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A 24-year-old female asked:

dr found staph infection in my urine.. put me on 7 day course antibiotics (alprim) what's a staph infection? my feet swell and i have itchy skin etc??

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Dr. Sung ho Bae
Podiatry 19 years experience
UTI: A staph infection is short for a Staphylococcus Aureus infection that is causing your urinary tract infection (UTI). Your feet swelling and itching is most likely not related to your UTI.

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