Staph infection under skin

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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 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 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 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 f tn It is usually painless but can become painful if infected. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle be staph aureus. Treatment includes antibiotics. To confirm the diagnosis please get an evaluation and maybe a FNAC skin done by a dermatologist. 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.
Avatar n tn Hi I do not think so since a staphylococcal infection usually affects the skin and in cases wherein the infection follows surgery , it is the skin or the surgical site which is affected. As for nerve damage, viral infections wherein the organisms usually stay dormant within the nerve, may more likely cause nerve related symptoms. Nerve damage occurs due to lack of blood supply which may be secondary to a blood clot, inflammation or spasms caused by an infection or vascular problems eg stroke.
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 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 f tn Hi,my upper lip has white dots under the skin and know it is starting on my bottom lip.They are not raised or thick skinned.You can not feel them ,I can just see them when I stretch out my lips in the mirror.Is there a condition for this and what can I do about it?
Avatar m tn Several months ago i started to have a mild acne on my forehead, I did some exams and came out positive for staph aureus infection and staph epidermidis in two different labs. I took a treatment with antibiotics called ofloxacin 400 mg for ten days, my tests showed to be sensible to this drug. During the treatment the acne almost vanished but after i stopped it the situation was as bad as always.
Avatar m tn So after a couple of days the redness and tenderness started going away. Now there is a small oval shaped bump under the skin in that location, it does not hurt and I can move it a little bit under the skin. Thanks for the help.
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.
Avatar f tn Yes. Staph infections are from a type of bacteria- staphylococcal. It can cause TONS of different problems and is easily spread to others. For example- have you ever heard of MRSA outbreaks? That is a kind of staph that is drug resistant and it can spread very easily. Toxic Shock Syndrome, when a tampon leads to a build up of bacteria that gets into the blood stream and shuts down the body, is another kind of staph infection. This doesn't mean you definitely have it, but it's possible.
Avatar n tn MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) which is a type of staph infection is serious, if MRSA is suspected she should be taken to a doc asap. Staph can progress to impetigo (crusting of the skin) which might explain the area above her ear. Can you image search staph or MRSA and maybe give us a good description of the pustules?
Avatar f 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. Treatment includes antibiotics and please do not touch or pick them up. You should continue taking the antibiotics that your doctor has prescribed for you.
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.
467794 tn?1207150247 If I remember my micro right, coagulase negative staph can be found on skin, one example of coag negative staph is Staph. epidermidis (sp?) as well as staph haemolyticus (that one can cause infection)...there are many others that fall under this type of staph. I am not a doctor, the only person who could tell you for certain if it is an infection from your iguanas would be your doc. I have had many sores in my mouth, usually they just go away on their own.
Avatar f tn Think of the ear canal as an extension of the skin. Staph is a common bacteria found in both the ears and on the skin. Staph is also responsible for causing hot spots. However, hot spots, or pyotraumatic dermatitis, is the result of scratching, licking, rubbing, or chewing. The hot spot could occur on the face during an ear infection because your pet is more likely to be scratching or rubbing at the ears, even if the infection is only on one side.
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 i have developed red bumps on my lower calf, some of them have very ***** blood coming out of them, most of the red marks seem to be under the skin, all interconnected with darker red lines, the lesions that are open take a very long time to heal... any idea as to what this is?
Avatar f tn He now has developed sores under the appliance. He is being treated for a staph infection in his toenails and fingernails. All of these problems have developed in the last 2 weeks. He is diabetic and a heavy smoker. I have tried the stoma power and a skin barrier with no improvement. The hospice nurse has suggested to use mylanta on the sores. Still no improvement.
655242 tn?1229472744 My daughter has had a mild staph infection that keeps coming back but hers are on her skin and they are just little red spots. So maybe now I have a staph infection in my nose? I used her nasal cream but so far 2 uses and it has not helped. Any of these sound like they couold be the reason? I have never had this happen before. Thanks for your help!
Avatar f tn This summer I thought I had acne, but I just went to the Doctor and I have a staph infection on my face. I have been on antibiotics for the last five months and have taken various forms of antibiotics(Keflex, doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline) and I was wondering how long does it take for the blisters to completely stop?