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What do you treat staph infection with in elderly patients?

What do you treat staph infection with in elderly patients?

See below: Depends on the symptoms, the location of infection and the sensitivity of the culture to ensure the right antibiotics to treat this condition. It could be oral or IV form. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 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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Can I use hibiclens for staph infection on my face?

Surface only: Hibiclens will kill staph bacteria on the surface of the skin - but any infection involving tissue below the surface needs a systemic (oral or injectable) antibiotic. ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal staph infection treatment?

I'm worried about vaginal staph infection treatment?

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

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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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How would i know a staph infection of the toe is cured?

See below: If the drainage is stopped and the wound is healed and there is no redness or swelling. ...Read more

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My staph infection ruptured and is draining, what do I do?

My staph infection ruptured and is draining, what do I do?

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

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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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What should I do about a staph infection without going to a doctor?

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

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Can i get a staph infection or MRSA from my cat? Do all humans carry staph on skin?

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

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I have been diagnosed with a staph infection in lungs. What precautions do I need to take?

I have been diagnosed with a staph infection in lungs. What precautions  do I need to take?

Pneumonia: Sounds like you have pneumonia, finish your antibiotics. Get a chest xray to make sure it cleared up in 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr told me to take Clorox bath for two months for staph infection I forgot how long to sit in it ?

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

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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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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

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


Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin ...Read more