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Cellulitis Staphylococcal Infection
Not always: The most common cellulitis pathogens (bacteria) are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f) and staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains (mrsa). There are gram-negative aerobic bacteria that are identified in a minority of cases. Fungal infections can also cause cellulits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I been DX with cellulitis and staph infection, the only medicine works is Vancomycin 1.2g.the dr won't listen to me about the meds that work for me.
Stick with vanco!: Your doctor is correct. What antibiotics "worked for you" in the past is irrelevant. Cure of infections depends only on the bacteria causing the problem and which antibiotics will kill it. Staph cellulitis can be very dangerous and you might have MRSA; vancomycin is normal treatment to start. Maybe possible to change antibiotic later if lab testing shows others to be active against your own staph. ...Read more
Being treated for staph/cellulitis using sulfamethoxazole and clindamycin. Infection down but now running fever, achy, chills. Should I go back in?
Yes lots: Staphylococcal infections are very common. Probably just about everyone has had numerous staph. Infections during a life time. Boils and skin pustules are invariable to to staph.. Post operative wound infections most commonly due to staph.. Worst, or most difficult to treat are mrsa, methicillin resistant staph. Aureus. Many of us have dormant staph. On our skin. Hence need for good hand washing. ...Read more
No: There is no ability for your body to form full protection from further staph infections in the future. In fact, your body is covered in staph on an ongoing basis every day (so is everyone else's) and staph is supposed to be there. Its just that sometimes, staph takes over and causes infections. You are still at risk of that happening again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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