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What treatments are there for a vaginal staph infection?

What treatments are there for a vaginal staph infection?

Doxycycline: Minocycline or Doxycycline or Bactrim DS or cephalexin or dicloxacillin or clindamycin. Are are good choices for Staphylococcus aures infection if Oxacillin sensitive.
If MRSA then depends on its susceptibility pattern of the specific strain being treated. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm infected with Staph aureus. I know, my bf may be colonized with a Staph by kissing. Can I get infected again by him when my treatment is over?

I'm infected with Staph aureus. I know, my bf may be colonized with a Staph by kissing. Can I get infected again by him when my treatment is over?

Wish I could tell: You no but yes you can get the bacteria to live on your skin again, which is impossible to guard against. You should not get infections all the time, unless there is something not 100% with your immune system -- but Staph is known to live on human skin, most of the time not causing any problems. Hopefully you will not get infections again. ...Read more

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What is a reliable treatment to get rid of staph colonization?

Staph aureus: A combination of Mupirocin ointment in the nares twice a day for a month, combined with bathing solely with a soap containing hexachlorophine (if you use another soap you will wash off the thin layer it creates on the skin and render it ineffective) to try and eliminate the skin surface contamination. This is only effective in slightly more than half of patients, but worth trying. ...Read more

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Hi there I have been told upon results of vaginal swab that I have a heavy growth of staph Aureous. I have no concerning symptoms should I be worried?

Hi there I have been told upon results of vaginal swab that I have a heavy growth of staph Aureous. I have no concerning symptoms should I be worried?

Normal skin bacteria: There is no reason to be worried. Staph aureus is a bacteria that is a normally on skin and everyone has it. If you have no symptoms, then treat the swab result as a normal result ...Read more

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Will an orthodontic treatment expose you to staph/mrsa?

No: Orthodontist use universal precautions and sterilization procedures to ensure safety and cleanliness in their offices and avoid any cross contamination between patients. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about treatment of staph infection caused by a pacemaker wife?

Can you tell me about treatment of staph infection caused by a pacemaker wife?

Can you please: Resubmit and clarify. I don't follow what you are saying. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can you still carry GBS after pregnancy? If so can this cause staph infections etc?

Can you still carry GBS after pregnancy? If so can this cause staph infections etc?

GBS- YES; Staph-NO: Group B strep (GBS) is not an uncommon bacteria that is part of the normal bacterial flora one may find of the skin of many people. It's not a big deal until pregnancy when it's associated complications such as miscarriages. This bacteria will NOT cause a staph infection. An entirely different type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, causes staph infections. ...Read more

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I wanted to know if my staph infection is showing some type of improvement on my face. I have been going to emurgent care for treatment.

I wanted to know if my staph infection is showing some type of improvement on my face. I have been going to emurgent care for treatment.

Need an exam: It would be difficult to take the responsibility of giving you advice without knowing the details of your illness and examining your face. If you have doubts about wether or not your infection is improving you best see a physician.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. ...Read more

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After treatment of culture growth of staph (sti) I still have some discharge, . Is this normal? Am scared I just want to know if anything else is wrong

See your Doctor: Sorry, this is the kind of problem that really needs to be seen to know what to do. Continued discharge after treatment of a bacterial infection is not a good sign. You should see your doctor as soon as possible to know what is happening. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a staph infection on my foot?

Would depend: On what the wound looked like. You would also want to know if just staph or mrsa....And things of that nature. ...Read more

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What is cotrimoxazole staph and what treatment can we use?

Confusion: Cotrimoxazole is an antibiotic which is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (smx/tmp). Staph stands for staphylococcus, a genus of bacteria. Sometimes smx/tmp will be used in the treatment of staphylococcal infections. The treatment of these infections depends upon the sensitivity of the species and its varients causing the infection. ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal staph infection treatment?

Please clarify: Please let us know what type of information we can provide you with. What is the treatment plan that the doctor has offered you? ...Read more

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Is it possible to get staph infection treatment over the counter?

No, with exceptions: Typically it is necessary to be treated with antibiotics if a staph infection occurs. However, exceptions include 1) a small abscess that can be easily and completely drained, and 2) an infection that is completely removed from the body such ad an amputation of an infected toe, with only healthy tissue remaining. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment regime of nasal bactroban that one would use to treat staph?

What is the recommended treatment regime of nasal bactroban that one would use to treat staph?

4 to 5 times a day: Clean finger, apply 4 to 5 times a day. No qtips. Do it for at least a week or 4 days past complete lack of symptoms. ...Read more

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Does BCG treatment make it more likely that i'll have a staph infection?

Does BCG treatment make it more likely that i'll have a staph infection?

No: Bcg toxicity is generally not associated with staph infections but rather toxicity from the BCG itself. This is form of tuberculosis which may cause tuberculosis type symptoms which is direct result of absorption of the BCG itself. ...Read more

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I am pretty much 100 percent sure that I have Staph infection and would like second opinion and get on treatment asap?

Staph infection: I assume you talking about treatment of skin and soft tissue due to MRSA. It depends on how severe the infection is. With small skin abscess I& D is enough. If it is a big boil then it needs I&D and oral antibiotics. In case the infection is more extensive then IV antibiotics must be used. Choice of antibiotics depends on local resistance, labs and culture results and preference of the physician. ...Read more

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Recurring staph infections (6 to be exact) in my right middle finger, over the last 5yrs. It goes away with treatment, but always returns. Mrsa?

Is it Staph?: Have you ever been cultured to be sure it is staph? If you had the infection cultured it would been determined whether you had MRSA or not. Given the recurrences and the specificity of the location of the recurrences you may need to get it evaluated that there is not any foci to cause the recurrences as that is not typical. ...Read more

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Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more

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Vaginal staph infection, given erythromycin, are these the right treatment? Thanks

Vaginal staph infection, given erythromycin, are these the right treatment? Thanks

Change Doctor: I would advise a change in physicians. Anyone still treating patients with Erythromycin for any infection does not have the best interest of the patient at heart. Erythromycin, because it has so many intolerable side effects, is not a good treatment in general. And, Erythromycin does not treat the common forms of staph that are plaguing our societies. More effective antibiotics are available. ...Read more

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What is the signifiance of cqagulation neg staph and what is the treatment?

Not significant: Coagulate negative staph in normal host is without any significance. If person has prosthetic implant in body, pacemaker, hd catheter, or any other device than you need to correlate symptoms with that particular patient and come to conclusion. In that scenario you need to see infectious disease physician. ...Read more

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Cousin has staph bacteria on his wound on toe. He is diabetic. There is fluid that comes from some rashes he got in his skin. What is treatment now!!

Cousin has staph bacteria on his wound on toe. He is diabetic. There is fluid that comes from some rashes he got in his skin. What is treatment now!!

Diabetic ulcer: Staph wound infection especially in a diabetic is very serious and requires immediate treatment. If he has more lesions which are draining he needs to be seen by his doctor right away. IV antibiotics may need to be started and sometimes surgery to remove dead skin or even amputation may need to be done. Delay can result in blood infection or septicemia which can be life threatening. ...Read more

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My DR said I have staph infection on my eye lids and prescribed Clindamycin HCL, 300 MG, 2X day for 5 days. Is this the best treatment?

My DR said I have staph infection on my eye lids and prescribed Clindamycin HCL, 300 MG, 2X day for 5 days. Is this the best treatment?

Hard to say: Your doctor has more information than either of us about your condition. You could consult another doctor or trust the one you have. ...Read more

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Can I have a vaginal infection caused by staph epidermidis?

Not likely: Staph epidermidis is a normal skin bacteria, infrequenlly causes infections, and is not a known cause of vaginal infection. The main causes of vaginal infection or symptoms (discharge, odor, itching, irritation etc) are yeast, bacterial vaginosis (overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria but not staph epi), and STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia if at risk. See doctor if symptoms or uncertain. ...Read more

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What do homeopathic doctors do/help with? My 2 y.O. Always have yeast & now vaginal staph, it won't go away! Possible diet causing this?

What do homeopathic doctors do/help with? My 2 y.O. Always have yeast & now vaginal staph, it won't go away! Possible diet causing this?

Practice homeopathy: Homeopaths practice homeopathy, a system of medicine developed by samuel hahnemann md in the 1790's. Homeopathy uses tiny doses of natural substances (herbs, minerals, animal products) to stimulate the body's innate self-healing. Often dismissed by mainstream doctors, homeopathy is very popular in many parts of the world. Many homeopaths, like me, are also trained in conventional medicine. See comment:. ...Read more

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I have a staph infection in my vaginal area I need to know everything about it cuase my doctor isn't clear. Cana I give it to my partner? Ect.

I have a staph infection in my vaginal area I need to know everything about it cuase my doctor isn't clear. Cana I give it to my partner? Ect.

Staph infection.: Staph is a common skin bacteria so these infections aren't particularly rare. There are antibiotics that should help clear this up. As far as transmission to a partner - generally not an issue unless your partner has an open area in his genital area. Also showering after sex should help reduce the chances of any spread. ...Read more

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Hi please could you tell me what the symptoms of a vaginal strep or staph infection would be, thanks?

Sometimes none: Both of these bacteria can normally exist in the vagina. Usually symptoms don't occur un less the bacteria overgrows. At that point symptoms may include a vaginal discharge and possibly odor. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can virgins have vaginal staph infection?

Vaginal flora: Staph is a normal colonizing agent of the skin and external vaginal mucosa. If there is a break in the skin or a hair follicle or gland (e.g.: bartholins gland) becomes inflamed these can become infected with staphylococcal organisms. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of vaginal staph spreading through your body?

What are the symtoms of vaginal staph spreading through your body?

Staphylococcus: If you have staph spreading throughout your body you will be overwhelmingly ill and in need of urgent management. This sounds delusional. Go and see your therapist. ...Read more

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What are some natural treatments for a staph infection?

What are some natural treatments for a staph infection?

Staph infections: It makes me nervous as a doctor to try and deviate from known, effective ways of killing bacteria, especially Staph. They are some of THEE most dangerous germs out there, and can cause havoc. I would want to know more specifically what the problems were, dare I try anything 'natural' that may or may not work. Best to seek out treatment under the guidance of an ID doc who knows what Staph is. Sorry ...Read more

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Today discovered I have a staph infection. What are the best treatments for this?

Antibiotics: Staph infections can grow quickly warm soaks help bring blood to the infection and keeping it clean as well using iodine as a topical agent. However if this is a true staph infection you will require oral antibiotics so see your MD ...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