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Is it possible for a staph infection to become resistant to antibiotics?

Is it possible for a staph infection to become resistant to antibiotics?

Yes: Unfortunately almost all bacteria are able to develop resistance to an antibiotic. Particularly when used unnecessarily.Check with your doctor if this is a concern. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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I have a staph infection i can't get rid of. What antibiotics would you reccomend?

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I have a staph infection i can't get rid of. What antibiotics would you reccomend?

See a doctor: Staph infections are hard to self-diagnose; all you can really say is that you have an inflamed area, be it from infection, venous stasis, or other reasons. If the doctor diagnoses you with a staph infection, make sure the antibiotic given has MRSA coverage, and is appropriately dosed for that. ...Read more

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Why are my antibiotics not clearing my staph infection which i have had for 4 weeks now and im on IV antibiotics now?

Why are my antibiotics not clearing my staph infection which i have had for 4 weeks now and im on IV antibiotics now?

Antibiotic: resistance, You should have an ID consult, Have cultures and sensitivities been done. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are taken for staph infection?

A number of...: Antimicrobials can be used for staph based on whether the patient is penicillin allergic and is the organism is MRSA or not. ...Read more

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How long does it take for antibiotics to work on a staph infection?

How long does it take for antibiotics to work on a staph infection?

Depends: It depends on the type and the severity of the infection. You need to include more detail in your question. Some staphylococcus aureus infections require 4-6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Some simple skin infections can be cured by drainage alone or with a few days of oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you still have a staph infection after taking the antibiotics you were given?

Can you still have a staph infection after taking the antibiotics you were given?

Wrong question: "Staph infection" is not a diagnosis. What are you on antibiotic for? What is the diagnosis? ARE THE SYMPTOMS GONE? That is the issue. If the staph bacteria are sensitive to your antibiotic they may be gone. Ask the DR. who is treating you. ...Read more

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When should you seek medical attention for a staph infection? Are antibiotics totally necessary? (it's just so expensive just to get a $4 rx)

When should you seek medical attention for a staph infection? Are antibiotics totally necessary? (it's just so expensive just to get a $4 rx)

Probably: You dont know you have a staph infection. You dont know if you even have an infection, much less the exact bacteria which might be causing it. And physicians are here to help you. But it remains a business which requires money to operate. So if you have an infection which requires antibiotics, go and see a doctor. B/c if you become septic from an untreated infection, you could die. ...Read more

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I was told that there re still pockets of pus near the area where Dr lanced staph infection & was put on antibiotic.What will happen to pus around it?

I was told that there re still pockets of pus near the area where Dr lanced staph infection & was put on antibiotic.What will happen to pus around it?

Body should reabsorb: Your body should reabsorb it. But if the collection grows again (and the mass/lumb gets bigger and painful again) may need to go back and redrain it. Sorry. Hope this heals up for you without further issues. Dr R ...Read more

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Dr found staph infection in my urine.. Put me on 7 day course antibiotics (alprim) what's a staph infection? Make your skin itch? How did I get it :(

Dr found staph infection in my urine.. Put me on 7 day course antibiotics (alprim) what's a staph infection? Make your skin itch? How did I get it :(

Staphylococcus is a: bacterium that can cause variety of infxns—skin, lungs, wounds, blood, etc. I suspect itching comes from alprim (sulfa-based antibiotics often cause itching) so tell doc so (s)he can change to different one. Your hx of kidney stone suggests problems with your urinary tract. The Keflex may be killing off more common causes of UTI so that more powerful bacteria can infect. See doc 4 complete workup ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bioburden of the human body, so that the mere presence of these on the skin does not ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more