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What are the symptoms of Staph infection on the face?

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Dr. Ronald Schubert

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Practicing since :1984

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Posted on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: How to tell if I have a staph putbreak on my face or possibly ring worms from my cat that I'm currently trading for ring worms? I first had encounter with stap last year and I'm not sure if something triggered that or could it be ringworm a? I have appointment XXXXXXX but is there a way to know which one it is?
Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
feline ring worm vs. staph infection

Detailed Answer:
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You are wondering if there is a way to tell the difference from ring worm infection and staph. There is a difference. With staph infections the lesions are usually open sores with honey color discharge or purulent drainage. It is obviously caused by a bacterial infection. With Ring worm it is not actually a worm but a fungal infection. This infection creates a dry circular lesion with the center flat and clear. no discharge and no redness. It is treated with an antifungal medication like lamisil or tinactin. The Staph infection requires an antibiotic.

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