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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: previous staph infection now new symptoms

 beauregard - Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:13 pm

I am 51 year old female. I finished an antibiotic (bactrim I think) a few days ago for a Staph infection that was diagnosed two weeks ago. Now I have serious headache, stiff neck and am bothered by light. I also still have some spots that I thought were from the staph infection. Could this be related to staph? Does this sound serious? I have no fever but have been taking advil. I have a general unwellness feeling. thanks
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:34 pm

User avatar Hi Beauregard,

I would recommend you see a doctor as soon as possible. The symptoms you are describing are concerning for meningitis. Meningitis may be a simple annoyance or it may be a very serious infection depending on the cause.

This may or may not be related to your recent staph infection.

Testing is really the only way to tell for sure.

Best wishes.

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