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Man admitted to hosp with severe back pain. Found to have staph infection. Two toes amputated. Back pain & staph related? Now has distended abdomen

Man admitted to hosp with severe back pain. Found to have staph infection. Two toes amputated. Back pain & staph related? Now has distended abdomen

Why Family Doctor: There is just way too much missing here for specific commentary. We need the scan reports, blood test results, a description of the physical exam and the diagnoses. But, that does not matter. This is the very reason you have a family physician. Your family doctor can interpret or explain anything missing or being misunderstood in your communications with the specialist. ...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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My dr told me I have staph infection in my blood. Lately been having pains in my stomach and feeling weak. Is this bec the infection. Shld I call dr?

My dr told me I have staph infection in my blood. Lately been having pains in my stomach and feeling weak. Is this bec the infection. Shld I call dr?

Staph infection: Staphylococcus is a common bacteria in our environment, but if you have it in your blood that is significant. There is an increasing incidence of resistant staph bacteria, so hopefully you are on the correct antibiotics for this infection. Weakness can certainly be related to the infection, and abdominal pain is potentially a concern as well. You should see your doctor for an exam and discuss meds. ...Read more

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What process do I take after obtaining a staph infection in my stomach and receiving a picc line following a c-section? Sent home, picc line still in.

What process do I take after obtaining a staph infection in my stomach and receiving a picc line following a c-section? Sent home, picc line still in.

Turning to internet?: Wow. This potentially deadly infection and treatment will not be solved on the internet. You must follow all treatments and other recommendations of those working to save your life. ...Read more

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I have had a staph infection I've been taking antibiotics but the staph on my stomach is healing but still has a hard mass is that normal?

STAPH Infection: Yes. It can be. But, it can also represent a need for surgery to drain the abscess. If you have any concerns, or if it is not changing you may want to discuss with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Ok so I went to the doctor they said I have a staph infection. But they itch and there are little red numbs on my stomach my thigh and back and arms?

Ok so I went to the doctor they said I have a staph infection. But they itch and there are little red numbs on my stomach my thigh and back and arms?

Other suggestions: If you were diagnosed with a skin staph infection, an antibiotic is indicated. If you have itching while on the antibiotic, you may have a form of an allergic reaction. I would advise letting your physician know, and a virtual appt may be booked online to review the rash. ...Read more

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How will I know if my staph infection is healed?

How will I know if my staph infection is healed?

Symptoms clear: You will know when the original symptoms are clear and you finish your antibiotic course. What exactly to look for depends on the source and location of the infection in question. ...Read more

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I have staph infection and don't know what to do, help?

See doc: Right away. Or you must be seeing one as you are diagnosed with such. Not sure what type of infection and what your concern is. Please elaborate. ...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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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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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 have staph infection in both toes is this contagious.

Skin infection: We all have staph normally on our skin. There is a certain type of staph called MRSA though which is resistant to many antibiotics and can be easily spread with contact. It often causes clusters of people to get skin or other infections in certain settings like gyms or nursing homes. ...Read more

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I have staph infection in my newly pierced navel. What do I do?

I have staph infection in my newly pierced navel. What do I do?

Umbilical infection: Keep it clean and dry. Use Neosporin over the wound. Keep your primary doctor in the loop. If reddening gets worse. Or fever...call your primary ASAP. ...Read more

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Why are my antibiotics not clearing my staph infection which I have had for 4 weeks now and im on IV antibiotics now?

Why are my antibiotics not clearing my staph infection which I have had for 4 weeks now and im on IV antibiotics now?

Antibiotic: Resistance, You should have an ID consult, Have cultures and sensitivities been done. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Staph infection or ingrown hair, how can I tell?

Staph infection or ingrown hair, how can I tell?

Well: Sometimes ingrown hairs develop staph infections. Either could present with what looks like a boil. ...Read more

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After a staph infection on my face, should I use lotion?

After a staph infection on my face, should I use lotion?

Check the nose: Using lotion on your face should not be a problem after a staph infection. However, you may want your doctor to check and see if you are colonized by the staph bacteria in your nostrils. This can be done by simply doing a culture from the nostrils. If it is positive, then treating the bacteria there with a topical ointment may help keep you from getting another infection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a staph infection on my face quickly?

How do I get rid of a staph infection on my face quickly?

Antibiotic.: If there's truly a staph infection on your face, a topical or oral antibiotic would be what you need to get rid of it the quickest. A combination of oral and topical antibiotic would be even better. ...Read more

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I am 15 weeks pregnant with a developing staph infection. What will happen?

Treat it: If you get it treated appropriately, you should heal from it without complication; this highly depends on where the infection is, however. (i am assuming a skin infection, and not a serious deep infection such as endocarditis). ...Read more

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I have a staph infection I can't get rid of. What antibiotics would you reccomend?

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See a doctor: Staph infections are hard to self-diagnose; all you can really say is that you have an inflamed area, be it from infection, venous stasis, or other reasons. If the doctor diagnoses you with a staph infection, make sure the antibiotic given has MRSA coverage, and is appropriately dosed for that. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more