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Is it possible for staph infections to occur in your bones?

Is it possible for staph infections to occur in your bones?

Yes: Fortunately most routine staphylococcus infections are limited to the skin. However, once the bacteria moves beyond the skin to involve the blood, the infection can then spread almost anywhere including into bones. This condition is called osteomyelitis & generally requires expert evaluation for diagnosis & management. Individuals at particular risk for osteomyelitis include uncontrolled diabetics. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Can staph infection eat all the way to the bone?

Can staph infection eat all the way to the bone?

Absolutely: Staphylococcal osteomyelitis can occur by extension of soft-tissue infection to underlying bone, by a direct penetrating injury or through the blood stream. Bad disease. See an id doctor and an orthopedist working together. ...Read more

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Can staph infection eat away at bone? Any answers appreciated!

Can staph infection eat away at bone? Any answers appreciated!

Rarely osteomyelitis: Deep staph infection can penetrate skin, fat, muscle and enter the bone as osteomyelitis. This is rare. MRSA or methicillin resistant staph aureus is a dangerous bacterium. ...Read more

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What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?

What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?

Staph infection: It can be in your blood or on your skin but i don't understand what you mean by infection in back bone. ...Read more

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What could get a staph infection out of the bone without amputation?

What could get a staph infection out of the bone without amputation?

Depends...: The treatment for osteomyelitis... Bone infection-- depends on where it is, how long it has been there, etc. It is curable in many circumstances.... Just be sure to deal with a surgeon who is comfortable with this... There are not many. ...Read more

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If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

Yes and yes: Depending on your comorbidities (other diseases) that may cause immunocompromised states, you COULD get a bone infection after a break which COULD result in bacteremia (blood infection) which COULD result in death. This is rather uncommon but does happen in extreme cases, usually bone infections need surgical treatment and long term antibiotics. www.bmednyc.om ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on left side of collar bone next to shoulder. Was told it was staph, no blood work. Took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but still there, been a month

Swollen lymph node on left side of collar bone next to shoulder.  Was told it was staph, no blood work.  Took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but still there, been a month

Possible other dx: This potentially may represent a different and more complex situation. If no response from antibiotics and progressive you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a staph infection occur in your nose?

Can a staph infection occur in your nose?

Absolutely: and you can also just be a carrier of staph in your nose, get culture and if positive a topical called mupirocin should be put up your nostrils ...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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I'm just wondering, if you get staph infections what will happen?

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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What is secondary staph infection?

What is secondary staph infection?

Staph Infection: Staphylococcal bacteria commonly inhabit the skin and interior of the nose. Microscopic or visible breaks in the surface barrier of the body--the skin and mucous membranes--provide an opportunity for these bacteria to cause localized infections. Complications arise when the staph bacteria spread beyond the initial site of infection to the bloodstream and interior body tissues. ...Read more

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How can a staph infection be cured?

How can a staph infection be cured?

With antibiotics : Staph is a bacteria and can be killed by antibiotics and cleaning of the pus. ...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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What are symptoms of a staph infection?

What are symptoms of a staph infection?

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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What are the symptoms of staph infection?

Pain/redness: The signs of any bacterial infection are: redness, swelling, pain, heat. In medical school most of us learned the latin: rubor, tumor, dolor and calor (yes, doctors are nerds for the most part). :) these symptoms worsen along with the severity of infection (i.e. Dark fiery red is worse than light pink). If the infection gets more serious, you can have fevers as well. ...Read more

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How to get staph infection and what is it?

How to get staph infection and what is it?

Staphylococcus : Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We're covered w/staph & our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut & if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (mrsa, mrse, gisa). Handwashing decr's spread. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more