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What are the first symtoms of staph?

What are the first symtoms of staph?

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

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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more


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What are the main signs and symptoms of staph?

What are the main signs and symptoms of staph?

Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue. ...Read more

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If someone was in county jail around inmates with staph, but they come home with no symptoms or signs of staph could they still have it? Or spread it?

If someone was in county jail around inmates with staph, but they come home with no symptoms or signs of staph could they still have it? Or spread it?

Staph: It is very important to understand what makes infection different from colonization. What makes colonization different from infection is that colonization is where there is a presence of the bacteria strain that causes an infection, but is without any symptoms of the strain. Thus, your friend could be colonized with staph but show no symptoms. It is estimated that 25 to 30% carry staph. ...Read more

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If someone was in county jail around inmates with staph, but they come home with no symptoms or signs of staph could they still have it? Or spread it?

Staph: If they are asymptomatic and show no signs of infection, they are probably fine but could still be a carrier and therefore, could spread it to themselves or someone else. It's probably best to treat the nostrils with antibiotic ointment twice a day for 2 weeks if they're a carrier. ...Read more

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If treating close contacts for staph, how is this done? I have bactroban (mupirocin) for myself, can I just get them to use it too without testing them first?

If treating close contacts for staph, how is this done? I have bactroban (mupirocin) for myself, can I just get them to use it too without testing them first?

Multiple ways.: Suggest that all bathe long term with an antibacterial soap like dial or lever 2000. Bactroban (mupirocin) can be used in the nostrils 1-2 times per day for about 10 days. No testing is needed. ...Read more

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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

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What are the main signs of staph infection?

What are the main signs of staph infection?

Staph infection: Signs include redness, the area will feel hot and swollen. You may also have a fever. If the infection spreads, you will see redness radiating from the original area. ...Read more

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What are the signs of staph infection in a child?

What are the signs of staph infection in a child?

Depends: It depends on where the infection is. For example if it is a skin infection, you may have fever, redness, swelling, pain, pus etc. If it is a blood infection, you will have fever, chills, and possibly seeding of the bacteria in other organs, with signs and symptoms specific to that organ. ...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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Wondering about signs and symptoms of staph infection?

Wondering about signs and symptoms of staph infection?

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