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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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A staph infection in one nostril and sinusitis and an upper respiratory. Is Amoxi Clav 875-125 and Bacteim DS 800-160 a good combo for all these?

 A staph infection in one nostril and sinusitis and an upper respiratory. Is Amoxi Clav 875-125 and Bacteim DS 800-160 a good combo for all these?

Sounds reasonable. : Assuming you're not allergic to penicillins or sulfa medications, that combination sounds reasonable for the conditions you listed. ...Read more

Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Does staph infection itch?

Does staph infection itch?

It may: Itching is a subliminal form of pain and may be due to inflammation of many sources, and that could include infection. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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How do you get staph infection?

How do you get staph infection?

Another person: From another person however there is a strain on everybody's skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Can staph infection be airborne?

Can staph infection be airborne?

Staph Infections: Staph, or staphylococcus, is a family of bacteria that is very virulent, contagious, and even possibly infectious. What makes staph so dangerous is that it is very resistant to antibiotics. Though staph is not generally considered an air-borne disease, there is some debate that mrsa, thought it usually is spread through contact with open sores, can remain viable on dry counters. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is a light staph infection?

What is a light staph infection?

Staph aureus: Not sure what is referred to as "light staph infection", but perhaps just skin lesions (boils). This organism has the potential to produce severe devastating life-threatening infection and should never be taken lightly. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph De santi Dr. De santi
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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How do you get a staph infection?

How do you get a staph infection?

Staph & Skin: Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can. Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ettinger Dr. Ettinger
Podiatry
45 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela Dr. Duchicela
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What could cause you get staph infection?

Some thoughts...: Some people have staph bacteria colonizing their skin or nose and have no obvious symptoms. During times of illness, stress, skin breakdown (cuts, scrapes) or immunosuppression, the bacteria can cause infection. You can also get it from coming into contact with it in the environment or with a person who has an active staph lesion. ...Read more

Dr. Casey Younkin Dr. Younkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How can I know if I have a staph infection?

How can I know if I have a staph infection?

Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances reinfection. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Winters Dr. Winters
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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How do I spread a staph infection on my butt?

Hand Contact: Most staph. Infections are spread from person-to-person by hand contact. These infections start by introducing the germ to a new site; if the skin is intact, then no infection developes and the person may just harbor the organisim. Any break in the skin may introduce the germ into the deeper layers of the skin, thereby setting up the potential for a serious infection. Frequent handwashing helps. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ettinger Dr. Ettinger
Podiatry
45 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What could be causing my golden staph infection?

Staph aureus: This organism was originally named because it produced golden colored colonies on the agar plates on which it was grown. It was subsequently shown that color of colonies was not a species determinant and the production of coagulase was the identifying factor. Without knowing what kind of infection you have it is impossible to know how you got it, but many of us have s. Aureus in our nose & skin. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of a mild staph infection?

What are the symptoms of a mild staph infection?

Redness: Mild staph infections would be skin/soft tissue ones, which may manifest as just redness and swelling at a site. Treatment would be to drain abscesses if present, and if it is just cellulitis, a short course of antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. David Liu Dr. Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
15 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to get a staph infection internally?

Is it possible to get a staph infection internally?

Yes: Such an infection would be called either bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) or sepsis (bacteria + other signs and symptoms). Either would be very serious, and generally requires hospitalization. If you are concerned about either of these, please see your provider. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack Dr. Bolhack
Wound care
31 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: staph infection?

Staph Infection: 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 equate into an infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bark Dr. Bark
Dermatology
45 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Can herpes resemble a staph infection?

Can herpes resemble a staph infection?

Herpes and staff: This would be an extreme rarity. There are various changes in the skin produced by each of these conditions, and you do not describe any of those, so i cannot help you at this time. I would advise you to see a dermatologist when the lesions are present, and the diagnosis can be cultured and made. ...Read more

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Can staph infection hinder conception ?

Can staph infection hinder conception ?

Depends...: If on your skin it may not. If in your vagina, uterus, Adenexa.....yes ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman Dr. Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Can alcohol be used on a staph infection?

Can alcohol be used on a staph infection?

Can be or should be?: It sure can be, but it won't help much! :) topical alcohol won't do much for a cellulitis (which is bacterial infection under the skin), and a shot of whiskey probably won't help much either. Best to see your doctor for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How to tell if staph infection is healing?

How to tell if staph infection is healing?

Staph infection: Need to know what type of infection. If systemic, decrease in fever, malaise, other symptoms are helpful signs, but this may need careful followup by doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more