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Flesh Eating Staph
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Yes if treated promp: Yes if treated promptly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could I have necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria) by getting head from someone with strep throat?
Unlikely: That sounds extremely unlikely! always use protection with any sexual activity. ...Read more
Eating sugar: The exact link between a sugar filled diet and yeast infection is unclear, but one theory is that elevated glucose levels in the blood make it easier for the yeast to "stick" to the vaginal cells. High levels of sugar may also affect the immune system. Women with weaken immune systems are at higher risk for yeast infections because the body can not fight off the yeast as well-diabetic get yst freq ...Read more
If i'm going grocery shopping and i get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?
Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more
After eating fried chips fried small sized cod and small sized chicken sausages fried in oil. Theses big red itchy bumps just popped up on my skin.
Allergic reaction: You are probably allergic to something in the food you ate. Check to see which of the foods you ate for the first time or that you have reacted to in the past. Delete this from your diet. If the reaction gets worse of you notice any other symptoms ,seek immediate medical care. ...Read more
Not eating breakfast just yogurt and coffee, eating lunch at 1230, getting a faster heartbeat after like 110-120. Why?
7 year old boy, flesh toned raised rash on face and torso. Does not itch at all. Do not appear to be blisters. Worried about staph or strep?
Monitor over time:: Staph/strep disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Drainage or pus is common. When staph/strep is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure. ...Read more
I have a lot of very deep scars on my face. They are from a type of staph infection that eat away tissue.What can I do the most affective for the price?
May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens to dead tissue on my nose after staph infection clears up. This is days 6 of antibiotic. Infection is almost gone. 1/2"sq black spot left?
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
Staphylococcus: You can become colonized with a staphylococcus from kissing, but unlikely to produce infection. All of us carry this organism in our GI tract and many in the nasopharynx and skin. They do not produce disease unless an opportunity presents itself. Enjoy your kissing and stop worrying about this. ...Read more
It can...: Neosporin can be effective against staph. It is able to kill Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-sensitive strains, MSSA), and other bacteria, however, it is not able to kill certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus such as strains with methicillin-resistance (MRSA). For anything other than a minor wound, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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