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Carrying Staph Bacteria
Not anaerobic: Staph and strep that grow on skin are aerobic. ...Read more
Is it ok for a person to eat Dicloxacillin antib that are given for staph bacteria when the staph has not been determined.
How to disinfect touchscreen cellphones and remotes to eliminate bacterias like staph etc? What to use and how to use? Can I wipe them with dettol?
Decolonize: Many people who have MRSA or mssa infections are colonized with this bacteria in the nares and in areas of the skin especially in the axillae, groins and perianal areas. Colonization can be transient or prolonged. In many cases colonization can be eradicated by topical treatment ie. Mupirocin ointment and hibiclens soap sometimes combined with oral antibiotics such as Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
Bacteremia symptoms: A healthy patient should notice bacteria entering the blood stream in the form of shaking chills followed by fever. The problem of bacteria in the blood stream is severe, so the body should react with a strong response. The problem comes in when the patient is weaker and maybe cannot respond so well. There may be no fever at all in fact for very weak pts. Best way to check is with blood cultures. ...Read more