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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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A whitish yellow spot on my breast. It doesn't hurt. Could this be a staph infection?

A whitish yellow spot on my breast. It doesn't hurt. Could this be a staph infection?

Probably not: Probably not but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is causing this. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.

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

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I had a bad staph infection under my arm that was treated yesterday. I have a burning pain shooting thru my shoulder arm and breast. Is this normal?

I had a bad staph infection under my arm that was treated yesterday. I have a burning pain shooting thru my shoulder arm and breast. Is this normal?

Staph infection...: ...and other severe skin infections take at least a few days for symptoms to improve after starting antibiotics. Sometimes the symptoms can get worse for a couple days before starting to improve. But to be safe, check with the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you get s staph infection on your upper breast area?

How do you get s staph infection on your upper breast area?

Scratch: You can get a staph infection from any break in the skin. It could be a scratch from a garment or even from scratching an itch. Whatever the cause, it's something to take seriously as you don't want to get cellulitis in this area. Treatment often starts with topical antibiotics and then moves to oral antibiotics if the topicals aren't initially successful. ...Read more

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Is staph infection contagious? Are there any potential ramifications of breast feeding with a staph infection?

Staph and breast fee: Staph infections are definitely contagious.If you are breast feeding you need to be doubly cautious.If you want to continue you to breast feed you must be seen by a physician. You can be placed on an antibiotic that wont harm you or your baby. Above all you must be scrupulous about hand washing as well as breast care to include washing of breasts before and after feeding. ...Read more

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Why do I have staph infection my butt?

Why do I have staph infection my butt?

Bacteria: Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. If you have a staph infection, there's a good chance that it stemmed from bacteria you've been carrying around for some time.These bacteria can also be transmitted from person to person. Because staph bacteria are so hardy, they can live on inanimate objects such as pillowcases or towels long enough to transfer to the next person. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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

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Just diagnosed with a staph infection? Do I need to stop work as waitress?

Just diagnosed with a staph infection? Do I need to stop work as waitress?

Controversial, but..: I would say no, as long as you practice good hand hygiene and consider wearing gloves frequently at work. Staphylococcus is all around us and you won't pass it to others if you wash hands frequently with antibacterial soaps and/or use alcohol based hand disinfectant. ...Read more

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Had a staph infection lanced. Can I use peroxide to clean it when i change bandages?

Had a staph infection lanced. Can I use peroxide to clean it when i change bandages?

No: It is not recommended to use peroxide for these infections. Simply use warm water and soap before applying a dry dressing to keep the area clean. Change the dressing regularly so the wound heals properly. ...Read more

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What to do if i think my boyfriend gave me a mrsa/staph infection, how should I approach him about it?

B sure & don't fus : Many people have mrsa, u r exposed 2 it every day from just being around people in general. The reason there is a false stigma placed on those who have it is sad. It more important 2 know u have it or r a carrier than not. It is important not to enter hospitals or wear a mask 2 visit & he should not feel bad about it. If he were a surgical candidate every 1 is tested & rx'd b4 surg infec du 2=bad. ...Read more

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I would like to know if anyone thinks this may be staph? I have pictures on file. I have had a small staph infection about 7 months ago.

Would encourage: You to consider using the individualized service with one of the dermatologists (there is a small user fee). ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a staph infection?

How can I know if I have a staph infection?

Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue. ...Read more

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How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances reinfection. ...Read more

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How do I spread a staph infection on my butt?

Hand Contact: Most staph. Infections are spread from person-to-person by hand contact. These infections start by introducing the germ to a new site; if the skin is intact, then no infection developes and the person may just harbor the organisim. Any break in the skin may introduce the germ into the deeper layers of the skin, thereby setting up the potential for a serious infection. Frequent handwashing helps. ...Read more

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Can i pick up a staph infection at home or work?

More likely w/ MRSA: Staph is all over. There is usually an intrinsic or extrinsic inciting event. If the innate immune system is healthy it usually wards staph off. But if there is a breach in the skin barrier, a staph infection may ensue, but walled off quickly by the immune system. If its a more virulent form of staff such as community acquired mrsa, the chance of an "staph infection" such as an abscess is higher. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to naturally cure a staph infection?

What can I do to naturally cure a staph infection?

Let me help: The best way to cure infection by practice could hygiene and stay away from people have that infection. ...Read more

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Can't tell if I have staph infection. What can I do?

See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor. ...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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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