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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Is is normal to still feel the pain after the staph infection surgery?

Is is normal to still feel the pain after the staph infection surgery?

Yes it's possible..: I presume u had debridement of necrotic tissue or incision and drainage of abscess. Ur pain could be from the incision of the superficial nerves or pressure on nerves and soft tissue from the associated swelling and scar tissue. Applying warm pack and taking tylenol or Ibuprofen may help relieve the pain.Follow up with ur dr. God bless u and mabuhay! ...Read more

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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. Stuart Hickerson
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What about staph infection internally after surgery?

What about staph infection internally after surgery?

Infection: Staph infection after surgery is a major conrn especially after joint surgery. Staph pneumonia is always possible after any surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Can a staph infection occur after knee surgery?

Can  a staph infection occur after knee surgery?

Yes: It is uncommon, but an infection can occur after any surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Ho
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What is the healing time with staph infection after open heart surgery?

What is the healing time with staph infection after open heart surgery?

Depends: It depends on how deep the infection is; a superficial infection can often be cleared in a couple of weeks. The deeper the infection, the longer the antibiotic course/risk of complications. The other variable would be if this is a mssa or a MRSA infection, and the choice of antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Deitch
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After finger surgery staph infection (recovered), is staph risk higher for cortisone injection to free up finger joint?

After finger surgery staph infection (recovered), is staph risk higher for cortisone injection to free up finger joint?

Yes.: Corticosteroid medication (cortisone) has some beneficial effects in reducing edema and pain, but decreases the function of white blood cells in fighting infection. It is reasonable to state that in the setting of a previous post surgical infection that cortisone injection would increase the risk of recurrent infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Danica Schulte
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How would you treat a staph infection post surgery not at the incision site but internal?

How would you treat a staph infection post surgery not at the incision site but  internal?

Evaluation: Oral or IV antibiotics are indicated and you need an evaluation by your physician and surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Casey Younkin
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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If someone had surgery, as a result got a staph infection afterwards. Are they contagious? Safe to hug or kiss them?

If someone had surgery, as a result got a staph infection afterwards. Are they contagious? Safe to hug or kiss them?

Its safe: Yes..its safe. Believe it or not..most people nowadays are colonized with what you would refer to as "regular" staph...and many of us even MRSA. Just use universal precautions and hand washing. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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How to treat a staph infection from spinal surgery?

How to treat a staph infection from spinal surgery?

Varies: It varies based upon the nature of the infection and the nature of the surgery performed. At a minimum, antibiotics are required, but sometimes return to the or to wash out the wound and remove the instrumentation involved is required. You would definitely need to be closely followed by your surgeon and sometimes they will involve an infectious disease specialist as well. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
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In 2009 i had surgery 4 a staph infection mnth ltr i devlop sputum have it nw 4 3yrs , had pneumonia nw i hve boils, pimpl & kidny cyst chst hrts ?

In 2009 i had surgery 4 a staph infection  mnth ltr i devlop sputum have it nw 4 3yrs , had pneumonia nw i hve boils, pimpl & kidny cyst chst hrts ?

See MD: Staph infections can be anyplace on the body, . They can be localized or spread throughout the body. An md must evaluate serous staph infections . When they keep recurring an infectious diseases md is often needed to treat and determine the cause for recurrence. ...Read more

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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


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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is also known as Staph Infection. Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more


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