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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Overview)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections tend to cause abscesses.


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Do lots of people get staphylococcal infection, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get staphylococcal infection, or is it unusual?

Yes lots: Staphylococcal infections are very common. Probably just about everyone has had numerous staph. Infections during a life time. Boils and skin pustules are invariable to to staph.. Post operative wound infections most commonly due to staph.. Worst, or most difficult to treat are mrsa, methicillin resistant staph. Aureus. Many of us have dormant staph. On our skin. Hence need for good hand washing. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
521 doctors shared insights

Staphylococcal Infection (Overview)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections tend to cause abscesses.


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What are the symptoms of staphylococcal infection?

What are the symptoms of staphylococcal infection?

Depends: It depends on where the infection is; lung infection will cause pneumonia , the patient may have fever, cough, shortness of breath etc..., in the blood stream, patient may develop hypotension, fever, organs failure, on the skin redness of skin, fever, abcess etc..., . ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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How can one diagnose staphylococcal skin infection?

How can one diagnose staphylococcal skin infection?

Clinical history: The diagnosis of most skin infections is made by the pattern of symptoms and physical exam findings. However, it is not usually possible to know without cultur whether the infection is caused by the staph bacteria or another bacteria, like group a beta-hemolytic streptococcus (strep pyogenes). A culture of any weeping or abcess will help determine if staph is present. ...Read more

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What are the tests for staphylococcal infection?

What are the tests for staphylococcal infection?

Culture: A swab of infected material such as " pus" is collected and send to the laboratory for positive identification of the bacteria. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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How is blepharitis caused by staphylococcal infection?

How is blepharitis caused by staphylococcal infection?

Dual inflammation: Staph infections can cause primary inflammation and then secondary reaction to the staph toxin especially from this bacteria. The eyelid margin skin is very thin and super-sensitive to irritants and infection. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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What is the treatment for staphylococcal infection?

What is the treatment for staphylococcal infection?

Depends: Depending on the severity and site of the infection ( blood, lung, skin etc..) an antibiotics such amoxicillin, oxacillin, vancomycin, ect..., can be given, sometimes only draining of pus collection or local treatment is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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 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