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What causes rid of a staph infection?

What causes rid of a staph infection?

Staph: By giving antibiotic that the staph is sensitive to , if the skin/nostril is colonized by staph, good hygiene and the use of local antibiotic to the nostril ( mupirocin/bactroban) can help. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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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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What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

Fungal infection: That depends upon what fungus it is to which you are referring. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Yes: Oral candidiasis (thrush), or vaginosis is commonly seen in people treated with antibiotics. Both usually resolve with local treatment. Systemic candidiasis does occur in patients recovering from severe sepsis, but is not "common" outside the ICU except in the immune compromised. ...Read more

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Signs of bacteria infection?

Signs of bacteria infection?

Depends on where: Fever, redness, purulent drainage on CBC could see elevation of the neutrophils. Hard to be specific. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a staph infection scar?

What causes rid of a staph infection scar?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes bacteria infection in buttocks?

What causes bacteria infection in buttocks?

Skin infections: Skin infections happen generally when there is some damage or sore or even microscopic dryness of the skin. Bacteria live on and around us all the time. But, skin injury is what usually leads to a skin infection. Whether on the buttocks or elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

Non-healing wound: The flesh eating bacteria is a rare form of bacteria that shows up only once in a while but it almost always makes the news. It is a form of bacteria that causes the skin, muscle, etc to die as it infects the those areas. If you have an infection and you have any concerns seek medical attention as these infections are much easier to cure in the early stages. ...Read more

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What are the causes of recurrent respiratory infections?

What are the causes of recurrent respiratory infections?

Chronic : Inflammation, defects or problems clearing secretions, recurrent or constant exposure to environmental irritants or infectious agents, among other things. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of viral pneumonia?

Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of viral pneumonia?

Less than: Staph infections are much more common than candida following a viral pneumonia, but certainly they can occur. Generally, overgrowth of candida that is local (thrush or vaginosis) can occur in any patient. Systemic candidiasis or candidal pneumonia is seen, but usually only in the immune compromised or severely ill patient. ...Read more

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What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

Proteus mirabilis: This would be incredibly unusual and would seriously question the diagnosis. This organism is most commonly found in the GI tract and can cause uti. Often on the surface of the skin, but seldom if ever the cause of infection. See an infectious diseases expert and get examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes Ecoli infection in the nose?

What causes Ecoli infection in the nose?

Not a usual issue: E coli is present in the feces and the organisms are present in tap water in small numbers. E coli does not usually cause infection in the nose. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a staph infection?

What are symptoms of a staph infection?

Staphylococcus : Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We are covered w/staph and our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut, lungs but if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (mrsa, mrse, gisa). Handwashing! ...Read more

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What are the common routes of infection for bacteria?

What are the common routes of infection for bacteria?

Skin/lungs/gut: Bacterial infection usually invades the body through a break in the skin, through inhalation or aspiration into the throat or lungs or through the intestinal tract. Frequently the pathogenic bacteria will colonize the site before invading. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of MRSA or similar staph infections?

Depends on : Location of infection. Mrsa is an invasive form of staph that is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics. Staph infections of skin and subcutaneous tissues happen frequently and can be treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. If it is caused by mrsa, the infection can quickly become uncontrollable. ...Read more

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Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infections like histoplasmosis and others. The usual in the mouth is Candida Albicans or thrush. ...Read more

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What are signs of staph infection in a hcild?

What are signs of staph infection in a hcild?

Boil,red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills. ...Read more

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Can a tick cause MRSA infection?

Tick + MRSA =Maybe: Alea, I do not know for sure. We know mosquitos may transmit disease by feeding on multiple hosts. Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin of humans. Unfortunately, 50% or more have some form of MRSA living on their skin. I think it more likely a tick might break the skin and allow entry and possible infection by the MRSA that was already living outside on the skin. ...Read more

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What causes a reaccurring MRSA staph infection? How can you prevent it?

What causes a reaccurring MRSA staph infection?  How can you prevent it?

Not known for sure: Some people get recurrent MRSA infections. Certain people carry MRSA on their skin , nails, and/or in their noses. (colonized), considered to be MRSA "carriers" and may be more likely to get infections. There is not enough data to recommend specific treatments that get rid of colonized mrsa. Some prescribe topical, intranasal, or systemic antimicrobial agents to patients with recurrent mrsa. ...Read more

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Will a MRSA infection cause a permanent lump?

Will a MRSA infection cause a permanent lump?

Not necessarily: Usually proper treatment will not leave residua in the form of a lump. ...Read more

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What is MRSA infection?

What is MRSA infection?

Methicilin Resistant: A MRSA infection is an infection caused by staph aureus bacteria that is resistant to an antibiotic called methicillin. (methicilin resistant staph aureus). ...Read more

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Mrsa infection and itch, what to do?

Dont scratch!: Hopefully youve seen a physician ; infection is being treated. Itching accompanies healing or inflammat'n. Scratching allows bacteria to colonize fingernails ; then the infection can be spread to other areas (may become a chronic carrier nose, rectum, fingernails). If area is red, hot, swollen, spreading or you have fever: see your doc. If it is healing cool compresses, PO antihistamines. ...Read more

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How do you address of MRSA infection?

How do you address of MRSA infection?

MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, the flare, vancomycin, zygodactyl, or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection. Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a MRSA infection ?

Not specific: Symptoms will vary with the type of infection and are generally not different than with other similar organisms. If you are referring to skin infections these are usually red, raised, firm and tender to touch and may be capped by a pus pocket. There may be multiple lesions. But remember the same thing can happen with other organisms. ...Read more

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What are advanced symptoms of MRSA infection?

What are advanced symptoms of MRSA infection?

Varies: Symptoms will depend on the site of infection i.E, in the blood, in the skin, in the lungs etc..., skin infections may cause "boils", abscess, cellulitis( redness, edema, warmth to the skin), lungs infection may also progress into an abscess, fever, cough, pneumonia, in the blood, severe infection may cause low blood pressure, bleeding due to coagulopathy etc... ...Read more

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If i had a MRSA infection, do I have it forever?

No: Many people who have MRSA 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

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If you have a MRSA infection can you always have mrsa?

If you have a MRSA infection can you always have mrsa?

CARRIER STATUS: You can be a carrier, but this can also be treated. It is usually harbored in the nose, and intranasal treatment with Mupirocin ointment (bactroban) can help get rid of it. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the symptoms of MRSA infection to show?

1-3 days: Mrsa (methicillin resistant staphylocoocus aureus) can "show" in 1-3 days. For skin infections my experience is that little cuts fester quickly and become painful quickly. I have also seen them take several days to become obvious. Mrsa is common today and any site that becomes painful and red or pus filled should be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Does having a MRSA infection confer future immunity to the infection?

Does having a MRSA infection confer future immunity to the infection?

No: A MRSA infection is like any other bacterial infection, just a fairly virulent bacteria with more resistance to antibiotics. Until a vaccine is made for it, an infection from MRSA confers no immunity. ...Read more

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If I had a mrsa infection, was treated, does this mean I am going to be colonized with it forever? Will I keep getting recurring infections?

ONLY a SMALL: "fortunately" number of people have persistent colonization and this is a problem among HEALTH CARE WORKERS but less so in the general population. NASAL colonization is the most common and is treated with anti-bacterial nasal ointment along with oral treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I had a mrsa infection a few weeks ago. How will I know it's gone? I am avoiding family and spouse. Everything in the news has me really afraid of it.

Probably ISN'T: All people have germs on the skin. People tend to have the same germs always and treatment is not very effective at removing the germs on the skin. Furthermore, one's spouse/those around them often have the same germs. Family and spouse could have had it for a long time already. cannot say in your particular case, but generally.... ...Read more

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Can you please define MRSA infection, and is it curable ?

MRSA: Mrsa is the abbreviation for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is an infection with a bacteria that has figured out how to avoid being killed by usually effective antibiotics. Most mrsa, if you have a healthy immune system is curable. Here's a link to more info : http://www.Cdc.Gov/mrsa/. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the body systems affected by a MRSA infection?

Any of them: This could lead to heart issues on the valves to severe infections in the lungs. The MRSA can cause issues with any system. Most common are skin infections as well. Good hand washing is a must. ...Read more

Dr. William O'Connor
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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (Definition)

Mrsa is a form of staph aureus that can come in 2 forms, community aquired and hospital acquired. The bacteria will be resistant to penicillins that are used to treat MRSA including methicillin and oxacillin. There can still be oral choices for treatment as long as the ...Read more