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Is staph infections including MRSA in cats contagious to humans?

Is staph infections including MRSA in cats contagious to humans?

Staph aureus: We are all colonized with staph aureus. Whether or not we become infected with these organisms depends on multiple different factors. The ones that are in your cat are the same as the ones in your gut, or in your nasopharynx or on your skin. They have the same disease producing mechanisms. Whether they will infect you is problematic. ...Read more

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Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body  area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

RememberOl'Yeller??: I hate to break this to you but only one person has been recorded surviving full-blown rabies. But...that survivor was put on a special coma-inducing protocol and is doing pretty well today. Anyways,rabies or no rabies,if that wound is infected it needs to be tended to, rabies considered,as well as tetanus and wound botulism and other infections or the results of those infections.Get to a doc now! ...Read more

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Can cat scratch fever cause swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms? Around barn cats at times and have a reg. Cat in the house.

Can cat scratch fever cause swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms? Around barn cats at times and have a reg. Cat in the house.

That is most common: Single, large, mildly painful lymphnode is the most common presentation after the initial several small papules(zit-like) at the site-of-infection/innoculation, usually 1-3 wks later. Most of the cases resolve on their own without treatment in 2-12 month, but some have fever/fatigue, headache, anorexia, joint pain, and other rare/severe symptoms. Consult to make sure this is catscratch. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take pus on swab in case of abscess in and around tonsil to detect bacteria?or simple saliva around abscess can detect bacteria?

Is it necessary to take pus on swab in case of abscess in and around tonsil to detect bacteria?or simple saliva around abscess can detect bacteria?

Abscess of tonsil: To get a good bacterial culture from the abscess it is necessary to use a culture swab on the pus itself. Getting a swab of the saliva around the area is not likely to get a good result. Additionally, if the abscess is drained with a needle, then the material from the syringe can be sent on culture swabs. ...Read more

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Can humans have an allergic reaction to bat guano ( poop )? We have bats in the attic.

Can humans have an allergic reaction to bat guano ( poop )? We have bats in the attic.

Bat allergies: Humans can develop an allergy to almost anything, if their immune systems are prone to doing so. Bats can be carriers of various diseases as well. ...Read more

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Could cats cause neumonia in children?

Could cats cause neumonia in children?

No: Exposure to cats does not cause pneumonia. However, many children develop allergies to cats. Exposure to cats for allergic children can cause skin rashes, itchy eyes, and runny noses with sneezing. Children with asthma and cat allergy may have increased asthma symptoms or even asthma attacks requiring urgent care when exposed to cats. Cat exposure includes visiting homes where cats live. ...Read more

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Can staph infection reside in your sinuses?

Can staph infection reside in your sinuses?

Yes: Some people carry staph in their nasal passages. This is usually easily treated if present. If you are having recurrent staph skin infections, ask your doctor about treating your nose too. Staph can also cause sinus infections, but this is usually only true in people with chronic sinus disease, not your average sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be found in other animals or only in cats?

Can toxoplasmosis be found in other animals or only in cats?

Warm blooded animals: Though felids are the only definitive hosts of t gondii, it can be transmitted by swallowing oocysts in cat feces, eating tissue cysts in infected meat, and transplacental transfer of tachyzoites. ...Read more

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Can staph cause pus pockets in throat?

Can staph cause pus pockets in throat?

Could be: Yes, but more likely its a viral process ...Read more

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Asbestos in open wound cause infection?

Asbestos in open wound cause infection?

Asbestos toxin: Any toxin such as asbestos should not be in an open wound; if it winds up there,please flush out the material with copious amounts of saline to clean out the wound. Afterwards disinfect the wound with a topical antiseptic spray then apply a clean, sterile bandage. Go to your Podiatrist or Primary to get an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Could the bacteria in feces cause an infection if they touched an open cut or puncture wound?

Could the bacteria in feces cause an infection if they touched an open cut or puncture wound?

Yes: Any urine or fecal contaminant can cause infection. Wash your hands well with soapy water and rinse well. Watch for redness swelling or heat in the wound area. Seek attention if these occur, or pus drains out of the wound. ...Read more

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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Had abscess near n in tonsil.dr put swab on tonsil to detect the bacteria type.just swab around infected site give true result? Or abscess pus needed?

Had abscess near n in tonsil.dr put swab on tonsil to detect the bacteria type.just swab around infected site give true result? Or abscess pus needed?

Strep throat: Your doctor may have tested for strep throat. It is a rapid test and you should know the results quickly. He/she probably also sent a culture as well. This will allow the antibiotic to be accurate. Meanwhile continue the medicine and rest and use a saline to gargle. ...Read more

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Could there be naturally occuring anthrax bacteria in our towns and cities?

Could there be naturally occuring anthrax bacteria in our towns and cities?

Anthrax: Animals can get anthrax by ingesting anthrax spores from the soil. Anthrax in animals occurs worldwide but can be controlled by vaccination of animals. In recent years, anthrax has been reported among animals in many countries, and is especially common in parts of africa, asia, and the middle east. It occurs much less frequently in the United States, because animal health and inspection programs. ...Read more

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