Doctor insights on:
Are Staph Infections And Shingles Related
No: Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster virus), which is an entirely different organism from staphylococcus aureus, which is a bacteria. However, shingles lesions can get superinfected, and the most common cause for this is staph. Aureus. ...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
Chicken or the egg: Shingles is a viral condition that travels down a nerve and causes severe pain along the nerve root path. Staph is a bacterial infection that grows anywhere. The immune system becomes weakened as it fights both infections allowing other secondary infections and concerns. Treat both asap to prevent further complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29 year old female with reocurring shingles or staph infection can't tell which they look a lot alike. What would cause them to reocurr for 8 years?
I have a staph infection in my finger that won't go away. My eye is bleeding and also out of my bottom. Is that related?
Would a raised, small, pus-filled pimple like sore be related to staph infection, especially when the sore turns black? Resulted from shaving.
Yes: Since staph is typically on the skin surface, it can be the source of infection while shaving since a source of infection can develop (eg. A nick or an ingrown hair). The bacteria can release toxins that can kill cells, resulting in in dead tissue that looks black. I recommend seeing your healthcare provider since you may need antibiotics or have the pimple drained. ...Read more
Man admitted to hosp with severe back pain. Found to have staph infection. Two toes amputated. Back pain & staph related? Now has distended abdomen
Why Family Doctor: There is just way too much missing here for specific commentary. We need the scan reports, blood test results, a description of the physical exam and the diagnoses. But, that does not matter. This is the very reason you have a family physician. Your family doctor can interpret or explain anything missing or being misunderstood in your communications with the specialist. ...Read more
Iv got my partners staph infection causing boils, now IV got bad sore throat are they related , i'm miserable?
Go see a doctor: I would go see a doctor now. ...Read more
Generally No: Assuming that you are talking about a staph infection of the skin, most massage techniques should be avoided when a contagious skin infection (herpes, shingles, chicken pox, mrsa, etc.) is present. Some rom stretching techniques can be used, as well as, a few lymphatic techniques. However, what most people consider a massage (rubbing of the skin and muscles) should definitely not be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i may have a staph infection because I have rashes on my buttocks and i feel aburning sensation, but what is it?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Are shingles and cold sores related?
- Are shingles and herpes related?
- Is staph and eczema related?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Are cellulitis and strep throat related can one cause the other?
- Are shingles and herpes the same thing?
- Can staph infections trigger shingles or vice versa?
- Rectal staph infection and colon cancer
- Talk to a dermatologist online