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Doctor insights on: Staph Infection Duration

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How long do I need to wait after a staph infection before I can shave?

How long do I need to wait after a staph infection before I can shave?

Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened. You can shave when it is resolved. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


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How long does a staph infection last?

How long does a staph infection last?

Depends where it is: What staph infection? Staph can cause infections virtually anywhere in your body. Some can kill you within 24 hours. If it's a staph skin infection, it can stay with you indefinitely until it's treated. If you keep getting staph infections after they've been treated, go away, then come back, you probably have staph germs lurking inside your nose. Have your nostrils cultured for staph. ...Read more

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How long does it take staph infection to heal?

Depends: It depends on the clinical syndrome caused by the staphylococcus aureus. Skin infections may require drainage only without antibiotics and heal within 7-10 days.. ...Read more

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How long does a staph infection stay in the body?

Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened. ...Read more

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How long does it take for staph infection to heal?

Healing depends...: Healing an infection depends on several things; 1.The host: immune system intact /not ? 2. The organisms: ?Hyper-virulent organism or not, if the infection requires antibiotics is the organism susceptible to the antibiotics being used, and has the site of infection been adequately drained and all devitalized tissue removed and cleared away. 3. Size of the infection. Small days/large weeks. ...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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How long does a staph infection stay contagious?

How long does a staph infection stay contagious?

Until it is gone: The duration of a staph infection depends on where the infection is located and if it is sensitive to antibiotics. Infections can be a small skin infection or involve the heart, lungs, GI tract or brain. The length of the infection depends on the sensitivity, host and location. ...Read more

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How long can an elderly person with an untreated case of a staph infection live?

How long can an elderly person with an untreated case of a staph infection live?

Depends: Depends on what kind of staph, where the site of infection is, whether bacteria is present in blood, where the bacteria was acquired, and the patients comirbid conditions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a staph infection to dissapear if it's just a skin infection?

Infection: Depends on the extent of infection and what is being done. A small amount of folliculitis can resolve with cleaning and topical antibiotic. If you have an abscess it needs drainage and often a few days of antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long after having a staph infection lesion incised should there be a marked improvement in swelling?

How long after having a staph infection lesion incised should there be a marked improvement in swelling?

It depends upon: The initial and baseline size of the lesion. The swelling may take few days to several weeks to subside. Sometimes there could be a residual lump or swelling which is from scarring and this is not uncommon. Along with the antibiotics, applying warm packs and taking nsaids/ Ibuprofen may facilitate the healing process.Follow up with ur dr for any concern. Take care! ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bioburden of the human body, so that the mere presence of these on the skin does not ...Read more


Dr. Neal Kraus
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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