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Staph Infection In Spine
This a very braoad : Question. Is this a disc space infection that has occurred with no surgery of the spine or is this post op wound infection? There are so many potential variables like involve nerve issues , is the patient diabetic, a smoker etc. In any case, all spine infections must be considered serious ; dealt with immediately with some requiring surgery but all requiring usually weeks of antibiotics ; care. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was. Prescribed an anti. Biodic thinking i had staph infection. Test. Came back negative should I still. Take. It?
Yes: Check with your prescribing physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?
My son had an open wound from a staph infection and it has a green tint to it. Is that a sign the infection is coming back?
How can you tell staph infection is healing? It's mrse on my lower back. It's an open wound with raw skin.
Basic healing: Infected wounds do not heal. If the wound is healing, then the infection is under control or gone. Avoid useing alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with staph infection (MSSA) in my nose 2x within the past 6 months. Treated with antibiotics but comes back. Will it ever go away?
Who's checking: Do you have frequent bouts of impetigo? Most doctors don't check their patient's noses for serious infections unless you show signs of serious illness. You might want to see an infectious disease maven. You live in NYC. You can always have a virtual consult if you want a more detailed discussion. ...Read more
Treated my facial staph infection in October, and its back already in January. Im heartbroken, will I have ongoing facial staph infections recur for the rest of my life? I decolonized my nose with bactroban, but its back.Can it ever be treated fully?
Get it treated and?: It is not that common to have recurrent ataph infections of the face. Recurrence occurs in people Who have weak immune system People who have eczema People who have diabetes Those who are chronic carrieirs of staph in their nose I suggest you treat the present infection and discuss with your doctor to test you for Diabetse and immune system if it keeps recurring Do you pick on your face constsnt? ...Read more
I am taking clinadmyacin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a staph infection on the back of my head. What progress should I see? How long should the progress take?
Shrinking bumps: As you complete your treatment course the lesions should decrease in size, and you should feel better (no fevers, chills, etc). ...Read more
A friend had stomach surgery, is now back in hospital with staph infection. how long does it take to clear? is it contagious?- as I have a newborn.
I have a sore raised spot under my nostril. A clear fluid comes out and so has white stiff. How can I tell if staph infection. Fluid comes back quick ?
Worsens: if infected with staph, then expect the spot to continue to grow and to become more painful. if it is not changing significantly and begins to improve within 2-3 days, will probably resolve. Sometimes a dab of neosporin or bacitracin ointment will help. Follow your instincts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs ?
Very: If you have positive blood cultures for staph aureus (ask your doctor what species of staph since if it is coagulase negative it is probably a contaminant) you are very seriously ill and infective endocarditis must be excluded from your diagnosis. You need to be seen in consultation by an infectious diseases expert. Hope you get over this soon. Good luck. ...Read more
12 big red bites on my upper legs, back they itch and swollen. Looks like a yellow pimple inside Could it be mosquito bite,I had staph infection 2011?
Ok so I went to the doctor they said I have a staph infection. But they itch and there are little red numbs on my stomach my thigh and back and arms?
Other suggestions: If you were diagnosed with a skin staph infection, an antibiotic is indicated. If you have itching while on the antibiotic, you may have a form of an allergic reaction. I would advise letting your physician know, and a virtual appt may be booked online to review the rash. www. healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband has staph infection on the back of the leg. It is draining with a smell. Already had a course of antibiotics. How long should it take to heal?
More quickly: Drainage and smell should have improved significantly after completed course of antibiotic. The treating physician needs to be updated if not already. The infection may need to be imaged and possibly treated surgically. A major concern is if the infection is able to spread to bone, which makes treatment significantly more difficult. ...Read more
Can you get a vaginal staph infection again? Or could it be something else? All std test came back negative both times can it be a false negative?
Man admitted to hosp with severe back pain. Found to have staph infection. Two toes amputated. Back pain & staph related? Now has distended abdomen
Why Family Doctor: There is just way too much missing here for specific commentary. We need the scan reports, blood test results, a description of the physical exam and the diagnoses. But, that does not matter. This is the very reason you have a family physician. Your family doctor can interpret or explain anything missing or being misunderstood in your communications with the specialist. ...Read more
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