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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Minor infection: But should be treated to keep it from spreading, and because it usually won't resolve without antibiotics.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Appearance, culture: It often is obvious, but though many experts do not reccommend culture, often one is needed to see of the diagnosis is correct, and what bacteria, sta ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Enterococcus: This is a common bacterium that causes a variety of infections. It may be more difficult to treat than some of the other strep.
A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Transfer of these bacteria from one person to another is frequent but it doesn't necessary lead to infection. I would avoid kissing and coughing into ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Group A strep: The classical cause of strep throat.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Hmm: If the pyelonephritis is due to bacteria Staph Aureus it can be the cause of the pyelonephritis . But having pyelonephritis does not mean you have or ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
MRSA: Extremely.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Contagious: A staph infection can be localized to one area or spread over large portions of the skin. Mrsa is more common and means that certain antibiotics will ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Eczema or Staph Infn: Eczema is not contageous, it is an infammatory disorder of the skin. Eczema can become secondarily infected with staphylococcus as it is a skin organ ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can be: It can be deadly if not treated properly and it spreads in the blood stream and in immunocompromised patients as well.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
It could be: Cellulitis can be caused by a number of different bacteria. Usually streptococcus or staphylococcus is involved but other bacteria are often the culp ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience in Radiology
Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Can be normal.: S. lugdunensis can be part of the normal bacteria which s found on the skin. In some cases, like other strep. germs it can also cause disease in some ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, if you mean staphylococcus aureus which can cause severe disease like cellulitis and abscesses transmitted by contact.
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Since it is a bacterial infection, other children or even adults in contact with the rash can catch impetigo.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Staph infections are usually spread by direct contact with an infected person.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
20 years experience in Cardiology
Staph : Staph infection refers to a skin or soft tissue infection from the bacteria family staphylococcus, of which there are dozens of species. All humans ha ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Some types: Meningococcal meningitis can be highly contagious, especially in close quarters, e.g. College dorms, military recruits. Vaccinations recommended, bef ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes and staff: This would be an extreme rarity. There are various changes in the skin produced by each of these conditions, and you do not describe any of those, so ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience in Plastic Surgery
MRSA: No, Gentamicin does not treat MRSA. Gent is used for "gram-negative" infections.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Enterobacter aerogenes is a bacteria that can cause a variety of infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, pneumonia, skin/wound infections ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably not: But would need more information. This is an uncommon condition. Presdisposing factors, organism, clinical course, etc. Would all be significant.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: All bacterial skin infections should be considered contagious.
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