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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more


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Does staph weaken the immune system?

Does staph weaken the immune system?

No: A weakened immune system may increase the liklihood for staph infection, not the other way around. ...Read more

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Can staph/strep be difficult to cure if my immune system is compromised?

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

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Will a staph infection left untreated for 2 months cause a rare immune disease?

Will a staph infection left untreated for 2 months cause a rare immune disease?

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

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I have a compromised immune system, am I am I more susceptible for staph infections?

I have a compromised immune system, am I am I more susceptible for staph infections?

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 more

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Can a person who just recovered from cancer and has a weak immune system also recover from staph infection?

Of course: Cancer doesn't really weaken the immune system nearly so much as pop claims suggest. And today's antibiotics handle all but the very nastiest staph infections. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is there any other way of a getting trichomoniasis other than sex; example weak immune system from sinus infections, staph infections?

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