Is the immune system supressed during a staph infection?

Unlikely. In general bacterial infections don't "suppress" the immune system; instead, the bodies immune system is increased to fight such infection. However, if a person is immune suppressed or has an immune deficiency, then bacterial infections such as staph are more likely. An example is chronic granulomatous disease. Persons with eczema are more prone to skin infections with staph as well.

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Can a person who just recovered from cancer and has a weak immune system also recover from staph infection?

Of course. Cancer doesn't really weaken the immune system nearly so much as pop claims suggest. And today's antibiotics handle all but the very nastiest staph infections. Good luck. Read more...

My immune system has change since a staph infection. My skin is really irritating in some areas, what can I use for my skin to calm the irritation?

Irritated skin. Hi there. Sometimes staph can secrete what is called a superantigen which can activate the immune system or possibly it is just that abnormal skin takes time to teal and you should take care of the skin by using moisturizers. Read more...

I have a compromised immune system, am I am I more susceptible for staph infections?

Yes. Yes, a compromised immune system can put you at risk for any type of infection. There are specific types of immune dysfunction that might put you at risk for only specific types of infection, but an overall compromise of immune function might put you at risk for any infection. Read more...
It depends... ...On how your immune system is compromised. If you take medication to suppress your immune system (e.g. Prednisone), then you may be at greater risk. Some immune deficiencies may increase risk for staph, while others may increase risk for different infections (not caused by staph). You should discuss your concerns with a clinical immunologist. Read more...

Is there any other way of a getting trichomoniasis other than sex; example weak immune system from sinus infections, staph infections?

See answer. Trichomoniasis, a parasite, is almost always passed on sexually. Trichomoniasis can also survive on infected objects like sheets, towels, underwear, and sex toys and can be transmitted by sharing them, though this mode of transmission is quite unusual. A weakened immune system may increase your susceptibility to this or any other STD. Although symptoms vary, most men and women are asymptomatic. . Read more...
Trichomoniasis. Regardless if a person has a weakened immune system, they would still need to come in contact with the trichomoniasis parasite to become infected. The normal routes of transmission for Trichomoniasis are penis to vagina, vagina to penis or vagina to vagina. It would be very uncommon to get it through a non-sexual route (like an unclean sex toy) Read more...