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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

Ulceration (Definition)

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


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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?

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 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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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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How soon after a boil happens will you get a staph infection or mrsa?

How soon after a boil happens will you get a staph infection or mrsa?

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

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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

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How do you get a staph infection?

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

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Can I get a staph infection or MRSA from my cat? Do all humans carry staph on skin?

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

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Please give advice on how to get a staph infection cured quickly?

Please give advice on how to get a staph infection cured quickly?

See a doctor: See a doctor for evaluation and prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it possible to get a staph infection from a splinter?

Is it possible to get a staph infection from a splinter?

Yes: While this would be uncommon, it is possible, especially if the wound has gotten dirty or exposed to the staph bacterium. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a staph infection from a cat scratch?

Is it possible to get a staph infection from a cat scratch?

Yes: Disruption of the skin surface by a scratch, cut, abrasion, etc. Opens the underlying tissue to invasion by bacteria. Staph is just one of the possible germs that can cause an infection. Simple cleaning with soap & water and disinfecting the area should prevent a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Walter Husar
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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