are there any long term side effects of staph infections

Are there any long term side effects of staph infections?

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Dr. Danny L. Proffitt
Family Medicine
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Can be


Staph infections can occur in any part of the body. This could occur in the brain, the blood system, the internal organs and the skin. Death can occur from this infections. Scarring can occur as well. Depending on the severity of the infection and the the organ or tissue affected, there could be lasting problems. Usually this is treated with antibiotics and one is healed. MRSA can be tough.
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Are there effects after staph infections?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
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Staphylococcal infection Boil Cardiac Heart Infection Pharynx Skin Staph Infection Staphylococcal infection Systemic Valve

Yes


But this depends in part on the type of Staphylococcal infection experienced. If you are referring to boils on the skin, they may recur through several mechanisms, including persistent naso-pharyngeal and skin colonization with the risk of reinfection. If it is systemic it can be disastrous. Particularly if it gets onto the heart valves.
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How long can you be a staph carrier for in-between infections?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease
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Weeks to months


staph may be carried on the skin for weeks to months
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Yoga

Do's And Don'ts

Be careful of "hot room" yoga. High heat, sweat, bacteria and mats can breed staph infection.

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What are staph infections?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine
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Staphylococcus


Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We are covered w/staph and our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut, lungs but if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (MRSA, MRSE, GISA). HANDWASHING!
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Do staph infections cause tb?

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Dr. Michael E. Ein
Infectious Disease
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No


Staphylococcus and tuberculosis are 2 unrelated bacteria species that have nothing to do with each other.
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Skin, hair and nails

Interesting Fact

MRSA is a form of staph bacteria that is resistant to treatment with penicillin related antibiotics.

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Are staph infections contagious?

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Dr. Steven P. Bowers
Internal Medicine
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Yes


The best way to avoid passing on or acquiring staph infection is good hand washing and personal hygiene.
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Do staph infections ever go away?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
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Of course


If they are treated appropriately Staph aureus infections are curable. But this depends in part on the type of infection (they cause almost anything) and the manner of therapy and the attempts to eradicate the carriage state. See an infectious diseases expert.
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How can staph infections be treated?

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Dr. Mike J. Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Oral antibiotics


See your MD for an appropriate antibiotic and/or culture. Topical treatments won't do much for a true cellulitis (which is bacterial infection under the skin). IV treatments are overkill for uncomplicated infections in healthy individuals.
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Can tea tree oil cure staph infections?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
 Infection Staph Infection Staphylococcal infection

Not likely.


If you have a Staph infection, get treated medically. This is not an organism to fool around with. OTC treatments are generally effective for very little of anything.
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Can staph infections get in your mouth?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease
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Yes rarely or lips


Staph infection usually is on the skin, but can spread to all over the body. Staph infections can cause infections of the lips, but rarely in the mouth. However,Infections of the parotid salivary glands that occur in patients with underlying severe illnesses, are often caused by Staph.
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