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Does doxycycline treat staph infection on hardware in spine?

Does doxycycline treat staph infection on hardware in spine?

It is very hard to m: Get rid of a spine infection with hardware present without washing out wound several times and being on IV antibiotics usually for 6 weeks. Sometimes a patient is transitioned onto oral antibiotic but just taking oral antibiotic will most likely not cure the infection but may suppress it while remaining on the antibiotic. It depends on whether an organism was identified & if sensitive to drug. ...Read more

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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


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Can staph infection reside in your sinuses?

Can staph infection reside in your sinuses?

Yes: Some people carry staph in their nasal passages. This is usually easily treated if present. If you are having recurrent staph skin infections, ask your doctor about treating your nose too. Staph can also cause sinus infections, but this is usually only true in people with chronic sinus disease, not your average sinus infection. ...Read more

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What causes bacteria infection in buttocks?

What causes bacteria infection in buttocks?

Skin infections: Skin infections happen generally when there is some damage or sore or even microscopic dryness of the skin. Bacteria live on and around us all the time. But, skin injury is what usually leads to a skin infection. Whether on the buttocks or elsewhere. ...Read more

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Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Not usually: But the bug is on and around the infected person.Wash your hands carefully to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Is it necessary that fever will occur in throat infection of staph aureus?

Is it necessary that fever will occur in throat infection of staph aureus?

Staph aureus: is an unusual throat pathogen. How do you know that is the definite cause and not a viral pharyngitis And by the way fever is not always associated. ...Read more

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Could a postoperative staph infection cause calcifications to deposit in my body?

Could a postoperative staph infection cause calcifications to deposit in my body?

Yes: Calcifications can be attributed to many causes. Any time there is a foreign body within the body, the body's immune system tries to control it by directly killing the foreign body, surrounding & forming a barrier around it, and "remembering" it in the event of a repeat exposure in the future. Part of the healing process may involve forming a calcification, a kind of "internal scar.". ...Read more

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

Staph infection: Usually presents with pus while fungal infection generally presents as red, scaly superficial skin patch or lesion. See ur dr for any concern. Take care! ...Read more

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Can a staph infection occur in your nose?

Can a staph infection occur in your nose?

Absolutely: and you can also just be a carrier of staph in your nose, get culture and if positive a topical called mupirocin should be put up your nostrils ...Read more

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Bacteria infection in finger and arm?

Bacteria infection in finger and arm?

See a doctor: Infections can spread and cause serious complications if not properly treated. A doctor has to physically see this infection you are talking about in order to help you. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What causes a staph infection in your nose?

What causes a staph infection in your nose?

Colonization: Staphylococcus aureus colonizes the nares of about 25% of normal people. Any minor trauma inside the nose, like pulling out a hair, can cause an infection of the nose. ...Read more

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Getting recurrent staph infection with the hidradenitis suppurativa, can that accumulate any further serious problems with the body?

Getting recurrent staph infection with the hidradenitis suppurativa, can that accumulate any further serious problems with the body?

Question vague: Any staphylococcal infection carries with it the potential to spread and become not only serious, but life-threatening. That having been said, it is not the cause of hydradinitis and although it can secondarily infect these areas if properly managed unlikely to produce major problems. Hope have answered you satisfactorily. Best. ...Read more

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Is MRSA in the ear contagious?

Yes: If you colonize MRSA in your ear, touch it, and touch somebody else, they can colonize mrsa. ...Read more

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What causes Ecoli infection in the nose?

Not a usual issue: E coli is present in the feces and the organisms are present in tap water in small numbers. E coli does not usually cause infection in the nose. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

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