Staphylococcal Infection

Infection caused by a group of bacteria called Staphylococcus is called staphylococcal infection. They can result in various infections such as skin infections, infection of the bloodstream, bone infection, food poisoning, pneumonia, and the infection of the inner lining of the heart (endocarditis).

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What is the cause for getting swollen and tender lower lips every two months?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to give an insight into my problem, with started ending of last year. I noticed that I have some dry skin on my lower lip and a very small scab just underneath it. I ignored the same and thought it is due to winter. Five months back, I had a tender lower lip, which eventually ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is more for folliculitis over the chin area with cheilitis over the lips. From your image, the lesions do not appear herpetic at present. The investigations also support the same. Also, the repeated use...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent blisters on the cheek?

Query: Hi doctor, I was told that this thing on my cheek is a cold sore (photo attached). It comes in the same spot on my cheek every time. It has been coming and going for several years. Now, it showed up last week and progressed to this level. What is your opinion on this? I know you probably cannot tell...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history and clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the diagnosis would be more in favor of a furuncle (Staph infection) or acne with secondary infection. It does not appear to be eczema or contact dermatitis. It seems infective rather...  Read Full »

How is Staphylococcal infection treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. For about three years, I have been suffering from a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus. This bacterium appears always in urine culture analysis. Symptoms of this bacterium in me are burning and frequent urination. I have done all the analyses of the body and come ou...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please relax and do not worry. You are suffering from repeated UTI (urinary tract infection) due to Staphylococcus aureus. Staph aureus UTI is not common, so there might be contamination of urine sample every time. I think you require ultrasound of abdomen with post...  Read Full »

Is there any herbal remedy for gut problem due to staphylococcus infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a two-time staph survivor who, after the second bout, was prescribed 500 mg twice a day of Dicloxacillin forever. As you can imagine, my gut has not been the same since and is not getting any better, even with daily Align probiotic.Are there natural or herbal equivalents that could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history, and I understand that you are suffering from gut-related issues. Could you elaborate on what is disturbing you, whether it is persistent diarrhea or something else? And since when you have been on Dicloxacillin?  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent impetigo outbreaks on face?

Query: Hello doctor, I keep getting recurring impetigo outbreaks on my face. I have no idea how this keeps happening. Will change of place possibly related to my skin being extremely dry, but that cannot just be it. So I guess I am asking why does this keep happening? Can I stop impetigo from progressing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. First, you need to understand impetigo is a superficial cutaneous infection caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. The bacteria enter into the skin when you contact any other infected products like bed linen or towel or from other per...  Read Full »

What is the itchy bump around my second toenail?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy bump around the nail of one of my toes, the second one. It has happened in the past years, usually when the season gets warmer. It started about a month ago and grew into a quite itchy, sensitive and swollen area. It is now turning to purple. I tried antifungals before,...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern and examine your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you are having paronychia. Acute paronychia is a soft tissue infection around a fingernail that begins as cellulitis, but that may progress to a definite ab...  Read Full »

How could septic shock result from staph infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a staph infection and I took antibiotics a month ago. I had been in the sun a lot recently and I am feeling symptoms of heat exhaustion, but I am worried that the staph infection is causing septic shock? Is this a possibility?  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a feeling of heat exhaustion as you were more exposed to the sunlight and worried about Staph infection that may cause septic shock. You had a staph infection one month back and yo...  Read Full »

How dangerous is staphylococcus infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex two months back and developed Streptococcal infection within a day. I took Amoxicillin to get rid of it. Within five days developed yeast infection and got treatment for that. Now, I have reactive arthritis. I got two painless red bumps on the back of my hand and I d...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Could you give me the exact duration of the disease? Which are the joints involved in your case? For reactive arthritis (painful form of inflammatory arthritis), you do not need much of treatment. It normally subsides by itself. NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...  Read Full »

How dangerous is vaginal staphylococcus infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a candida albicans. I used emergency contraceptives as and then but I treated it with Ciprofloxacin antibiotic. I also started using cotton pants, took care of my vagina too. Then last month, I went to the clinic and retook the test hoping it would come out clean....  Read Full »

Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcom to You do not need to be scared. Vaginal infection should be taken care of, but these infections are not uncommon in sexually active females. So do not worry. If there are no symptoms, taking antibiotics every time may not be the right thing to do. Just maintain hygiene. St...  Read Full »

What causes smelly discharge in the preauricular pit?

Query: Hello doctor, My nephew is 7 years old. For the last three months, he is suffering from a recurring infection of preauricular sinus on his right ear. His right ear has a small hole since birth. But no infection was there since birth. All started three months back. IV and oral antibiotic of Augmenti...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Give him Linezolid as per his weight. It is sensitive in your culture sensitivity report and it is safe in the pediatric population. Once the infection resolves, do a fistulogram study and plan for operation for a permanent cure. It is a developmental anomaly and needs ...  Read Full »

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