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A blister like bump on top of hand, hurts to touch and is red around it? Bed bug bite? Auto immune? Staph? Why I keep getting it and what is it?
Depends: On which part of the immune system is compromised, if it is a neutrophil problem, cells responsible for eating up the staph organisms, yes you can a problem eradicating the organism on your own or even with oral antibiotics, you might need a strong antibiotic injection, and at times through intravenous infusion, at any rate keep a close follow up with your doctor ...Read more
Unlikely: Typically severe, recurrent or unusual infections are the result of an impaired immune system and not the cause of the problem. The most common adult onset immune system problem is called: common variable immune deficiency. Typical infections are recurrent sinus infections, pneumonia, "pink eye" etc. A physician can order a few simple tests to evaluate for immune problems. ...Read more
It depends...: ...On how your immune system is compromised. If you take medication to suppress your immune system (e.g. Prednisone), then you may be at greater risk. Some immune deficiencies may increase risk for staph, while others may increase risk for different infections (not caused by staph). You should discuss your concerns with a clinical immunologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My immune system has change since a staph infection. My skin is really irritating in some areas, what can I use for my skin to calm the irritation?
Irritated skin: Hi there. Sometimes staph can secrete what is called a superantigen which can activate the immune system or possibly it is just that abnormal skin takes time to teal and you should take care of the skin by using moisturizers ...Read more
I have bad allergies. If allergies are caused by overactive immune system, why do I get sick so easy? 2 staph, sinus infect, HPV, MANY colds & flu.
Good question: Allergy causes inflammation of mucus membranes /skin, this inflammation invites bacteria which colonize sinuses, skin and other areas causing chronic infection with frequent flare-ups, sometimes with the allergy there could be a subtle defect in the complex immune system which adds to the problem, you need to see a qualified allergist/immunologist for management, keep follow up with your doctor/ENT ...Read more
Reoccurring staph infections from overcolonized nose happening on face (swabbed, not MRSA). I would decolonize using bactroban, but after a couple months it keeps coming back, now its not responding as good to the cream. Immune system is good. Ideas?
Is there any other way of a getting trichomoniasis other than sex; example weak immune system from sinus infections, staph infections?
See answer: Trichomoniasis, a parasite, is almost always passed on sexually. Trichomoniasis can also survive on infected objects like sheets, towels, underwear, and sex toys and can be transmitted by sharing them, though this mode of transmission is quite unusual. A weakened immune system may increase your susceptibility to this or any other STD. Although symptoms vary, most men and women are asymptomatic. ...Read more
Is staph a- non mrsa_ susceptible to cefdinir 300mg? Father, skin infection. He takes immune suppressant, doctor gave this prescription to prevent interaction
Diagnosed with staph infection, doctor suspects its from overactive colony in my nose that was reacting with small cuts from shaving and from acne in the area. Scared this means my immune system isn't strong. Can healthy people get staph from nose?
Common: This is common in healthy persons. Staphylococci bacteria reside in the nostrils and is spread to different parts of the body. So this is not abnormal. The fact that u have a staph skin infection does not make u have low immunity. Staph can take advantage of any break in the skin to cause an infection. Just keeping wounds clean and dry usually suffices. It may be worrisome only if recurrent. ...Read more
What is means by 'staphylococcus aureus will bind IgG molecules the wrong way round by this non-immune mechanism.'?
Unlikely: Most steph infections are on the skin, occasionally the lids but not in the eye socket or the eye itself. There would be discomfort and symptoms of infection that need treatment in these circumstances. Only if the infection got to the interior of the eye would there be any issue of vision changes. ...Read more