Can a staph infection be deadly?

Staph Infections. Yes, staphylococcus infections can be deadly. There are certain strains that can be very aggressive and cause significant disease in the skin, tissues, and heart valves. Just because staph is cultured from a wound does not necessarily mean that you will die (the chances in this scenario is very small). The strains and circumstances of the 'deadly' staph is very unique.
Yes. Staph infections can be incredibly aggressive and deadly. It is important to catch them early and treat them appropriately.

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I have. Staph infection. In my colon die to vicomyacin. Is it life threatening? Can u give me info about it please. Thank you anma

Staph. Staph infections would not be due to vancomycin, they are treated with vancomycin (except for the very rare cases of vancomycin resistant staph aureus). We would need more information, but in general, a deep staph infection is considered life threatening and requires prompt treatment. Read more...

Can I still take xinc oxide on staph infection?

Yeah.. but. the pill form won't help the infection in any way unless you have a severe zinc deficiency and even then....not much. On the toher hand, zinc oxide is helpful on healing. BUT you have to have an infection treated with antibiotics (and often surgical drainage) before that becomes relevant. Read more...
Zinc oxide. Staph should be treated by specific antibiotics by mouth and sometimes also topically. Read more...

Is there a test to see if I have MRSA or a staph infection

Yes. If a boil or abscess is present a specimen of the drainage or pus can be sent to the lab and a culture of the organisms is made. If staph aureus is grown on the culture then next it is grown on a culture with methicillin to see if the methicillin will inhibit growth of the staph. If growth not inhibited the staph aureus is methicillin .Resistant. Read more...
Yes. A culture can identify the bacteria that is causing your infection. Staph and strep are common bacteria found with skin infections. After the lab identifies the bacteria that is causing your infection, testing is done to see which antibiotics would work best for your specific infection. Mrsa is a type of staph that is resistant to the drug methicillin, but other antibiotics are effective. Read more...

I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! What to do?

MD today. IF you have an abscess that will not go away or get better it needs to be drained. See either your doctor ER or local surgeon. Likely you will need drainage and possibly antibiotics. Read more...

Just diagnosed with a staph infection? Do I need to stop work as waitress?

Controversial, but.. I would say no, as long as you practice good hand hygiene and consider wearing gloves frequently at work. Staphylococcus is all around us and you won't pass it to others if you wash hands frequently with antibacterial soaps and/or use alcohol based hand disinfectant. Read more...