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Can Staph Infection Cause Dizziness
Yes, depends where.: Any infection of the middle ear or inner ear can cause dizziness. (location is key... A minor superficial toe infection might not cause dizziness). A systemic serious infection can cause dizziness by fever, or toxins, or metabolic changes... Or worst yet, meningitis. ...Read more
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
Weight loss, mood swings, staph infection, dizziness, memory loss, headaches, fatigue what's wrong with me? I feel lile im goung crazy
Going crazy: I would recommend seeing your doctor for a full exam and work up getting an answer will make you feel better ...Read more
Staph infection on scalp. just heard it has been there for months. trouble breathing, dizziness, unusual heart rate, chills.is it in bloodstream?
I would suggest an evaluation to rule out a lung infection. It is possible that the current symptoms may be related. Monitor your temperature, rest and drink fluids.
Has the scalp infection been cultured to better determine the cause? ...Read more
Some thoughts...: Some people have staph bacteria colonizing their skin or nose and have no obvious symptoms. During times of illness, stress, skin breakdown (cuts, scrapes) or immunosuppression, the bacteria can cause infection. You can also get it from coming into contact with it in the environment or with a person who has an active staph lesion. ...Read more
Wrong place: Staph are normal skin flora. If there's skin trauma (scratch, ingrown hair, obstructed gland) the bacteria finds a nice warm spot w/lots of free food ; they can set up shop ; grow. Staph release toxins that allow them to break down skin ; make deeper homes ; more bacteria food. The process continues until the immune system kicks in, wound is opened/drained (o2 is toxic to staph), +/- antibiotics. ...Read more
Depends on the Med: I would ensure the right medications were used. If you have an abscess, it needs to be drained. Much 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
Unlikely: Typically, severe, recurrent or unusual infections are the result of an impaired immune system and not the cause of the problem. The most common adult onset immune system problem is called: common variable immune deficiency. Typical infections are recurrent sinus infections, pneumonia, "pink eye" etc. A physician can order a few simple tests to evaluate for immune problems. ...Read more
Yes: Calcifications can be attributed to many causes. Any time there is a foreign body within the body, the body's immune system tries to control it by directly killing the foreign body, surrounding & forming a barrier around it, and "remembering" it in the event of a repeat exposure in the future. Part of the healing process may involve forming a calcification, a kind of "internal scar.". ...Read more
Depends: In the genitals, it's from the warm and moist environment. Over the counter antifungal creams are usually enough to cure them. In general, it's from the fungus (tinea or candida) and normal skin bacteria (staphylococcus) that are allowed to attack through a break in the skin or a disease (like diabetes, etc). ...Read more
Improve, not remove.:
Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.
Good luck! ...Read more
Possibly: States of immune activation, such as infections, can lead to hives. Typically, we see viral infections in children lead to short-lived hives. However, there is evidence that people with hives have a higher incidence of colonization with staph (bacteria living on the skin but not causing infection). It's not clear how or why this occurs, but there does seem to be a link. ...Read more
Mrsa abscesses can look a little like hives but often contain pus, are painful, can be very large, and usually only a small number are present. Hives usually follow exposure to antibiotics(sometimes the cause is in not known) or certain foods such as strawberries, are usually multiple small raised very itchy spots and tend to be multiple.
As always, see your doctor for any serious illness ...Read more
Not known for sure: Some people get recurrent MRSA infections. Certain people carry MRSA on their skin, nails, and/or in their noses. (colonized), considered to be MRSA "carriers" and may be more likely to get infections. There is not enough data to recommend specific treatments that get rid of colonized mrsa. Some prescribe topical, intranasal, or systemic antimicrobial agents to patients with recurrent mrsa. ...Read more
Can coag negative staph infection carried for over a year in your body undetected cause memory loss?
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?
Get seen: This is the 21st century and even in our dysfunctional health care system, you have a right to know which of these two very different illnesses you have -- or whether it's something else entirely. Recurring staph is a danger to life; recurring shingles to long-term health. ...Read more
Doubtful: Have to worry about stool organisms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a staph infection spread throughout your body & cause some to severe itching & hard bumps in certain places of the body?
Yes: Yes this type infection can cause this it needs an evaluation in person by a doctor if your symptoms are severe go to the Emergency room of the hospital ...Read more
Typically No: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) is a skin organism and also colonizes the nose and rectal area. Recent studies also show that it thrives in the mouth, hence, one can theoretically acquire Staph by kissing another individual ---- this however does not mean outright infection or disease. ...Read more
Can you please: Resubmit and clarify. I don't follow what you are saying. Thanks. ...Read more
Varies: Often Staph infections under the skin are due to spread from the skin. If it was simply outside, oral antibiotics would be given but internal infections usually require antibiotics by vein. Common medications are clindamycin and vancomycin, but your individual treatment would depend on what cultures your would grew and to what they were sensitive. ...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 staph infection and which have also affected my kidney cause I feel pains around my kidney area and in my right breast wall.it keeps coming bac?
Staph infection?: See your doctor for the recurrent stap infection. ...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:
foreign body, vascular obstruction, long term antibiotics, severe combined immunodeficiency, thymic aplasia, leukocyte adhesion deficiency, failure to thrive, lymphoma, leukaemia, multiple myeloma, corticosteroids, chemotherapy agents, hiv/aids, splenectomy, malnutrition, common variable immune deficiency, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
Are alcohol based sanitizers effective against killing germs/bacterias that cause boils, MRSA or staph infection?
YEs: I know there have been studies with Hibicleanse that do show it does help at reducing MRSA recureence. ...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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