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I get extremely painful bumps filled with pus and blood in my vagina hairs every couple of months. I have been compressing them with a warm wash cloth but I'm not exactly sure what that does. I also just recently found out I had a staph infection aka MRSA

I get extremely painful bumps filled with pus and blood in my vagina hairs every couple of months. I have been compressing them with a warm wash cloth but I'm not exactly sure what that does. I also just recently found out I had a staph infection aka MRSA

There may be an: ...association between the MRSA and the recurrent infection in the vaginal hairs (folliculitis). If you're being treated appropriately with the antibiotics for the MRSA, that might help clear up the folliculitis. Be aware tho that any bacteria still hiding in the follicles may cause a flair up. Talk with your doctor about that & that other hygiene measures to help prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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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


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Going on a trip where I will get dirty and have no showers for a week. How do i to prevent staph infection from reoccurring which I had before?

Going on a trip where I will get dirty and have no showers for a week. How do i to prevent staph infection from reoccurring which I had before?

Dirty: I would advise you not to go on a trip where you think you will get staph infection. I know that you would miss this but your health and well-being is much more important. Think of somewhere else to go and enjoy the activity. ...Read more

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How can one prevent a staph infection?

How can one prevent a staph infection?

Proper hygiene: The best way to prevent a staph infection is through proper, frequent handwashing, and hygiene. If someone in the household has had an infection, make sure everything is properly washed and sterilized. Towels should not be reused. Bedding and clothing should be washed. Surfaces should be cleaned with bleach or lysol. If you have expereienced recurrent infxn, nasal Mupirocin is also helpful. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a staph infection?

How can you get rid of a staph infection?

Depends on where: Antibiotics are usually needed to get rid of staph infections, which are usually pus-forming. There are different kinds of staph bacteria, with some being more resistant to antibiotics (such as MRSA strains) than others, and with some being more dangerous than others. The location and the background health of the patient also determines the kind of antibiotic treatment, so a doctor is needed. ...Read more

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What causes a reaccurring MRSA staph infection? How can you prevent it?

What causes a reaccurring MRSA staph infection?  How can you prevent it?

Not known for sure: Some people get recurrent MRSA infections. Certain people carry MRSA on their skin , nails, and/or in their noses. (colonized), considered to be MRSA "carriers" and may be more likely to get infections. There is not enough data to recommend specific treatments that get rid of colonized mrsa. Some prescribe topical, intranasal, or systemic antimicrobial agents to patients with recurrent mrsa. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a staph infection scar?

What causes rid of a staph infection scar?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of a staph infection in your nose?

What is the fastest way to get rid of a staph infection in your nose?

Antibiotic: There are a couple antibiotic ointments your doctor can prescribe. You put them in your nose with a q-tip. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent a staph infection?

What are the best ways to prevent a staph infection?

See doc: See infectious disease doctor. Wash with hibiclens soap and take bleach bath at least twice a week. 1/2 cup bleach in full tub of water. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

Staph infection: After a break in the skin, wash copiously or clean the area and apply alcohol. Early taking antibiotics will usually be effective. You can also apply warm packs for several days. If the area of infection comes to a head, do not pick at it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a staph infection when med's don't work?

What causes rid of a staph infection when med's don't work?

Depends on the Med: I would ensure the right medications were used. If you have an abscess, it needs to be drained. Many staph are resistant to antibiotics, but there hasn't been a case of staph with proven resistance to everything. If you mean you keep getting recurrent staph infections, there are certain ways to attempt decolonization of your body of staph. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of staph infection?

Severity: It depends a subtle early staph can be treated conservatively warm soaks antibiotic ointments but if it get larger, hotter, painful than you will need antibiotics. At times staph can cause sepsis and get into the blood stream if not treated properly. If you have diabetes, cancer, on chemo, immunocomprimised then you must see a doctor and forgo the conservative plan. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of staph infection?

Is there a way to get rid of staph infection?

Antibiotics: Appropriate oral or intravenous antibiotics can be used to treat staph infections. Consult with your physician for a plan of care. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a staph infection when it seems to be all over your house?

Prevention: Worthwhile asking your doctor; he/she may want to culture your nose to see if you are a carrier. Otherwise, wash your hands well and regularly with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds at a time. Avoid picking the nose. Disinfect surfaces with disinfectant spray. Wash clothes/sheets in hot water. Do not use anyone else's towels. Everyone in the household should follow these instructions. ...Read more

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How do you acquire staph infection? Daughter has suddenly came down with staph was wondering wher you get such and how to prevent a reoccurance?

It is everywhere: Staph are germs in the environment.They can be found on the skin surface, door knobs,banisters, tables,shopping carts, etc. Some are non-invasive strains, some can cause infections.Good handwashing & antiseptic lotions can help limit exposure.People often acquire & lose staph germs every day & if under your fingernails you plant them where you scratch. ...Read more

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Do people ever heal from a staph infection, my sister says they dont. I know someone who has one and was wondering if they can get rid of it. so do th?

Of course they do!: I've treated hundreds of cases of Staph infection and absolutely most of them get better and completely resolve. There is something called a 'carrier state' which is where your sister might be getting confused. If you know someone with a Staph infection- I would direct them to an Infectious Diseases doctor who would be best able to help them (and any contacts who are concerned). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a staph infection on my face quickly?

How do I get rid of a staph infection on my face quickly?

Antibiotic.: If there's truly a staph infection on your face, a topical or oral antibiotic would be what you need to get rid of it the quickest. A combination of oral and topical antibiotic would be even better. ...Read more

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How can washing your hands prevent you from getting a staph infection?

How can  washing your hands prevent you from getting a staph infection?

See below:: Washing with soap & water is proven to be best way of minimizing the transfer of bugs (germs) from one surface to another, or from one person to another. These bugs are everywhere and under nails, so frequent washing helps to minimize the risk of transmitting infection. Some people normally carry the staph germs on their skin/under nails. By touching anything/anybody can pass bugs to your hands. ...Read more

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I have a staph infection i can't get rid of. What antibiotics would you reccomend?

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See a doctor: Staph infections are hard to self-diagnose; all you can really say is that you have an inflamed area, be it from infection, venous stasis, or other reasons. If the doctor diagnoses you with a staph infection, make sure the antibiotic given has MRSA coverage, and is appropriately dosed for that. ...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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If I am allergic to oral antibiotics, how can I get rid of staph infection?

If I am allergic to oral antibiotics, how can I get rid of staph infection?

Two possibilities: It is very likely that there is an alternative antibiotic that you are not allergic to. However, if for some reason the organism that you have is only sensitive to a particular antibiotic that you happen to be allergic to, an allergist trained to perform drug desensitization can assist you doctor to treat you. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of a staph infection. I've been to the dr and they lanced it open and packed it. As well as been on many antibiotics. What to do?

I can't get rid of a staph infection.  I've been to the dr and they lanced it open and packed it. As well as been on many antibiotics. What to do?

Re evaluate totally: First your dr needs to be sure this is an infection by removing a piece of tissue from the wound to culture, look for other signs of infection like an elevated white blood count. If truly infected checking for a deeper abscess, bone infection, retained tooth fragment or suture be sure your nutrition is good with some extra zinc vitamin c. ...Read more

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May have Herpes Simplex Virus developed a recurrent Herpetic Whitlow, sometimes confused with a staph infection. How can I prevent it?

May have Herpes Simplex Virus developed a recurrent Herpetic Whitlow, sometimes confused with a staph infection. How can I prevent it?

Valacyclovir: If these recurrences occur excessively frequently you may be able to extend the symptom-free duration of time by taking prophylactic valacyclovir. See your PCP and discuss with them. ...Read more

Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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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