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Are there any long term side effects of staph infections

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes possible: Staph infection are some difficult to treat, some they become resistant to antibiotic, they calling them merssa. If the staph affected the joints and ... Read More

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Cipro has had the following adverse reactions: (CNS) restlessness, dizziness, insomnia, nightmares, hallucinations, paranoia, irritability, manic reac ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Weeks to months: Staph can be carried on most parts of the body, especially the nostrils, armpits, nails including artificial and acrylic nails, hands, and private par ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
36 years experience Dermatology
Quickly if treated: If it is a skin staph infection, with appropriate topical and /or systemic antibiotics the infection will typically clear within 7-14 days.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on the clinical syndrome caused by the staphylococcus aureus. Skin infections may require drainage only without antibiotics and heal within ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. I ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Healing depends...: Healing an infection depends on several things; 1.The host: immune system intact /not ? 2. The organisms: ?Hyper-virulent organism or not, if the inf ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. I ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
37 years experience Rheumatology
Until it is gone: The duration of a staph infection depends on where the infection is located and if it is sensitive to antibiotics. Infections can be a small skin inf ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Depends on what kind of staph, where the site of infection is, whether bacteria is present in blood, where the bacteria was acquired, and the patients ... Read More

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