Strep infection mrsa

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Avatar m tn FYI, most impetigo is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Some by AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN>tococcus pyogenes (the same <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> that causes <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> throat). This kind of Staph causes boils, or crusty kinds of infections. If it becomes multi-drug resistANt then they call it MRSA. But AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>rs probably isn't MRSA. Where do AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> have it ANd is it on a large part of AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r body? Usually, AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> use the triple ANtibiotic ointment on it ANd that will take it away.
Avatar f tn He did, but, the results were worse thAN <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> - his throat is infected with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>MRSA</span>. He's had other symptoms as well; pain in one lung, ANd in his chest, shortness of breath, ANd headaches. For a while he was having pain in his stomach ANd vomiting. He'd had a chest x-ray a couple weeks ago for his lung, the doctor thought it looked ok. The doctor he just went to was AN endocrinologist.
Avatar n tn maybe AN infection in the vein or heart lining? Also, does ANyone know if the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> infection he had AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> reoccur? I'm trying to persuade my mother to call his cardiologist or infectious disease doctor ANd/or take him to the ER. Am I overreacting? ThANk AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> so much!
Avatar f tn I was kept overnight with the presence of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> ANd staph infection via cultures ANd blood. I was sent home after 2 days with a diagnosis of VRSA. I was sent home with doxycyclone ANd pain meds to take every 4 hours. I was told that if I don't see AN improvement within 24 hours thAN I should be seen asap. I was seen again last night. I had a cat sAN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> of my face. There were no abscesses noticed but small pockets of fluid.
Avatar m tn But I would check with AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r doctor on this ANd see if the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> group B ANd ViridANs <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> were sensitive to Levoflaxacin. If they are it may be a suitable substitute. Why do AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> wANt to stop the Ciprofloxacin or switch? Do AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> have ANother problem AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> wANt to treat in addition to the urinary tract infection ANd prostate or is the cipro not working? Have AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> finished the course of ANtibiotics? Is it making AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> sick? Good luck.
Avatar n tn There is very little about MSSA on the web. I did read a lot of information about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>MRSA</span>. AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> ANyone tell me more about MSSA? Is it curable? Does MSSA turn into MRSA over time?
Avatar n tn AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>FROMAN> seeing some of the ANswers posted here, I see that some of these folks have never had a group b AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN> infection which is completely different thAN being colonized. A group b <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> infection is so much worse thAN a yeast infection, ANd not just in the level of itchiness. Group b AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN> is not technically considered to be a sexual trANsmitted disease.
Avatar n tn I mentioned this to my doctor today (Friday) ANd he said that I should come by on Monday to get it looked at ANd possibly to have the infection cut out. Should I be worried? Is this normal? 3. If this ends up being a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>MRSA</span> infection, what do they do for it? My choices of ANtibiotics are limited as I've already been on penicillin ANd a cephlasporin ANd it did not clear up + I am allergic to Levaquin ANd that class of ANtibiotics (fluroquinolones).
Avatar f tn I've had <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> before... believe me, if AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> had it, AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> wouldn't question if it were AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN> =) AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN> usually gives AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> the white spots, so while it MAY be that, it's probably not. I suspect a lingering illness based on AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> being a smoker ANd recently having a sinus infection. Mucus AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> drip AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>FROMAN> AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r sinuses to AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r throat ANd cause all sorts of fun inflammation, ANd smoking would just irritate AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r throat further.
Avatar m tn people do not generally show immunity to staph so if AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> are being treated for it ANd other members of AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r team continue to exhibit symptoms, there is a high chANce of re-infection after treatment.
Avatar f tn I posted this on the endo board, but that one does not seem to be very active. Please help! How mANy of AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> had AN infection after laparoscopic surgery? I have had a few surgeries, but never had this complication. My belly button wound got infected. I identified it ANd went in very quickly. The doctor on call took a culture ANd put me on Keflex. I went in for a follow-up with my regular doctor (who performed the surgery).
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn MANuka Honey is, reportedly, so far the only thing that this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>MRSA</span> infection hasn't 'learned' how to resist. Here's my torrid tale: My nose was irritated ANd itchy ANd sometimes very painful, it felt like something was eating the skin inside my nostrils. I couldn't stop blowing it ANd I found tiny little black specks in what I blew out.
242516 tn?1368227505 The flu has passed epidemic rates in much of the country, ANd if AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> don't have a cold, I'm sure AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> have a friend who has the sniffles, fever, chills, aches ANd pains of a viral upper respiratory infection. This is different AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>FROMAN> a bacterial infection such as sinusitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia. A viral infection doesn't improve with ANtibiotics as these infections do. A virus hijacks AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r own body's healthy cells ANd uses it to reproduce ANd spread.
Avatar f tn He said everything looked fine. JANuary ANd February I was infection free. Come March 2015, I once again had the infection, no <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>>. I was given ANtibiotics, ANd this time I had to get a second refill on the meds because the infection is becoming immune to the ANtibiotics. It went away ANd I have been good until now, August 2015. My wisdom teeth holes are swollen ANd infected, ANd I am just waiting for it to spread through my gums ANd tongue like it always does.
Avatar f tn The Rheumy did AN ANti DNase-B test which was extremely POSITIVE which clinched her diagnosis which stemmed AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>FROMAN> a Past <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> infection someplace in her body which went askew. Oddly enough, this has happened again ANd this time her Ped was prudent enough to run AN immediate ASO ANd the titre is 800 .. this was after a month of not feeling well, with a AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN> like rash ANd no improvement on 2 ANtibiotics. Wonder if the UTI's AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> mention could have been a trigger?
Avatar m tn Or heard of a similar case? I know cellulitis is tied to a <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> infection, however, my concern is getting sick as soon as my doses of ANtibiotics are done with. Especially with the past 6 months i've had, being sick what seems like constANtly, because if it isn't AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN> its a cold, sinus infection or what seems like constANt tiredness. ThANks for ANy input.
Avatar m tn After some googling I have seen a couple of similar posts where people get both the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> g throat infection ANd ANal abscess. ThANks in advANce!
Avatar n tn Hello, Impetigo is caused by AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN>tococcus (<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>>) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. Methicillin-resistANt staph aureus (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>MRSA</span>) is becoming a common cause.So in AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r case ,it AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> be MRSA.But it AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> be confirmed only after culture of the oozing fluid orskin of the lesion. The culture AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> help determine if MRSA is the cause, because specific ANtibiotics are used to treat this infection. I think that AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> should get a skin culture done to rule out MRSA.
Avatar n tn I don't know if this helps, but my mother developed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>MRSA</span> (a drug-ressitANt staph infection) last JANuary ANd had to receive IV ANtibiotics for four weeks. It returned a few weeks ago, ANd she had to receive ANother two weeks of ANtibiotics. So, it sounds like it's possible for a return of staph. A trip to AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r dr. sounds like a good idea.
Avatar f tn Generaly they are caused by soem type of staph or AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN> infection. ANything the boil comes in contact with AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> spread the infection ANd if the person with the boil has ANy other scratches, open skin wounds they AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> fester easily as well. If the boil doesn't clear up in a few days or if AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> start feelig like AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> have the flu ANd runing a fever please see a doc. They have ANtibiotics for them ANd the doc AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> tell AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> how to better take care of them ANd stop their spread.
Avatar m tn I am unsure whether or not they know what is causing the infection (staph, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>>, salmonella etc), but it's my understANding that they do not. Yesterday (20th) he was shipped to a 3rd hospital (ANn Arbor University of MI) ANd told the infection had spread to his lungs ANd brain. This entire time they have been unsure of when the surgery would be scheduled. It is still currently unknown. Several questions. -AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> surgery be performed before the infection is responding to treatment?
Avatar f tn VRE AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> also be resistANt to other ANtibiotics. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>MRSA</span> is a serious ANtibiotic-resistANt infection caused by methicillin-resistANt staph aureus. It is a VERY serious infection. I doubt that she has either VRE or MRSA. It is most likely something small, perhaps even a mild allergic reaction. Again, be persistANt, be a bully, go to ANother doctor if need be. Good luck to AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> ANd good health to AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>rs!
Avatar m tn They do cleAN beds after each patient (at least they're supposed to). I'm not sure what the chemical is they cleAN with, but vinyl doesn't grow bacteria very well ANd the stuff they cleAN with is pretty strong. I wouldn't worry about picking up something nasty on AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r purse. MRSA is out in the general population, as is AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN> ANd ANy number of other nasty bacteria. Putting AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r bag on the ground is probably way worse in terms of germs thAN putting it down on AN ER bed for a minute.
Avatar n tn The muscle pains could be contributed to the fact that the infection settled into the muscles ANd it will take a while before it is all out of AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r system or AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> may need ANother round of ANtibiotics if it continues. If this was caused by the AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREPAN> virus then AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> could be resistANt to the drugs that were given to AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> ANd may need to try ANother before it works. Good luck!
Avatar m tn Should I have ANother STD pANel done ANd AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> they test for <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> or staph? What type of medications AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>CANAN> they administer if it is <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>STREP</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>AN</span>> or staph in the genital area?
Avatar f tn three years ago I came down with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>MRSA</span> infection that went cellular. A month into recovery, I felt severe fatigue, trouble breathing ANd startling cognitive difficulties. The MRSA infection recurred 4 months later in a new site ANd was treated quickly.
Avatar f tn Have they perhaps mentioned a concern for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>MRSA</span> (penicillin resistANt staph infection)? That would make more sense... As far as they reaction goes, I think it is more likely AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> have a mild thyroiditis -sort of like AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r thyroid getting the flu. This would cause the rate increase. The BP med is unlikely to be the culprit, but the prednisone certainly could. Also, were AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN> running a temperature when AN style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>YOUAN>r heart rate was up? If so, that would be a normal rate with a fever.