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What Is The Cause Of Staph Infection
What could be causing a staph infection to keep coming back? It goes away with prescribed medication yet comes back within a week or so
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
Some thoughts...: Some people have staph bacteria colonizing their skin or nose and have no obvious symptoms. During times of illness, stress, skin breakdown (cuts, scrapes) or immunosuppression, the bacteria can cause infection. You can also get it from coming into contact with it in the environment or with a person who has an active staph lesion. ...Read more
Staph aureus: This organism was originally named because it produced golden colored colonies on the agar plates on which it was grown. It was subsequently shown that color of colonies was not a species determinant and the production of coagulase was the identifying factor. Without knowing what kind of infection you have it is impossible to know how you got it, but many of us have s. Aureus in our nose & skin. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In the genitals, its from the warm and moist environment. Over the counter antifungal creams are usually enough to cure them. In general, it's from the fungus (tinea or candida) and normal skin bacteria (staphylococcus) that are allowed to attack through a break in the skin or a disease (like diabetes, etc). ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause you to get staph infection, my right lymph node to swell and a viral infection right after another?
Recurrent Infections: Causes of chronic infections: foreign body, vascular obstruction, long term antibiotics, severe combined immunodeficiency, thymic aplasia, leukocyte adhesion deficiency, failure to thrive, lymphoma, leukaemia, multiple myeloma, corticosteroids, chemotherapy agents, hiv/aids, splenectomy, malnutrition, common variable immune deficiency, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
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