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What Is Staphylococcus
Bact toxin illness: Ingesting preformed toxin produced by staphylococcus, not detroyed by cooking; tasteless. Likely foods are creamy, mayonnaise type, e.g. Potato salad, cole slaw. Onset of symptoms in 1-8 hours. Feverish, lots of vomiting, cramps, may have diarrhea as well. Feels awful, lasts 24-48 hrs. Rx fluids, avoid dehydration, anti spasm meds may be needed. Not contagious. Wash your hands preparing food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What it says: Mrsa is exactly what it says it is: a strain of staph. Aureus that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. The reason this is such a big deal is that methicillin was, for many years, the sovereign treatment for staph aureus - and when a strain emerged that was resistant to it, it caused quite a stir. But there are (for now) effective treatments, including Doxycycline and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
What is means by 'staphylococcus aureus will bind IgG molecules the wrong way round by this non-immune mechanism.' ?
If I have been on amoxicillin eye ointment for a week and both eyes are the same what do I have? Staphylococcus?
Go back to doctor: If the treatment has not improved the eyes go back to doctor for further testing. May be wrong diagnosis. Do not mess around with your eyes they are very important ...Read more
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
Depends on situation: Most hospitals know what kind of germs are around in patients & what meds will best treat them. This helps create a starting point.Location & severity also factor in. Some meds like vancomycin & gentamycin are very effective but can require extra blood tests & have side effects. Often the dr chooses the big guns early and drops back to a milder agent if lab tests show it will work in that case. ...Read more
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