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How could my daughter have contracted staph epi during birth ?

How could my daughter have contracted staph epi during birth ?

Staph epi everywhere: Estimates exist that state all newborns begin to acquire some bacteria on their skin by 6 hours of age.(usually staph epi + others) this is often in spite of normal hospital practices. Mom, dad & all visitors that touch baby may pass their staph & it usually simply stays on the body surface causing no harm. Kids also begin to swallow germs that contaminate their fingers & mouth. ...Read more

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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more


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I have a terrible staph infection after giving birth just over a month ago, could it have anything to do with giving birth?

I have a terrible staph infection after giving birth just over a month ago, could it have anything to do with giving birth?

Depends...: Pregnancy and delivery by itself does not make one at risk of developing a staph infection. Staphylococcus is a very prevalent bacteria that is found on our skin, on door knobs, at the gym, and in hospitals--just to name a few! the best way to prevent a staph infection around the time of pregnancy is good hand and personal hygiene. Make sure doctors and nurses wash well before caring for you. ...Read more

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My 10 month son has been getting staph infections on the diaper/groin area since birth. Any way to irradiate it?

My 10 month son has been getting staph infections on the diaper/groin area since birth. Any way to irradiate it?

Immune workup: Repeated staph infections may be due to an immune deficiency. Some of the cells involved in fighting infection may carry a defect that makes him more prone to staph. I would suggest speaking with you pediatrician about this possibility. Some of the conditions include cgd. Prmg pediatric resp fax 858 259 9689 for review of records and ?S i hope that this helps. ...Read more

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I was just recently on antibiotics for a staph infection and kept taking my birth control pill daily also. Is it normal to have my period for 2 weeks?

I was just recently on antibiotics for a staph infection and kept taking my birth control pill daily also. Is it normal to have my period for 2 weeks?

No- not normal: to have a period longer than a week. Please let your parents know so that this can be medically checked. Take care. ...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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How do I treat staph. Hominus?

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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Can i get staph by kissing?

Staphylococcus: You can become colonized with a staphylococcus from kissing, but unlikely to produce infection. All of us carry this organism in our GI tract and many in the nasopharynx and skin. They do not produce disease unless an opportunity presents itself. Enjoy your kissing and stop worrying about this. ...Read more

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What is cotrimoxazole staph?

Unclear: Cotrimoxazole is another term for trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole also called bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Staph or staphylococcus is a bacterium that may be treated with that antimicrobial. ...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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How is a bladder staph epi treated?

How is a bladder staph epi treated?

Antibiotics: Usually responds to amoxiillin or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Very often a contaminant, so that urine culture is worth repeating before starting antibiotic treament. ...Read more

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Information about staph on the face?

It's there.: Staph is a common skin contaminant. It occasionally causes skin infection and can sometimes be severe. ...Read more

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Does staph get better with neosporin?

It can...: Neosporin can be effective against staph. It is able to kill Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-sensitive strains, MSSA), and other bacteria, however, it is not able to kill certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus such as strains with methicillin-resistance (MRSA). For anything other than a minor wound, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have boils does t mean I have staph?

If I have boils does t mean I have staph?

Maybe: Maybe not. Staph is very common and may be present in the boils. However, other bacteria may also be present. Best see a doctor if you aren't already. ...Read more

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