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Staph Infection After Back Surgery
Yes it's possible..: I presume u had debridement of necrotic tissue or incision and drainage of abscess. Ur pain could be from the incision of the superficial nerves or pressure on nerves and soft tissue from the associated swelling and scar tissue. Applying warm pack and taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may help relieve the pain.Follow up with ur dr. God bless u and mabuhay! ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Not normally. : It is a common complication, not due to negligence. ...Read more
Evaluation: Oral or IV antibiotics are indicated and you need an evaluation by your physician and surgeon. ...Read more
If someone had surgery, as a result got a staph infection afterwards. Are they contagious? Safe to hug or kiss them?
Varies: It varies based upon the nature of the infection and the nature of the surgery performed. At a minimum, antibiotics are required, but sometimes return to the or to wash out the wound and remove the instrumentation involved is required. You would definitely need to be closely followed by your surgeon and sometimes they will involve an infectious disease specialist as well. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8wo had pead check up, he said she not to visit my friend who has internal staph infection from surgery. She says she not contagious, plse explain?
Extra cautious?: I think the pediatrician is just being extra cautious. Even with "internal" infection, your friend could have staph on skin or in the environment in her home. OTOH, we're all exposed to staph. Other friends, you, and your family could have it at any time, and sooner or later your baby will be exposed to it. The doc may just want to avoid particularly heavy exposure until more mature immune system. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how deep the infection is; a superficial infection can often be cleared in a couple of weeks. The deeper the infection, the longer the antibiotic course/risk of complications. The other variable would be if this is a mssa or a MRSA infection, and the choice of antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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