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Staph On 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
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
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
My 2 year old just got off second round of antibiotics for a staph infection on her butt. Now she has a 101.3 fever. Could it be related to the staph?
Possibly: Even with the history of staph infection, the new fever may be related to a viral illness that is common this time of year in the northern hemisphere. Less likely, the staph infection may have spread or not been eliminated due to antibiotic resistance. I recommend seeing you doctor to address these possibilities. ...Read more
My bf has a possible yeast or staph infection around his butt area. After sleeping with him I've had irritation of my vagina. Could I hav been infected?
There was a mix up at the pharmacy. I was given desonide for a staph infection on my daughter's butt and vag. I used it many times. Could it harm her?
Not really: Other than delaying specific treatment this is unlikely to cause any problems. It may actually reduce the level of irritation around the site. ...Read more
Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) along with bactroban help with a staph infection on the butt?
Unlikely: Most steph infections are on the skin, occasionally the lids but not in the eye socket or the eye itself. There would be discomfort and symptoms of infection that need treatment in these circumstances. Only if the infection got to the interior of the eye would there be any issue of vision changes. ...Read more
Staphylococcus: Staphylococcus is the genus, the species most commonly affecting humans is aureus. It is part of most of our normal flora and causes infection only when provided the opportunity. The symptoms will depend upon the particular organ system involved. There is nothing very specific about it. ...Read more
Myco may refer to mycobacteria - a whole suite of bacteria that have a greasy outer coat and are associated with lung infections.
Staph refers to Staphylococcus species, usually Staph aureus being the major 'germ'. Staph is typically associated with large boils, carbuncles, wound infections - that kind of thing... Hopefully this helps. An ID doctor may be able to help more specifically with Qs. ...Read more
Pustule (s): A staph infection typically begins as a pustule or group of pustules, and later becomes an inflamed, tender nodule. However, other infections can present that way too, and staph can present in atypical ways sometimes. The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and have a culture done. ...Read more
What is the question: The question is unanswerable because you do not tell us the location of the Staph, nor whether or not it is resistant to methicillin or amoxacillin, nor do you tell us if you have had any infection. S. aureus may be a normal bacterial organism on the skin, the vestibule of the nose for example. We need more specific information to answer your query. ...Read more
Staph aureus: The best thing to do is to be tested for MRSA carriage and if positive have your doctor attempt decolonization. Staph is seldom transmitted from inanimate objects so normal cleansing of your home should be adequate. One is unlikely to eliminate staph aureus entirely. It is often part of our normal bacterial flora and does not produce infection unless circumstances predispose. ...Read more
Depends: On the type of staph species and if you are getting frequent skin infections. ...Read more
Staph aureus: This depends upon where the culture was taken from and what the patient's symptoms are. If the staph aureus was isolated from an otherwise sterile site, then yes, it will probably need to be treated. ...Read more
Has the wound: Been cleaned? Are you on antibiotics? Was a tetanus booster shot indicated? Has your conditioned worsened? Nsaid's can help with pain - but get medically checked if needed. ...Read more
Depends: If the center had other issues that raised concerns I might reconsider. Your kids are exposed to staph every day of their life on multiple surfaces in your home, out of doors, and anywhere you go. Normal hand washing and hygienic practices will usually contain it. ...Read more
I have a bad problem with staph in my house and need to know why we have it about once every couple of months?
Question unclear: I think you are asking why persons in your household get recurrent episodes of staph cellulitis, rather than disinfecting your house (which is not the problem). Your doctor can use a combination of Mupirocin (bactroban) in your nose and daily washings with a soap containing Chlorhexidine (but you cannot wash with anything else), and every carrier will have to do this, only 50/50 success rate. ...Read more