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My 9 month old taking amoxicillin has ended up with a staph infection in the diaper area & buttocks. Did amox. Cause this? He has had a history of thi

My 9 month old taking amoxicillin has ended up with a staph infection in the diaper area & buttocks. Did amox. Cause this? He has had a history of thi

No: The germs in his diaper area did. There are staph germs everywhere and almost none are killed by amoxicillin. Whether it came from contaminated hands of a caregiver, or surfaces the kid touched, it picked up staph witch grew where it found moisture & food, ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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Why do I have staph infection my butt?

Why do I have staph infection my butt?

Bacteria: Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. If you have a staph infection, there's a good chance that it stemmed from bacteria you've been carrying around for some time. These bacteria can also be transmitted from person to person. Because staph bacteria are so hardy, they can live on inanimate objects such as pillowcases or towels long enough to transfer to the next person. ...Read more

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I keep getting staph infection on my scalp?

Carriage: You have staph on the surfaces of your skin, probably conveyed there from nasal carriage. You can try to minimize this by using bactoban (mupirocin) in your nose and washing and bathing exclusively with chlorhexadine containing soaps, but this will only eliminate carriage in about 50% of cases. The other possibility is that combing aggressively or scratching, etc. Is producing breaks in skin. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a staph infection or diskitis?

What to do if I have a staph infection or diskitis?

I presume: You are being treated with intravenous antibiotics to clear this infection and a close follow-up that this is adequately treated. ...Read more

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Why is my skin discolored where I had a staph infection?

Why is my skin discolored where I had a staph infection?

Skin: This is either new skin, healing skin or sill infected skin. It all depends on what it looks like. ...Read more

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If I think I have a staph infection should I go to the er?

No: You can see your primary care physician and they can make that determination. ...Read more

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Am I more susceptible to cold sores after having a staph infection?

Am I more susceptible to cold sores after having a staph infection?

In a sense: Anything that weakens your bodies defenses can lead to cold sores;ie. Temperature, surgery, general stress. The body fighting the other sickness can not fight and prevent a cold sore from occurring as well. Staph is bacterial and cold sore is caused by virus. ...Read more

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How likely am I to catch staph infection surfing after rain fall in los angeles?

Staph infections: Staph infections are transmitted by contact with someone who has the infection or is colonized with staph. Staph can potentially be left on surfaces and be transmitted by contact with these surfaces. We see that often with kids that exercise on gym mats. Staph infections are not transmitted by rain. ...Read more

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Today discovered I have a staph infection. What are the best treatments for this?

Antibiotics: Staph infections can grow quickly warm soaks help bring blood to the infection and keeping it clean as well using iodine as a topical agent. However if this is a true staph infection you will require oral antibiotics so see your MD ...Read more

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I have a staph infection that is causing blistery sores on my face. What can I do to control it?

I have a staph infection that is causing blistery sores on my face. What can I do to control it?

See your doctor: These sores are often seen with underlying abscess and may be related to MRSA infection. This is typically treated with drainage, soaks and and antibiotic such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for ten days. ...Read more

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Hello, I was found that I have MRSA staph infection. I was wondering how long does it take to get into bloodstream?

It shouldn't.: If the MRSA was diagnosed by a skin culture it won't necessarily get into your blood. If it does you will get a fever and get very sick. ...Read more

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I am pretty much 100 percent sure that I have Staph infection and would like second opinion and get on treatment asap?

I am pretty much 100 percent sure that I have Staph infection and would like second opinion and get on treatment asap?

Staph infection: I assume you talking about treatment of skin and soft tissue due to MRSA. It depends on how severe the infection is. With small skin abscess I& D is enough. If it is a big boil then it needs I&D and oral antibiotics. In case the infection is more extensive then IV antibiotics must be used. Choice of antibiotics depends on local resistance, labs and culture results and preference of the physician. ...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 GP seems to not be bothered that I have had a staph infection for several months, and that it is spreading. What can I do?

Second opinion: If you feel that your infection is spreading get a second opinion, see a dermatologist, call another PCP or go to an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with a staph infection for over 14 weeks, it's healed but I'm itching and staph has spread. Meds makes me itch more. What can I do?

I've been dealing with a staph infection for over 14 weeks, it's healed but I'm itching and staph has spread. Meds makes me itch more. What can I do?

See a dermatologist: How do you know it is staph?? Exactly which "meds"? Your question is too vague. Boils and impetigo are painful, not itchy. Bacitracin, neosporin, and triple antibiotic are all useless. Worse, they are common sensitizers, causing itchy allergic rashes. ...Read more

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Do people ever heal from a staph infection, my sister says they dont. I know someone who has one and was wondering if they can get rid of it. So do th?

Of course they do!: I've treated hundreds of cases of Staph infection and absolutely most of them get better and completely resolve. There is something called a 'carrier state' which is where your sister might be getting confused. If you know someone with a Staph infection- I would direct them to an Infectious Diseases doctor who would be best able to help them (and any contacts who are concerned). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a friend who she and her boyfriend have been diagnosed with staph infection with open pus pockets. 6month baby in house they have a 7month year old baby should two people with staph infectionbe aroun d their 7month infacnt in't that dangerous? Wha

I have a friend who she and her boyfriend have been diagnosed with staph infection with open pus pockets. 6month baby in house they have a 7month year old baby should two people with staph infectionbe aroun d their 7month infacnt in't that dangerous? Wha

You: You are correct in being concerned for this baby. Staph infections are highly contagious, and if the proper precautions are not taken, the baby can contract the bacteria. You can help by informing them that hygiene is key. They should always wash their hands thoroughly before handling the baby, the wound (pus pockets) should be covered at all times, towels or sheets should not be shared, and most importanty the parents need to be under the care of a physician for this problem (being treated).

To further answer your question, the dangers for the infant are possible skin infection, eye infection, stomach (GI) infection, blood infection, urine infection, and even pneumonia.
So as you see, it is important to keep the baby safe by taking the above precautions.

If the parents become concerned that the baby has contracted a staph infection they should take her to her doctor right away. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a staph infection?

How can I know if I have a staph infection?

Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue. ...Read more

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How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances reinfection. ...Read more

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How do I spread a staph infection on my butt?

Hand Contact: Most staph. Infections are spread from person-to-person by hand contact. These infections start by introducing the germ to a new site; if the skin is intact, then no infection developes and the person may just harbor the organisim. Any break in the skin may introduce the germ into the deeper layers of the skin, thereby setting up the potential for a serious infection. Frequent handwashing helps. ...Read more

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Can I still take xinc oxide on staph infection?

Zinc oxide: Staph should be treated by specific antibiotics by mouth and sometimes also topically ...Read more

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Can I catch staph infection from kissing a guy?

Can I catch staph infection from kissing a guy?

Staph infections: No. The likelihood of this is extraordinarily small. ...Read more

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Is there a test to see if I have MRSA or a staph infection

Is there a test to see if I have MRSA or a staph infection

Yes: A culture can identify the bacteria that is causing your infection. Staph and strep are common bacteria found with skin infections. After the lab identifies the bacteria that is causing your infection, testing is done to see which antibiotics would work best for your specific infection. Mrsa is a type of staph that is resistant to the drug methicillin, but other antibiotics are effective. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! What to do?

I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! What to do?

MD today: IF you have an abscess that will not go away or get better it needs to be drained. See either your doctor ER or local surgeon. Likely you will need drainage and possibly antibiotics ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Infection (Definition)

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


Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more