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What can be done for a staph infection in an infant?

What can be done for a staph infection in an infant?

Antibiotics: Treatment varies depending on the age of your infant, and the location and extent of the infection. In an older infant, if an abscess is present, it most likely will require incision and drainage followed by oral antibiotics and proper wound care. Mrsa infections would require certain antibiotics for cure. In young infants, IV antibiotics may required. See your dr! Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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


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What is the staph infection risk for a premature infant?

What is the staph infection risk for a premature infant?

Higher than usual: Premature infants are at higher risk for infection in general because their immune systems are weaker and less developed. In the nicu, strict vigilant hand washing is a must and is taken very serious to reduce this risk. At home with a premie, you should do the same. If the baby is breast feeding, there is added protection for the baby. Wash you hands regularly. Read more

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I have a friend who she and her boyfriend have been diagnosed with staph infection with open pus pockets. 6month baby in house they have a 7month year old baby should two people with staph infectionbe aroun d their 7month infacnt in't that dangerous? Wha

I have a friend who she and her boyfriend have been diagnosed with staph infection with open pus pockets. 6month baby in house they have a 7month year old baby should two people with staph infectionbe aroun d their 7month infacnt in't that dangerous? Wha

You: You are correct in being concerned for this baby. Staph infections are highly contagious, and if the proper precautions are not taken, the baby can contract the bacteria. You can help by informing them that hygiene is key. They should always wash their hands thoroughly before handling the baby, the wound (pus pockets) should be covered at all times, towels or sheets should not be shared, and most importanty the parents need to be under the care of a physician for this problem (being treated).

To further answer your question, the dangers for the infant are possible skin infection, eye infection, stomach (GI) infection, blood infection, urine infection, and even pneumonia.
So as you see, it is important to keep the baby safe by taking the above precautions.

If the parents become concerned that the baby has contracted a staph infection they should take her to her doctor right away. Read more

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How do doctors treat a baby with a staph infection?

How do doctors treat a baby with a staph infection?

It depends: Treatment will depend on the site of the infection, the seriousness if the infection, the type of staphylococcus involved, and the age of the baby. Treatment could range from a simple antibiotic cream, to hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics for a serious infection in a younger baby. Read more

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Is someone who just had a staph infection dangerous around a 6 month old baby?

Is someone who just had a staph infection dangerous around a 6 month old baby?

Potentially: The obvious answer is careful and redpeated handwashng with one of the many commercikally available skin disiinfectants. Read more

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What are some common ways for a baby/toddler to develop staph infection on their bottom and genital region?

What are some common ways for a baby/toddler to develop staph infection on their bottom and genital region?

Staph infection baby: The bacteria lives on our skin and waits for a chance to grow such as a break in the skin as in a diaper rash Read more

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My father was in the emergency room with an pussy skin staph infection. I have a baby, so how long do we have to avoid my father?

My father was in the emergency room with an pussy skin staph infection. I have a baby, so how long do we have to avoid my father?

Several days: Avoid direct contact until infection resolves and he should wash his hands. Infection will improve in 2 days but he must complete course of antibiotics. It has a significant recurrence rate which can be diminished by bactroban (mupirocin) intranasal one week per month, lever 2000 soap and dilute clorox baths. Read more

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What is secondary staph infection?

What is secondary staph infection?

Staph Infection: Staphylococcal bacteria commonly inhabit the skin and interior of the nose. Microscopic or visible breaks in the surface barrier of the body--the skin and mucous membranes--provide an opportunity for these bacteria to cause localized infections. Complications arise when the staph bacteria spread beyond the initial site of infection to the bloodstream and interior body tissues. Read more

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How can a staph infection be cured?

How can a staph infection be cured?

With antibiotics: Staph is a bacteria and can be killed by antibiotics and cleaning of the pus. Read more

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Why do I have staph infection my butt?

Why do I have staph infection my butt?

Bacteria: Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. If you have a staph infection, there's a good chance that it stemmed from bacteria you've been carrying around for some time. These bacteria can also be transmitted from person to person. Because staph bacteria are so hardy, they can live on inanimate objects such as pillowcases or towels long enough to transfer to the next person. Read more

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What are symptoms of a staph infection?

What are symptoms of a staph infection?

Staphylococcus: Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We are covered w/staph and our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut, lungs but if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (mrsa, mrse, gisa). Handwashing! Read more

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What are the symptoms of staph infection?

What are the symptoms of staph infection?

Pain/redness: The signs of any bacterial infection are: redness, swelling, pain, heat. In medical school most of us learned the latin: rubor, tumor, dolor and calor (yes, doctors are nerds for the most part).
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these symptoms worsen along with the severity of infection (i.e. Dark fiery red is worse than light pink). If the infection gets more serious, you can have fevers as well. Read more

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How to get staph infection and what is it?

How to get staph infection and what is it?

Staphylococcus: Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We're covered w/staph & our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut & if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (mrsa, mrse, gisa). Handwashing decr's spread. Read more

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What are the main signs of staph infection?

Staph infection: Signs include redness, the area will feel hot and swollen. You may also have a fever. If the infection spreads, you will see redness radiating from the original area. Read more

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Can you have staph infection in or on the butt?

Can you have staph infection in or on the butt?

Sure.: Staph lives all over (ubiquitous), common skin germ; certainly can cause skin infection on buttock. Not a likely bowel germ, so not likely to be "in" butt, unless spread from skin source or spread from elsewhere. Can get perianal abscess (pus pocket) from inflamed/infected anal glands-usually not staph though. Read more

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What are the signs of staph infection in a child?

Depends: It depends on where the infection is. For example if it is a skin infection, you may have fever, redness, swelling, pain, pus etc. If it is a blood infection, you will have fever, chills, and possibly seeding of the bacteria in other organs, with signs and symptoms specific to that organ. Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a staph infection?

Pain/redness: Usually staph infections form abscesses, which grow in size, are painful and have redness around them. If you think you have a staph infection you should seek medical attention. Read more

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What is the simplest way to cure a staph infection?

Appropriate antibiot: It needs to be treated with apprropriate antibotics. If in the form of a cyst or blister it needs to be opened and drained, . Read more

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What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

MRSA: Staph is a common germ, lives on skin, in nose, elsewhere-ubiquitous. When get where they don't belong, cause infection including pus pockets (abscesses). Some strains are resistant to multiple antibiotics. One such strain is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph. Aureus); can be a big deal id there's infection with limited antibiotc available to rx. Don't want it to spread in hospitals, a big deal. Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin ...Read more