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Staph Caused Pneumonia
In 2009 i had surgery 4 a staph infection mnth ltr i devlop sputum have it nw 4 3yrs , had pneumonia nw i hve boils, pimpl & kidny cyst chst hrts ?
See MD: Staph infections can be anyplace on the body, . They can be localized or spread throughout the body. An md must evaluate serous staph infections . When they keep recurring an infectious diseases md is often needed to treat and determine the cause for recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs ?
Very: If you have positive blood cultures for staph aureus (ask your doctor what species of staph since if it is coagulase negative it is probably a contaminant) you are very seriously ill and infective endocarditis must be excluded from your diagnosis. You need to be seen in consultation by an infectious diseases expert. Hope you get over this soon. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Herpes is a virus, while staph(short for staphylococcus) is a bacteria. They cannot mix together. They can both infect a person at the same time though. There are viruses - like the flu - that can "combine" when infected the same cell to form "super" viruses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get staph infections very regularly. Since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?
Skin Staph infection: Staph can potentially cause internal infections as well. Recurrent staph infections likely means that you are colonized with staph. Staph lives in certain areas of the body without causing infection then periodically comes out and causes folliculitis or abscesses. More common in people with diabetes. To reduce colonization, areas must be treated with Mupirocin cream. ...Read more
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