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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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How contagious is a kidney staph infection?

How contagious is a kidney staph infection?

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

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What is staph infection? How contagious is staph infection?

What is staph infection? How contagious is staph infection?

Very to some: For some patients staph is very contagious. Other people are carriers andnever get the infection but can give it to others. ...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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Is it possible for staph to infect a scab?

Is it possible for staph to infect a scab?

Staph: Staph is a normal bug on the skin - it can infect any skin which has a breach in its integrity. So its quite possible to infect the area under the scab. ...Read more

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It is possible that a carrier of a staph infection reinfect my son who is MRSA colonized?

Staph aureus: Colonization is not infection. You can possibly interrupt the carriage state using nasal Mupirocin ointment twice a day and washing only with soap containing chlorhexadine for a month or more. This will reduce or clear carriage state in about 50% of persons. It can be gotten again from others who touch you when they are colonized. ...Read more

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How long is a peritonsillar abscess contagious?

How long is a peritonsillar abscess contagious?

Ask the French: Probably more important to get that darned thing drained so you don't develop serious complications. And as far as being "contageous,"you've probably got residual inflammation for a few days after it is drained, so as long as you don't cough in someone's face or do any French kissing you won't pass it on. It may recur if no antibiotics are taken (or even with) so keep an "eye" on it for a while ...Read more

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Is a sinus infection contagious?

Is a sinus infection contagious?

Could be: True sinus infections are not very contagious. Many upper respiratory infections are mistaken for sinus infections these are more contagious. ...Read more

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Is a sinus infection contagious?

Is a sinus infection contagious?

Can be, yes: Can be, yes, if due to a virus which can be contagious: ie, from adenovirus. ...Read more

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How common is it for a staphylococcal infection to become septic?

How common is it for a staphylococcal infection to become septic?

Rare: But it can happen easily depending on the type of strep. Some are more virulent. ...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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Staph infection scab. Is it contagious?

Staph infection scab. Is it contagious?

Staph aureus: Yes, bacteria in the eschar (scab) from infection with staphylococcus aureus can be potentially transmitted to others, but that depends upon what you are doing with it. ...Read more

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How contagious is mrsa?

How contagious is mrsa?

Quite: Though not as bad as viral respiratory diseases, MRSA is contagious since it is spread by direct contact (skin-to-skin) with a person colonized or infected with the bacteria, or by contact with an inanimate object (a "fomite") that has MRSA on it such as soiled clothing that has come in direct contact with a person with mrsa. ...Read more

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What is a pseudomonas infection?

What is a pseudomonas infection?

Bacterial infection: There are several species of pseudomonas that cause infections in humans. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common. It causes urinary tract infections, pneumonia, chronic lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectesis. It can be part of mixed infections in diabetic foot infections. It causes septicemia in neutropenic cancer patients and patients with central lines in hosp. ...Read more

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What is mononuecleoses a bacterial infection?

No, generally viral.: Infectious mononucleosis is most commonly caused by a viral infection with the classic cause / trigger being epstein barr virus (in about 90% of cases). Classic symptoms include flu-like illness with fever, sore throat, swollen glands and sometimes skin rash. History, physical and lab studies are useful in diagnosis. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection

Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection

Hello. : Hello. There are a number of bacterial skin infections that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Some can be transmitted by touching contaminated clothing. ...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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Is a boil contagious?

Is a boil contagious?

Staph infection : generally not contagious, but close skin contact may transmit infection, for example if you use razor blade to shave infected area you may transmitted to other body parts like your axilla, also do not share towels or washcloths with other people ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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 bacteria commonly found on the skin ...Read more