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Posts Tagged ‘staph’

Skin Lesion: Staph or Pimple?

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

I just received an email question from a teenager who happened to attach a picture of a skin lesion she was worried about. I think it is great that teens are being proactive about their health and are asking questions about issues that are concerning to them.  BRAVO!! (more…)

Spider Bite or MRSA

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

While walking down the hallway in my office, I keep hearing more and more patients concerned about a “spider bite”.  Think about this: how many spiders could there be out there, especially in the winter and early spring months? Also, these “spider bites” occur on really weird places; a baby’s bottom, the inner thigh, or even on the palm of the hand. (more…)

Staph Infections Often Appear Quickly

Monday, September 6th, 2010

The latest thing in my office has been a bout of staph skin infections. (more…)

Bug Bite or Staph Infection?

Monday, December 21st, 2009

I received another e-mail  asking me my thoughts on what to do about this child’s bite. My first thoughts are, “is this really a bite, or is it an early staph infection?” (more…)

Staph & MRSA

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

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Staph Skin Infections

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

With school back in session I have started seeing more skin infections secondary to methicillin resistant staph, or MRSA as it is often named. Staph skin infections have been common for years and typically caused impetigo that often appeared during summer months when children scratch bites and rashes and get them infected. (more…)