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Golden Staph Cure
MRSA: This depends upon where the infection is located and its sensitivity to specific antibiotics and the length of time that will be necessary to treat the particular type of infection it is causing. ...Read more
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
Can be normal.: S. lugdunensis can be part of the normal bacteria which s found on the skin. In some cases, like other strep. germs it can also cause disease in some people, especially if there is a break in the skin or it gets into the blood.. It is very easily treated. Any skin germ can be transferred to another person. But it may not cause disease unless it also gets into the bleed or through the skin. . ...Read more
Not very: It is very unlikely that any urine infection will be passed from one person to another. Nonetheless, and especially with certain kinds of staph, it is prudent to wash your hands whenever in contact with an infected person as the same staph may be present on the person's skin that is in the urine. ...Read more
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is: A good choice in this situation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Antibiotics: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are alternative antibiotics which can treat MRSA but sometimes it requires IV antibiotics (given thru the vein and not by mouth) and can be resistant to many of the more common antibiotics. If given the proper antibiotics MRSA can be cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question: MRSA is a type of bacteria. There are many types of MRSA. Was it acquired in the hospital or in the community? Did it occur while taking an antibiotic? Is it boils or cellulitis or pneumonia or infected wound, etc. The best approach depends on the diagnosis. If it is an abscess, drainage, not antibiotic, is the correct approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Pseudomonas can be transmitted differently - contact exposure, airborne. Also, it may live on some of us without causing any disease, but when local immunity diminishes, it may start causing a problem. Skin infections caused by pseudomonas mandate usual hygiene measures such as hand washing, using protective wear, disposal of infected materials etc. But not 100% guarantee of protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wound culture: few Staphylococcus species, bacterial morphotypes, few Diphtheroids. What is it mean ?
May not mean much: Wound culture is done to see which organism is causing the infection. It is at times tricky as if not taken appropriately, it may show false results. Like it may show the bacteria that were present on the skin but not actually the cause for the infection. Staphylococcus is the common skin bacteria but needs to be treated if your doctors thinks that it may be the offending agent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Metronidazole: The treatment of choice for bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria) is metronidazole (Flagyl® and generics) by mouth for 5-7 days. Tinidazole (Tindamax®), a closely related antibiotic but more expensive, also works. Sometimes clindamycin is used but somewhat less effective. All these oral treatments are much better than most vaginal medicines for BV. ...Read more
A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CULT FUNGI Result
1 Colony Sterile mold, does not produce conidia necessary for identification.
1 Colony Yeast not Cryptococcus neoformans.Explain ?
Petri dish jargon: This is the microbiologist's report on two single colonies of different fungi. One is a yeast form and one is a mould. Neither can be identified as to what 'species' it is, but it doesn't matter since these are what we call 'contaminants'. I suspect this was a 'sputum' sample? This occurs quite commonly in those specimens. If you're not feeling well, good to see the doc who ordered the test. ...Read more