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Staph Aureus Cellulitis
I have been on antibioyics 4 4 weeks and it doesnt seem to be touching the staph aurous i have got had cellulitis twice in 4 weeks now why?
See your doc: Is there a foreign body, underlying bone infection, or some other issue that need to taken care of before the Abx can work? Also- are you sure this is an infection? Other issues such as cancer can present like cellulitis. You are young but if no one knows what the issue is, please be sure this is at least considered (although unlikely given your age), especially is this is your breast. ...Read more
Not always: The most common cellulitis pathogens (bacteria) are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f) and staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains (mrsa). There are gram-negative aerobic bacteria that are identified in a minority of cases. Fungal infections can also cause cellulits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal for itching and redness to persist after a full course of antibiotics for cellulitis caused by staph?
Possible: It is possible for skin to stay slightly red and itchy as inflammation resolves. That being said, if you haven't noticed much improvement over the course of the treatment, then you may want to be re-evaluated. It is possible that either its not cellulitis or you aren't taking an antibiotic that is effective against your infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I been DX with cellulitis and staph infection, the only medicine works is Vancomycin 1.2g.the dr won't listen to me about the meds that work for me.
Stick with vanco!: Your doctor is correct. What antibiotics "worked for you" in the past is irrelevant. Cure of infections depends only on the bacteria causing the problem and which antibiotics will kill it. Staph cellulitis can be very dangerous and you might have MRSA; vancomycin is normal treatment to start. Maybe possible to change antibiotic later if lab testing shows others to be active against your own staph. ...Read more
Treated for staph cellulitis 1 IV 600mg clindamyacin + 10 days 450mg 4 x daily. Finished meds & looks gone, but some soreness & random muscle spasm. Should I get checked again? Worried it may not be fully gone? Could it be in the muscle or blood?
Need culture: If you have had a staph aureus infection and an antibiotic and now have lesions of the throat, you should have a culture and sensitivity of those lesions to rule out MRSA (methicillin resistant s. Aureus). A staph cellulitis is a serious infection and you need specific sensitivity of that organism to an appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more
Being treated for staph/cellulitis using sulfamethoxazole and clindamycin. Infection down but now running fever, achy, chills. Should I go back in?
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