Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have recurrent impetigo. 37 year old woman usually

Customer Question
healthy. One autistic son age...
I have recurrent impetigo. 37 year old woman usually healthy. One autistic son age 7. Always on my face with a few on my thighs or lower abdomen . Insanely painful if squeezed. A few have left scars. This has been going on about six months and this is maybe 4 or 5th time i have had it. Never ever before this year have i had it. No one else has had it in my immediate family. I have been prescribed a large amount of keflex four times a day for a month to kill the staph bacteria and it still keeps coming back. When it is here i have mupricon topically and then usually keflex bc i tried a stronger antibiotic (can’t remember name) and it made me so exhausted i literally almost slept an entire week besides being a full time employee i am also a single mother so being in bed for a week is not something i can handle.Every doctor i have gone to (er, urgent care, pcp) has prescribed the same as person before them but basically have no answers for me . Why do i keep getting this? How can i find out if there is a shot or medication or something to stop this from happening ever again! I will do anything it’s so embarrassing and uncomfortable and it’s ruining my day to day life! Is there another medication you would suggest instead maybe?! Should i see a dermatologist or what kind of dr do i need? If i don’t figure something out soon i seriously may have a breakdown. I need something to change ASAP. Please help me!!!The picture is from the first Time about 3-4months ago when i thought i burned myself from some facial scrub so i didn’t go to dr right away so it got really really bad. Now when i see any small spot i put mupricon on and bandage it up and start an antibiotic if possible that minute. Currently i got a few small tiny blisters starting (not crusty yet) yesterday. By my cheeks are super red and it’s almost like i can feel more coming from under the skin. My skin is super warm and my neck glands are swollen. I can’t be sick for Xmas but most of all i need to stop getting this. Thankfully my son has not caught t yet but he has a TON of medical issues i don’t need him to get this.
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 6 hours by:
12/18/2017
Doctor: Dr. K., MD replied 7 months ago
Dr. K.
Dr. K., MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 4,902
Experience: Board certified.
Verified
Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I looking forward to assisting you with your question and providing excellent service. Most likely you are infected with mrsa. Methicillin resistant staph aureus. I would suggest seeing an infectious diseases Dr. Not a dermatologist. You can do a cdc recommended mrsa decolonization protocol that will help with reinfection. A better antibiotic would be bactrim. In addition every time you squeeze a lesion you just spread infection. Avoid it
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. K. Your Own Question
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
Dr. K., MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 4,902
4,902 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Board certified.

Dr. K. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,060 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,284 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,060 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I have recently gotten an outbreak only on my chin. Nowhere
I have recently gotten an outbreak only on my chin. Nowhere else. I've gone to several doctors. Some say it's impetigo and some say it is HSV1. I recently had a blood draw which came back negative but… read more
Dr. A
Dr. A
Medical Degree
852 satisfied customers
I think I have a blood clot what should I do. It's in my arm
It's in my arm it's really stiff and hard feeling it hurts like a charley horse and it has a temperature it's hot around the area I can't straighten my arm all the way it's been going on since yesterday morning I've taken amoxicillin and aspirin and Tylenol to reduce the fever … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,834 satisfied customers
I'm having a problem with OCD. Imcan't stop picking at scabs
I'm having a problem with OCD. Imcan't stop picking at scabs on my head. … read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
4,184 satisfied customers
My 21-month-old son isn't talking yet. We took him to speech
My 21-month-old son isn't talking yet. We took him to speech therapy yesterday for an evaluation and he needs to go weekly. Since we're on an HMO and the system is backlogged, it will take us another … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
When I lived in New Jersey I was diagnosed for fibromyalgia,
When I lived in New Jersey I was diagnosed for fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep apnea and what they thought was narcolepsy. When the rheumatologist prescribed the n… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
10/11-flu like sx's-odd painful and constant headache
10/11-flu like sx's-odd painful and constant headache 10/16-SUDDEN outbreak of facial rash, felt burned with blow torch. -red lesions with small whitish blisters,mainly on L side,with another covering… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
I've been having pain in my bottom that goes into back of my
I've been having pain in my bottom that goes into back of my right leg. I've had CT/ X-ray/Myelogram/EMG/MRI – nothing. I had previous fusion at L5/S1. But nothing shows up. The pain comes and goes wi… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I am a 21 year old physically fit caucasian male. I spent
I am a 21 year old physically fit caucasian male. I spent the month of June (two and a half months ago) living with a family friend in the countryside of Ukriane (eastern Europe) (unsanitary condition… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,834 satisfied customers
My symptoms the last 10 months: 1. Started with insomnia
My symptoms the last 10 months: 1. Started with insomnia (either can't fall asleep right away or wake up between 2-5 AM wide awake). Sleeping pills don't seem to help, supplements don't help, relaxati… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,834 satisfied customers
What can cause heaviness in legs and burning sensation in
What can cause heaviness in legs and burning sensation in feet? I'm 32 years old and played in a basketball tournament in February. It was from 10:00am – 2:00pm and I had very little to drink, minimal… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,834 satisfied customers
For the last 3 weeks I have had a small hard lump on the top
For the last 3 weeks I have had a small hard lump on the top outer edge of my ear. When I first noticed it, I thought it was just a pimple, or a spider bite. However, when I tried to squeeze it, rathe… read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,707 satisfied customers
I have a raw spot just inside my nostril that is weepy,
i have a raw spot just inside my nostril that is weepy, lymph fluid(?) that just will not go away. it seems that maybe orange colored morning eleimination from sinuses may be related? any ideas?… read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
Primary Care Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,130 satisfied customers
I'm 36 years old. I've been having what I believe is
Hi my name is ***** ***** I'm 36 years old. I've been having what I believe is hypothyroidism symptoms. I haven't gone to a doctor yet because I'm not sure that I really have it…so I was wondering wha… read more
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Physician
Doctoral Degree
11,307 satisfied customers
Been having skin issues since high school, but not normal
Been having skin issues since high school, but not normal ones. Had boils, or what I assume were boils all through high school. Red, painful, clear fluid, and rarely came to a head. Now I have these l… read more
Dr. Natasha
Dr. Natasha
7,913 satisfied customers
My 6 yr old son has large sores on the back of his thigh
My 6 yr old son has large sores on the back of his thigh which look like crusty cold sores. He also had two on his face and a few faint red spots on his face. Any ideas what it might be?… read more
Doctor Marcus
Doctor Marcus
Asst Professor of Emergency Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,288 satisfied customers
My mum is 85 i feel she is going insane I am so stressed by
hi my mum is 85 i feel she is going insane I am so stressed by her she thinks i am an alcoholic she is getting her 2 nebourers to say im insaine but i have had my manager to deliver xmas presents to h… read more
Dr.JBB
Dr.JBB
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My 11 year old son has a rash under only one arm pit. He has
My 11 year old son has a rash under only one arm pit. He has had it about 3 weeks it gets worse and than better. They look like a pimple. They look like they have a head, again they move around and go… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Board Certified Physician
Doctoral Degree
224 satisfied customers
Me and my husband has been trying to have a baby for almost
Hello Me and my husband has been trying to have a baby for almost 6 years now. We had 5 miscarriages 2 of the pregnancy's was what they call “spontaneous pregnancy” natural no help. The others was thr… read more
Dr. Natasha
Dr. Natasha
7,913 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x