The Doctors: Acne Breakout VS Staph Infection
Dermatologist Dr Sonia Batra joined The Doctors explaining that a lot of factors can cause an acne breakout, but it’s important to note that not all breakouts are simply a cluster of pimples. She showed a picture of a man’s chin that appeared to show a severe acne breakout, but was in fact a staph infection. If your breakout is painful and contains pus and crusty, flaky skin, you could actually have a staph infection. If you try to treat the breakout with acne medication, it could only make it worse. See your dermatologist for antibiotics if you think you could have a staph infection.