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Been sick four years. Collapsed twenty times. Staph infection, loss of hair, low cortisol. Vitamin B12 deficiency, food allergies. Feel cold, very?

Been sick four years. Collapsed twenty times. Staph infection, loss of hair, low cortisol. Vitamin B12 deficiency, food allergies. Feel cold, very?

See an: infectious disease doctor. Vitamin B12 deficiency is easy to treat. Use sublingual B 12 tabs, not the kind you swallow. If you know what foods you are sensitive to avoid them. Many health issues today are lifestyle related. You can manage a lot of this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....

How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....

RELAX: A small spot on the leg is common. Do you shave your legs? Wash in shower every day. If it becomes rapidly worse, see a DR. Most likely = folliculitis. Bacitracin and bandaid will make it worse. ...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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Removing ingrown hairs and had to dig in the skin to get them out (bad, I know). Now have several open wounds. Possibility of staph infection?

Removing ingrown hairs and had to dig in the skin to get them out (bad, I know). Now have several open wounds. Possibility of staph infection?

See a professional: Leaving an ingrown nail untreated could lead to the development of an abscess and possible underlying bone infection. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

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I get extremely painful bumps filled with pus and blood in my vagina hairs every couple of months. I have been compressing them with a warm wash cloth but I'm not exactly sure what that does. I also just recently found out I had a staph infection aka MRSA

I get extremely painful bumps filled with pus and blood in my vagina hairs every couple of months. I have been compressing them with a warm wash cloth but I'm not exactly sure what that does. I also just recently found out I had a staph infection aka MRSA

There may be an: ...association between the MRSA and the recurrent infection in the vaginal hairs (folliculitis). If you're being treated appropriately with the antibiotics for the MRSA, that might help clear up the folliculitis. Be aware tho that any bacteria still hiding in the follicles may cause a flair up. Talk with your doctor about that & that other hygiene measures to help prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.

I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.

Infectious diseaseMD: Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? You may have MRSA under the nails and seeding the skin.
Normlly you treat MRSA and it resolves you have to culture it find out what it is sensitive to and use those antibiotics. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds, and zyvox is made specifically for mrsa
culture your nose too. ...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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If I have a staph infection in the hair follicles of my nose, what kinds of antibiotics should I be using to treat it?

If I have a staph infection in the hair follicles of my nose, what kinds of antibiotics should I be using to treat it?

What kind of Staph?: Staphylococci have variable susceptibility to antibiotics. You need to see your doctor to get a culture and antibiotic sensitivity done for proper choice of antibiotics. ...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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Can't tell if I have staph infection. What can I do?

See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor. ...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

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?

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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I think I may have a staph infection because I have rashes on my buttocks and I feel aburning sensation, but what is it?

I think I may have a staph infection because I have rashes on my buttocks and I feel aburning sensation, but what is it?

Rash: Not all rashes are caused by staph, some rashes are not caused by infection at all some may be from a virus, rashes that are painful or have blister like lesions can be from herpes, shingles etc... ...Read more

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Is an untreated staph infection dangerous? I read they usually go away on their own, but not always. How long is safe to wait before going to the doctor? It’s just a boil, but i’ve had it for a week now.

Staph Infections: Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, a type of germ commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections.
But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. ...Read more

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How long can I use neosporin on my scrotum for to cover a draining staph infection? And should it be covered all day or let it breathe?

How long can I use neosporin on my scrotum for to cover a draining staph infection? And should it be covered all day or let it breathe?

Neosporin: There is no set time that you have to stop using neosporin, but most otc meds will have a comment that says if it does not go away within a few days or weeks, please see your doctor. If you thinks it's staph, make sure a doctor sees it. Also, neosporin can cause topical allergies in some people. ...Read more

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Niece has mrsa. I'm 18 weeks pregnant. Contact with her ok or no contact. Her most recent staph infection was within past week. Want to visit 7/4.

OK: There is MRSA randomly in your surroundings daily. A patient that has been identified and treated is actually less likely to "expose" you than you are to be exposed randomly. This is not e.Bola virus or the plague, although the press often plays it up to be. Normal hygeinc practices limit your risk of acquiring it. ...Read more

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Will taking the antibiotic clindamycin make you feel worse for a few days I'm on my 4th day but no energy yet taking for sinus and staph infection?

Will taking the antibiotic clindamycin make you feel worse for a few days I'm on my 4th day but no energy yet taking for sinus and staph infection?

Follow up with MD: You should probably contact your physician and let him/her know the antibiotic is not helping yet. It may be fine, or may be that the bacteria causing your infection are resistant to clindamycin (so another antibiotic will likely be more effective).
Antibiotics often have side effects that could be contributing to your ongoing symptoms, but if your infection is not better, call your doctor. ...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

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


Dr. Mark Pack
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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