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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Follow advice: Your physician has ordered appropriate tests, which likely reported specific medications that would treat your infection. Following the advice of your ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Staph aureus: is an unusual throat pathogen. How do you know that is the definite cause and not a viral pharyngitis And by the way fever is not always associated.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Tonsillitis can be from many other bacteria other than Strep. We do throat culture for Strep because untreated Strep tonsillitis can cause Rheumatic H ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Whatever you can: I trust that you do not have bacterial infection. If you have fever, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. If it is a viral pharyngitis, you may ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
MRSA: Extremely.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Group A strep: The classical cause of strep throat.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
A bacteria: Staph aureus is a common skin bacteria. Some strains are resistant to penicillin type antibiotics. The lab uses methicillin to test staph bacteria f ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: it is
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Staph infections are usually spread by direct contact with an infected person.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Staph is not a common throat pathogen.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
20 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Totally different : Bacteria.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No, but...: Group a strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to pcn. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotics: Staphylococcal Aureus is a type of gram positive bacteria that is capable of causing infection. Being sensitive means that Oxacillin, a type of antib ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
MRSA: No, Gentamicin does not treat MRSA. Gent is used for "gram-negative" infections.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: This depends upon where the infection is located and its sensitivity to specific antibiotics and the length of time that will be necessary to treat th ... Read More

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