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Staphylococcus In Mouth
Yes: But you would be very ill if you had staph. Most likely strep.? go to doc!!! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I tested negative for staphylococcus at the obgyn what does that mean, I will never get this infection.
What is means by 'staphylococcus aureus will bind IgG molecules the wrong way round by this non-immune mechanism.'?
How does staphylococcus bacteria move from one tissue to another inside the body (not on the skin) while it is non-motile?
Is it possible to get staphylococcus incection through protected sex, not from tampon use, if you are already sexually active.
I was affected by Staphylococcus haemolyticus in semen. Amikacin was used to treat my disease for 10 days but I was still not recovered.?
My m/c/s result shows yielded moderate growth of staphylococcus aureus after 24hrs of incubation at 37'c, and am having a foul smell discharge n fever?
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
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
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
Staph: Great wikipedia question. Different strains of Staph. ...Read more
Be concerned: With any discharge. See your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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