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Staph And Strep Skin Infections
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
Probably not.: Staphylococcus skin infections are typically localized to the skin and pose no risk to unborn babies -- but the infection needs to be treated before it can cause any harm to you. See your obstetrician.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Depending on the culture and what it is actually sensitive to. That is why some strains are methocillin resistant (mrsa). Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication for you.
It's protective: Antibacterial ointments are great at preventing infection from getting into your skin. That's why they are great for open wounds and ulcers. If you already have a skin infection, ointments likely won't help much. It may require oral antibiotics or if there is a abscess, drainage.See 1 more doctor answer
Most Staph...: ...Infections are localized, and as such pose no threat to an unborn baby. However, the drugs used to treat bacterial infections can, under certain circumstances, be harmful; so make sure that any doctor or other caregiver who treats you is aware that you are pregnant. Never assume they know; tell them, and tell them again.
Staph aureus skin infection without strain description. Would strain emphasis if staph aureus was of normal flora or contracted through other means?
See below: The strain will not tell how you contracted the bacteria.
Dad on Linox600 for skin infection after a cut on toe. Will it help. Will it fight staph & skin infections. What is the fluid that comes from cut & skin?
I had a skin infection (staph/mrsa) above my eyebrow if I kiss my boyfriend can he get MRSA even if im taking clindamycin?
Skin infection: You should be okay as long as you are on antibiotics and you wash your hands with soapSee 3 more doctor answers
Is staph a- non mrsa_ susceptible to cefdinir 300mg? Father, skin infection. He takes immune suppressant, doctor gave this prescription to prevent interaction
Painful skin infection on ears neck face arms chest & back. Open wound type rash. Constant draining burning itching. Tests ruled out staph. What is it?
Seek attention.: This could be bacterial, viral or drug related. See a doctor and get an examination.See 1 more doctor answer
My son has a strep skin infection &my hubby was just diagnosed with Strep throat. I went to Drfor UTI and was put on Bactrium. Should I be worried?
No, if you catch: Strep, it is easily treated with antibiotic for 10 days, and the symptoms are not usually that bad.
No/Yes?!: The answer hinges on culturing the infected anatomy or fluid, in the right clinical setting. If the culture grows staph. Areus, it is a staph infection. If no cultures are done, then yes- certain infections such as cellulitis, can be due to strept but are presumptively diagnosed as staph. An experienced doctor in certain situations, can make this distinction.
Hi please could you tell me what the symptoms of a vaginal strep or staph infection would be, thanks?
What are symptoms of a strep and staph infection on the penis? Are they similar? Tiny red dots on penis glans when erect?
Skin infection: Red, pain, small dots, large red swelling. It really doesn't matter. You have something wrong with your penis right now and it is not wise to wait this out or to nit-pick if one does not have all of the possible symptoms. Your doctor needs to see this and to get you treated.
Skin: This is either new skin, healing skin or sill infected skin. It all depends on what it looks like.
Partially: If you carry staph (or mrsa) then it's important to immediately wash all cuts/scrapes/abrasions with soap and water. Applying a topical antibacterial ointment couldn't hurt (as long as you're not allergic). However, there is no proven method to eradicate staph from your body completely.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe never: Hopefully the body will mount a strong defense and no blood infection occurs (the usual scenario).
MRSA: Many, but not all humans carry staph aureus in their nasopharynx and on their skin. All have the organism in their GI tract. You can become contaminated and colonized from the cat, but whether or not you become infected will depend upon multiple different factors.
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