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Staph Infections And Lupus
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
See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: Please let us know what type of information we can provide you with. What is the treatment plan that the doctor has offered you? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If the drainage is stopped and the wound is healed and there is no redness or swelling. ...Read more
Draining is good: If it is draining then that is a step in the right direction. However, this material should be cultured to determine the best medical treatment (i.E is this MRSA or not). It is also possible that this lesion needs to be opened up more to completely drain. See your doctor to determine how involved your treatment should be. ...Read more
Possible: See dermatologist or primary doc to find out. ...Read more
Staph infection: It depends on where the infection is, how severe it is and what are the characteristics of the organism. Basically it is a bad idea because the organism needs to be cultured. Internal systemic antibiotics many be needed. In the wilderness, collodial silver might help topically as well as otc antiseptics and antimicrobial ointments. However it is prudent to see a doctor for a staph infection. ...Read more
MRSA: Many, but not all humans carry staph aureus in their nasopharynx and on their skin. All have the organism in their GI tract. You can become contaminated and colonized from the cat, but whether or not you become infected will depend upon multiple different factors. ...Read more
Dr told me to take Clorox bath for two months for staph infection I forgot how long to sit in it ?
MRSA: Hi, mix 1/2 cup of Clorox in your lukewarm water of tub, bathe for 5 minutes twice a wk. ...Read more
Why are my antibiotics not clearing my staph infection which i have had for 4 weeks now and im on IV antibiotics now?
I have to self catheterise my urethra and i keep getting a staph infection is there anything else i can possibly do ?
Self cath: You should review your self cath technique with your urologist. If your technique is satisfactory, you may need to take a low dose of oral antibiotic at bedtime to prevent infection. It is also possible that, if your having no symptoms, the staph growth on culture is insignificant colonization rather than infection. ...Read more
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