Staph infection under skin

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Avatar f tn It commonly occurs on apocrine sweat gland-bearing skin such as in the groin, the underarms and under the breasts. It is also known as ‘acne inversa’. The disease can spread to genitals. It can also be due to staphylococcal skin infections. Wash skin with antiseptic lotions daily to decrease bacteria. Treatment is by topical antibiotics and steroids. Local antibiotics of erythromycin and Clindamycin group also help. Retenoid group of drugs also help. Wear loose fitting clothes.
Avatar n tn Folicullitis is usually from staph. Under-skin infection may be from staph or strep. Infection usually invades under the skin if there is any (even slight) skin injury, fissure If it was contact dermatitis (soap, new clothes or washing detergent), there wouldn't be under-skin fluid, I guess. It may help, if you check in google using "staph scrotum", "celullitis", "staphylococcus groin", "streptococcus groin" and related terms.
Avatar n tn Currently, my husband has a staph infection and is on antibiotics. This is number 4 outbreak in a year. He has never had any staph infection before and has an autoimmune disorder since his youth. He suffers from hypothyroidism and alopecia. Why now? How do we get rid of it and is this going to be an issue for a long period. As my son too has an autoimmune disorder, alopecia should I be concern for him as well?
Avatar n tn m going to disagree with the other poster and say yes indeed all your symptoms could've been due to a staph skin infection. Don't underestimate what those little bacteria can do to your whole body! Definitely do a final 3 month post encounter herpes test just for the peace of mind but I would assume at this point that the skin infection ( and anxiety ) are the cause of everything you've felt so far.
Avatar f tn It has now spread under the skin I thonk, under top lip. I have a very long skateboard shape hard lump develop. I'm in excruciating pain, severe headaches, low fever, sinus pain and severe nose pain, lip is swollen on that side to twice normal size. Is it even possible for a knot of staph to spread beyond the nose reason all the way to idk? "Mustache line" under the skin? It's a hard not but feels rubbery also, if that make sense.
Avatar m tn 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 n tn if so, what kind of risks might i have exposed my partner to (assuming skin-to-skin contact and/or mouth-to-skin contact), and how soon would they manifest? should i have my partner see a doctor about prophylaxis?
Avatar n tn staph is usually a skin infection not an internal infection...... what i want to know is how this happenend to me? i am a pediatric er nurse and i have never heard of all this from a routine procedure....
Avatar m tn Imeptigo is a highly contagious superficial bacterial skin infection. Primarily caused by Staphylococcus aureus and sometimes by Streptococcus pyogenes. Topical and oral antibiotics are the treatment of choice. My sincere advice would be to consult a dermatologist and get a culture sensitivity of the discharge and if staph is confirmed then get prescribed oral antibiotics also because sometimes topical therapy with antibiotic creams is not sufficient for the treatment.
Avatar n tn 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. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean. Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head.
Avatar n tn In that case, you must see an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) as soon as possible to make sure there is no viral infection of your eye. Impetigo, a bacterial infection, usually caused by Staph aureus. This infection is highly contagious and needs to be treated with antibiotics. And there are many others. I recommend a consultation with a dermatologist as soon as possible to determine the cause of your rash. Disclaimer: Dr.
Avatar f tn Hi: For the past 10 years or so, I would get a pretty nasty staph infection in or on my nose. Bactroban did nothing, so I would end up on Bactrim, Cipro, etc. The round of AB's usually took care of things. I began to notice that these breakouts happened whenever I got a lot of sun. These infections happened only 2-3 times a year and I didn't usually worry about it. My doctor sent me to an ENT, who was pretty useless (she just told me to keep my nares moistured..???
974371 tn?1424656729 My skin is really thinning the past year ( I am only 62) so she did a number! I immediately cleaned it and had been keeping Neosporin on it. About 2 1/2 weeks later, I saw a small pustule above it and nor on my side just above my bra line. Broke both of those, cleaned the areas and applied Neosporin. Oh the initial scrated was oozing a bit. Next day the one on my arm was filled up again so called my PCP. He did a culture, prescribed generic Bactrim and generic Bactroban.
Avatar n tn It turned up negative for herpes and positive for staph. I was placed on antibiotics and eventually the sores healed. Well recently, the sores have been reappearing. Just to be certain, I got a blood test for herpes type 1 and 2 which were both negative. My derm put me on another round of antibiotics which helped some but the sores keep sprouting, on my legs, arms and back. I'm also using bactroban which also helps a little bit but not much? What could this be?
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 Hello, From the symptoms it can be a boil or an infected cyst. 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. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean.
Avatar m tn 14 months ago (March 2011), a podiatrist injected steroids into my staph infection, assuming without a blood test, that it was gout. Then he sent me for a blood test, no gout/uric acid, was a staph infection. 29 hours after the injection, I was in emergency and had 3 operations over 10 days to stop the raging, steroid infused staph infection.
Avatar n tn I recently had staph also (skin, abscess under my arm). It was extremely painful. They suspected it was MRSA. I was prescribed a 14 day course of Clindamycin/300mg. After the first 24 hrs I saw improvement. By the 14th day the abscess was virtually gone. I would definitely go back to your doctor. If you've seen no improvement &/or it's gotten worse after 3 days, it sounds like they need to try another med or double check the diagnosis. Good luck to you!
Avatar n tn The rash has progressively gotten worse even though I am treating the Staph infection. Could the rash be from the infection? Or something else? Should I be concerned that it isn't clearing up at all? Could it be related to the original 'poison ivy' rash? The dermatologist's advice was to clear up the Staph first because he believed the rash would go away after. Does this sound correct given the circumstances? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn A hard bump under the skin sounds more like staph to me than herpes. You might have an infected gland or something. And honestly, if you are having symptoms, it does NOT make you a hypochondriac to see the doc. I'd go see the doc if it were me.
Avatar f tn animal -dog breed- labrador age- 3 year he has got a skin infection or some kind of resistance has been developed superfically on the skin, and i have tried every kind of lotion and medicine nothing has been able to affect or remove it any help please This discussion is related to Dog strange symptoms need help. This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Dogs/Dog-strange-symptoms-need-help/show/2206578">Dog strange symptoms need help</a>.
Avatar n tn I went to the Dermatologist and she said it looks infected, it COULD POSSIBLY BE STAPH, but she was unsure. She did not take a culture. It was not oozing, or itching. Just big and painful. She prescribed an antibiotic to me (bottle says SULFAMETH/TRIMETHOPRIM) and a topical cream to apply twice daily for 10 days. First, because it was so infected. I have a follow up appointment scheduled in 7 days. I am on day 8 and it has gone down tremendously. However, it is very noticable, red..
Avatar n tn Hiya, I have what looks like two adjorning papercut s in the labia area (under skin fold)that don't seem to heal. It's possibly been there for over 4 months now, and it is sore occasionally but no itching, although I have felt muscle aches now and then. The trouble is it seems ongoing and seems to get worse. I did have it swabbed and it came back negative for herpes, but then it might if it's been there a while. The doctors/clinic says it's not herpes, but I am worried.
Avatar m tn B2 deficiency, smoking, overexposure to sun and ill fitting dentures. In extreme cases, this could be due to bacterial or fungal skin infection. You need to drink plenty of water daily – around 1.5 – 3 litres per day and eat a balanced diet. Do not keep your lips dry; apply lip balm which contains sunscreen – preferably a medicated one. If the symptoms still persist, consult your skin specialist or dermatologist. Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts.
Avatar n tn I am really glad you haven't had it get into your blood. Usually it gets in moist areas like under the arm pits , buttocks, skin folds etc. But it would be good to get your immune system checked to make sure you cover all bases. Are you going to a gym where you could be getting infected , or have a child who is infected or anything like that? I'll be glad to try to help with any questions or ideas.
Avatar n tn I picked at a pimple scab under my beard on the right side of my chin repeatedly, and subsequently an infection occurred which is a growth and swelling under the skin with slight visible protrusion of the area. It is sore to press or squeeze my face there and the skin under my beard there has a purplish and reddish color in a local area at about the middle of the swelled area. It scabs, and pusses and lets a little blood here and there.
Avatar n tn Certain organisms that may otherwise normally colonize the body may turn opportunistic and cause infection. Minor cuts and irritation in the skin may encourage the spread of these organisms readily in the state of a suppressed immune system. Wound healing may also be affected.
Avatar n tn so obviously the cream didn't cure it completely. i guess the infection was still under her skin. can we get rid of this completely ? do you think she'll have to take antibiotics ?? How likely is it for the infection to get in her blood? i heard this can be very dangerous! Would I know if it is in her bloodstream ? she hasn't had a fever so far and she does act happy. also, did i make a mistake by taking the earring out ?
Avatar n tn There has been a white bump with a black dot in the center of it under the skin in my eye. It has been about the same size for 3 days, but on the 4th day i washed my eye with water and the next morning it swelled up even more. It also hurts and a portion of my eyelid has turned red and is swollen.