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Can a staph infection return after treatment w antibiotics?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

If the dose of antibiotics was insufficient or the course was not long enough, yes, staph infections can recur. The other concern would also be if the bacteria developed resistance while on therapy.
However, there is always a chance that some other organism has caused the infection; it depends on the site and the timing. I would discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

If the dose of antibiotics was insufficient or the course was not long enough, yes, staph infections can recur. The other concern would also be if the bacteria developed resistance while on therapy.
However, there is always a chance that some other organism has caused the infection; it depends on the site and the timing. I would discuss with your doctor.
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