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Going on a trip where I will get dirty and have no showers for a week. How do i to prevent staph infection from reoccurring which I had before?

Going on a trip where I will get dirty and have no showers for a week. How do i to prevent staph infection from reoccurring which I had before?

Dirty: I would advise you not to go on a trip where you think you will get staph infection. I know that you would miss this but your health and well-being is much more important. Think of somewhere else to go and enjoy the activity. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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How can I explain to my son about preventing staph infections?

How can I explain to my son about preventing staph infections?

Depends on…: …how old your son is. Gear the explanation to his level of understanding. If he's young, explain the importance of proper handwashing, cleaning wounds, having wounds looked at. Tell him about germs that can make him sick if he is careless about injuries. Stress importance of handwashing after coughs/sneezes/blowing nose. Older? Look up staph on google with him to get the facts. ...Read more

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How can one prevent a staph infection?

How can one prevent a staph infection?

Proper hygiene: The best way to prevent a staph infection is through proper, frequent handwashing, and hygiene. If someone in the household has had an infection, make sure everything is properly washed and sterilized. Towels should not be reused. Bedding and clothing should be washed. Surfaces should be cleaned with bleach or lysol. If you have expereienced recurrent infxn, nasal Mupirocin is also helpful. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent a staph infection?

What are the best ways to prevent a staph infection?

See doc: See infectious disease doctor. Wash with hibiclens soap and take bleach bath at least twice a week. 1/2 cup bleach in full tub of water. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

Staph infection: After a break in the skin, wash copiously or clean the area and apply alcohol. Early taking antibiotics will usually be effective. You can also apply warm packs for several days. If the area of infection comes to a head, do not pick at it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a reaccurring MRSA staph infection? How can you prevent it?

Not known for sure: Some people get recurrent MRSA infections. Certain people carry MRSA on their skin , nails, and/or in their noses. (colonized), considered to be MRSA "carriers" and may be more likely to get infections. There is not enough data to recommend specific treatments that get rid of colonized mrsa. Some prescribe topical, intranasal, or systemic antimicrobial agents to patients with recurrent mrsa. ...Read more

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How do you acquire staph infection? Daughter has suddenly came down with staph was wondering wher you get such and how to prevent a reoccurance?

It is everywhere: Staph are germs in the environment.They can be found on the skin surface, door knobs,banisters, tables,shopping carts, etc. Some are non-invasive strains, some can cause infections.Good handwashing & antiseptic lotions can help limit exposure.People often acquire & lose staph germs every day & if under your fingernails you plant them where you scratch. ...Read more

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How can washing your hands prevent you from getting a staph infection?

How can  washing your hands prevent you from getting a staph infection?

See below:: Washing with soap & water is proven to be best way of minimizing the transfer of bugs (germs) from one surface to another, or from one person to another. These bugs are everywhere and under nails, so frequent washing helps to minimize the risk of transmitting infection. Some people normally carry the staph germs on their skin/under nails. By touching anything/anybody can pass bugs to your hands. ...Read more

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May have Herpes Simplex Virus developed a recurrent Herpetic Whitlow, sometimes confused with a staph infection. How can I prevent it?

May have Herpes Simplex Virus developed a recurrent Herpetic Whitlow, sometimes confused with a staph infection. How can I prevent it?

Valacyclovir: If these recurrences occur excessively frequently you may be able to extend the symptom-free duration of time by taking prophylactic valacyclovir. See your PCP and discuss with them. ...Read more

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What are signs of staph infection in a hcild?

What are signs of staph infection in a hcild?

Boil,red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bioburden of the human body, so that the mere presence of these on the skin does not ...Read more


Dr. Neal Kraus
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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