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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Do staph infections cause tb?

Do staph infections cause tb?

No: Staphylococcus and tuberculosis are 2 unrelated bacteria species that have nothing to do with each other. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a staph infection?

Staph: By giving antibiotic that the staph is sensitive to , if the skin/nostril is colonized by staph, good hygiene and the use of local antibiotic to the nostril ( mupirocin/bactroban) can help. ...Read more

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My 14 mo old had staph on her buttocks. What would cause this?

Common issue: The kid likely picked up staph on her hands prowling around the house & touching contaminated surfaces.She then scratched he buttochs at some point and transferred the germ to the break in the skin created by scratching.It could also ba at an inflamed hair root, or bite.These are quite common. ...Read more

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What causes a staph infection in your nose?

What causes a staph infection in your nose?

Colonization: Staphylococcus aureus colonizes the nares of about 25% of normal people. Any minor trauma inside the nose, like pulling out a hair, can cause an infection of the nose. ...Read more

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Can herpes and staph mix together and cause new viruses?

No: Herpes is a virus, while staph(short for staphylococcus) is a bacteria. They cannot mix together. They can both infect a person at the same time though. There are viruses - like the flu - that can "combine" when infected the same cell to form "super" viruses. ...Read more

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Can herpes and staph mix together and cause new viruses?

Can herpes and staph mix together and cause new viruses?

In brief. NO. !: No! Staph infections are bacteria. Herpes infections are virus. The two can coexist on one patient. There' s no known way Staph and herpes virus can mix to produce a new germ. ...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