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Skin Infection (Staph)
I had a skin infection (staph/mrsa) above my eyebrow if I kiss my boyfriend can he get MRSA even if im taking clindamycin?
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
It's protective: Antibacterial ointments are great at preventing infection from getting into your skin. That's why they are great for open wounds and ulcers. If you already have a skin infection, ointments likely wont help much. It may require oral antibiotics or if there is a abscess, drainage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dad on Linox600 for skin infection after a cut on toe.Will it help.will it fight staph & skin infections.what is the fluid that comes from cut & skin?
Most Staph...: ...Infections are localized, and as such pose no threat to an unborn baby. However, the drugs used to treat bacterial infections can, under certain circumstances, be harmful; so make sure that any doctor or other caregiver who treats you is aware that you are pregnant. Never assume they know; tell them, and tell them again. ...Read more
Partially: If you carry staph (or mrsa) then it's important to immediately wash all cuts/scrapes/abrasions with soap and water. Applying a topical antibacterial ointment couldn't hurt (as long as you're not allergic). However, there is no proven method to eradicate staph from your body completely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph infection: As long as you are being treated, you can continue to play football if you feel up to it. You should keep the wound clean and covered during play. ...Read more
My father was in the emergency room with an pussy skin staph infection. I have a baby, so how long do we have to avoid my father?
Several days: Avoid direct contact until infection resolves and he should wash his hands .Infection will improve in 2 days but he must complete course of antibiotics. It has a significant recurrence rate which can be diminished by bactroban (mupirocin) intranasal one week per month, lever 2000 soap and dilute clorox baths. ...Read more
What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks
Doxycycline: The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph). Topical creams such as neosporin or Bacitracin are relatively ineffective; they might have a small supplemental effect when used with an oral antibiotic, but should not be used by themselves for staph. ...Read more
Lotion: Use a good moisturizing lotion to the skin. ...Read more
Rash After Staph: A rash is an abnormal condition and reaction of the skin. A rash can be a symptom of a wide variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions. A rash can result from infection, irritation, inflammation, allergy, insect bites and other abnormal conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph aureus skin infection without strain description. Would strain emphasis if staph aureus was of normal flora or contracted through other means?
Is staph a- non mrsa_ susceptible to cefdinir 300mg? Father, skin infection. He takes immune suppressant, doctor gave this prescription to prevent interaction
Painful skin infection on ears neck face arms chest & back. Open wound type rash. Constant draining burning itching. Tests ruled out staph. What is it?
Been on keflex for skin staph infection in incision on foot. Now have pure watery diarrhea (no solid). Should I switch antibiotic? Still have 9 days
Can i take amoxicillin for a skin staph infection ? Went to the hospital and they gave me the generic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and i was shaking from it they told me to stop taking it and go to doctors . But i don't have a doctor.
Won't work: The penicillin derivatives like amoxicillin hasn't worked with most skin infection causing staph since the 1950's. They were one of the first germs to become resistant to penicillin after its introduction. If you are having a reaction to the Bactrim you need to be seen by a local doc & have this documented. A change to a different med based on your past history would be needed. Go to urgent care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin: This is either new skin, healing skin or sill infected skin. It all depends on what it looks like. ...Read more
Inflammation: A staph infection of the skin leads to a lot of inflammation under the surface. When inflammation occurs in the skin, the natural response is for the skin to thicken and then as the problem resolves, the thickened skin will start to dry and peel, giving it a rough texture. ...Read more
MRSA: Many, but not all humans carry staph aureus in their nasopharynx and on their skin. All have the organism in their GI tract. You can become contaminated and colonized from the cat, but whether or not you become infected will depend upon multiple different factors. ...Read more
My bf has a staph infection he had a 2hr drip of IV atibiotics last night at hosp, 2 anti scripts to take home, how long is he cont? Skin is not open?
I have a pimple that looks like it has dead skin and a brown circle around it is this a staph infection?
Hyper pigmentation: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is a darkening of the skin pigment due to increased amounts of melanin, usually occurs during the healing process after the treatment of a skin disease or acne. While most cases of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation disappear on their own after a few weeks some can last for weeks or months. ...Read more
My immune system has change since a staph infection. My skin is really irritating in some areas, what can I use for my skin to calm the irritation?
Irritated skin: Hi there. Sometimes staph can secrete what is called a superantigen which can activate the immune system or possibly it is just that abnormal skin takes time to teal and you should take care of the skin by using moisturizers ...Read more
Maybe never: Hopefully the body will mount a strong defense and no blood infection occurs(the usual scenario). ...Read more
How can you tell staph infection is healing? It's mrse on my lower back. It's an open wound with raw skin.
Basic healing: Infected wounds do not heal. If the wound is healing, then the infection is under control or gone. Avoid useing alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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