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How Do Staph Infections Affect Leg Ulcers
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
I had multiple infections of pseudomonas and staph on my leg ulcer. How do I keep the wound clean?
Wound Clean: Your wound should be followed by a wound specialist. The surface of wounds have bacteria in them. What needs to be differentiated is colonization (which does not require antibiotics) from infection (which does). Slough and fibrin, the material that collects on the surface of the wound can be removed to lower the bacteria (bioburden). Then advanced wound care products can be used on the wound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do about multiple infections of psuedomonas and staph for last five months on a leg ulcer?
Wound care is vital: Any ulcer on the skin will be culture positive for bacteria including the two you mentioned. Active infection is not defined on a positive culture alone but what the wound looks like, smells like and is discharging. The cause of the wound needs attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cellulitis on leg, that I have had an ulcer now for 6 months, slow to heal, but now oozing yellow clear fluid--cs staph and candida, ?
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes you can.: Venous ulcers are due to a breakdown of the skin usually overlying the medial or lateral ankle due to venous hypertension due to , usually, venous valvular reflux in the saphenous system of veins. These are very prone to bacterial infection and staph can be a component of the infecting organisms. Often times, multiple bacterial will be cultured from these ulcers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ulcer/Infection: A venous stasis ulcer has the potential to become a very serious problem and can certainly become infected. These ulcers require aggressive treatment consisting of wound care, cleaning, and sometimes antibiotics.In addition, a full venous evaluation to evaluate the status of the venous valves for reflux is necessary.Fortunately these ulcers can be treated with a high success rate. See a vein md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: It is not just septiclense on the leg ulcer that helps to heal , depends on other issues are addressed to heal the ulcer , like control of infection , diabetes along with other systemic diseases , removal of dead tissue ( necrotic tissue ) , improving blood supply etc are to be corrected ...Read more
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