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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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