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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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What does it mean if staphylococcus aureus got on my skin and backpack?

What does it mean if staphylococcus aureus got on my skin and backpack?

Too late: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common bacteria there is on the planet earth. There is no question that it can be found on almost every surface including the two you mentioned. The question is, does the mere presence mean anything? The answer is no. Unless you have a bad immune system, or one of the more serious subtypes, the mere presence means you are alive here on earth with me. ...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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Can staphylococcus aureus lead to death?

Staph aureus: Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin. This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type(s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis. ...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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Will a wound make staphylococcus aureus worse?

Reverse is true: Staph. Is a very common bacteria found in our everyday environment. Some people even carry it in their nose and don't even know it! it doesn't become a problem until it gets into a break on the skin and causes infection. An infected wound won't heal until the body's immune system can kill and remove all bacteria which is dramatically improved with antibiotics. ...Read more