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Is Cellulitis A Staph Infection
Not always: The most common cellulitis pathogens (bacteria) are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f) and staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains (mrsa). There are gram-negative aerobic bacteria that are identified in a minority of cases. Fungal infections can also cause cellulits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I been DX with cellulitis and staph infection, the only medicine works is Vancomycin 1.2g.the dr won't listen to me about the meds that work for me.
Stick with vanco!: Your doctor is correct. What antibiotics "worked for you" in the past is irrelevant. Cure of infections depends only on the bacteria causing the problem and which antibiotics will kill it. Staph cellulitis can be very dangerous and you might have MRSA; vancomycin is normal treatment to start. Maybe possible to change antibiotic later if lab testing shows others to be active against your own staph. ...Read more
I get facial& preorbital cellulitus a lot I have a sinus staph infection that is starting to worry me. What things are flags to go to the er?
How do i know if my staph infection is healing? Ive been on antibiotics for about three days. It was either cellulitus or impetigo.
No redness: it should get less red and less swollen. pain should go away as well. basically the skin will look more and more normal and any discomfort should go away. if it is not or it is getting worse/larger/spreading see your doctor. ...Read more
Being treated for staph/cellulitis using sulfamethoxazole and clindamycin. Infection down but now running fever, achy, chills. Should I go back in?
Until it is gone: The duration of a staph infection depends on where the infection is located and if it is sensitive to antibiotics. Infections can be a small skin infection or involve the heart, lungs, GI tract or brain. The length of the infection depends on the sensitivity, host and location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I assume you are talking about topical alcohol (rubbing alcohol) on top of the infection. Alcohol causes tissue damage, and hydrogen peroxide or betadine is a better cleansing agent for skin infections, followed by a topic antibiotic ointment. If it is a severe infection, you may need oral antibiotics (or even iv). See your doctor if the infection is worrying you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No/Yes?!: The answer hinges on culturing the infected anatomy or fluid, in the right clinical setting. If the culture grows staph. Areus, it is a staph infection. If no cultures are done, then yes- certain infections such as cellulitis, can be due to strept but are presumptively diagnosed as staph. An experienced doctor in certain situations, can make this distinction. ...Read more
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