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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

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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


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Is cellulitis a staph infection?

Is cellulitis a staph 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 more

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Can a staph infection be deadly?

Can a staph infection be deadly?

Staph Infections: Yes, staphylococcus infections can be deadly. There are certain strains that can be very aggressive and cause significant disease in the skin, tissues, and heart valves. Just because staph is cultured from a wound does not necessarily mean that you will die (the chances in this scenario is very small). The strains and circumstances of the 'deadly' staph is very unique. ...Read more

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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

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Can herpes resemble a staph infection?

Can herpes resemble a staph infection?

Herpes and staff: This would be an extreme rarity. There are various changes in the skin produced by each of these conditions, and you do not describe any of those, so I cannot help you at this time. I would advise you to see a dermatologist when the lesions are present, and the diagnosis can be cultured and made. ...Read more

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How can one prevent a staph infection?

How can one prevent a staph infection?

Proper hygiene: The best way to prevent a staph infection is through proper, frequent handwashing, and hygiene. If someone in the household has had an infection, make sure everything is properly washed and sterilized. Towels should not be reused. Bedding and clothing should be washed. Surfaces should be cleaned with bleach or lysol. If you have expereienced recurrent infxn, nasal Mupirocin is also helpful. ...Read more

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Can staph infection hinder conception?

Can staph infection hinder conception?

Depends...: If on your skin it may not. If in your vagina, uterus, Adenexa.....yes ...Read more

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Does baneocin work on a staph infection?

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Does baneocin work on a staph infection?

It depends: While some strains of staph are susceptible to the two antibiotics found in baneocin, some strains are not susceptible or can develop resistance to the antibiotic ointment after use. I would talk to your doctor if you suspect you have a staph infection to determine what treatment will work best for the strain of staph infection you have some staph infections are very resistant ...Read more

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Can a staph infection spread by kissing?

Can a staph infection spread by kissing?

Staph infection: Unlikely to be spread by kissing, but once you have been colonized with this by kissing or other nose-to-hand-to-nose activities, the organism colonizes your skin and subsequent breaks in skin can lead to infection. ...Read more

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Can alcohol be used on a staph infection?

Can alcohol be used on a staph infection?

Can be or should be?: It sure can be, but it won't help much! :)

topical alcohol won't do much for a cellulitis (which is bacterial infection under the skin), and a shot of whiskey probably won't help much either. Best to see your doctor for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can a staph infection itch after healing?

Yes: Even after healing up there may be residual inflammation at the site of the lesion and this will create subliminal pain (itching). ...Read more

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How to tell if staph infection is healing?

How to tell if staph infection is healing?

Staph infection: Need to know what type of infection. If systemic, decrease in fever, malaise, other symptoms are helpful signs, but this may need careful followup by doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get a staph infection from kissing?

Can you get a staph infection from kissing?

Yes: You have risks from many things. So you need to identify the high risk activities. But kissing the right person at the right time has its rewards. ...Read more

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Can you go swimming with a staph infection?

Caution is Advised: Depending on where the staphylococcal infection is located determines this. If it is a skin infection, then most properly sanitized pool water is safe but lakes and oceans (oxymetazoline) can potentially open yourself up to bacteria that can exacerbate the infection or allow other infections to enter your body. ...Read more

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Staph infection in anal area what causes it?

Wrong place: Staph are normal skin flora. If there's skin trauma (scratch, ingrown hair, obstructed gland) the bacteria finds a nice warm spot w/lots of free food ; they can set up shop ; grow. Staph release toxins that allow them to break down skin ; make deeper homes ; more bacteria food. The process continues until the immune system kicks in, wound is opened/drained (o2 is toxic to staph), +/- antibiotics. ...Read more

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Tell me how contagious is a staph infection?

Tell me how contagious is a staph infection?

Not contagious: Staph is part of the normal bacteria that reside on our skin. If someone gets a staph infection, it's because there was a breach of the normal body defense mechanisms, such as a wound, surgery, immune deficiency, etc. Healthy people do not get infected from someone who has a staph infection. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of staph infection?

Same as from any bac: Hard 2 have any good answer, as all infections early r about the same. Swelling, pain, low fever. With out cultures they r hard 2 tell apart. Later tho the area involved may b n area where staph is more common 2 b. This is why a shotgun approach 2 early infection with no cultures is not recommended. If? C ur pcp 4 eval. ...Read more

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How do the doctors diagnose a staph infection?

Staph infection: They send material (swab from infection sites, blood culture) for the infection and send it to the laboratory for culture/indetifiaction. ...Read more

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Can I still take xinc oxide on staph infection?

Zinc oxide: Staph should be treated by specific antibiotics by mouth and sometimes also topically ...Read more

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Is impetigo and staph infection the same thing?

Wording confusion: Impetigo is a superficial infection of the skin caused by one of several germs, one if which is staph. Staph can be present in infections of the skin, blood, lungs, urine etc. The two words are not interchangeable. ...Read more

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How long does a staph infection stay contagious?

How long does a staph infection stay contagious?

Until it is gone: The duration of a staph infection depends on where the infection is located and if it is sensitive to antibiotics. Infections can be a small skin infection or involve the heart, lungs, GI tract or brain. The length of the infection depends on the sensitivity, host and location. ...Read more

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How do you get a staph infection in your kidney?

Two ways: It can ascend up the ureter but often gets there through the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Can I catch staph infection from kissing a guy?

Can I catch staph infection from kissing a guy?

Staph infections: No. The likelihood of this is extraordinarily small. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a "staph" infection?

Docs can you explain what is a "staph" infection?

See below: A staph infection is where the organism staph aureus invades into the tissue causing a infection. ...Read more

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What are diff types of staph infection, mrsa, etc?

See below: Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive. The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many infections. Mrsa are resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins like methicillin. Mssa are sensitive to these antibiotics. Coag neg staph include many species like staphylococcus epidermidis which colonize normal skin and infrequently cause disease. ...Read more

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What to do for staph infection that might be mrsa?

Get medical care: At minimum you will need antibiotics. Physician can assess and treat properly. Do not wait. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a baby with a staph infection?

How do doctors treat a baby with a staph infection?

It depends: Treatment will depend on the site of the infection, the seriousness if the infection, the type of staphylococcus involved, and the age of the baby. Treatment could range from a simple antibiotic cream, to hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics for a serious infection in a younger baby. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines. Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more