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Staphylococcus : There is staph that is sensitive to regular antibiotics and staph that is more resistant- called MRSA. The first can be treated with amoxicillin, keflex, dickoxacillin and multiple other choices. MRSA can respond to clindamycin, doxycycline, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). There are other more expensive or iv options as well. Also depends on the disease caused by staph- skin infection vs bacteremia, pneumonia etc. ...Read more
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
Protection: This is to protect the patient, the health care worker and anyone coming in contact with the infected individual. Prevention of spread of illness, contamination, epidemic, abating damage are all part of infection control. ...Read more
Dynamic: An infection control nurse has multiple duties. Here is a short list: monitor rates of hospital acquired infections, investigate outbreaks, monitor rates of adherence to hand hygiene protocol, provide monthly reports to hospital administration, establish and police isolation protocol, ensure that the hospital is compliant with all state and federal mandates, collaborates with other committees .... ...Read more
Huge question that: can't be handled in 400 characters or less. Please see: http://worldburn.org/documents/infectioncontrol.pdf ...Read more
Complex answer. : Call hospital infection control coordinator for specifics. ...Read more
Prevent infections: Infection control programs work to decrease infections in health care facilities. This is done in several ways. Infection control programs help to guide housecleaning services in hospitals to keep things as clean as possible. They make sure equipment is sterile. They oversee vaccination of employees and help to ensure that diseases are not spread between staff and patients or between patients. ...Read more
All should: It's a health department requirement and the gym's liability insurance carrier would require it too. You can tell when touring a new facility - look at the locker rooms, showers, condition of equipment & physical structure, pool (if present), visibility of staff cleaning the place, etc. ...Read more
Health care workers please respond, infection control question. Why did they let people wear regular clothes into delivery room? Am I an oldfashioned grandma?
Yes: Delivery isn't sterile, and i'm assuming the friends involved aren't grabbing the newborn or suturing, so .... ...Read more
I have genital herpes, do I need to be disinfecting the toilet seat after each use to practice safe infection control?
Probably unnecessary: Apparently, you're an herpes-carrier with sporadic flare-up, who will not shed and spread virus at remission. Besides, all humans have their natural barriers - unbroken skin, which will prevent virus invasion. So, all-in-all, there is no practical reason to disinfect toilet seat after each use during remission. But, personal mental comfort level may highly vary so you decide. ...Read more
I have genital herpes. Is washing my dirty towels in cold water and detergent enough infection control to protect my roommate?
Yes: As long as you have no direct skin to skin contact and don't share wet washclothes, you are fine. For more info: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more
I currently have an outbreak of genital herpes simplex 1 (diagnosed recently ). Do I need to be lysol wiping the toilet seat for infection control?
Here are some ...: If the toilet you have used is just for you, it's absolutely no need to disinfect.... If using public toilets, it's optional because the toilet users after you have no chance to contact your out-breaking sites with their broken-very unlikely-skin. So, the likelihood to transmit herpes virus is almost next-to-none. Clinically, I don't believe there has been a study being done to address the answer. ...Read more
One daughter reported infection control violations to nursing home, md. Other daughter is upset--at her. How easy to catch c diff on antibiotics?
Can you have lymphoma w/o weight loss or fever? Only have night sweats (9 mos) and painless swollen lymphnode, no infections, controlled hashis/hypo.
Assessed tooth just got pulled after 3 months of infection, my cheek is still puffy and my neck hurts, has infection spread? I had a cavity which turned into a crown, the tooth then cracked and was left open while we got the infection under control. Afte
Considering : Considering how long you had the infection together with your underlying medical condition, it would suggest that you go back to the dentist who extracted the tooth. It just may be post operative swelling, but it could also be an infection that is spreading. Please call at once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Surprisingly it sometimes can.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have polymyalgia, take 10 mg of predisone a day, will the prednisone fight infection or just control pain?
Treats the disease: If you are referring to polymyalgia rheumatica, steroids treat the underlying inflammatory process which results in resolution of your pain. Over time your disease should go away. Steroids do not fight infection and in fact can make infections worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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