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Haven't had period since march. Had sex in april used protection with no holes or leaks found. Stressed, was suffering staph infection. What's wrong?

Haven't had period since march. Had sex in april used protection with no holes or leaks found. Stressed, was suffering staph infection. What's wrong?

Pregnant?: With no period since march, the most important thing would be to rule out that you're pregnant. Urine pregnancy tests are easy to purchase over the counter without a prescription and are easy to use. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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Can you get staph from oral sex?

Can you get staph from oral sex?

Yes: Stap[h is a common skin bacteria and can mix with moth bacteria during oral sex, especially if there are any open sores or cuts. ...Read more

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If I had sex with someone with staph how long until I see symptoms of I contracted it.?

If I had sex with someone with staph how long until I see symptoms of I contracted it.?

Not enough informati: "Staph" is a bacterial species, not a diagnosis. Cultures from perfectly normal people often grow these bacteria. If he had impetigo or cellulitis you may soon have a problem. Did you shower with soap soon after sex? ...Read more

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A client infected with staph aureus, complained of serious issues with sex life. What should he do?

A client infected with staph aureus, complained of serious issues with sex life. What should he do?

Question unclear: Is the infection related in any way to the sexual dysfunction? Try seeing a therapist and working out the reason for the difficulty. Your client? ...Read more

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I had a staph UTI an at the time I and my boyfriend had unprotected sex is it possible that it is contagious? Could he have it? He won't go to a doc

Highly unlikely: Symptomatic UTI in men is much less common than in women. It usually occurs at the extremes of age due to urologic abnormalities, such as bladder outlet obstruction or instrumentation of the urinary tract. Uti's in young men usually result from insertive anal intercourse or lack of circumcision. If your friend has urinary symptoms, they may be more likely associated with gc or chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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Is there any other way of a getting trichomoniasis other than sex; example weak immune system from sinus infections, staph infections?

See answer: Trichomoniasis, a parasite, is almost always passed on sexually. Trichomoniasis can also survive on infected objects like sheets, towels, underwear, and sex toys and can be transmitted by sharing them, though this mode of transmission is quite unusual. A weakened immune system may increase your susceptibility to this or any other STD. Although symptoms vary, most men and women are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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I have a possible case of MRSA or a staph infection on my forehead, I've been prescribed antibiotics and a topical ointment. Is it safe to have sex?

I have a possible case of MRSA or a staph infection on my forehead, I've been prescribed antibiotics and a topical ointment. Is it safe to have sex?

You should wait: These types of infections are commonly spread by contact. Complete your treatment before yourisk spreading it to someone else. ...Read more

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Does staph itch?

Does staph itch?

Maybe: See your doctor if you think you have an infection. It can cause red streaking and can also be uncomfortable. You may need an antibiotic or be having a rash which may need a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can I get staph from my cat?

Possible: If cat has staph then you can get it from them. However, you have staph all over you already and it is hard to blame the cat for that. ...Read more

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How do I treat staph. Hominus?

Culture: When an infection is suspected a culture is taken. The culture identifies not only what bacteria is involved but also what medications the bacteria is susceptible to. This allows selection of the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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Could staph deplete your vision?

Could staph deplete your vision?

Unlikely: Most steph infections are on the skin, occasionally the lids but not in the eye socket or the eye itself. There would be discomfort and symptoms of infection that need treatment in these circumstances. Only if the infection got to the interior of the eye would there be any issue of vision changes. ...Read more

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How long has staph been a problem?

Forever: Staph has been around as long as we humans have and probably a lot longer. ...Read more

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What are the first symtoms of staph?

Staphylococcus: Staphylococcus is the genus, the species most commonly affecting humans is aureus. It is part of most of our normal flora and causes infection only when provided the opportunity. The symptoms will depend upon the particular organ system involved. There is nothing very specific about it. ...Read more

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What is myco and staph? What cures it?

Bacteriology: Myco may refer to mycobacteria - a whole suite of bacteria that have a greasy outer coat and are associated with lung infections.
Staph refers to Staphylococcus species, usually Staph aureus being the major 'germ'. Staph is typically associated with large boils, carbuncles, wound infections - that kind of thing... Hopefully this helps. An ID doctor may be able to help more specifically with Qs. ...Read more

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What does staph look like? And feel like?

What does staph look like? And feel like?

Pustule (s): A staph infection typically begins as a pustule or group of pustules, and later becomes an inflamed, tender nodule. However, other infections can present that way too, and staph can present in atypical ways sometimes. The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and have a culture done. ...Read more

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What does the beginning of staph look like?

Pustule (s): A staph infection typically begins as a pustule or group of pustules, and later becomes a nodule. However, other infections can present that way too, and staph can present in atypical ways sometimes. The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and have a culture done. ...Read more

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If staph was never treated almost a year later?

What is the question: The question is unanswerable because you do not tell us the location of the Staph, nor whether or not it is resistant to methicillin or amoxacillin, nor do you tell us if you have had any infection. S. aureus may be a normal bacterial organism on the skin, the vestibule of the nose for example. We need more specific information to answer your query. ...Read more

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What steps can I take at home to decolonize staph?

Staph aureus: The best thing to do is to be tested for MRSA carriage and if positive have your doctor attempt decolonization. Staph is seldom transmitted from inanimate objects so normal cleansing of your home should be adequate. One is unlikely to eliminate staph aureus entirely. It is often part of our normal bacterial flora and does not produce infection unless circumstances predispose. ...Read more

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Is decolonization recommended for a person with staph?

Is decolonization recommended for a person with staph?

Depends: On the type of staph species and if you are getting frequent skin infections. ...Read more

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Is it neccessary to treat scanty growth of staph. Aureus?

Staph aureus: This depends upon where the culture was taken from and what the patient's symptoms are. If the staph aureus was isolated from an otherwise sterile site, then yes, it will probably need to be treated. ...Read more