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Covering Staph Lesions
I was just diagnosed with staph follicullitus lightly covering 2/3 of my posterior, I am taking twice a day 30 mg of clindamycin, how long to clear?
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
My son had a level 2 laminectomy which required revision surgery due to post surgical staph infect. He came home today. No covering on wound ok?
Are staph infections deadly and what should you do if its covering majority of the upper thigh, causing lots of pain, and vomiting?
Staph infection: Staph infections, if not treated promptly and effectively can cause significant "morbidity", loss of tissue or an entire limb, and yes, even "mortality". A wound of the size mentioned, with such pain and vomiting is by definition infected, and treatment is not urgent, but emergent. Get to a doctor or the ER immediately ...Read more
Using bactroban ointment 3 times daily and changing bandage. How do you know when staph lesions no longer need to be covered with bandages?
When healed: Usually when the redness and oozing is gone, then you are no longer contagious. ...Read more
I am in hospital- I have 2 lesions on my heart valves + golden staph, and now I am getting right sided pain. How do stop this from getting worse?
Endocarditis: Your question is garbled but it sounds like you may have staph endocarditis. If so your doctors are likely treating aggressively and observing for complications. Report your symptoms to them and ask them to explain what is going on. ...Read more
How long can I use neosporin on my scrotum for to cover a draining staph infection? And should it be covered all day or let it breathe?
Neosporin: There is no set time that you have to stop using neosporin, but most otc meds will have a comment that says if it does not go away within a few days or weeks, please see your doctor. If you thinks it's staph, make sure a doctor sees it. Also, neosporin can cause topical allergies in some people. ...Read more
If you have had a staph aureus infection and an antibiotic and now have lesions of the throat, you should have a culture and sensitivity of those lesions to rule out MRSA (methicillin resistant s. Aureus). A
staph cellulitis is a serious infection and you need specific sensitivity of that organism to an appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more
Unlikely: Most steph infections are on the skin, occasionally the lids but not in the eye socket or the eye itself. There would be discomfort and symptoms of infection that need treatment in these circumstances. Only if the infection got to the interior of the eye would there be any issue of vision changes. ...Read more
Staphylococcus: Staphylococcus is the genus, the species most commonly affecting humans is aureus. It is part of most of our normal flora and causes infection only when provided the opportunity. The symptoms will depend upon the particular organ system involved. There is nothing very specific about it. ...Read more
Myco may refer to mycobacteria - a whole suite of bacteria that have a greasy outer coat and are associated with lung infections.
Staph refers to Staphylococcus species, usually Staph aureus being the major 'germ'. Staph is typically associated with large boils, carbuncles, wound infections - that kind of thing... Hopefully this helps. An ID doctor may be able to help more specifically with Qs. ...Read more
Pustule (s): A staph infection typically begins as a pustule or group of pustules, and later becomes an inflamed, tender nodule. However, other infections can present that way too, and staph can present in atypical ways sometimes. The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and have a culture done. ...Read more
What is the question: The question is unanswerable because you do not tell us the location of the Staph, nor whether or not it is resistant to methicillin or amoxacillin, nor do you tell us if you have had any infection. S. aureus may be a normal bacterial organism on the skin, the vestibule of the nose for example. We need more specific information to answer your query. ...Read more
Staph aureus: The best thing to do is to be tested for MRSA carriage and if positive have your doctor attempt decolonization. Staph is seldom transmitted from inanimate objects so normal cleansing of your home should be adequate. One is unlikely to eliminate staph aureus entirely. It is often part of our normal bacterial flora and does not produce infection unless circumstances predispose. ...Read more
Depends: On the type of staph species and if you are getting frequent skin infections. ...Read more
Staph aureus: This depends upon where the culture was taken from and what the patient's symptoms are. If the staph aureus was isolated from an otherwise sterile site, then yes, it will probably need to be treated. ...Read more
Has the wound: Been cleaned? Are you on antibiotics? Was a tetanus booster shot indicated? Has your conditioned worsened? Nsaid's can help with pain - but get medically checked if needed. ...Read more
Depends: If the center had other issues that raised concerns I might reconsider. Your kids are exposed to staph every day of their life on multiple surfaces in your home, out of doors, and anywhere you go. Normal hand washing and hygienic practices will usually contain it. ...Read more
I have a bad problem with staph in my house and need to know why we have it about once every couple of months?
Question unclear: I think you are asking why persons in your household get recurrent episodes of staph cellulitis, rather than disinfecting your house (which is not the problem). Your doctor can use a combination of Mupirocin (bactroban) in your nose and daily washings with a soap containing Chlorhexidine (but you cannot wash with anything else), and every carrier will have to do this, only 50/50 success rate. ...Read more
Normal staph aureus or contracted? Before and after culture would grow different species? Where can I find information on species to determine origin?
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