Doctor Q&A for Dr. Nelson Nicolasora

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Serious enough: Depending on the strain type some may end up dying from this or require surgical emoval of the large bowel to survive. In some cases it is a relapsing ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
It can...: Neosporin can be effective against staph. It is able to kill Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-sensitive strains, MSSA), and other bacteria, however, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Several: find cause and avoid, antihistaminics, pat instead of scratch (decrease scratch-itch cycle), cold baths, some cream and ointments may be used, wear lo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes.. but: I would be wary with ampicillin as most strains are beta-lactamase + . Unless, the lab test shows penicillin or ampicillin sensitivity I will not use ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: we treat most skin infections due to staph with an oral antibiotic. make sure the lesion is adequately drained of pus.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Typically No: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) is a skin organism and also colonizes the nose and rectal area. Recent studies also show that it thrives in the mouth, h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
See doc: right away. Or you must be seeing one as you are diagnosed with such. Not sure what type of infection and what your concern is. Please elaborate.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
I presume: You are being treated with intravenous antibiotics to clear this infection and a close follow-up that this is adequately treated.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes...: How was the diagnosis made? Yes it can cause septicemia but if you are doing fine and this was picked up on a stool culture and you are on the right a ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: If you are healthy and not immunocompromised things will be fine. The fact that you said the are is uninfected likely suggests that the area was clean ... Read More
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