patches on my face that look like dry skin but when i go to pull it off it comes out of my face like hard peices of skin big chunks come out and they run down my face and end up getting pilled up and my dr told me it was a staph infection but my eye brows fell out and hair along my hair line. and i have been through 8 or 9 different antibotics what is it or what could it be and how do i get rid of it?
Avatar m tn I had which I believe now was a staph infection that came up in my nose and went up my face. First day I looked like someone beat my face. Black eye, swollen face and a nose that looked three times it's size. I immediately sent my husband to the pet store to buy some cow penicillin and took it for two days and it went completely away. So, Was this a staph infection?
Avatar n tn Folliculitis is a skin infection which involves the hair follicles. It is a skin infection caused by Staphyloccocus aureus. So the Staph infection you were referring to and the folliculitis are actually one. Medical therapy may readily control folliculitis.It is contagious so I suggest that you refrain from any direct contact until your condition has been treated.
453284 tn?1205793544 Unfortunately cystics are always fighting one form of infection or another. It is common for cystics to colonize bacteria as well, such as pseudomonas aeruginosa, staph aureus and others because the lungs are a perfect breeding ground for bacteria due to the sticky mucous. I personally grow out B. cepacia (not a very nice bug), staph, steno. maltophillia (sp?) and pseudomonas about every time they culture me. When I get sick, the colonies are usually much higher and I have to get IV antibiotics.
Avatar m tn Hello, Acne is sometimes the product of a staph infection, but can also be the cause if open wounds created by broken pimples become infected with staph. One type of staph infection leading to acne is folliculitis, which creates clusters of acne on the skin. It is important to know and confirm whether your acne is due to staph in order to address the infection before it gets worse.
Avatar m tn Hello, Since you are having staph infection, so if your girlfriend has been diagnosed with staph infection then chances are there that the infection got transmitted during physical contact like sexual contact or skin to skin contact. It is very surprising that the infection has not shown much results with antibiotics, In such cases, it is advisable to get the culture sample from the sores and a biopsy skin done which will confirm the diagnosis.
Avatar m tn The virus does not live well outside the body and with each transfer from one surface (like from the vaginal to the finger or from the finer to the eye) the amount of material diminishes hugely. This, combined with the fact that your partner is unlikely to even have HIV (most CSWs do not have HIV) make infection virtually impossible from a theoretical perspective.
Avatar n tn Bacteria especially staphylococcus grown in the debris. Staph produces a chemical (exotoxin) that inflames the eye especially the cornea. Your body makes antibodies against the exotoxin. The antibodies and antigens react and cause an inflammatory reaction at the edge of the cornea which produces white patches that irritate the eye. removing the oil and debris by use of occusoft foam eyelid cleaner several times per week will often prevent reoccurence.
Avatar m tn Hi, On June 24th I went to see a local Internest for Conjunctivitis, and was prescribed Genoptic drops to treat my infection. The Genoptic did not resolve the infection after a full course of treatment. Subsequent to that, I saw a local Optometrist on July 13th who prescribed Vigamox to get rid of the infection. That was 5 days ago.
Avatar f tn About 1 week ago, started developing rash like pimply mark on right side of forehead followed by 3 swollen lymph nodes in neck, right side. Went to the nurse, she told me to change my earrings- didn't help. Next few days, started getting right sided migraines, extreme fatigue, eye pain(right side) and a general lack of appetite, also it was like my eyes moved slowly & I was sometimes disoriented. Went to doctor they told me "your body is working" and gave me ibuprofen.
Avatar m tn Thanks for responding. I seem to have the same thing across the back of my neck just above the hair line which is hard to see. It's a 4 inch horizontal raised band which has gone down over the past few days but has gotten a little bit scabby. I don't think I scratched myself, although my wife thought that was what it looked like originally, the next day it got broader and more scabby. It felt like the skin just split there rather then was scratched. No cats around either.
Avatar m tn Hello, It can be that you are a carries of staph infection as many people may be unknowingly carrying the staph infection in their nares, groins or hair and may not be knowing about it. Get the nasal swabs done as you may need antibiotics then. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.