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What about staph infection internally after surgery?

What about staph infection internally after surgery?

Infection: Staph infection after surgery is a major conrn especially after joint surgery. Staph pneumonia is always possible after any surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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


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Is is normal to still feel the pain after the staph infection surgery?

Is is normal to still feel the pain after the staph infection surgery?

Yes it's possible..: I presume u had debridement of necrotic tissue or incision and drainage of abscess. Ur pain could be from the incision of the superficial nerves or pressure on nerves and soft tissue from the associated swelling and scar tissue. Applying warm pack and taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may help relieve the pain. Follow up with ur dr. God bless u and mabuhay! ...Read more

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Can a hospital be liable for staph infection from surgery?

Can a hospital be liable for staph infection from surgery?

Not normally.: It is a common complication, not due to negligence. ...Read more

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How would you treat a staph infection post surgery not at the incision site but internal?

How would you treat a staph infection post surgery not at the incision site but internal?

Evaluation: Oral or IV antibiotics are indicated and you need an evaluation by your physician and surgeon. ...Read more

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If someone had surgery, as a result got a staph infection afterwards. Are they contagious? Safe to hug or kiss them?

If someone had surgery, as a result got a staph infection afterwards. Are they contagious? Safe to hug or kiss them?

Its safe: Yes. Its safe. Believe it or not. Most people nowadays are colonized with what you would refer to as "regular" staph...and many of us even MRSA. Just use universal precautions and hand washing. ...Read more

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How to treat a staph infection from spinal surgery?

How to treat a staph infection from spinal surgery?

Varies: It varies based upon the nature of the infection and the nature of the surgery performed. At a minimum, antibiotics are required, but sometimes return to the or to wash out the wound and remove the instrumentation involved is required. You would definitely need to be closely followed by your surgeon and sometimes they will involve an infectious disease specialist as well. Thank you. ...Read more

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Endocartitus staph infection 5 debridements flap surgery what precautions to take to heal?

Endocartitus staph infection 5 debridements flap surgery what precautions to take to heal?

More information: Sorry to hear about that, but if you can give us more information, you will get a more intelligent answer. ...Read more

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My 8wo had pead check up, he said she not to visit my friend who has internal staph infection from surgery. She says she not contagious, plse explain?

My 8wo had pead check up, he said she not to visit my friend who has internal staph infection from surgery. She says she not contagious, plse explain?

Extra cautious?: I think the pediatrician is just being extra cautious. Even with "internal" infection, your friend could have staph on skin or in the environment in her home. OTOH, we're all exposed to staph. Other friends, you, and your family could have it at any time, and sooner or later your baby will be exposed to it. The doc may just want to avoid particularly heavy exposure until more mature immune system. ...Read more

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What is the healing time with staph infection after open heart surgery?

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What is the healing time with staph infection after open heart surgery?

Depends: It depends on how deep the infection is; a superficial infection can often be cleared in a couple of weeks. The deeper the infection, the longer the antibiotic course/risk of complications. The other variable would be if this is a mssa or a MRSA infection, and the choice of antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long should it take to get over open heart surgery with a staph infection?

Varies: Depends on the site of infection (mediastinum, sternum, superficial soft tissue, vein harvest site, central line, lung, bladder, etc), immunosuppression, nutrition, and treatment. ...Read more

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Had surgery to straighten bowed legs, got a staph infection in 1974 in r upper thigh. Again in same place in 2002 and 2011. Why does it return?

Had surgery to straighten bowed legs, got a staph infection in 1974 in r upper thigh. Again in same place in 2002 and 2011. Why does it return?

Complicated: Would need to know what type of infection and what it involved. You might try a combination of nasal Mupirocin (bactroban) and total body washings for about a month solely with a Chlorhexidine containing soap. Getting rid of the nasal and skin carriage state would be desirable (50% success) if this was skin and soft-tissue infection. ...Read more

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After finger surgery staph infection (recovered), is staph risk higher for cortisone injection to free up finger joint?

After finger surgery staph infection (recovered), is staph risk higher for cortisone injection to free up finger joint?

Yes.: Corticosteroid medication (cortisone) has some beneficial effects in reducing edema and pain, but decreases the function of white blood cells in fighting infection. It is reasonable to state that in the setting of a previous post surgical infection that cortisone injection would increase the risk of recurrent infection. ...Read more

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In 2009 I had surgery 4 a staph infection mnth ltr I devlop sputum have it nw 4 3yrs, had pneumonia nw I hve boils, pimpl & kidny cyst chst hrts?

See a Doctor Now!: It appears that you have had recurrent infections in the past, have had chronic symptoms involving multiple organ systems. This will require immediate evaluation for detailed work up, including that for a primary or acquired immune deficiency. Please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Staph infection found after sergery placing pacemaker and wiring. Puse on wiring and open wound on site of sergery. How did it get there. 4 sister?

Common bacteria: Staph is a common skin bacteria. It is not unusual for a surgical wound to get infected. If the pacemaker is also contaminated this can be a big problem and may require removal of the device to clear the infection. Talk to the doctor who implanted the pacemaker. ...Read more

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A friend had stomach surgery, is now back in hospital with staph infection. How long does it take to clear? Is it contagious? - as I have a newborn.

Leave newborn home: You should not bringing a newborn anywhere near large crowds and especially the hospital. The child's immune system is not mature and if baby has a fever there needs to be a big work-up due to the possibility of infection from the womb. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a staph infection?

How can I know if I have a staph infection?

Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue. ...Read more

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How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances reinfection. ...Read more

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How do I spread a staph infection on my butt?

Hand Contact: Most staph. Infections are spread from person-to-person by hand contact. These infections start by introducing the germ to a new site; if the skin is intact, then no infection developes and the person may just harbor the organisim. Any break in the skin may introduce the germ into the deeper layers of the skin, thereby setting up the potential for a serious infection. Frequent handwashing helps. ...Read more

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Can I still take xinc oxide on staph infection?

Zinc oxide: Staph should be treated by specific antibiotics by mouth and sometimes also topically ...Read more

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Can I catch staph infection from kissing a guy?

Can I catch staph infection from kissing a guy?

Staph infections: No. The likelihood of this is extraordinarily small. ...Read more

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Is there a test to see if I have MRSA or a staph infection

Is there a test to see if I have MRSA or a staph infection

Yes: A culture can identify the bacteria that is causing your infection. Staph and strep are common bacteria found with skin infections. After the lab identifies the bacteria that is causing your infection, testing is done to see which antibiotics would work best for your specific infection. Mrsa is a type of staph that is resistant to the drug methicillin, but other antibiotics are effective. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! What to do?

I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! What to do?

MD today: IF you have an abscess that will not go away or get better it needs to be drained. See either your doctor ER or local surgeon. Likely you will need drainage and possibly antibiotics ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with a staph infection? Do I need to stop work as waitress?

Just diagnosed with a staph infection? Do I need to stop work as waitress?

Controversial, but..: I would say no, as long as you practice good hand hygiene and consider wearing gloves frequently at work. Staphylococcus is all around us and you won't pass it to others if you wash hands frequently with antibacterial soaps and/or use alcohol based hand disinfectant. ...Read more

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Had a staph infection lanced. Can I use peroxide to clean it when I change bandages?

Had a staph infection lanced. Can I use peroxide to clean it when I change bandages?

No: It is not recommended to use peroxide for these infections. Simply use warm water and soap before applying a dry dressing to keep the area clean. Change the dressing regularly so the wound heals properly. ...Read more

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What to do if I think my boyfriend gave me a mrsa/staph infection, how should I approach him about it?

B sure & don't fus: Many people have mrsa, u r exposed 2 it every day from just being around people in general. The reason there is a false stigma placed on those who have it is sad. It more important 2 know u have it or r a carrier than not. It is important not to enter hospitals or wear a mask 2 visit & he should not feel bad about it. If he were a surgical candidate every 1 is tested & rx'd b4 surg infec du 2=bad. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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 bacteria commonly found on the skin ...Read more