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Treatment of recurrent boils?

Treatment of recurrent boils?

Local hygiene: Complete your wound care. I wld obtain a culture of your nares to make sure you are not a carrier of staph. I wld talk to your doctor about leaving you on antibiotics for several months. I wld shower with hibiclens for several weeks. Any question see a infectious disease doctor for advice. ...Read more

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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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Will doxycycline treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Will  doxycycline treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Eye infection: Yes. A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from tetracycline. Doxycycline is used for many different types of infections. In the eye it is often used to treat chlamydial infections and lyme's disease. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Bacterial infections?

What are the complications of Bacterial infections?

Depends on location: Bacterial infections may have local complications such as abscess formation and extension of the infection to adjacent structures. They also can cause systemic infection with involvement of other organs. Different complications depend on the location of the infection. These infections should be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible. Sometime surgical drainage is required. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for ureaplasma? And recurrent gardnerella infection?

What's the treatment for ureaplasma? And recurrent gardnerella infection?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Ureaplasma is normal in female genital tract, rarely any need to test and if a test is positive, usually no treatment required. Gardnerella is also normal, but "recurrent gardnerella infection" suggests bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, including Gardnerella. The usual treatment is metronidazole (Flagyl®) by mouth. No other antibiotic is needed because of Ureaplasma. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a staph infection?

What are symptoms of a staph infection?

Staphylococcus : Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We are covered w/staph and our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut, lungs but if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (mrsa, mrse, gisa). Handwashing! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of staph infection?

What are the symptoms of staph infection?

Pain/redness: The signs of any bacterial infection are: redness, swelling, pain, heat. In medical school most of us learned the latin: rubor, tumor, dolor and calor (yes, doctors are nerds for the most part). :) these symptoms worsen along with the severity of infection (i.e. Dark fiery red is worse than light pink). If the infection gets more serious, you can have fevers as well. ...Read more

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Sinus Infectipn-gene sequencing of a culture was positive for staphylococcus epidermidis MRSE. Are antibiotics the only way to cure the infection?

Sinus Infectipn-gene sequencing of a culture was positive for staphylococcus epidermidis MRSE. Are antibiotics the only way to cure the infection?

Appropriate Rx?: That seems like an unusual bacteria for sinusitis – I question the accuracy of the test. Probably that was a skin contaminant that has nothing to do with your sinusitis. Actually, the IDSA discourages antibiotic use for acute sinusitis. Would seek ID specialist or ENT. Antiinflammatory meds may help. Antibiotics could have side effects. Need to try conservative treatment first. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a staph infection?

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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What are the symptoms of a staph skin infection?

What are the symptoms of a staph skin infection?

Boils & cellulitis: Abscesses (boils) or cellulitis (red, hot, swollen, tender skin). ...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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What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read more

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What are advanced symptoms of MRSA infection?

What are advanced symptoms of MRSA infection?

Varies: Symptoms will depend on the site of infection i.E, in the blood, in the skin, in the lungs etc..., skin infections may cause "boils", abscess, cellulitis( redness, edema, warmth to the skin), lungs infection may also progress into an abscess, fever, cough, pneumonia, in the blood, severe infection may cause low blood pressure, bleeding due to coagulopathy etc... ...Read more

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Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infections like histoplasmosis and others. The usual in the mouth is Candida Albicans or thrush. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of MRSA or similar staph infections?

Depends on : Location of infection. Mrsa is an invasive form of staph that is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics. Staph infections of skin and subcutaneous tissues happen frequently and can be treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. If it is caused by mrsa, the infection can quickly become uncontrollable. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial skin infection?

What are the symptoms of bacterial skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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