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Mrsa Cause Lymphedema
How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis causedby staph from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?
1st step: Yeast has the appearance of confluent redness- worse in crease and small red bumps in the periphery. Generally there is no fever or pain with yeast (itchy). So if fever, pain, pus or spreading outside of axilla go see your doc. If not, try lotrimin (clotrimazole) for a week or so, use powder to keep area dry, avoid deodorant :( , reduce the sugars in your diet and see if it improves. ...Read more
How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?
Yes: Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tick + MRSA =Maybe: Alea, I do not know for sure. We know mosquitos may transmit disease by feeding on multiple hosts. Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin of humans. Unfortunately, 50% or more have some form of MRSA living on their skin. I think it more likely a tick might break the skin and allow entry and possible infection by the MRSA that was already living outside on the skin. ...Read more
Possibly: States of immune activation, such as infections, can lead to hives. Typically, we see viral infections in children lead to short-lived hives. However, there is evidence that people with hives have a higher incidence of colonization with staph (bacteria living on the skin but not causing infection). It's not clear how or why this occurs, but there does seem to be a link. ...Read more
Staph aureus: Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin. This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type(s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis. ...Read more
Staph aureus: We are all colonized with staph aureus. Whether or not we become infected with these organisms depends on multiple different factors. The ones that are in your cat are the same as the ones in your gut, or in your nasopharynx or on your skin. They have the same disease producing mechanisms. Whether they will infect you is problematic. ...Read more
Harder to cure...: If a person has a strain of TB that is resistant to some of the drugs that are usually given to treat tb, then the healthcare providers who are taking care of the patient have fewer "weapons" to treat the infection. Sometimes combining several drugs may help. Sometimes it may take many months of therapy to rid the person of infection. Being compliant with the drug schedule is very important. ...Read more
Find the cause: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. Death usually does not occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more
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