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What Are The Different Types Of Staph Infections
See below: Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive. The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many infections. Mrsa are resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins like methicillin. Mssa are sensitive to these antibiotics. Coag neg staph include many species like staphylococcus epidermidis which colonize normal skin and infrequently cause disease. ...Read more
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
Can you tell me, are big boil type looking sores a form of staph infection and are they contagious?
Yes and no: They are full of staph aureus bacteria, we are exposed to this all day long. That said if you burst this and someone gets it on their hands and into a cut they will have the potential to become infected. Best to keep it bandages and stay away from susceptible people like the old and very young ...Read more
If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?
Yes and yes: Depending on your comorbidities (other diseases) that may cause immunocompromised states, you COULD get a bone infection after a break which COULD result in bacteremia (blood infection) which COULD result in death. This is rather uncommon but does happen in extreme cases, usually bone infections need surgical treatment and long term antibiotics. www.bmednyc.om ...Read more
I wanted to know if my staph infection is showing some type of improvement on my face. I have been going to emurgent care for treatment.
Need an exam: It would be difficult to take the responsibility of giving you advice without knowing the details of your illness and examining your face. If you have doubts about wether or not your infection is improving you best see a physician. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of very deep scars on my face. They are from a type of staph infection that eat away tissue.What can I do the most affective for the price?
May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend has been in a county detention center for a little over a month and I've heard that staph infections are common there. He has had multiple boils on his armpit, some have drained but more keep appearing in different sizes. He says it hurts to
Serious problem: He has to get medical help ASAP. He is at high risk to himself and any close contacts for significant illness if not treated appropriately now. He should make contact with someone in charge at the Center and if not successful he or a family member should contact an attorney to intervene especially if what you say is true that staph infections are common at the Center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful skin infection on ears neck face arms chest & back. Open wound type rash. Constant draining burning itching. Tests ruled out staph. What is it?
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
Immune system: Staph is a normal colonizer of the skin in all people. It usually takes advantage of a break in the skin or the mucous membranes. If you are getting serious infections then you need to have your immune system checked out. Otherwise, scrub well daily with good antibacterial soap to reduce the skin colonies. Swish/swallow and spray in the nose 2-3 times daily silver shield brand colloidal silver. ...Read more
Yes: But this depends in part on the type of staphylococcal infection experienced. If you are referring to boils on the skin, they may recur through several mechanisms, including persistent naso-pharyngeal and skin colonization with the risk of reinfection. If it is systemic it can be disastrous. Particularly if it gets onto the heart valves. ...Read more
Staph infections: Once you have a staph infection, it is likely you continue to carry the bacteria in places like your nose and on your skin. If you then have any tiny breaks in the skin, such as a bug bite or even just a small irritant rash, the bacteria can enter in and cause infection. There are ways to decrease the amount of bacteria you carry around on your body and in your nose - talk to your doc about how! ...Read more
Well...: Lots of dogs & humans have staphylococcus aureus bacteria on our skin. It is usually ok unless the immune system is compromised. It may enter the body through a wound. Mrsa (methicillin- resistant staphlococcus aureus) has been described that can be passed back & forth btwn a dog & a human. In this situation both pet owner & animal need to be treated. From reading, don’t think it’s common. ...Read more
Boil,red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills. ...Read more
Staph infection: Staph infections demand immediate medical attention. The infection may last weeks or months . Some individuals are chronic carriers ...Read more
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