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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. 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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How common is it for a staphylococcal infection to become septic?

How common is it for a staphylococcal infection to become septic?

Rare: But it can happen easily depending on the type of strep. Some are more virulent. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a staph infection internally?

Is it possible to get a staph infection internally?

Yes: Such an infection would be called either bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) or sepsis (bacteria + other signs and symptoms). Either would be very serious, and generally requires hospitalization. If you are concerned about either of these, please see your provider. ...Read more

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How is it that MRSA become resistant to antibiotics?

How is it that MRSA become resistant to antibiotics?

DNA: The bacteria developed resistance to methicillin a long time ago and through subsequent generations has changed its dna to keep the resistance. ...Read more

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Is it possible for staph to infect a scab?

Is it possible for staph to infect a scab?

Staph: Staph is a normal bug on the skin - it can infect any skin which has a breach in its integrity. So its quite possible to infect the area under the scab. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

Yes: You can but if possible it is best to wait and treat the yeast after antibiotics finished. ...Read more

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Is it worse to take antibiotics while pregnant or to have a bacterial infection?

Is it worse to take antibiotics while pregnant or to have a bacterial infection?

Safe antibiotics: Most of the time obstetrician give medications that are safe. Certain infection at different stage of pregnancy can cross placental barrier. Do not take any medication with out consulting your md. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get staph infection treatment over the counter?

No, with exceptions: Typically it is necessary to be treated with antibiotics if a staph infection occurs. However, exceptions include 1) a small abscess that can be easily and completely drained, and 2) an infection that is completely removed from the body such ad an amputation of an infected toe, with only healthy tissue remaining. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ampicillin and cloxacillin to treat staph aureous?

Is it possible for ampicillin and cloxacillin to treat staph aureous?

Yes.. but: I would be wary with ampicillin as most strains are beta-lactamase + . Unless, the lab test shows penicillin or ampicillin sensitivity I will not use this drug to treat staph infection blindly. A better relative drug option is amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, the latter component inhibits the beta-lactamase enzyme. Cloxacillin and amox-clav will act against Methicillin sensitive staph but not MRSA. ...Read more

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How common is a child with ear infection resistant to antibiotics?

How common is a child with ear infection resistant to antibiotics?

Common: Many common bacteria dev elop resistance to commonly used antibiotics. Sometimes a second course of a different antibiotic may be necessary, and it can takes several weeks or up to 2 months before fluid completely clears from behind a childs ear drum following an acute infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a staph infection from a splinter?

Yes: While this would be uncommon, it is possible, especially if the wound has gotten dirty or exposed to the staph bacterium. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a yeast infection from taking doxycycline?

How common is it to get a yeast infection from taking doxycycline?

Common: Any antibiotic can have a disruptive effect on the normal vaginal flora, and cause proliferation of the yeast population in the vagina. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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. 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