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Will Therapy Kill Staph
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: If the dose of antibiotics was insufficient or the course was not long enough, yes, staph infections can recur. The other concern would also be if the bacteria developed resistance while on therapy. However, there is always a chance that some other organism has caused the infection; it depends on the site and the timing. I would discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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