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MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed 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
Yes it can: Yes it can and is treated with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more
Many bacterial: infections can be treated with antibiotics. However, some infective agents may be drug resistant. ...Read more
A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRSA: This depends upon where the infection is located and its sensitivity to specific antibiotics and the length of time that will be necessary to treat the particular type of infection it is causing. ...Read more
Eczema or Staph Infn: Eczema is not contageous, it is an infammatory disorder of the skin. Eczema can become secondarily infected with staphylococcus as it is a skin organism and the eczema represents breaks in our normal protection system of the skin. Staph is very contageous. It can be spread person-person, in foods and grom fomite (inanimage object) to human. Good handwashing prevents spread. ...Read more
Yes: This is a bacteria which is out in the general world. If you have had it, been cured, you can get it from someone again. Best defense is to wash hands in warm water frequently, and not pick at skin lesions. If you have it, and are being treated, please keep your towels and facecloths separate from those of the other family members. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could antibiotics used to treat a sinus infection have also successfully treated a concurrent erlichiosis infection?
AMOXICILLIN/STAPH IN: Amoxicillin is a drug of choice for beta lactamase negative bacteria, and is quite effective normally when we suspect staph infetion we do not use Amoxicillin because we do not know if the it is staph coagulase neg or positive but in reality it is a good antibiotic for coagulase negative staph. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How contagious is a staph infection? And if treated with medication will this take long to over come if the patient is diabetic?
Is it possible after staph arues infection get treated but slight pus keep coming back inside tonsil with hard appearence when come out?replyin detail
I've got this pain in my penis and pelvic area, i've been recently diagnosed and treated for staph and a tiny kidney stone. What could case the pain?
Treated for staph cellulitis 1 IV 600mg clindamyacin + 10 days 450mg 4 x daily. Finished meds & looks gone, but some soreness & random muscle spasm. Should I get checked again? Worried it may not be fully gone? Could it be in the muscle or blood?
Being treated for staph/cellulitis using sulfamethoxazole and clindamycin. Infection down but now running fever, achy, chills. Should I go back in?
No allergies. Kidney/liver fine. Treated for staph infection. Skin rash, bruised gums. High WBC 16. I feel like my dr. Doesn't care what to do next?
I have staph/suspected MRSA on neck..Its covered, treated w meds topical n oral...C as n child sleep in same bed if I lysol sheets before?
Why take risks???: Mrsa aside, why are you sleeping with a child.Cosleeping with infants is associated with suffication deaths (see aap position statement pediatrics 11/11). By mid childhood this fosters dependence at a time when kids should begin to create their own individuality & accomplishments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have reoccurring/occasional staph cysts that form in my groin area and are treated with antibiotics. Would a vasectomy be a safe procedure?
Safe If NO Infection: Any skin incision for surgery can be compromised by nearby active skin infection. If you are not having any cysts/carbuncles then there's no problem. However, any untreated pus containing cyst would increase the risk of an intrascrotal infection, something you do not want. More importantly: why are you having these recurrent infections? Perhaps an infectious disease md could help. ...Read more
I had staph infection a while ago and it was treated. However, my ankle (the original site from which it spread) still itches. Is that normal?
Sort of: It is likely that there was a sensory nerve located in the area of the infection. The inflammation, and/or any treatment to the area for infection likely irritated this nerve. Now, you are having a neuritis to that nerve, which can cause various stimuli such as itching, burning, temperature change, etc. ...Read more
I was treated for H influenza Bacteria in my sinuses. Now I have NON MRSA staph in my sinuses. How did I get staph when already on antibiotics?
Where was culture?: It is not possible to know if the culture was taken from the sinuses, unless you had an operative procedure. The only entrance to the sinuses is in the lateral wall of the nose. Was the culture taken from the nose. What antibiotic were you taking? Even the nostril possesses S. aureus. Also the antibiotic may not have been effective against S. aureus. Need to know more. ...Read more
A year ago, i was treated for a klebsiella sinus infection, now i've been diagnosed with a frontal sinus staph infection. Is this common/normal?
No: This is quite unusual. Either there is something amiss with your immune system, you have had chronic problems with your sinuses, have been treated with too many antibiotics, or have some other unusual problem. Sinus infections, when bacterial, are commonly due to the normal flora of the nasopharynx (pneumococci, strep, hemophilus, and so on). ...Read more
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