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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Are there any long term side effects of staph infections?

Are there any long term side effects of staph infections?

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. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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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Dr. Mazen Kherallah
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How long does it take staph infection to heal?

How long does it take staph infection to heal?

Depends: It depends on the clinical syndrome caused by the staphylococcus aureus. Skin infections may require drainage only without antibiotics and heal within 7-10 days.. ...Read more

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Dr. James Gagne
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How long does a staph infection last?

How long does a staph infection last?

Depends where it is: What staph infection? Staph can cause infections virtually anywhere in your body. Some can kill you within 24 hours. If it's a staph skin infection, it can stay with you indefinitely until it's treated. If you keep getting staph infections after they've been treated, go away, then come back, you probably have staph germs lurking inside your nose. Have your nostrils cultured for staph. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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How long does a staph infection stay in the body?

How long does a staph infection stay in the body?

Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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How long do I need to wait after a staph infection before I can shave?

Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened. You can shave when it is resolved. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
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How long does it take for staph infection to heal?

Healing depends...: Healing an infection depends on several things; 1.The host: immune system intact /not ? 2. The organisms: ?Hyper-virulent organism or not, if the infection requires antibiotics is the organism susceptible to the antibiotics being used, and has the site of infection been adequately drained and all devitalized tissue removed and cleared away. 3. Size of the infection. Small days/large weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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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?

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?

Contagious after Rx: Usually, the a general guideline would be that a person is not contagious after 48 hours' worth of antibiotics. With strep throat, a general guideline is 24 hours. But this can vary depending on the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Riordan
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How long does a staph infection stay contagious?

How long does a staph infection stay contagious?

Until it is gone: The duration of a staph infection depends on where the infection is located and if it is sensitive to antibiotics. Infections can be a small skin infection or involve the heart, lungs, GI tract or brain. The length of the infection depends on the sensitivity, host and location. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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How long after having a staph infection lesion incised should there be a marked improvement in swelling?

How long after having a staph infection lesion incised should there be a marked improvement in swelling?

It depends upon: The initial and baseline size of the lesion. The swelling may take few days to several weeks to subside. Sometimes there could be a residual lump or swelling which is from scarring and this is not uncommon. Along with the antibiotics, applying warm packs and taking nsaids/ Ibuprofen may facilitate the healing process.Follow up with ur dr for any concern. Take care! ...Read more

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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is also known as Staph Infection. Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more


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