can staph infection travel to your brain

Can staph infection travel to your brain?

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Unfortunately yes


Staph typically will present as a brain abscess, an infected mass that swells and compresses nearby brain tissue, and may cause headache, stiff neck, fever, blurred vision, and focal neurological signs. Occasionally, surgery is needed.
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What if staph infection gets to the brain?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease
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Why do you ask?


It would be very bad, but it's not a common problem. My guess is that if you're capable of logging on to your computer, signing on to HealthTap, and asking a question, you DON'T have Staph in your brain!
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Can staph infection cause hives?

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Dr. Brant R. Ward
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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.
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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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Can staph infection be airborne?

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Staph Infections


Staph, or Staphylococcus, is a family of bacteria that is very virulent, contagious, and even possibly infectious. What makes staph so dangerous is that it is very resistant to antibiotics. Though staph is not generally considered an air-borne disease, there is some debate that MRSA, thought it usually is spread through contact with open sores, can remain viable on dry counters.
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Can a staph infection be deadly?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Staph Infections


Yes, Staphylococcus infections can be deadly. There are certain strains that can be very aggressive and cause significant disease in the skin, tissues, and heart valves. Just because Staph is cultured from a wound does not necessarily mean that you will die (the chances in this scenario is very small). The strains and circumstances of the 'deadly' Staph is very unique.
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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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How can a staph infection be cured?

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With antibiotics


Staph is a bacteria and can be killed by antibiotics and cleaning of the pus.
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Can staph infection cause dizziness?

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Dr. John Li
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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.
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How can one prevent a staph infection?

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Proper hygiene


The best way to prevent a staph infection is through proper, frequent handwashing, and hygiene. If someone in the household has had an infection, make sure everything is properly washed and sterilized. Towels should not be reused. Bedding and clothing should be washed. Surfaces should be cleaned with bleach or lysol. If you have expereienced recurrent infxn, nasal mupirocin is also helpful.
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Can herpes resemble a staph infection?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
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Herpes and staff


This would be an extreme rarity. There are various changes in the skin produced by each of these conditions, and you do not describe any of those, so I cannot help you at this time. I would advise you to see a dermatologist when the lesions are present, and the diagnosis can be cultured and made.
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can a staph infection start in a pimple?

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Staph


Yes, especially if you pick it.
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