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What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

Still antibiotics...: If active infection forming abscesses etc..These should be surgically drained, and oral antibiotic use just as with those without renal failure. The dosage/frequency of the medication/antibiotic may need to be adjusted based on the degree of kidney disease. Staph is a pretty nasty bug and so make sure u follow your doc as advised/regularly for monitoring. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Acute Kidney Failure (Definition)

An abrupt loss of renal function as determined (usually) by a rise in the serum creatinine. Definitions vary, a rise in creatinine of as little as 0.2mg/dl in a smaller person could be significant. There is no consistent description. It could be asymptomatic or the patient plagued with edema, lack of urine, sob, protein and or blood in the urine. Pain and ...Read more


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Why is a patient with acute renal failure at a higher risk for infection?

Why is a patient with acute renal failure at a higher risk for infection?

ARF and infection: Acute renal failure (ARF) has a frequently reported mortality in 20-80% of the patients. Infection, as a cause or a complication of the syndrome, is a risk factor which adversely determines its outcome. In a study in 2009, infection occurred in four fifths of critically ill patients with ARF treated with dialysis and was in an unadjusted analysis associated with longer los and higher mortality. ...Read more

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I'm currently in hospital and my doctors are advising me that my staph infection is in my actual lymph node. They want to remove my groin lymph node.

I'm currently in hospital and my doctors are advising me that my staph infection is in my actual lymph node. They want to remove my groin lymph node.

Staph aureus: If there is an abscess in your groin they may want to drain this. Staphylococcal infection localized to an inguinal lymph node is a very unusual situation. Since cannot see and examine you and have access to all findings there is no way to comment intelligently on the steps planned by your doctors. Good luck, ...Read more

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Elevated igG,CRP,CCP and normal RF .. what does that indicate.?. I feel tired everyday and had staph infection in my face and had an abortion 33 weeks

Elevated igG,CRP,CCP and normal RF .. what does that indicate.?. I feel tired everyday and had staph infection in my face and had an abortion 33 weeks

Possibly RA: This CRP measures inflammation and can be elevated if there has been a recent infection or even surgery. You didn't mention when the abortion was. If it was in the past 1-2,weeks that might cause the CRP to go up. If the CCP is significantly (+) it is finding seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis. It can turn (+) even before onset of arthritis. If you start having joint pain you should see your MD. ...Read more

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What dosage of cephalexin will help treat staph? I have 500mg. How many times a day should I take it for possible staph infection

4 times a day : If you do not have MRSA, 4 times a day should treat a staph infection. You will know within a few days if you are on the correct medicine. MRSA will take a different medicine, usually a sulfa based medicine will treat a community acquired MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus). Good healing. ...Read more

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Going on a trip where I will get dirty and have no showers for a week. How do i to prevent staph infection from reoccurring which I had before?

Going on a trip where I will get dirty and have no showers for a week. How do i to prevent staph infection from reoccurring which I had before?

Dirty: I would advise you not to go on a trip where you think you will get staph infection. I know that you would miss this but your health and well-being is much more important. Think of somewhere else to go and enjoy the activity. ...Read more

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I was told that there re still pockets of pus near the area where Dr lanced staph infection & was put on antibiotic.What will happen to pus around it?

I was told that there re still pockets of pus near the area where Dr lanced staph infection & was put on antibiotic.What will happen to pus around it?

Body should reabsorb: Your body should reabsorb it. But if the collection grows again (and the mass/lumb gets bigger and painful again) may need to go back and redrain it. Sorry. Hope this heals up for you without further issues. Dr R ...Read more

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How do i know if my staph infection is healing? Ive been on antibiotics for about three days. It was either cellulitus or impetigo.

How do i know if my staph infection is healing? Ive been on antibiotics for about three days. It was either cellulitus or impetigo.

No redness: it should get less red and less swollen. pain should go away as well. basically the skin will look more and more normal and any discomfort should go away. if it is not or it is getting worse/larger/spreading see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Dr. Jack Rubin
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Acute Renal Failure (Definition)

Acute renal failure, also known as acute kidney failure, occurs when your body is unable to clear out the products of metabolism that are normally filtered and excreted by your kidneys. Accute renal failure can be caused by the obstruction of urine flow, infection, severe metabolic ...Read more