Top
20
Doctor insights on: Staph Gym

Share
Dr. Neal Kraus
530 doctors shared insights

Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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


2

2
What to do for a staph infection as a 50 yr old man who goes to gym daily?

Prevent Spread: Exact tx based on extent of infection with minimal tx including topical antibiotic therapy and cleaning w/ hibiclens/betadine. See physician if fever or abcess. Keep lesions covered in public. No shared towels, contact surfaces or personal use items. Commercial surface cleaners approved for staph protection available for fitness facility. ...Read more

3

3
Could I have staph in my eye? This girl on my team just two days ago got staph in her eye. Well today they closed the gym for a few days because it has staph in it. My right eye is starting to bother me on the corner, on the line of my eyelashes and on my

Could I have staph in my eye? This girl on my team just two days ago got staph in her eye. Well today they closed the gym for a few days because it has staph in it. My right eye is starting to bother me on the corner, on the line of my eyelashes and on my

If : If the skin around your eye becomes swollen or red, if you have discharge from your eye, redness in the white area of the eye, or any vision changes, you should see medical care. The symptoms that you have as of now don't sound too serious, but change can occur rapidly. If everything looks normal, this can wait, because you won't be treated as a preventative measure anyway. Staph infections are potentially very serious, so if anything changes for the worse, find a qualified ophthalmologist to examine you and treat if needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

5

5
Can i get staph from my cat?

Can i get staph from my cat?

Possible: If cat has staph then you can get it from them. However, you have staph all over you already and it is hard to blame the cat for that. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
Could staph deplete your vision?

Could staph deplete your vision?

Unlikely: Most steph infections are on the skin, occasionally the lids but not in the eye socket or the eye itself. There would be discomfort and symptoms of infection that need treatment in these circumstances. Only if the infection got to the interior of the eye would there be any issue of vision changes. ...Read more

8

8
How long has staph been a problem?

Forever : Staph has been around as long as we humans have and probably a lot longer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What are the first symtoms of staph?

Staphylococcus : Staphylococcus is the genus, the species most commonly affecting humans is aureus. It is part of most of our normal flora and causes infection only when provided the opportunity. The symptoms will depend upon the particular organ system involved. There is nothing very specific about it. ...Read more

10

10
What is myco and staph? What cures it?

Bacteriology: Myco may refer to mycobacteria - a whole suite of bacteria that have a greasy outer coat and are associated with lung infections.
Staph refers to Staphylococcus species, usually Staph aureus being the major 'germ'. Staph is typically associated with large boils, carbuncles, wound infections - that kind of thing... Hopefully this helps. An ID doctor may be able to help more specifically with Qs. ...Read more

11

11
What does staph look like? And feel like?

What does staph look like? And feel like?

Pustule(s): A staph infection typically begins as a pustule or group of pustules, and later becomes an inflamed, tender nodule. However, other infections can present that way too, and staph can present in atypical ways sometimes. The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and have a culture done. ...Read more

12

12
What does the beginning of staph look like?

Pustule(s): A staph infection typically begins as a pustule or group of pustules, and later becomes a nodule. However, other infections can present that way too, and staph can present in atypical ways sometimes. The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and have a culture done. ...Read more

13

13
If staph was never treated almost a year later?

What is the question: The question is unanswerable because you do not tell us the location of the Staph, nor whether or not it is resistant to methicillin or amoxacillin, nor do you tell us if you have had any infection. S. aureus may be a normal bacterial organism on the skin, the vestibule of the nose for example. We need more specific information to answer your query. ...Read more

14

14
What steps can I take at home to decolonize staph?

Staph aureus: The best thing to do is to be tested for MRSA carriage and if positive have your doctor attempt decolonization. Staph is seldom transmitted from inanimate objects so normal cleansing of your home should be adequate. One is unlikely to eliminate staph aureus entirely. It is often part of our normal bacterial flora and does not produce infection unless circumstances predispose. ...Read more

15

15
Is decolonization recommended for a person with staph?

Is decolonization recommended for a person with staph?

Depends: On the type of staph species and if you are getting frequent skin infections. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Is it neccessary to treat scanty growth of staph. Aureus?

Staph aureus: This depends upon where the culture was taken from and what the patient's symptoms are. If the staph aureus was isolated from an otherwise sterile site, then yes, it will probably need to be treated. ...Read more

17

17
Should I use peroxide on staph while changing the dressing?

Should I use peroxide on staph while changing the dressing?

Hydrogen peroxide: No hydrogen peroxide on wounds as it destroys good cells needed for healing. How do you know that you have a staphylococcus infection? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Staph wound hurting like crazy, what can I do for the pain?

Staph wound hurting like crazy, what can I do for the pain?

Has the wound : Been cleaned? Are you on antibiotics? Was a tetanus booster shot indicated? Has your conditioned worsened? Nsaid's can help with pain - but get medically checked if needed. ...Read more

20

20
What happens if there was a known case of staph at your childrens' schoolwould you send them?

What happens if there was a known case of staph at your childrens' schoolwould you send them?

Depends: If the center had other issues that raised concerns I might reconsider.Your kids are exposed to staph every day of their life on multiple surfaces in your home, out of doors, and anywhere you go.Normal hand washing and hygienic practices will usually contain it. ...Read more