Clindamycin for staph infection

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Got a CBC count, Everything seems perfect just a bit low RBC and high WBC 15000. doc's treating for staph with flagyl 400. I've read somewhere tht these medicines don't work to treat staph! I m confident on my doc but just that a month is too long. and these tablets seems to increase my boils and the 1st day gave me bad chest pain. My boils are very tiny but many. now getting blackheads on my chest and thighs and got a hair on my chin(female) which was nvr there earlier!
Did they determine if the cellulitis was staph or strep and if it was secondary to another infection somewhere? Are her symptoms going away? Really important to treat that infection with a big gun to wipe it out. Cellulitis, depending on where it is can actually kill you. It took my husband about 2 days even with IV antibiotics to see the swelling stop and begin to receed. Very scary. As far as hair loss with clyndomycin it is .34% or in other words, less than 1% and very rare.
For the last week I have had a severe rash on my face, neck, chest and back that comes and goes. It is worst in the morning and evening, after I shower - or when I become stressed/anxious - this is when white heads appear on many of the red bumps. It itches and at times makes my skin feel "crawly." This began 5 days after taking Clindamycin for a staph infection (caused by a bug bite). (The day before taking the Clindamycin I had been on Nitrofuroin for a UTI.
I was taking clindamycin 300mg cap every 8 hrs for 7 days for recurring staph boils I had. I finished my course and had diarrhea all week on the med. I thought the diarrhea was normal because it was an antibiotic, but now I still have diarrhea after a week. I feel like it won't go away. The diarrhea is not bloody or mucous like, and I feel no abdominal pain. I'm taking acidophilus and eating plain yogurt. Any suggestions?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, after using the cream for one week now, the Staph infection has cleared up a little, but not a great amount.
My son was hospitalized for a staph infection, MRSA. He spent 3 days on Vancomycin 200 mL/hr. Then after he was home he was put on Bactrim and Clindamycin every 6 hours for 8 days.
I've had staph for as long as I can remember. When I was little(8-9) I noticed little red bumps growing on my head. It was not a problem and just stayed as red bumps but at the age of 13 those little bumps became boils and pimples due to the staph infection. I've been on all kinds of antibiotics and I found the most useful is clindamycin. My doctor stopped prescribing it to me because it was destroying my liver. He said I was able to take them again after a year of not taking them.
I am being treated with clindamycin for a sinus infection and waiting to hear if I has MRSA. Now my eyes are running and things appear to be blurred. It is running rapid in my family. My 5 yr. old grandson was hospitalized due to MRSA in his hip joint that found a home from having it in his thumb a few weeks before. They had to go in because it was to thick to drain. He is on the same thing I am but by IV for 6 weeks.
Hi all--this is the first time I've been on this forum, but I need some advice with a staph infection I've had for 3 weeks. I woke up with what looked like an ingrown hjair with a whitehead under my arm 4 saturdays ago--by evening my armpit was swollen. The next day i new I had a problem, I was guessing MRSA, which I had 3 years ago because of how quickly it got so swollen.
I'm having a hard time finding much information about how a MRSA throat infection is treated, however. I did read on drugs.com that pneumonia caused by staph should be treated for 7-10 days with Azithromycin, with the first two days by IV.. and I am worried that it's spread to his lung (which he says is hurting).. so still concerned that 4 days isn't enough. I need to read a bit more and get info from him about the dosage he's on. Thanks again for your answer!
Yesterday morning I finished a 10-day dose of clindamycin for a tooth infection and that seems to have done the trick. I had used Zithromax for 5 days a month ago for a sore throat but that didn't affect the dizziness. The allergist's interpretation for this is that either Zithromax was not the right type of antibiotic or the 5-day treatment was not enough. Depending on the result of the CT scan, I might have to continue taking antibiotics.
A week later I went to the ER, and the doctor did not to a culture for strep but just by looking concluded that I had strep throat due to white nasty things on my throat. She gave me a RX for clindamycin 300mg 4 x a day for 10 days. During most of the 10 days, I had night sweats, direaha, fever for about 4 days and same symtoms as before were present.
The condition may occur anywhere on the skin. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Please keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful.In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics and lancing may be needed.
Went to a Ureologist who looked at it and said it was nothing more than a skin infection. He used the word staph aand mrsa. Ive never heard of that happening there and i asked why it returned in the same spot and he said it happens. He gave me Clyndamicyn and it helped and it was 6 weeks ago. Yet the area is still pink and somewhat sensitive (not bad though) I never saw anything that looked like blisters etc etc. But when I would clean it there would yellow and green ****...
Today I decided to get a second opinion and went to Doctors Care and they took one look in my nose and without hesitation diagnosed me with cellulitis (staph infection). I was prescribed Doxycycline Hyclate 100MG tablets and also they administered a shot of antibiotics and gave me a prescription for Bactroban nasal ointment. Seems this is a really serious infection that can spread to your brain if not treated and thanks to my own gut feeling I got a second opinion.
Then it could be an abscess and may need to be drained. It could most probably be a staphylococcal infection. The treatment of choice for S. aureus infection is penicillin. The infection could sometimes be MRSA, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infection is treated by draining the sore and bactrim. Did you ensure to take the medication regularly? Have you completed the course of the medication prescribed? As unfinished doses can further lead to resistance.
SO, I contracted Mrsa staph infection. I went to the emergency room, they cleaned it, gave me antibiotics and sent me on my way. I have always have bad acne. But now four years later at age 24 I have terrible acne. Nothing gets rid of it! I've tried a little Accutane, clindamycin phosphate topical, proactive, peroxide, clenziderm...the list goes on and on. I have spent the entire year doing Levulan Blue light treatments were after the procedure you must spent 48 hours in complete darkness.
Please Help! I've been getting these red pimples all over my bum for the last few months (see photos). The newer ones are itchy and the bigger ones get whiteheads on them. I've been traveling through the tropics and I've been sweating a lot which seems to make it worse. Also, whenever I'm on long bus journeys it gets really bad as I'm sitting and sweating all day. I've been trying to use baby powder to keep dry which helps a little but it is still very bad.
My son was hospitalized for a staph infection, MRSA. He spent 3 days on Vancomycin 200 mL/hr. Then after he was home he was put on Bactrum and Clindamycin every 6 hours for 8 days.
aureus strains that do not respond to the antibiotics normally used to cure staph infections. The bacteria can cause infection when they enter the body through a cut, sore, catheter, or breathing tube. The infection can be minor and local (for example, a pimple), or more serious (involving the heart, blood, or bone). Serious staph infections are more common in people with weak immune systems.
- Surgeon removed option of surgically removing abscess off the table due to risks. - Staph Infection was found in central line. Blood cultures have been done to ascertain if Staph has enter bloodstream. - Medications were switch to Vancomycin and Clenomycin to cover options for addressing the abscess. - No Fever past two days Nov 25 - low grade Fever spiked, but was treated with Tylenol, could have masked true peak - No growth from blood culture yet. - Dr.
Given your daughter’s history of responding to the antibiotic Cephalexin, it looks the cause is bacterial infection which is causing these blisters due to infection which is responding to the antibiotics. The doctor was right in sending it for culture sensitivity. I suggest to wait for the culture sensitivity report and then whichever antibiotics are susceptible to the infecting organism can be started. Till then she should use the clindamycin pas as advised.
aureus, explaining in part the high rate of infection.(4,5) Infection with S. aureus may occur before any other signs or symptoms of HIV infection. Morphologic patterns that may occur include: bullous impetigo, ecthyma, folliculitis, hidradenitis-like plaques, abscesses, cellulitis, and pyomyositis.
If there is infection the bacteria need to be cultured. It is unlikely that oral antibiotics will be helpful for a toe infection. You need to be evaluated by both a podiatrist and an infectious control specialist ASAP. You might end up with a toe, foot or leg amputation. This nothing to fool around with.
Any thoughts on this. Once I had to go on antibiotics for a tooth infection and I swear they went away for awhile.
I was given instructions to have a follow-up with primary care provider and a prescription for Penicillin that was marked out (probably because she realized that I'm allergic...) and Clindamycin 150 mg was wrote in its place for the strep infection. Doing my research, I have found a billion different things that could cause these symptoms, such as Group B strep. I also relate to severe candida growth, as I have gotten them even in my teen years.
Vaginal boils can be due to infection, STD or it can be a Bartholin cyst. Apart from the tests for this also get tested for diabetes and hypothyroidism. It can also be due to allergy to something like undergarment, soaps, lotions, tampons, sanitary pads etc. You can soak in a tub filled with a few inches of warm water (sitz bath) several times a day for three or four days. This may rupture cyst and which will then drain on its own.
I figure that it is just my body fighting off an infection, but now I'm not sure if it is an infection it is fighting. Is it possible that the swabs are just picking up the normal Staphylococcus aureus that I've tested positive for in the past? Would a biopsy be the next step to figuring out what this is on my leg? The only pictures I have found online that match what is on my leg are for leukemia. Is it possible that my doctor is doing to biopsy to check for this?
Anyway, they grew concerned about his long-term high fever yesterday so ran a battery of different test, and his urologist came in last night and broke the news that Carl, somewhere along the line, acquired a Staph infection. “Staph Aureus” I believe it’s the exact name and precisely what it’s called. According to the doctors, it’s a fairly common hospital-acquired infection, but what’s bad about this particular ‘strain’ is that it’s somewhat drug-resistant.
The lump is still there and during the biopsy they were supposed to also test for infection, which either they did or didn't, the report is nowhere to be found. They guess it is a chronic staph infection. My question is, how can I get the infection and lump cleared up? I am currently on Clindamycin 300 mg 4 times a day, but with very slow progress. During the biopsy they removed a small amount of pus. I am currently under the care of an Infectious Disease doctor.
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