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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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How to disinfect (killing staph etc.) the inside portion of shoes?

How to disinfect (killing staph etc.) the inside portion of shoes?

Antibacterial Soap: Hibiclens Antibacterial Soap ( Chlohexidine gluconate ) is a good antibacterial soap and also Safeguard! Chlorhexidine is antystaphylococcal ...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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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 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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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

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What is a reliable treatment to get rid of staph colonization?

Staph aureus: A combination of Mupirocin ointment in the nares twice a day for a month, combined with bathing solely with a soap containing hexachlorophine (if you use another soap you will wash off the thin layer it creates on the skin and render it ineffective) to try and eliminate the skin surface contamination. This is only effective in slightly more than half of patients, but worth trying. ...Read more

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What is the signifiance of cqagulation neg staph and what is the treatment?

Not significant: Coagulate negative staph in normal host is without any significance. If person has prosthetic implant in body, pacemaker , hd catheter, or any other device than you need to correlate symptoms with that particular patient and come to conclusion . In that scenario you need to see infectious disease physician. ...Read more

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I'm infected with Staph aureus. I know, my bf may be colonized with a Staph by kissing. Can i get infected again by him when my treatment is over?

Wish I could tell: you no but yes you can get the bacteria to live on your skin again, which is impossible to guard against. You should not get infections all the time, unless there is something not 100% with your immune system -- but Staph is known to live on human skin, most of the time not causing any problems. Hopefully you will not get infections again. ...Read more

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Will an orthodontic treatment expose you to staph/mrsa?

No: Orthodontist use universal precautions and sterilization procedures to ensure safety and cleanliness in their offices and avoid any cross contamination between patients. ...Read more

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I am pretty much 100 percent sure that I have Staph infection and would like second opinion and get on treatment asap ?

I am pretty much 100 percent sure that I have Staph infection and would like second opinion and get on treatment asap ?

Staph infection: I assume you talking about treatment of skin and soft tissue due to MRSA. It depends on how severe the infection is. With small skin abscess I& D is enough. If it is a big boil then it needs I&D and oral antibiotics. In case the infection is more extensive then IV antibiotics must be used. Choice of antibiotics depends on local resistance, labs and culture results and preference of the physician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a staph infection on my foot?

Would depend : On what the wound looked like. You would also want to know if just staph or mrsa....And things of that nature. ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal staph infection treatment?

I'm worried about vaginal staph infection treatment?

Please clarify: Please let us know what type of information we can provide you with. What is the treatment plan that the doctor has offered you? ...Read more