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What are staphylococcus and diphtheroid?

What are staphylococcus and diphtheroid?

Bacteria: Staphylococcus is a gram-positive bacteria. Diptheriods are bacteria. ...Read more

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What is staphylococcus food poisoning?

What is staphylococcus food poisoning?

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 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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Can you clarify what methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus really is?

Can you clarify what methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus really is?

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

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What is means by 'staphylococcus aureus will bind IgG molecules the wrong way round by this non-immune mechanism.' ?

What is means by 'staphylococcus aureus will bind IgG molecules the wrong way round by this non-immune mechanism.' ?

Clarify: This statement does not make any sense. Can you provide more information associated with this statement? IgG is the major defense against staph but there are innate immune responses (eg. Toll like receptors) without involving antibody involved in the defenses. ...Read more

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If I have been on amoxicillin eye ointment for a week and both eyes are the same what do I have? Staphylococcus?

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

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What ithe different between staphylococcus and herpes simplex virus? Both also will have blister?

What ithe different between staphylococcus and herpes simplex virus? Both also will have blister?

Bacteria vs virus: Staph is a bacterial infection - treat with antibiotics. Herpes simplex is viral - treat with an antiviral. But yes both can present as blisters. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for staphylococcus hominis?

What is the treatment for staphylococcus hominis?

Common colonizer: Of the skin. Usually does not need therapy, unless it infects a prosthetic device such as a prosthetic heart valve or cerebrospinal shunt. ...Read more

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What is used to treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

What is used to  treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

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