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What is staff infection?

What is staff infection?

Staph infection: Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, a type of germ commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections. But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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What is a staff infection?

What is a staff infection?

A type of bacteria: Staph=staphylococcus.2 groups of staph bacteria exist: s. Aureus (sa) & s. Non-aureus. Most serious staph infections are due to sa. 2 major groups of sa are deteremined by antibiotic resistance:mssa & mrsa. Mrsa is the resistant type of staph which may require special antibiotics. Most often sa infects: skin, lungs, blood, heart valves, bones & brain. 30% of us have sa on our nose or skin normally. ...Read more

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How to cure staff infection?

How to cure staff infection?

Antimicrobials...: With activity against the staph and making sure to eradicate staph in the nose if need be. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a staff infection?

How do I know I have a staff infection?

Culture: A bacterial culture would show if you have a staph infection and what antibiotic it is sensitive . A staph infection os swelling and heat. Pus around hair follicles, or any variation in between. ...Read more

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Could staff infection get under your skin?

Could staff infection get under your skin?

Staph vs staff: Staphylococcal organisms colonize the skin. When they get 'under the skin' or enter the skin through breaks (cut, scratch, rash, burn) then the organisms set up shop and cause infection (tissue damage and the inflammation that follows). Staph can be an ugly bug and then enter the blood stream and cause distant infections. Some staff get under my skin...Those you have to ignore or just deal with! ...Read more

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Can a staff infection cause server tonsillittis ?

Yes, but: Most pharyngitis infections however are group a streptococcal, not staph. That is in general. ...Read more

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Can you please describe merca staff infection and what does it look like ?

Can you please describe merca staff infection and what does it look like ?

MRSA: This is a bacterial strain of staphylococcus aureus which has developed resistance to antistaphylococcal penicillins and cephalosporins. Its appearance clinically will depend greatly on the area of the body infected, but not much different from strains sensitive to oxacillin/methicillin. ...Read more

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Are people with (internal staff infections) allowed to work in food establishments?

Are people with (internal staff infections) allowed to work in food establishments?

Should be OK: An internal staph infection sounds like food poisoning. That won't pass from person to person as long as the infected person washes his hands after using the toilet. As long as the infection is being treated the person should be ok to work. ...Read more

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Can a staff infection that I have had for a long time untreated cause me to get sick?

Can a staff infection that I have had for a long time untreated cause me to get sick?

This is complicated: You may be colonized with staph in your nose, vagina, or bowel for years with no consequences. If staph aureus get through your natural defenses then you can become very ill very quickly. Mild, smoldering symptoms are unlikely to be from staph aureus. ...Read more

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How can I prevent staff infection?

Hand washing: We all have some staph on our skin, nostrils, groin etc. To prevent picking up pathogenic types, you should wash hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol gel. Chrlorhexidine is more effective, but i would recommend talking to your doctor before taking more steps. ...Read more