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My son's mosquito bites repeatedly end in bad infections (staph and MRSA). What could be causing this?

My son's mosquito bites repeatedly end in bad infections (staph and MRSA). What could be causing this?

Mrsa: It appears that his skin is colonized by MRSA. A 10-14 day course of an effective antibiotic may clear the bacteria living on his skin. However, this should be discussed with a specialist in infectious diseases. ...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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Do I see a dr for infection/staph 4 a spider bite? It round, swollen, green and I'm running a low grade temp with cold sweats?

Do I see a dr for infection/staph 4 a spider bite? It round, swollen, green and I'm running a low grade temp with cold sweats?

100 percent: Incidently, many infections that are thought to be spider bites may be wounds growing resistant bacteria like MRSA.....better to be on an oral antibiotic then topical... ...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

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Is there an infection besides staph that can be caused by a tampon being left for 5-6 weeks?

Is there an infection besides staph that can be caused by a tampon being left for 5-6 weeks?

TSS: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare, life-threatening complication of certain types of bacterial infections. Often TSS results from toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, but the condition may also be caused by toxins produced by group A streptococcus (strep) bacteria and some others. As you suspected, this is often caused by a tampon left in the vagina. See Dr. If your case. ...Read more

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What can I take for urinary tract infection with staph aureus?

What can I take for urinary tract infection with staph aureus?

Discuss with your Dr: Urine culture and sensitivity test should be performed to identify antibiotics that the staph is sensitive to, such as:- augmentin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) levaquin, Erythromycin or in cases of very resistant organisms vancomycin or an other antibiotic. ...Read more

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I am a man of 45years and have prolong urinary tract infection with staph aureus. What drugs should I use to eradicate it totally? .

I am a man of 45years and have prolong urinary tract infection with staph aureus. What drugs should I use to eradicate it totally? .

See your PCP: Total eradication with heavy duty antibiotics is the easy part. Hard part is how you got it and keeps recurring. See your PCP and need to discussion on STD and risky life style
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How long does it take for oral Zyvox (linezolid) to improve a sinus infection with staph epidermidis MRSE? I still feel crummy after 5 days on Zyvox (linezolid).

How long does it take for oral Zyvox (linezolid) to improve a sinus infection with staph epidermidis MRSE? I still feel crummy after 5 days on Zyvox (linezolid).

Unusual: Staph epidermidis is a normal part of the skin flora and I would doubt that this is causing your sinus infection (if it is a sinus infection at all). Call your doctor or consult an ENT doctor. If Zyvox (linezolid) is causing you to feel bad, you should stop it since the problem does not appear to be life-threatening but the drug reaction may well be if you keep on taking it. ...Read more

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I have a chronic bladder wall infection with staph, biopsy showed increased mast cell - is this a normal response? Were increased in small bowel too

I have a chronic bladder wall infection with staph, biopsy showed increased mast cell - is this a normal response? Were increased in small bowel too

Normal response: Increase in mast cells is within normal limits of inflammation in both the bladder and intestine. It does not explain the underlying disorder, but is not a cause for concern in itself. ...Read more

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Is it necessary that fever will occur in throat infection of staph aureus?

Is it necessary that fever will occur in throat infection of staph aureus?

Staph aureus: Is an unusual throat pathogen. How do you know that is the definite cause and not a viral pharyngitis And by the way fever is not always associated. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting staph infections?

Why do I keep getting staph infections?

Immune system: Staph is a normal colonizer of the skin in all people. It usually takes advantage of a break in the skin or the mucous membranes. If you are getting serious infections then you need to have your immune system checked out. Otherwise, scrub well daily with good antibacterial soap to reduce the skin colonies. Swish/swallow and spray in the nose 2-3 times daily silver shield brand colloidal silver. ...Read more

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How come I keep getting staph infections?

Staph infections: Once you have a staph infection, it is likely you continue to carry the bacteria in places like your nose and on your skin. If you then have any tiny breaks in the skin, such as a bug bite or even just a small irritant rash, the bacteria can enter in and cause infection. There are ways to decrease the amount of bacteria you carry around on your body and in your nose - talk to your doc about how! ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you get staph infections what will happen?

Infection: The area infected will become reddened, swollen, hot and painful. If you treat early with antibiotics the infected area will remain localized. If the infection is not treated early, the area will become larger. You will see red streaks radiating from the original site. Lymph nodes draining the infected area will become enlarged and you may develop a fever. ...Read more

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I've had 2 staph infections and I'm on my way to getting more staph infections. Why is this happening?

Some R staph carrier: Most of us carry staph on our skin & some more than others. Can b related to hygiene, so wash ur hands & shower @ least daily with good old soap & water. If this does not solve the problem check with ur pcp about a rx soap for a more staph control. ...Read more

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I get staph infections very regularly. Since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?

I get staph infections very regularly. Since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?

Skin Staph infection: Staph can potentially cause internal infections as well. Recurrent staph infections likely means that you are colonized with staph. Staph lives in certain areas of the body without causing infection then periodically comes out and causes folliculitis or abscesses. More common in people with diabetes. To reduce colonization, areas must be treated with Mupirocin cream. ...Read more

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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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How can I know if I have a staph infection?

How can I know if I have a staph infection?

Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue. ...Read more

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How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances reinfection. ...Read more

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How do I spread a staph infection on my butt?

Hand Contact: Most staph. Infections are spread from person-to-person by hand contact. These infections start by introducing the germ to a new site; if the skin is intact, then no infection developes and the person may just harbor the organisim. Any break in the skin may introduce the germ into the deeper layers of the skin, thereby setting up the potential for a serious infection. Frequent handwashing helps. ...Read more

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Can I pick up a staph infection at home or work?

Can I pick up a staph infection at home or work?

More likely w/ MRSA: Staph is all over. There is usually an intrinsic or extrinsic inciting event. If the innate immune system is healthy it usually wards staph off. But if there is a breach in the skin barrier, a staph infection may ensue, but walled off quickly by the immune system. If its a more virulent form of staff such as community acquired mrsa, the chance of an "staph infection" such as an abscess is higher. ...Read more

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How will I know if my staph infection is healed?

Symptoms clear: You will know when the original symptoms are clear and you finish your antibiotic course. What exactly to look for depends on the source and location of the infection in question. ...Read more

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What can I do to naturally cure a staph infection?

What can I do to naturally cure a staph infection?

Let me help: The best way to cure infection by practice could hygiene and stay away from people have that infection. ...Read more

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Can't tell if I have staph infection. What can I do?

See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have staph infection and don't know what to do, help?

See doc: Right away. Or you must be seeing one as you are diagnosed with such. Not sure what type of infection and what your concern is. Please elaborate. ...Read more

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How can I explain to my son about preventing staph infections?

Depends on…: …how old your son is. Gear the explanation to his level of understanding. If he's young, explain the importance of proper handwashing, cleaning wounds, having wounds looked at. Tell him about germs that can make him sick if he is careless about injuries. Stress importance of handwashing after coughs/sneezes/blowing nose. Older? Look up staph on google with him to get the facts. ...Read more

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I need to know if my staph infection is getting worse or better?

See dr: Best to see your doctor to be sure. But generally, decreased redness, swelling and pain are a sign things are improving. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after a staph infection before I can shave?

Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened. You can shave when it is resolved. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is a staph infection and how does someone get it?

Bacterial infection: A staph infection is a bacterial infection caused by one of several species of staphylococcus bacteria. The bacteria are everywhere and don't always cause an infection. However, when a person is infection, he/she requires antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Today discovered I have a staph infection, could someone help me out with home remedies?

Today discovered I have a staph infection, could someone help me out with home remedies?

Need antibiotics: home remedies include keeping it clean using antiseptics like iodine and warm soaks. However most staph infections grow quickly and you likely will need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am looking for ointment for a staph infection, I was using staph-a-setic from walmart but I can't find it anymore thank you?

Staph aureus: What type of infection are you trying to treat? If these are boils they need moist heat and drainage without squeezing them. If you have had more than one you may consider a course of nasal Mupirocin (bactroban) and bathing regularly and solely with a Chlorhexidine containing soap. See an id doctorl. ...Read more

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What are staph infections?

What are staph infections?

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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Do staph infections ever go away?

Of course: If they are treated appropriately staph aureus infections are curable. But this depends in part on the type of infection (they cause almost anything) and the manner of therapy and the attempts to eradicate the carriage state. See an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more

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How can staph infections be treated?

Oral antibiotics: See your md for an appropriate antibiotic and/or culture.

Topical treatments won't do much for a true cellulitis (which is bacterial infection under the skin). Iv treatments are overkill for uncomplicated infections in healthy individuals. ...Read more

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How much time staph infections last?

Quite variable: Which type of staph? Is the person receiving appropriate therapy? Are there complications? What is the person's base line health? ...Read more

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Are there effects after staph infections?

Yes: But this depends in part on the type of staphylococcal infection experienced. If you are referring to boils on the skin, they may recur through several mechanisms, including persistent naso-pharyngeal and skin colonization with the risk of reinfection. If it is systemic it can be disastrous. Particularly if it gets onto the heart valves. ...Read more

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Will dogs transmit staph infections to their owners?

Well...: Lots of dogs & humans have staphylococcus aureus bacteria on our skin. It is usually ok unless the immune system is compromised. It may enter the body through a wound. Mrsa (methicillin- resistant staphlococcus aureus) has been described that can be passed back & forth btwn a dog & a human. In this situation both pet owner & animal need to be treated. From reading, don’t think it’s common. ...Read more

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Are young children more susceptible to staph infections?

Are young children more susceptible to staph infections?

Not necessarily: Healthy young children are no more susceptible to staph infections than anyone else. Indeed, human immunity undergoes dips and blips throughout life, but I see no more staph infection in children than I do in adults if not more in the latter. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of staph infections in most people?

Boil, red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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


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