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Can you get a staph infection from a venous ulcer?

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

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Infection (Definition)

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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Could a venous ulcer lead to a staph infection?

Could a venous ulcer lead to a staph infection?

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

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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

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

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Can you get a staph infection from a blood transfusion?

Can you get a staph infection from a blood transfusion?

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

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Can you get a staph infection from having a massage?

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

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Could you tell me what happens to you when you get a staph infection?

Could you tell me what happens to you when you get a staph infection?

Depends: It all depends on the severity of the infection, the type of staph infection and the location of the infection. Most people do fine if treated appropriately. However, people can and have died from staph infections. ...Read more

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Can you get a staph infection from kissing?

Yes: You have risks from many things. So you need to identify the high risk activities. But kissing the right person at the right time has its rewards. ...Read more

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How do you get a staph infection in your kidney?

Two ways: It can ascend up the ureter but often gets there through the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Can you get a staph infection on your penis?

Yes: You can get a staph infection on any part of your skin, including the penis. ...Read more

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Can you get a staph infection from a popped pimple?

Staph: Staph and other bacteria frequently take advantage of a disruption in skin integrity (a scratch , sore or puncture) and cause infection. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more