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Staphylococcal infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria. It’s a common bacteria typically found in the nose and on the arm pits and buttocks and whilst 80% of us will be ‘colonised’ by the bacteria at some point in our lives it doesn’t necessary mean that we’ll suffer from infections. If we do become infected symptoms may take one of two forms; a skin infection like impetigo or boils or an invasive infection like blood poisoning. Skin infections will occur when the bacteria penetrates the skin, usually through a cut where as invasive infections usually occur after a skin infection has taken a hold. These skin infections are very common, particularly in children and young adults and can be treated with antibiotics, though as some strains of the bacteria have begun to show resistance doctors are hesitant to prescribe medication in mild cases, choosing instead to let the condition ride itself out

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I have just been the to the doctors after yet another boil is starting to form on my chin area...I had a huge one around 4 weeks ago..it has left a scar..the doctor has prescribed dermol cream which is a moisturiser and also zineryt..I have also been prescribed tablets for the anxiety this is causing me...I feel so down..the boils are causing the anxiety and vice versa..so its a vicious circle...I used to use quinoderm 10 on my chin..it worked a treat no spots for months at a time! Then it was discontinued and I had to use Panoxyl 10...this caused my skin to dry out too much thus causing blocked pores and hey ho...boils!





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Hi for the past 20 years I have had infections in my hairline at the back of my head, this most of the time takes the form of spots and boils. I have been to a dermatologist and was given tetracycline this worked but as soon as i stopped it came back, I have been put on most antibiotics they work for a while but as soon as I stop it comes back. nothing clears it up.





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I have been having problems with my skin for years mostly acne but a treatment of roacutaine cleared this up a year and a half later I started to get boils the worst being next to my eyebrow causing really bad swelling to my eye and felt like pushing on my sinus causing bad headaches now had 10 in 9 months and again have one near my eyebrow and my eye is like a big puff ball can I ask if my doc will test me for staphy ? I have asked if it is linked to my thyroid as I have had under active for over 10 years and now have large growth on thyroid gland





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Most days my underarms armpits tgey can get very itchy red sore and liquid seems out of them.. i dont use sprays or anything on my underarms.. i wash with a clear non smelling body wash. Its very upsetting that i cant shave them as much because it irritates them much more.. but still bad even when i done shabe them.. any help? :( my rashing do not come out as dark as the photo.. and i dont get rashes or spots around the area just red and sore with liquid seeping out.





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good day friends, i'm having skin infetion since 2012. the infection started like a small pulse like rashes and have liquid inside, the raches becomes black after somtime and form a scar on the affected parts. the afected parts are, my wrist, ancle, back of my legs and on my hands. i have taken so many injections and tablets from chemist and hospitals. i have done HIV tests from different hospitals (results are HIV negative). each practitioner will call the infection different name. it's so frustrating that i had to stoped takin treatmnt since this year. my body now itch and inflame, filled wit rashes and pulses on my face. i am depressed and woried. please i need your kind help if any good solution to be cured totally.





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Hi,I have been suffering with countless Staph Infections for the past 4 years, I have had two surgically drained I have been on various powerful antibiotics for the past 4 years including, Flucoxicillin 500mg 4 x day, Linzolid 600mg 2 x day, Rifampicin to name a few and they seem to temporary work at the time then as soon as I complete the course the boils/Staph infection appears again, everytime they come back worse and i get them on my legs and now recently on my arms to, I really sympathise with people who suffers with skin problems as unless you suffer with this people don't understand how painful and unpleasant it is, I have seen Dermatologists, infectious Diseases consultants and they don't know how to treat it as no antibiotics seem to be working only suppressing the infection (What I have is called PVL Staph, similar to MRSA. I have had many hospital admissions,and lost so any Jobs due to having this infection and having to regularly attend the G.P and Hospitals and working temporary with employment agencies they will not hold your job,I have suffered a lot of stress,anxiety and depression from this as I have not been able to hold a job down due to the recurrent infections and hospital appointments and it's so upsetting and frustrating as I am feeling as if I am being left to suffer alone and it has effected my family life, surely the consultants etc can test me to find the route cause of this but it's probably due to lack of funding in Wales.





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Ok, so I've had reoccurring staph infection for none years now (I am 29). I have had it in many places and recently it appeared on my armpit, got quite bad, it was treated surgically in the ER, AND NOW IT IS COMING BACK NEAR THE INCISIONS!Any ideas on what to do would be helpful as I am so tired of this problem.





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Hi, I am 34yr old male and for the last 4 years suffered with spots of all size in my hair and round my face but only where my beard grows, I also get them in between my eye brows, to top of the embarrassment I get sores under my nose which often are accompanied by spots with white puss, I have been on long courses of antibiotics which at first combat the problem only after a couple of weeks of treatment for it to flair up and take over my face and hair (I am also going bald so I have to shave my hair to a grade 1)





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i had a hysterectomy 30 yars ago and for the past year i have had a Staphylococcal Infection on the scar, i have seen four different doctors, had different antibiotics and creams and the last doctor says that if he can get NHS funding i can have the acces skin overhang operated on if not then i will have to go on as i am. The smell that comes from it is awful and i am now getting depressed with it, can you help





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hello , i have had horrific skin that broke out suddenly 4 years ago and has now scaring and still very bad, i have had tuns of creams and lectures to keep using (im so sore it feels like acid on my face and makes matters worse not better) then after stamping my feet the specialist finally took a skin swab to find Staphylococcus_aureus i have now had very high dose steroids-worked a little but soon as i came off them it came back more angry then very high dose of antibiotics that made me feel quite ill - again worked small when on them but all returned when stopped another high dose steroids - not working just having lots of side effects now - they want to put me on a drug called azathioprine but im scared as there are so many serious side effects, now i find out i have rhinitis in the nose so all probably linked to each other i have been told over the years by doctors and specialists its my fault for scratching after repeatedly telling them its not itchy its sore boil/bumps, my face,neck,tummy, armpits are the worse areas and my confidence has been many times shattered i feel this could have been controlled many years ago with a good doctor !!! and its sad to hear so many more are still suffering . does anyone have any good news about the azathioprine drug ? plz help!





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