How can staphylococcal infections be cured?

Antibiotics. You can take antibiotics, have abscesses drained, wash daily with hibiclens , and take bleach baths-1/2 cup in full tub of water-do 2to3 times a week-soak for 10 minutes each time. Vitamin d 1000iu daily may also help.

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What are the tests for staphylococcal infection?

Culture. A swab of infected material such as " pus" is collected and send to the laboratory for positive identification of the bacteria. Read more...

What are the symptoms of staphylococcal infection?

Depends. It depends on where the infection is; lung infection will cause pneumonia , the patient may have fever, cough, shortness of breath etc..., in the blood stream, patient may develop hypotension, fever, organs failure, on the skin redness of skin, fever, abcess etc..., . Read more...

Is there any immunity after staphylococcal infection?

No. There is no ability for your body to form full protection from further staph infections in the future. In fact, your body is covered in staph on an ongoing basis every day (so is everyone else's) and staph is supposed to be there. Its just that sometimes, staph takes over and causes infections. You are still at risk of that happening again. Read more...
Yes. We do form antibodies but they are not very efficient since antibodies are better at viruses, cancer, and fungus. The white blood cells fight the bacterial infections but they do not retain any memory cells which is why re infection occurs. Read more...

How prevalent are staphylococcal infections in the us?

Very common. Staph can be grown on anyone's skin. Infection occurs when the bacteria takes over. It can start with a scratch or pimple, a hangnail, ear infection, sore throat or sinus infection to name a few. Staph is not usually serious, a poor immune system, resistant bacteria or bad location can make it serious but most infections can be easily treated. Read more...
Very common . Staph causes boils , impetigo and other skin infections even flesh-eating disease. Read more...

Can I get staphylococcal infection by eating soiled food?

Possibly. Ingestion of large amount of any bacteria can cause diarrhea, staphylococcus included. However, this organism is usually found on the skin and tends to infect that area with boils and pimples. Read more...
Toxin food poison. Staphylococcus is ubiquitous; it is all over, normally lives on skin, etc. Some strains make a tasteless, heat resitant toxin (not destroyed by cooking) that can cause a food poisoning assoc w/fever, lots of vomiting, diarrhea; starts 1/2-8h after ingestion; lasts 24-48h. Won't cause abscess (pus pocket), skin infections, etc from eating it, but can make you miserable, dehydrated. Read more...

Which are the symptoms of localized staphylococcal infections?

Pain/redness. The signs of any bacterial infection are: redness, swelling, pain, heat. In medical school most of us learned the latin: rubor, tumor, dolor and calor (yes, doctors are nerds for the most part). :) these symptoms worsen along with the severity of infection (i.e. Dark fiery red is worse than light pink). If the infection gets more serious, you can have fevers as well. Read more...

Do lots of people get staphylococcal infection, or is it unusual?

Yes lots. Staphylococcal infections are very common. Probably just about everyone has had numerous staph. Infections during a life time. Boils and skin pustules are invariable to to staph.. Post operative wound infections most commonly due to staph.. Worst, or most difficult to treat are mrsa, methicillin resistant staph. Aureus. Many of us have dormant staph. On our skin. Hence need for good hand washing. Read more...

Are staphylococcal infections deadly?

They can be. Staphylococcus is a bacteria that can cause either local or widespread infection. If staph infects the blood stream and causes damage of organs, this is called sepsis and it can be fatal if not treated with antibiotics. Read more...
Staph Infections. Yes, they can be deadly if they are left untreated. The main bacteria that causes wound infections is stapylococcus aureus. It naturally lives on most of our skin. Most strains of staph respond well to antibiotics and are therefore, relatively harmless and easy to treat. Unfortunatly, we now have antibiotic resistant strains of staph, which is what MRSA is. Read more...

Will a staphylococcal infection kill me?

Depends. If you are really healthy not likely. Being immunosuppresed and having a severe staph infection can be life threatening. Read more...