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Bacteria Staph Infection
Can you get a staph infection from someone who is a a healthy person that doesn't have an infection but carries the staph bacteria. (not mrsa).
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
I just recovered from Staph infection not too long ago and now I have it again. I still have the cream they gave me that was used to kill the bacteria on my face. I don't have the pills they gave me before, and I feel like I have troubled my parents enoug
Call your MD asap: Call your doctor's office and speak with your parents right away. If you had a soft tissue infection serious enough to be treated with a course of antibiotics and it did not work the infection may be resistant and stronger you must contact your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more
Dr. Tony. My doctor. Said the vicomyacin caused a bacterial. Infection. In my bowels that professed into staph infection. Gave me zyvox (linezolid). For it.
Ask to clarify...: What you recall from the conversation with dr. Tony sounds odd- more than likely, something was lost or misunderstood. I would highly recommend calling dr. Tony and tell him exactly what you wrote here as your understanding of what was discussed- I am sure he will go over with you what he meant to say. Be persistent and ask questions if you still don' t understand something. ...Read more
Staph Infection: Staphylococcal bacteria commonly inhabit the skin and interior of the nose. Microscopic or visible breaks in the surface barrier of the body--the skin and mucous membranes--provide an opportunity for these bacteria to cause localized infections. Complications arise when the staph bacteria spread beyond the initial site of infection to the bloodstream and interior body tissues. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Pain/redness: The signs of any bacterial infection are: redness, swelling, pain, heat. In medical school most of us learned the latin: rubor, tumor, dolor and calor (yes, doctors are nerds for the most part). :) these symptoms worsen along with the severity of infection (i.e. Dark fiery red is worse than light pink). If the infection gets more serious, you can have fevers as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staphylococcus : Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We're covered w/staph & our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut & if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (mrsa, mrse, gisa). Handwashing decr's spread. ...Read more