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My 9 month old taking amoxicillin has ended up with a staph infection in the diaper area & buttocks. Did amox. Cause this? He has had a history of thi

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The germs in his diaper area did.
There are staph germs everywhere and almost none are killed by amoxicillin. Whether it came from contaminated hands of a caregiver, or surfaces the kid touched, it picked up staph witch grew where it found moisture & food,

In brief: No

The germs in his diaper area did.
There are staph germs everywhere and almost none are killed by amoxicillin. Whether it came from contaminated hands of a caregiver, or surfaces the kid touched, it picked up staph witch grew where it found moisture & food,
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly contributed

Staph infections are resistant to amoxicillin.
It is possible that Amoxicillin eliminated some "good bacteria" and that the loss f these "good bacteria" may have allowed the staph infection to develop.

In brief: Possibly contributed

Staph infections are resistant to amoxicillin.
It is possible that Amoxicillin eliminated some "good bacteria" and that the loss f these "good bacteria" may have allowed the staph infection to develop.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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