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Diagnosed with MRSA staph, staph on lower stomach started to drain, with big red circle around it. Is it staph infection?

I got diagnosed with mrsa staph. I have one on my lower stomach below my belly button that just started to drain. There is a big red circle around it and at the top of the circle it shapes into a upside down v and lines off into my belly button. The line is very light and i am on antibiotics for mrsa. Should i be worried and what do the red streaks that come with serious staph infections look like?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Thanks for your query in HCM
I have gone through your query with diligence
THe size needs a clarification
If a bigger one, it needs a incision and drainage and submission of the pus for culture and sensitivity examination.
Regarding the red circles, it may be the inflammation surrounding the pustule/ abscess. The red lines are many a times due to skin stretchening.

Red lines are not at all any pathognomonic feature of MRSA infection.(Possibly a popular myth).
MRSA infection can only be diagnosed after a culture & sensitivity examination of a specimen.

Best advice will be to get a report of culture and sensitivity of the draining fluid. visit an infectious disease specialist to choose an appropriate antibiotic for the responsible organism.
I think you should be fine.
Hope i have cleared your queries.
Get back to us if you have more.
All the best.
Answered: Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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