A 24-year-old female asked about a 26-year-old member:

What is the best anti biotic to take for staph infection? tried augmentine before.

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No "ONE" best: There are many different types of staph, and they are sensitive and resistant to may different antibiotics. Even from one infection to another, what works can change. Best advice is to culture the drainage from the source of the staph, and have a lab do a "sensitivity" test, which determines not only what antibiotics work, but how big of a dose you may need. It is the only correct answer here!
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
It depends: Clindamycin has been the favorite antibiotics for staph infections for its effectiveness and easy use. But it has a higher %age of some nasty and serious complication of pseudomembranous colitis. I find Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to be quite effective against staff infection if you aren't allergic to sulfa and the germ hasn't developed resistance to the drug.
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