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Any Herbal Therapies Staph
Confusion: Cotrimoxazole is an antibiotic which is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (smx/tmp). Staph stands for staphylococcus, a genus of bacteria. Sometimes smx/tmp will be used in the treatment of staphylococcal infections. The treatment of these infections depends upon the sensitivity of the species and its varients causing the infection. ...Read more
Staph aureus: A combination of Mupirocin ointment in the nares twice a day for a month, combined with bathing solely with a soap containing hexachlorophine (if you use another soap you will wash off the thin layer it creates on the skin and render it ineffective) to try and eliminate the skin surface contamination. This is only effective in slightly more than half of patients, but worth trying. ...Read more
Not significant: Coagulate negative staph in normal host is without any significance. If person has prosthetic implant in body, pacemaker , hd catheter, or any other device than you need to correlate symptoms with that particular patient and come to conclusion . In that scenario you need to see infectious disease physician. ...Read more
I'm infected with Staph aureus. I know, my bf may be colonized with a Staph by kissing. Can i get infected again by him when my treatment is over?
Wish I could tell: you no but yes you can get the bacteria to live on your skin again, which is impossible to guard against. You should not get infections all the time, unless there is something not 100% with your immune system -- but Staph is known to live on human skin, most of the time not causing any problems. Hopefully you will not get infections again. ...Read more
I am pretty much 100 percent sure that I have Staph infection and would like second opinion and get on treatment asap ?
Staph infection: I assume you talking about treatment of skin and soft tissue due to MRSA. It depends on how severe the infection is. With small skin abscess I& D is enough. If it is a big boil then it needs I&D and oral antibiotics. In case the infection is more extensive then IV antibiotics must be used. Choice of antibiotics depends on local resistance, labs and culture results and preference of the physician. ...Read more
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