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Dr. Neal Kraus
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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


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Are there any herbal therapies for staph infections?

Do not fool around: Staph can be very bad and even kill you. Antimicrobials are essential. ...Read more

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Was tested of staphylococcus , what should i take to cure it,.i mean the drugs that will kill the staph. thank you?

Was tested of staphylococcus , what should i take to cure it,.i mean the drugs that will kill the staph. thank you?

It depends: upon the Staphyloccal strain you are infected by!!!!! Its VERY IMPORTANT to obtain CULTURE and SENSITIVITY since many are now Methicillin resistant (MERSA) and VERY damaging and communicable! The drug should be chosen by your Primary Care PHYSICIAN! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can a reaccuring MRSA staph infection kill you? If so what would you most likely die from?

Can a reaccuring MRSA staph infection kill you? If so what would you most likely die from?

Yes: Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can be deadly if the bacteria enters the blood stream. This very sticky bacteria can travel to the heart and destroy heart valves and heart muscle. Each skin infection increases the chance of this bacteria getting into the blood stream. ...Read more

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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)

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

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Does Gentamicin kill Staph infections including MRSA?

Does Gentamicin kill Staph infections including MRSA?

MRSA: No, Gentamicin does not treat MRSA. Gent is used for "gram-negative" infections. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil be used in the nose to kill staph?

Can tea tree oil be used in the nose to kill staph?

Depends: It is normal to be colonized w staph in the nose. Have you been cultured. What are your specific concerns. ...Read more

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What is cotrimoxazole staph and what treatment can we use?

What is cotrimoxazole staph and what treatment can we use?

Confusion: Cotrimoxazole is an antibiotic which is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (smx/tmp). Staph stands for staphylococcus, a genus of bacteria. Sometimes smx/tmp will be used in the treatment of staphylococcal infections. The treatment of these infections depends upon the sensitivity of the species and its varients causing the infection. ...Read more