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Staph infection recovery time

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Dr. Guy Fogel
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Hard to predict: Very difficult situation caused by stress of infection on weaker organs such as heart and kidneys. I think you have to play this out carefully but tak... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Recovery: His doctor can give you better information as he sees him every day and notes his progress.
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Unclear: Your question is unclear. Do you mean recovery from kidney failure? Or chf? Or staph infection.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes, many times: While we usually only get certain infections once (for example, chickenpox), we can get many infections many times, having staph once does not do much... Read More
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Dr. William Conner
Family Medicine 25 years experience
4 times a day : If you do not have MRSA, 4 times a day should treat a staph infection. You will know within a few days if you are on the correct medicine. MRSA will... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on severity: A tiny pimple or pustule on the skin, caused by regular staph, should heal up in 3-5 days after the pus comes out. A deeper abscess may take 1 week of... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Have a source within your environment where you re-colonize your body with staph. This could be another human or animal source that can carry the germ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Antibiotics: A culture with sensitivities to various antibiotics will provide more information for your PCP to select an antibiotic which is best. There are differ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not really: Other than delaying specific treatment this is unlikely to cause any problems. It may actually reduce the level of irritation around the site.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Hidradenitis?: Staph can behave this way; you could be a staph carrier. An infectious diseases specialist might try treating you with long-term antibiotics. Also may... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
It is acne: Staph infection will bother you much more. Avoid shaving close. Try OTC benzoyl peroxide. You may wish to consult a dermatologist.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Probably right.: Your doctor is probably right -- those are the two principal possibilities. A couple of cultures (one bacterial and one viral) will answer the questio... Read More

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