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Can Staph Infection Affect Your Lymph Nodes
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
My right lymph node is swollen and it is painful, but it does not hurt when I swallow I also just got over a staph infection. What could cause this?
I have a staph infection in leg its healing but 3 inches above it the lymph node is still swollen which scares me is this normal? How long will last?
Lymph nodes: Rather than scaring you, an active lymph node doing it's job to fight off infection, should reassure and encourage you about your body's health. A reactive lymph node is working when it is swollen. It is doing it's job. It takes some time to return to a normal quiet state after the infection and all of the foreign material is taken care of. No reason to be scared for any reason here. ...Read more
What would cause you to get staph infection, my right lymph node to swell and a viral infection right after another?
Causes of chronic infections:
long term antibiotics,
severe combined immunodeficiency,
leukocyte adhesion deficiency,
failure to thrive,
common variable immune deficiency,
peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
Yes: Those symptoms can be from any infection. ...Read more
1. How to differentiate staph infection in arm pit to swollen lymph nodes? 2. What does a higher WBC mean when having undiagnosable luq pain with otherwise normal X-ray and blood tests
Staph: Infections are usually in the skin, whereas axillary lymph nodes are in deeper tissues. But you can have enlarged lymph nodes from skin infections. Elevated WBC count means infection, inflammation, drug effect or, in rare cases, malignancy. Ask your doctor for more specific answers in your case. ...Read more
I'm currently in hospital and my doctors are advising me that my staph infection is in my actual lymph node. They want to remove my groin lymph node.
Staph aureus: If there is an abscess in your groin they may want to drain this. Staphylococcal infection localized to an inguinal lymph node is a very unusual situation. Since cannot see and examine you and have access to all findings there is no way to comment intelligently on the steps planned by your doctors. Good luck, ...Read more
I have a friend who she and her boyfriend have been diagnosed with staph infection with open pus pockets. 6month baby in house they have a 7month year old baby should two people with staph infectionbe aroun d their 7month infacnt in't that dangerous? Wha
You are correct in being concerned for this baby. Staph infections are highly contagious, and if the proper precautions are not taken, the baby can contract the bacteria. You can help by informing them that hygiene is key. They should always wash their hands thoroughly before handling the baby, the wound (pus pockets) should be covered at all times, towels or sheets should not be shared, and most importanty the parents need to be under the care of a physician for this problem (being treated).
To further answer your question, the dangers for the infant are possible skin infection, eye infection, stomach (GI) infection, blood infection, urine infection, and even pneumonia.
So as you see, it is important to keep the baby safe by taking the above precautions.
If the parents become concerned that the baby has contracted a staph infection they should take her to her doctor right away. ...Read more
See a doctor: Staph infections are hard to self-diagnose; all you can really say is that you have an inflamed area, be it from infection, venous stasis, or other reasons. If the doctor diagnoses you with a staph infection, make sure the antibiotic given has MRSA coverage, and is appropriately dosed for that. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
See doc: Right away. Or you must be seeing one as you are diagnosed with such. Not sure what type of infection and what your concern is. Please elaborate. ...Read more
I am looking for ointment for a staph infection, I was using staph-a-setic from walmart but I can't find it anymore thank you?
Staph aureus: What type of infection are you trying to treat? If these are boils they need moist heat and drainage without squeezing them. If you have had more than one you may consider a course of nasal Mupirocin (bactroban) and bathing regularly and solely with a Chlorhexidine containing soap. See an id doctorl. ...Read more
I been DX with cellulitis and staph infection, the only medicine works is Vancomycin 1.2g.the dr won't listen to me about the meds that work for me.
Stick with vanco!: Your doctor is correct. Past antibiotics that "work for you" are irrelevant. Infection cure depends only on the bacteria causing it and which are antibiotics active against it. Don't mess with this. Staph cellulitis can be very dangerous and you might have MRSA; vancomycin is normal Rx to start. Maybe possible to change later if lab testing shows other antibiotic is active against your own staph. ...Read more
I have a small pimple on my elbow I don't know if it could be a staph infection or just a regular pimple?
Any cuts?: Chances are it might be folliculitis but it's hard to tell without seeing it. Is there any pus oozing, honey-crusting on top, or redness around it? Most times, a staph infection sets in when there is injury to the skin. Exception is when there is a follicle that gets infected or ingrown hair. ...Read more
More likely w/ MRSA: Staph is all over. There is usually an intrinsic or extrinsic inciting event. If the innate immune system is healthy it usually wards staph off. But if there is a breach in the skin barrier, a staph infection may ensue, but walled off quickly by the immune system. If its a more virulent form of staff such as community acquired mrsa, the chance of an "staph infection" such as an abscess is higher. ...Read more
Let me help: The best way to cure infection by practice could hygiene and stay away from people have that infection. ...Read more
See dr: Best to see your doctor to be sure. But generally, decreased redness, swelling and pain are a sign things are improving. ...Read more
Depends on the Med: I would ensure the right medications were used. If you have an abscess, it needs to be drained. Many staph are resistant to antibiotics, but there hasn't been a case of staph with proven resistance to everything. If you mean you keep getting recurrent staph infections, there are certain ways to attempt decolonization of your body of staph. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
What to do if I just had a staph infection and need to wash everything. How hot should the water be?
Comfortably warm: To wash, so that you don't burn yourself or hurt yourself in any way. ...Read more
Carriage: You have staph on the surfaces of your skin, probably conveyed there from nasal carriage. You can try to minimize this by using bactoban (mupirocin) in your nose and washing and bathing exclusively with chlorhexadine containing soaps, but this will only eliminate carriage in about 50% of cases. The other possibility is that combing aggressively or scratching, etc. Is producing breaks in skin. ...Read more
I presume: You are being treated with intravenous antibiotics to clear this infection and a close follow-up that this is adequately treated. ...Read more
Lotion: Use a good moisturizing lotion to the skin. ...Read more
Skin: This is either new skin, healing skin or sill infected skin. It all depends on what it looks like. ...Read more
No: You can see your primary care physician and they can make that determination. ...Read more
Healing: Those are the ast remnants of your body healin. ...Read more
Staph infections: Staph infections are transmitted by contact with someone who has the infection or is colonized with staph. Staph can potentially be left on surfaces and be transmitted by contact with these surfaces. We see that often with kids that exercise on gym mats. Staph infections are not transmitted by rain. ...Read more
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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