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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 cause pus pockets in throat?

Can staph cause pus pockets in throat?

Could be: Yes, but more likely its a viral process ...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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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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Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

No: This is a separate location with separate vulnerabilities. The germ is rarely found in samples taken from ear pus. The conditions that accompany a strep throat, like swelling of the structures can indirectly set up conditions ripe for a middle ear infection to occur. ...Read more

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Is strep throat bacterial or viral?

Is strep throat bacterial or viral?

Bacterial: Due to a streptococcus, usually strep group a. Most sore thrats are due to viruses, which should not be treated with antibiotics. A rapid strep test and/or culture can help diagnose strep throat, to determine whether antibiotics are indicated. ...Read more

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Could a bacterial infection in my sinuses be contagious?

Could a bacterial infection in my sinuses be contagious?

Not really: It's hard to pass a bacterial sinus infection as it is not airborne like a viral infection. However that being said, i would not share saliva or touch people after touching nose. ...Read more

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What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

Very contagious: Strep throat is caused by group a streptococcus (or streptococcus pyogenes) which is a very infectious bacteria. ...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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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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Is strep a bacterial infection ? Can strep affect the nose and throat and respiratory system ?

Is strep a bacterial infection ? Can strep affect the nose and throat and respiratory system ?

Yes: Strep is streptococcus, which is a small round bacterium. Strep pyogenes can cause a throat infection, which can affect swallowing. Strep pneumoniae is a different strain that can cause pneumonia, ear infections and sinus infections. Other forms of strep can affect different areas. Generally, and especially for contagion purposes, it should be treated. ...Read more

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How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read more

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Antibiotics for throat infection?

Antibiotics for throat infection?

Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can streptococcus infection in a person's throat cause pain and fever?

Can streptococcus infection in a person's throat cause pain and fever?

Absolutely: Throat pain, redness, fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and exudates in back of throat or on tonsils are classic manifestations of strep throat, although other organisms can create a similar clinical picture. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more