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Can You Get A Staph Infection From A Venous Ulcer
Yes you can.: Venous ulcers are due to a breakdown of the skin usually overlying the medial or lateral ankle due to venous hypertension due to, usually, venous valvular reflux in the saphenous system of veins. These are very prone to bacterial infection and staph can be a component of the infecting organisms. Often times, multiple bacterial will be cultured from these ulcers. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Ulcer/Infection: A venous stasis ulcer has the potential to become a very serious problem and can certainly become infected. These ulcers require aggressive treatment consisting of wound care, cleaning, and sometimes antibiotics. In addition, a full venous evaluation to evaluate the status of the venous valves for reflux is necessary. Fortunately these ulcers can be treated with a high success rate. See a vein md. ...Read more
My dad has type II diabetes. He has a staph infection in his foot, what is the best antibiotic to fight that infection? My dad has been battling foot ulcers for years and has lost 4 toes resulting from the ulcers becoming infected. The foot that is curren
Staph infection: The fact that you know it is a staphylococcus infection means that a culture, hopefully taken appropriately, was taken with the sensitivities already to analyze. The doctors should be able to share this information with you. ...Read more
Infection and blood: Yes, there is risk for bacterial infection associated with blood product transfusion- especially with platelet transfusion as it is stored in a room temperature. However your risk to have staph infection coming from your own skin or upper respiratory tract is way way way more common than from blood product transfusion- which is almost always. ...Read more
Unlikely: This is unlikely to occur, since staph is normal flora of the skin even if you did it would be difficult to determine whether the infection was from your own skin or outside contact. ...Read more
Already infected.: A boil IS an infection. You may already have staph (whether it is MRSA or regular staph) which could have caused it. There are other causes. Staph is present on everyone's skin. You can get MRSA from others if you don't have it now. You could have a non-MRSA staph causing your boil, and if it is open or draining can catch MRSA if you do not keep it covered and clean & safe from more germs. ...Read more
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).
Possibly: Staph lives on our skin and we have differing immune capabilities. If you are compromised you may have the chance of infection through a cut or sore. ...Read more
Staph & Skin: Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can. Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people. ...Read more
MRSA: Many, but not all humans carry staph aureus in their nasopharynx and on their skin. All have the organism in their GI tract. You can become contaminated and colonized from the cat, but whether or not you become infected will depend upon multiple different factors. ...Read more
See a doctor: See a doctor for evaluation and prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more
Is a sty contagious? If stys form because of staph, can someone else get a staph infection or MRSA by being in contact with someone with a sty?
Can be: General contact is not enough, but if secretions from that eye are transferred to another person they can get an infection. Understand that styles are not generally infectious, but result when the oil producing glands in the lid get obstructed, and expand because they can not empty themselves and may actually split open, releasing the oil the produce into the soft tissues of the lid. ...Read more
Yes: While this would be uncommon, it is possible, especially if the wound has gotten dirty or exposed to the staph bacterium. ...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
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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