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Does doxycycline treat staph infection on hardware in spine?

Does doxycycline treat staph infection on hardware in spine?

It is very hard to m: Get rid of a spine infection with hardware present without washing out wound several times and being on IV antibiotics usually for 6 weeks. Sometimes a patient is transitioned onto oral antibiotic but just taking oral antibiotic will most likely not cure the infection but may suppress it while remaining on the antibiotic. It depends on whether an organism was identified & if sensitive to drug. ...Read more

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Cultures on my face/neck has light acinetobacter baumanii complex (was staph)and my scalp has a positive light klebsiella pneumoniae esbl. How should we treat now? I was on 2 months of doxycycline.

Cultures on my face/neck has light acinetobacter baumanii complex (was staph)and my scalp has a positive light klebsiella pneumoniae esbl. How should we treat now?  I was on 2 months of doxycycline.

Sensitivity: When doctors run cultures they also run a sensitivity test which is why you run a culture. The sensitivity test tells you which antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive to and the names of the antibiotics the bacteria will be resistent to. If you have already been treated and the bacteria was sensitive to that bacteria it will resolve. Avoid picking and recontamination. ...Read more

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Dx staph infec/leg: bacitracin gel, 100 mg doxycycline caps, 10 days, + injection, vicodin es/ pain. When will i feel relief & clear up? Tx yesterday

Dx staph infec/leg: bacitracin gel, 100 mg doxycycline caps, 10 days, +  injection, vicodin es/ pain. When will i feel relief & clear up? Tx yesterday

If treatment : Is working then you should star feeling better within 48 hours. I assume that a culture was taken to determine that you have staph. Appropriate antibiotics should be given to treat infection. ...Read more

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What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks

What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks

Doxycycline: The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph). Topical creams such as neosporin or Bacitracin are relatively ineffective; they might have a small supplemental effect when used with an oral antibiotic, but should not be used by themselves for staph. ...Read more

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How do I treat staph. Hominus?

Culture : When an infection is suspected a culture is taken. The culture identifies not only what bacteria is involved but also what medications the bacteria is susceptible to. This allows selection of the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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