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Lay Staph Moving All Body
Should be evaluated: We are all covered with various bacteria ("normal flora"). Various kinds of staph are among the normal flora. Staph spreads by reproduction and is not motile (does not move of its own accord), and it is not possible to feel staph moving. Someone with staph in the bloodstream typically is seriously ill. The sensations are due to something else. It is worth being evaluated in clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever since starting clindamycin 300mg three times a day for sinus and staph ive been sweating alot when moving is this normal ?
Not a side effect: I have never heard of this side-effect (SE) from clindamycin, so it's likely there's some other explanation for ur symptoms. Sweat glands can actually be 'trained' if, for example, you are exercising more frequently-u may find you will 'sweat' easier and more frequently since the sweat glands are now 'on board' with your fitness program. I double checked the package insert for this med-no such SE. ...Read more
Is keflex strong enough for staph infection n arm that is moving quickly. See line going from elbow up arm after only 12 hours of first symtoms?
Staph is dangerous: Nope. This is the worst drug to be prescribed for the current epidemic of drug resistant staph infections. If you have a line going up from your elbow on this drug you need to get urgent medical attention. ...Read more
Think I have staph, how will I know if its MRSA or not ? How long can I expect this intense body pain ? Thank you
Need to see a Doctor: Hi doug: in order to know for sure if you have a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) you will need to be evaluated by a physician, such as primary care doctor or a dermatologist. The diagnosis of MRSA is made based on a swab culture that is sent to a clia certified lab for evaluation. Mrsa can be a serious infection and you need to have it evaluated properly by a physician. ...Read more
Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened. ...Read more
Unclear.: What is the "build up" you are referring to? Antibiotics should clear the infection. ...Read more
Yes: Calcifications can be attributed to many causes. Any time there is a foreign body within the body, the body's immune system tries to control it by directly killing the foreign body, surrounding & forming a barrier around it, and "remembering" it in the event of a repeat exposure in the future. Part of the healing process may involve forming a calcification, a kind of "internal scar.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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