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S, I have been dealing with a staph infection that caused me

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Hello Doctors, I have been dealing with a staph infection that caused me several ugly eruptions not just in my face but all around my body, that after 7 moths seems to be going away but not quite, the eruptions hurt me a lot and this has caused for me to avoid going out to the street at all if possible?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Can you attach a picture of these eruptions?

Is there any pus discharge?

What treatment are you taking now?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 4 months ago.

Dear customer
Thank you for coming back online.

A staph infection is caused by a Staphylococcus (or "staph") bacteria.

S. aureus(staph infection) infections can be spread through contact with pus from an infected wound, skin-to-skin contact with an infected wound.Cleanliness and good hygiene are the best way to protect against getting & from spreading staph infections

Most staph skin infections are easily treated with antibiotics or by draining the infection.

Your doctor may perform tests to identify what type of staph bacteria is behind your infection, and to help choose the antibiotic that will work best.This test is known as culture & sensitivity test.

So bot***** *****ne is that you need to make an appointment with your doctor to have these tests done & then treatment with oral & topical antibiotics will be done accordingly.

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Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 4 months ago.

Hi, just checking in to see how things are going.

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Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 months ago.

Hello

Staph that does not easily clear up can be caused by MRSA.

The lesion needs to be cultured for the lab.

There are specific antibiotics effective for MRSA, whereas many antibiotics are not.

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