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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


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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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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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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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Is my newborn at higher risk for staphylococcal infections?

Is my newborn at higher risk for staphylococcal infections?

Depends: If you have a normal newborn, i don't consider it more at risk of staph than other kids or adults.If it has a rare immune defect (there are a few) it is possible. In fact most newborns acquire a friendly staph on their skin by the time they are a day old and regular hygenic practices like bathing and monitoring the cord stump seem to avoid any problems.A nasty staph could cause pbm at any age. ...Read more

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I have cancer, am I more susceptible for staphylococcal infections?

I have cancer, am I more susceptible for staphylococcal infections?

Not much: Depends on the type of cancer and whether there's severe loss of white cells / immunoglobulins. The severe fast-acting staph infections are rare but much-feared. You can't avoid all staph but it's great to wash your hands often. A bacterial infection is often the final event in cancer but happens when it's clear the end is near -- let's hope instead you get a good outcome. ...Read more

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I am an intravenous drug user, am I more susceptible to getting a staphylococcal infection?

Yes: 3 things affect you - one is that you use poor cleaning when injecting thereby pushing the bacteria on your skin into your vein. The second is that the drug may be contaminated with bacteria. The third is that long term IV drug abuse probably affects your immune system making you more susceptible to infections in general. ...Read more

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Is there any immunity after staphylococcal infection?

No: There is no ability for your body to form full protection from further staph infections in the future. In fact, your body is covered in staph on an ongoing basis every day (so is everyone else's) and staph is supposed to be there. Its just that sometimes, staph takes over and causes infections. You are still at risk of that happening again. ...Read more

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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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