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Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?

Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?

Skin contmaination: Coag negative staph on urine culture is not of pathological significance. Please consult the site below for preparation for specimen collection to avoid contamination.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/urine-culture. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Had a urine culture and had a very small amount of staph in it. The dr isn't worried at all about it but how does staph get there? On Macrobid for it.

Had a urine culture and had a very small amount of staph in it. The dr isn't worried at all about it but how does staph get there? On Macrobid for it.

Could be ok: Staph can be a contaminant...If you're feeling better its probably working. If you feel worse see your doctor for a repeat culture. ...Read more

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Have staph infection on side of knee, not mrsa from culture. ER DR said he didn't lance all pus. Almost pain free from antibiotic. What happen pus inside?

Have staph infection on side of knee, not mrsa from culture. ER DR said he didn't lance all pus. Almost pain free from antibiotic. What happen pus inside?

May be none: If you can bend your knee without pain, the likelihood is that the joint was not affected. It would help to lose weight, not easy.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Dr found staph infection in my urine. Put me on 7 day course antibiotics (alprim) what's a staph infection? Make your skin itch? How did I get it : (

Dr found staph infection in my urine. Put me on 7 day course antibiotics (alprim) what's a staph infection? Make your skin itch? How did I get it : (

Staphylococcus is a: Bacterium that can cause variety of infxns—skin, lungs, wounds, blood, etc. I suspect itching comes from alprim (sulfa-based antibiotics often cause itching) so tell doc so (s)he can change to different one. Your hx of kidney stone suggests problems with your urinary tract. The Keflex may be killing off more common causes of UTI so that more powerful bacteria can infect. See doc 4 complete workup ...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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I keep getting staph infection on my scalp?

I keep getting staph infection on my scalp?

Carriage: You have staph on the surfaces of your skin, probably conveyed there from nasal carriage. You can try to minimize this by using bactoban (mupirocin) in your nose and washing and bathing exclusively with chlorhexadine containing soaps, but this will only eliminate carriage in about 50% of cases. The other possibility is that combing aggressively or scratching, etc. Is producing breaks in skin. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a staph infection or diskitis?

I presume: You are being treated with intravenous antibiotics to clear this infection and a close follow-up that this is adequately treated. ...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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If I think I have a staph infection should I go to the er?

No: You can see your primary care physician and they can make that determination. ...Read more

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Am I more susceptible to cold sores after having a staph infection?

Am I more susceptible to cold sores after having a staph infection?

In a sense: Anything that weakens your bodies defenses can lead to cold sores;ie. Temperature, surgery, general stress. The body fighting the other sickness can not fight and prevent a cold sore from occurring as well. Staph is bacterial and cold sore is caused by virus. ...Read more

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How likely am I to catch staph infection surfing after rain fall in los angeles?

Staph infections: Staph infections are transmitted by contact with someone who has the infection or is colonized with staph. Staph can potentially be left on surfaces and be transmitted by contact with these surfaces. We see that often with kids that exercise on gym mats. Staph infections are not transmitted by rain. ...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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I have a staph infection that is causing blistery sores on my face. What can I do to control it?

I have a staph infection that is causing blistery sores on my face. What can I do to control it?

See your doctor: These sores are often seen with underlying abscess and may be related to MRSA infection. This is typically treated with drainage, soaks and and antibiotic such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for ten days. ...Read more

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Hello, I was found that I have MRSA staph infection. I was wondering how long does it take to get into bloodstream?

It shouldn't.: If the MRSA was diagnosed by a skin culture it won't necessarily get into your blood. If it does you will get a fever and get very sick. ...Read more

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I am pretty much 100 percent sure that I have Staph infection and would like second opinion and get on treatment asap?

Staph infection: I assume you talking about treatment of skin and soft tissue due to MRSA. It depends on how severe the infection is. With small skin abscess I& D is enough. If it is a big boil then it needs I&D and oral antibiotics. In case the infection is more extensive then IV antibiotics must be used. Choice of antibiotics depends on local resistance, labs and culture results and preference of the physician. ...Read more

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I have a terrible staph infection after giving birth just over a month ago, could it have anything to do with giving birth?

I have a terrible staph infection after giving birth just over a month ago, could it have anything to do with giving birth?

Depends...: Pregnancy and delivery by itself does not make one at risk of developing a staph infection. Staphylococcus is a very prevalent bacteria that is found on our skin, on door knobs, at the gym, and in hospitals--just to name a few! The best way to prevent a staph infection around the time of pregnancy is good hand and personal hygiene. Make sure doctors and nurses wash well before caring for you. ...Read more

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My GP seems to not be bothered that I have had a staph infection for several months, and that it is spreading. What can I do?

Second opinion: If you feel that your infection is spreading get a second opinion, see a dermatologist, call another PCP or go to an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with a staph infection for over 14 weeks, it's healed but I'm itching and staph has spread. Meds makes me itch more. What can I do?

I've been dealing with a staph infection for over 14 weeks, it's healed but I'm itching and staph has spread. Meds makes me itch more. What can I do?

See a dermatologist: How do you know it is staph?? Exactly which "meds"? Your question is too vague. Boils and impetigo are painful, not itchy. Bacitracin, neosporin, and triple antibiotic are all useless. Worse, they are common sensitizers, causing itchy allergic rashes. ...Read more

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Do people ever heal from a staph infection, my sister says they dont. I know someone who has one and was wondering if they can get rid of it. So do th?

Of course they do!: I've treated hundreds of cases of Staph infection and absolutely most of them get better and completely resolve. There is something called a 'carrier state' which is where your sister might be getting confused. If you know someone with a Staph infection- I would direct them to an Infectious Diseases doctor who would be best able to help them (and any contacts who are concerned). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a friend who she and her boyfriend have been diagnosed with staph infection with open pus pockets. 6month baby in house they have a 7month year old baby should two people with staph infectionbe aroun d their 7month infacnt in't that dangerous? Wha

I have a friend who she and her boyfriend have been diagnosed with staph infection with open pus pockets. 6month baby in house they have a 7month year old baby should two people with staph infectionbe aroun d their 7month infacnt in't that dangerous? Wha

You: You are correct in being concerned for this baby. Staph infections are highly contagious, and if the proper precautions are not taken, the baby can contract the bacteria. You can help by informing them that hygiene is key. They should always wash their hands thoroughly before handling the baby, the wound (pus pockets) should be covered at all times, towels or sheets should not be shared, and most importanty the parents need to be under the care of a physician for this problem (being treated).

To further answer your question, the dangers for the infant are possible skin infection, eye infection, stomach (GI) infection, blood infection, urine infection, and even pneumonia.
So as you see, it is important to keep the baby safe by taking the above precautions.

If the parents become concerned that the baby has contracted a staph infection they should take her to her doctor right away. ...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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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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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

Dr. Simon Kimm
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Urine Culture (Definition)

Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. ...Read more


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