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How to get rid of staph infection?

How to get rid of staph infection?

Severity: It depends a subtle early staph can be treated conservatively warm soaks antibiotic ointments but if it get larger, hotter, painful than you will need antibiotics. At times staph can cause sepsis and get into the blood stream if not treated properly. If you have diabetes, cancer, on chemo, immunocomprimised then you must see a doctor and forgo the conservative plan.

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Is there a way to get rid of staph infection?

Is there a way to get rid of staph infection?

Antibiotics: Appropriate oral or intravenous antibiotics can be used to treat staph infections. Consult with your physician for a plan of care.

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If I am allergic to oral antibiotics, how can I get rid of staph infection?

If I am allergic to oral antibiotics, how can I get rid of staph infection?

Two possibilities: It is very likely that there is an alternative antibiotic that you are not allergic to. However, if for some reason the organism that you have is only sensitive to a particular antibiotic that you happen to be allergic to, an allergist trained to perform drug desensitization can assist you doctor to treat you.

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Do people ever heal from a staph infection, my sister says they dont. I know someone who has one and was wondering if they can get rid of it. So do th?

Do people ever heal from a staph infection, my sister says they dont. I know someone who has one and was wondering if they can get rid of it. So do th?

Of course they do!: I've treated hundreds of cases of Staph infection and absolutely most of them get better and completely resolve. There is something called a 'carrier state' which is where your sister might be getting confused. If you know someone with a Staph infection- I would direct them to an Infectious Diseases doctor who would be best able to help them (and any contacts who are concerned). Hope this helps.

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I have a staph infection I can't get rid of. What antibiotics would you reccomend?

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See a doctor: Staph infections are hard to self-diagnose; all you can really say is that you have an inflamed area, be it from infection, venous stasis, or other reasons. If the doctor diagnoses you with a staph infection, make sure the antibiotic given has MRSA coverage, and is appropriately dosed for that.

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How can you get rid of a staph infection?

How can you get rid of a staph infection?

Depends on where: Antibiotics are usually needed to get rid of staph infections, which are usually pus-forming. There are different kinds of staph bacteria, with some being more resistant to antibiotics (such as MRSA strains) than others, and with some being more dangerous than others. The location and the background health of the patient also determines the kind of antibiotic treatment, so a doctor is needed.

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How do you get rid of a staph infection when it seems to be all over your house?

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.

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How do I get rid of a staph infection on my face quickly?

How do I get rid of a staph infection on my face quickly?

Antibiotic.: If there's truly a staph infection on your face, a topical or oral antibiotic would be what you need to get rid of it the quickest. A combination of oral and topical antibiotic would be even better.

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What is the fastest way to get rid of a staph infection in your nose?

What is the fastest way to get rid of a staph infection in your nose?

Antibiotic: There are a couple antibiotic ointments your doctor can prescribe. You put them in your nose with a q-tip.

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I can't get rid of a staph infection. I've been to the dr and they lanced it open and packed it. As well as been on many antibiotics. What to do?

I can't get rid of a staph infection. I've been to the dr and they lanced it open and packed it. As well as been on many antibiotics. What to do?

Re evaluate totally: First your dr needs to be sure this is an infection by removing a piece of tissue from the wound to culture, look for other signs of infection like an elevated white blood count. If truly infected checking for a deeper abscess, bone infection, retained tooth fragment or suture be sure your nutrition is good with some extra zinc vitamin c.

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I am pretty much 100 percent sure that I have Staph infection and would like second opinion and get on treatment asap?

I am pretty much 100 percent sure that I have Staph infection and would like second opinion and get on treatment asap?

Staph infection: I assume you talking about treatment of skin and soft tissue due to MRSA. It depends on how severe the infection is. With small skin abscess I& D is enough. If it is a big boil then it needs I&D and oral antibiotics. In case the infection is more extensive then IV antibiotics must be used. Choice of antibiotics depends on local resistance, labs and culture results and preference of the physician.

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Going on a trip where I will get dirty and have no showers for a week. How do I to prevent staph infection from reoccurring which I had before?

Dirty: I would advise you not to go on a trip where you think you will get staph infection. I know that you would miss this but your health and well-being is much more important. Think of somewhere else to go and enjoy the activity.

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How do you acquire staph infection? Daughter has suddenly came down with staph was wondering wher you get such and how to prevent a reoccurance?

It is everywhere: Staph are germs in the environment. They can be found on the skin surface, door knobs, banisters, tables, shopping carts, etc. Some are non-invasive strains, some can cause infections. Good handwashing & antiseptic lotions can help limit exposure. People often acquire & lose staph germs every day & if under your fingernails you plant them where you scratch.

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Is it possible to get staph infection treatment over the counter?

No, with exceptions: Typically it is necessary to be treated with antibiotics if a staph infection occurs. However, exceptions include 1) a small abscess that can be easily and completely drained, and 2) an infection that is completely removed from the body such ad an amputation of an infected toe, with only healthy tissue remaining.

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I'm worried about vaginal staph infection treatment?

Please clarify: Please let us know what type of information we can provide you with. What is the treatment plan that the doctor has offered you?

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How can one prevent a staph infection?

How can one prevent a staph infection?

Proper hygiene: The best way to prevent a staph infection is through proper, frequent handwashing, and hygiene. If someone in the household has had an infection, make sure everything is properly washed and sterilized. Towels should not be reused. Bedding and clothing should be washed. Surfaces should be cleaned with bleach or lysol. If you have expereienced recurrent infxn, nasal Mupirocin is also helpful.

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What causes a reaccurring MRSA staph infection? How can you prevent it?

Not known for sure: Some people get recurrent MRSA infections. Certain people carry MRSA on their skin, nails, and/or in their noses. (colonized), considered to be MRSA "carriers" and may be more likely to get infections. There is not enough data to recommend specific treatments that get rid of colonized mrsa. Some prescribe topical, intranasal, or systemic antimicrobial agents to patients with recurrent mrsa.

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I wanted to know if my staph infection is showing some type of improvement on my face. I have been going to emurgent care for treatment.

I wanted to know if my staph infection is showing some type of improvement on my face. I have been going to emurgent care for treatment.

Need an exam: It would be difficult to take the responsibility of giving you advice without knowing the details of your illness and examining your face. If you have doubts about wether or not your infection is improving you best see a physician. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

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What is the best treatment for a staph infection on my foot?

Would depend: On what the wound looked like. You would also want to know if just staph or mrsa....And things of that nature.

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