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Staph And Protected Sex
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?
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
A client infected with staph aureus, complained of serious issues with sex life. What should he do?
Am a male my gf has UTI culture growth of staph arenus, can I get it buy receiving oral sex or kissing?
Not likely: We all have staph in our mouths. ...Read more
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
Is it possible to get toxic shock syndome, staph infection if you have already bern sexually active in the past and its not your first time having sex.
I am a custodian at a school. I work in the athletic dept. What can I do to protect myself from things like Staph infections, Athletes foot & ringworm?
Protection: Wear disposable plastic gloves to prevent. Infection ...Read more
I have bumps on my vagina I'm 16 & started when 13 some look like pimples and some look like tiny bumps I think its staph I've never had sex or kissed?
Probably nothing: Bad but be sure by seeing a GYN ...Read more
How long after a penis staph infection clears up with mupirocin do I need to use a condom when having sex with wife?
See below: If there is no drainage or scab and friction doesn't hurt, you (and she) should be okay. ...Read more
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
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
What kind of bacterial infection can you get through vagina by having sex, that's not staph and not a std.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Depends: On the type of staph species and if you are getting frequent skin infections. ...Read more
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