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How do you know if you're carrying an active staph infection?

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Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology
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In brief: A skin culture

A dermatologist will perform a skin culture.

In brief: A skin culture

A dermatologist will perform a skin culture.
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dr. Shelly Friedman
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine

In brief: Culture

First you have to have signs and symptoms suggestive of an infection ( fever, chills, elevated white count, abscess, etc.
..), then a culture of blood or material from suspected site of infection ( i.E pus) and identify the bacteria, the material obtained for culture form a wound should be from deep inside the wound, superficial wound culture can be deceiving.

In brief: Culture

First you have to have signs and symptoms suggestive of an infection ( fever, chills, elevated white count, abscess, etc.
..), then a culture of blood or material from suspected site of infection ( i.E pus) and identify the bacteria, the material obtained for culture form a wound should be from deep inside the wound, superficial wound culture can be deceiving.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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