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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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