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Can you tell me about a staph infection in the lower spine?

Can you tell me about a staph infection in the lower 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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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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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Can i still take xinc oxide on staph infection?

Can i still take xinc oxide on staph infection?

Zinc oxide: Staph should be treated by specific antibiotics by mouth and sometimes also topically ...Read more

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Can i catch staph infection from kissing a guy ?

Can i catch staph infection from kissing a guy ?

Staph infections: No. The likelihood of this is extraordinarily small. ...Read more

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Why is my skin discolored where i had a staph infection?

Why is my skin discolored where i had a staph infection?

Skin: This is either new skin, healing skin or sill infected skin. It all depends on what it looks like. ...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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I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! what to do?

I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! what to do?

MD today: IF you have an abscess that will not go away or get better it needs to be drained. See either your doctor ER or local surgeon. Likely you will need drainage and possibly antibiotics ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bioburden of the human body, so that the mere presence of these on the skin does not ...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