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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Has anyone had staph or e coli infection while pregnant?

Has anyone had staph or e coli infection while pregnant?

Infection/peregnancy: You can get e coli UTI infection.And skin staph infections like anybody during pregnancy anybody can. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
37 years in practice
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What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

MRSA: Staph is a common germ, lives on skin, in nose, elsewhere-ubiquitous. When get where they don't belong, cause infection including pus pockets (abscesses). Some strains are resistant to multiple antibiotics. One such strain is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph. Aureus); can be a big deal id there's infection with limited antibiotc available to rx. Don't want it to spread in hospitals, a big deal. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Joseph De Santi
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How do you get a staph infection?

Staph & Skin: Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can. Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What are the symptoms of staph infection?

What are the symptoms of staph infection?

Pain/redness: The signs of any bacterial infection are: redness, swelling, pain, heat. In medical school most of us learned the latin: rubor, tumor, dolor and calor (yes, doctors are nerds for the most part). :) these symptoms worsen along with the severity of infection (i.e. Dark fiery red is worse than light pink). If the infection gets more serious, you can have fevers as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can staph infection spread thru the air? Any answers appreciated!

No: Staph infections are only spread by direct contact. This can be with the infection on the person, or in contact with things like towels and soiled clothes. Good hand washing will prevent spread to you. Clean out tubs and showers with a bleach solution to kill bacteria on surfaces. ...Read more

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Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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How long does it take staph infection to heal?

Depends: It depends on the clinical syndrome caused by the staphylococcus aureus. Skin infections may require drainage only without antibiotics and heal within 7-10 days.. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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When you have a staph infection, can you get a massage?

When you have a staph infection, can you get a massage?

Generally No: Assuming that you are talking about a staph infection of the skin, most massage techniques should be avoided when a contagious skin infection (herpes, shingles, chicken pox, mrsa, etc.) is present. Some rom stretching techniques can be used, as well as, a few lymphatic techniques. However, what most people consider a massage (rubbing of the skin and muscles) should definitely not be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Walid Abuhammour
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Dr. Marianna Post
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Can you catch a staph infection through the air?

No: No, usually staph gets transmitted through the touch or by direct contact. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Can you get a staph infection from having a massage?

Unlikely: This is unlikely to occur, since staph is normal flora of the skin even if you did it would be difficult to determine whether the infection was from your own skin or outside contact. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bioburden of the human body, so that the mere presence of these on the skin does not ...Read more


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