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I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a staff infection and after several days i itch all over and have a rash. should i stop the meds?

I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a staff infection and after several days i itch all over and have a rash. should i stop the meds?

Yes: Allergic reaction to sulfa antibiotics, Bactrim/Septra in particular is not that uncommon. Your description sounds suspicious for just that. I would see your doctor for this to determine the next treatment option for you. If this is an allergic reaction then you should avoid sulfa antibiotics in the future. ...Read more

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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


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How to cure staff infection?

How to cure staff infection?

Antimicrobials...: With activity against the staph and making sure to eradicate staph in the nose if need be. ...Read more

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I am diabetic. Recently some infection started behind my both ears and it looks like rash. Its also spreading. What is the cure. Thanks.?

I am diabetic. Recently some infection started behind my both ears and it looks like rash. Its also spreading. What is the cure. Thanks.?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a staff infection?

How do I know I have a staff infection?

Culture: A bacterial culture would show if you have a staph infection and what antibiotic it is sensitive . A staph infection os swelling and heat. Pus around hair follicles, or any variation in between. ...Read more

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How can I prevent staff infection?

How can I prevent staff infection?

Hand washing: We all have some staph on our skin, nostrils, groin etc. To prevent picking up pathogenic types, you should wash hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol gel. Chrlorhexidine is more effective, but i would recommend talking to your doctor before taking more steps. ...Read more

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Is MRSA staff infection ever gone?

Yes: Some patients become colonized with MRSA and are at risk for recurrent infections. This can be overcome with a series of chlorhexidene gluconate cleansing treatments, mupiricin ointment to the nares for a number of days and antibiotics as indicated. 2 negative cultures of the nares are felt to indicate the MRSA is resolved. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms/ treatment for marcons staff infection?

What are the symptoms/ treatment for marcons staff infection?

Not sure: I was unfamiliar with the marcons name, but a quick search shows that it stands for "multiple antibiotic resistant coagulase negative staphylococcus". It is very rare in allopathic medicine to see infections with these bacteria and they are more often a contaminant of a blood or tissue culture. This seems to be something dealt with more by naturopathic providers. ...Read more

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My daughter keeps getting staff infections , how do I prevent this?

Staph infections: Have your daughter take warm soapy baths to which youve added 3-4 tablespoons of bleach . In addition apply Bactroban (mupirocin) Ointment to your childs nostrils several times a day. ...Read more

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For a small staff infection is mupirocin ointment enough by its self?

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Here are some ...: External antibiotic use would have no effect or help an enclosed skin infection like a boil; its treatment of choice would be incision and drainage with optional internal use of antibiotic according to clinical judgment. More? Ask Doc. . ...Read more

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I got bit by sumptin n got staff infection went to ER got antobioxc but doesn't seem to be getting better what shud i do?

Staph Infections: If you had included the name of the antibiotic you were on this would be easier. Many ers are not treating humans like there is the dangerous drug resistant staph epidemic and are under treating with ineffective antibiotics. If you are not improving i would contact your family doctor and ask if they have experience with mrsa, the drug resistant form of staph. ...Read more

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I got bit by spyder long time ago. My leg is big and has been test after test. Dr said it was staff infection what is it?

I got bit by spyder long time ago.  My leg is big and has been test after test. Dr said it was staff infection what is it?

Sure: Can't argue with the assessment of a physician who examined you. Staph aureus and streptococcus are common skin infection. Sometimes it takes time, may need further testing, or referral to id doctor or wound care physician. ...Read more

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I have a staff infection and taking a penisilun. When dr. Tried tp remove puss he got nothing, maybe enough for a culture. How shall I proceed?

I have a staff infection and taking  a penisilun. When dr. Tried tp remove puss he got nothing, maybe enough for a culture. How shall I proceed?

Wait for results: Your doctor gave you antibiotics to cover the most likely offending organisms. If the culture highlights somethign out of the norm or resistanat to the penicillin, then he may switch you to something else. Be patient. ...Read more

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My grandson is being treated for mersa staff infection. I am worried about my other grandkids and my husband who has had triple bi pass 4 yrs ago.

Get the facts: The media has created a fervor over MRSA that is far from deserved.It has been around for quite a while & accounts for the majority of minor pustules & abscesses i see in my office.I see them weekly they respond to drainage or antibiotics. It is carried by animals & people & found on random surfaces.After a few days of rx the kid is no longer contagious.But any untreated wound can become infected. ...Read more

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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more

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Is skin rashes on penis infection ?

It may or may not be: Related to an infection. Recommend medical eval for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a staff infection?

What is a staff infection?

A type of bacteria: Staph=staphylococcus.2 groups of staph bacteria exist: s. Aureus (sa) & s. Non-aureus. Most serious staph infections are due to sa. 2 major groups of sa are deteremined by antibiotic resistance:mssa & mrsa. Mrsa is the resistant type of staph which may require special antibiotics. Most often sa infects: skin, lungs, blood, heart valves, bones & brain. 30% of us have sa on our nose or skin normally. ...Read more

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Can a staff infection cause server tonsillittis ?

Yes, but: Most pharyngitis infections however are group a streptococcal, not staph. That is in general. ...Read more

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Could staff infection get under your skin?

Staph vs staff: Staphylococcal organisms colonize the skin. When they get 'under the skin' or enter the skin through breaks (cut, scratch, rash, burn) then the organisms set up shop and cause infection (tissue damage and the inflammation that follows). Staph can be an ugly bug and then enter the blood stream and cause distant infections. Some staff get under my skin...Those you have to ignore or just deal with! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more