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What Kills Staph On Skin
Was tested of staphylococcus, what should I take to cure it, .i mean the drugs that will kill the staph. Thank you?
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Where was the Staph infection? Was it in the blood? Or a skin wound? Also do you know further details - like was it MSSA vs MRSA?
Generally MSSA infections are more easily treated with antibiotics called penicillins or cephalosporins.
MRSA infections are more resistant, and may require IV or Oral antibiotics like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). But more details are needed before one can make a proper recommendation ...Read more
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
Hibiclens Antibacterial Soap (Chlohexidine gluconate) is a good antibacterial soap and also Safeguard!
Chlorhexidine is antystaphylococcal ...Read more
MRSA: No, Gentamicin does not treat MRSA. Gent is used for "gram-negative" infections. ...Read more
Is rubbing alcohol enough to kill staph after dressing a boil? (i usually wash briefly also to remove the smell, but want to make sure this is enough)
Peroxide is better: Alcohol is very toxic to skin, especially damaged skin. Hydrogen peroxide works well to kill any residual germs while causing less tissue damage. An antibiotic ointment may help as well (triple antibiotic ointments are available as generics equivalent to neosporin). Many experts believe thorough washing with good old soap and water (not briefly!) is as good or better than abx ointments. ...Read more
I know I asked similar before if antibacterial spray can kill staph shouldn't it also be able to kill hepatitis and hiv?
Depends: It is normal to be colonized w staph in the nose. Have you been cultured. What are your specific concerns. ...Read more
How to disinfect a delicate electronic item if I can not wipe it down with alcohol? Are UV wands or similar devices effective against killing staph?
Little or no risk: Inanimate objects like electronics (cell phones, keyboards, computer mouses, thumb drives, etc) are unlikely to transmit staph or other infections. But if you insist, light wiping with a cloth damp (not dripping) with alcohol, soap, bleach, or any common household cleaner probably would be sufficient and I would think would be safe for the device. ...Read more
Are alcohol based sanitizers effective against killing germs/bacterias that cause boils, MRSA or staph infection?
YEs: I know there have been studies with Hibicleanse that do show it does help at reducing MRSA recureence. ...Read more
Staph: Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Drainage or pus is common. When staph is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure. ...Read more
Regular laundry: Regular laundering (perhaps hot water) is about all you can do. Mrsa is everywhere and many persons are colonized with it. If you have family with it, it most likely is everywhere. You do all you can do to wipe down surfaces with disinfectants and use good house cleaning and laundering and wash hands, wash bed clothing and clothing an that is about all your can do. Use bleach as allowed. ...Read more
Staph inf: Question is not clear. Staph is okay. Could be in sinuses. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, people often have certain kinds of staph on their skin and noses -- but it either isn't infectious or causes only minor infections like boils, etc. There are more resistant types called methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) which require urgent medical treatment. Http://tinyurl. Com/pypqh95 see your doctor asap if you think you have such an infection -- and don't share razors, etc. ...Read more
My 35 yo hubby has a skin staph infctn over a year. 4-5 antibiotic rounds & has been sick all year! This yr he catches every bug an they hang on. Help?
See ID specialist: There may be several reasons that the staph infection returns - 1) that the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotics given (particularly true with methicillin resistant staph aureus - also known as mrsa); 2) that there is an underlying site or foreign body that is causing the infection to return after antibiotics are done; or 3) have an underlying immune defect (for example, job syndrome). ...Read more
Inflammation: A staph infection of the skin leads to a lot of inflammation under the surface. When inflammation occurs in the skin, the natural response is for the skin to thicken and then as the problem resolves, the thickened skin will start to dry and peel, giving it a rough texture. ...Read more
Not anaerobic: Staph and strep that grow on skin are aerobic. ...Read more
Can staph infected boils be deep in the skin where you can't see them but only feel them? Will you always be able to visibly see boils on the skin?
Skin: This is either new skin, healing skin or sill infected skin. It all depends on what it looks like. ...Read more
Lotion: Use a good moisturizing lotion to the skin. ...Read more