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How Do You Get A Staph Infection In Your Blood
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
Comorbid conditions: Yeast infection in the blood or fungemia is most commonly cause by Candida. It is the 4th most common bloodstream infection among hospitalized patients in the United States. People at high risk for developing candidemia include: ICU patients, surgical patients, use of central venous catheters (esp. TPN), immune systems are weakened ( e.g. HIV/AIDS), and very low birth weight infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define blood infexn: When we say blood infection we are usually talking about sepsis, when the infection gets into your blood stream and your body is mounting a severe defense against it (called inflammation). The most severe one is usually caused by bacterial infection that has spread into the blood from skin or any organ (such as lung infection aka pneumonia). You could have a viral sepsis but it is rare. ...Read more
Multiple ways: A few organisms may show up in blood culture due to transient bacteremia in an otherwise normal person. This may be due passing hard stool. More commonly e coli cause infections in various sites, most commonly, urinary tract, and then invade the blood stream and cause septicemia/sepsis with meaningful growth in blood culture. ...Read more
What to do if I have a full blown staph aureus infection. my doctor is going to use a blood test to see if I'm cured.?
No blood test: There is no blood test for staph. You'll know you are cured when your symptoms, physical examination, and perhaps imaging (xrays, scans, etc) have returned to normal or stabilized. Of course staph aureus is a normal bacteria on the skin, so you could continue to be a carrier. If so, and if recurrent infections (with symptoms) are a problem, certain antibiotics may help reduce staph carriage. ...Read more
Prevention: Worthwhile asking your doctor; he/she may want to culture your nose to see if you are a carrier. Otherwise, wash your hands well and regularly with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds at a time. Avoid picking the nose. Disinfect surfaces with disinfectant spray. Wash clothes/sheets in hot water. Do not use anyone else's towels. Everyone in the household should follow these instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind more imp: Bacterial normally present on the skin sometimes contaminate blood drawn for culture and constitute a false positive. It is the type of organism cultured that is more important than how many. ...Read more
It's possible: BUT, they are more likely acquired in third world countries and much less common to get in the US. If diagnosed, there are medications that can treat a parasitic infection. ...Read more
Staph infections.: Staphylococcus lives in our skin and nostrils. Any minor wound in the skin may cause it.Some pts are immunocompromised and present frequent staph infections. Staph may travel through the blood or by continuity to other parts like bone, the heart valves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That depends of the kind of infection you have in the blood and if the infection is being treated or not. There are bacterial infections that can kill within hours ( meningococcemia); HIV infections may not kill immediately but without treatment one may die relatively soon or in some cases may live even relatively normal life ( slow HIV progressors). ...Read more
Please see a doctor: Some types of vaginal bacteria are normal, but you really need to see a doctor to see what is causing your infection, & to get the right treatment.This is very important as some infections can spread to other sites and make you very sick. Also please make sure you don't pass this to someone else. I would recommend you avoid sex until you get treated. Most bacterial infections require an antibiotic. ...Read more
Blood infections: These are serious conditions - and I don't know how you were told this could be 'small'. That doesn't make sense. I treat any infection of the blood stream extremely seriously. Once a germ is in the blood - it can go anywhere in the body and cause serious trouble. You need answers so I would call your doctor for an explanation. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists in this area BTW. ...Read more
A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the vaginal vault. Anything that flushes external material into the vagina, such as douching, could lead to a bacterial infection as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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