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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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A throat culture test I had showed staphylococcus aureus. Should I undergo antibiotic treatment or have my tonsils removed? Thank you!

A throat culture test I had showed staphylococcus aureus. Should I undergo antibiotic treatment or have my tonsils removed? Thank you!

I don't think so: Maybe half of humankind have some strain or other of this bug on board. I've always had some of them when I've bothered to culture my throat. People forget that many bacteria, even many of those capable of causing disease, are ordinary members of our microbial community. Staph's more of a problem for that pilonidal cyst -- the microbe likes to infect these. Get your surgery if required. ...Read more

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What environments can staphylococcus be found?

What environments can staphylococcus be found?

Everywhere: Staph can be found on your hands, and often inside your nose. Good handwashing is the best way to keep yourself safe. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for staphylococcus hominis?

What is the treatment for staphylococcus hominis?

Common colonizer: Of the skin. Usually does not need therapy, unless it infects a prosthetic device such as a prosthetic heart valve or cerebrospinal shunt. ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

Some labs do not: Identify coagulase negative staph as a specific species and call them all 'epidermidis'. Staph saprophyticus does cause utis in young women. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have staphylococcus saprophyticus in my vagina?

What can I do if I have staphylococcus saprophyticus in my vagina?

No Symptoms no RX: 25% of people carry this bacteria in their nose, rectum and vagina, and causes no symptoms.
But if you want to get rid of the bacteria you can use local anibiotics in vagina, if there is coexisting urinary infection than you need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for staphylococcus epidermidis observed in sperm culture?

What is the best treatment for staphylococcus epidermidis observed in sperm culture?

See below.: This is probably a contaminant, and not a true infection. I would not advi treatment based on this culture unless you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for staphylococcus epidermidis that is observed in culture sperm?

What is the best treatment for staphylococcus epidermidis that is observed in culture sperm?

Nothing: S. Epidermidis in your situation is likely a contaminant and doesn't need to be treated because the sperm was likely contaminated with normal skin flora as it passes through the meatus at the tip of penis. ...Read more

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Wound culture: few Staphylococcus species, bacterial morphotypes, few Diphtheroids. What is it mean?

Wound culture: few Staphylococcus species, bacterial morphotypes, few Diphtheroids. What is it mean?

May not mean much: Wound culture is done to see which organism is causing the infection. It is at times tricky as if not taken appropriately, it may show false results. Like it may show the bacteria that were present on the skin but not actually the cause for the infection.

Staphylococcus is the common skin bacteria but needs to be treated if your doctors thinks that it may be the offending agent. ...Read more

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What is means by 'staphylococcus aureus will bind IgG molecules the wrong way round by this non-immune mechanism.'?

Clarify: This statement does not make any sense. Can you provide more information associated with this statement? IgG is the major defense against staph but there are innate immune responses (eg. Toll like receptors) without involving antibody involved in the defenses. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus bacteria move from one tissue to another inside the body (not on the skin) while it is non-motile?

How does staphylococcus bacteria move from one tissue to another inside the body (not on the skin) while it is non-motile?

See below: Staphylococcus aureus can invade into blood vessels and spread to other body sites through the blood stream (hematogenous spread). It can also spread by infection expanding into adjacent tissues (contiguous spread). ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus reproduce?

How does staphylococcus reproduce?

Fission: Thank you for being candid about your writing a science paper. This is a very basic question about microbiology, and you'd be doing yourself a favor to go to a good textbook of microbiology and learn the essentials rather than try to get answers piecemeal from physicians. ...Read more

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What organs does staphylococcus target?

What organs does staphylococcus target?

Staph infections: Staph, or Staphylococcus aureus, is one of the 'bullies' of the microbial world. In fact, it will often attack the 'weak spot' - such as a bad back or site of previous injury. So it kind of depends on 'where' the weaknesses are. Hopefully you have good doctors that can guide you. Infectious disease doctors are specialists when it comes to Staph infections - so feel free to ask more Qs here on HT. ...Read more

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What is yielded moderate growth of staphylococcus?

What is yielded moderate growth of staphylococcus?

Staphylococcus: This is an eyeball estimate of the numbers of this particular bacteria contained in a clinical specimen sent for culture. It is generally of no meaning, depending upon the area from which the specimen was collected and the species of staphylococcus cultured. ...Read more

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What are staphylococcus and diphtheroid?

What are staphylococcus and diphtheroid?

Bacteria: Staphylococcus is a gram-positive bacteria. Diptheriods are bacteria. ...Read more

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What is coagulase-negative staphylococcus?

What is coagulase-negative staphylococcus?

CN Staph: Staphylococcus comes in two main 'flavors'-Staph aureus which is coagulase positive, and a whole bunch of other Staph species which don't have the enzyme (Coagulase NEGATIVE Staph). This includes species such as S. epidermidis or S. haemolyticus. Usually these germs don't cause disease UNLESS there's a foreign body like an IV line, pace-maker, or some other device the patient needs. Ask an ID doc. ...Read more

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I have staphylococcus and candida, what do I do?

I have staphylococcus and candida, what do I do?

See MD: I don't know why you have staph and candida. Heve you been on a lot of antibiotics of for a long time? Do you have an immune disorder. These infections need a workup at least an internist followed by either infectious disease or immunology ...Read more

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What is staphylococcus food poisoning?

What is staphylococcus food poisoning?

Bact toxin illness: Ingesting preformed toxin produced by staphylococcus, not detroyed by cooking; tasteless. Likely foods are creamy, mayonnaise type, e.g. Potato salad, cole slaw. Onset of symptoms in 1-8 hours. Feverish, lots of vomiting, cramps, may have diarrhea as well. Feels awful, lasts 24-48 hrs.
Rx fluids, avoid dehydration, anti spasm meds may be needed.
Not contagious. Wash your hands preparing food. ...Read more

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What can I wash my skin to get rid of staphylococcus?

What can I wash my skin to get rid of staphylococcus?

Staph: The best is a soap called hibiclens that is over the counter. However, it is often better to have a doctor prescribe a prescription antibiotic pill or cream called mupirocin. ...Read more

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Have a large amount of STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS in vagina, is serious or?

Have a large amount of STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS in vagina, is serious or?

Not very serious: We are ALL colonized with bacteria and fungus from head to toe. Literally. Back in Boston during my fellowship, my Attendings used to say that some people are "staph babies". If you could look at these people who carry excessive bacterial colonization of their skin...they would have a cloud of bacteria surrounding them. Like Pig-Pen from the Peanuts. Try using Hibbiclens 1-2 times a week. ...Read more

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What negative effects do e.coli k12 and staphylococcus albus have on humans?

What negative effects do e.coli k12 and staphylococcus albus have on humans?

None: Generally none. These are normal bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and on the skin, respectively. They infrequently cause infection or other health problems. ...Read more