Staph infection drugs

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Avatar m tn Several months ago i started to have a mild acne on my forehead, I did some exams and came out positive for staph aureus infection and staph epidermidis in two different labs. I took a treatment with antibiotics called ofloxacin 400 mg for ten days, my tests showed to be sensible to this drug. During the treatment the acne almost vanished but after i stopped it the situation was as bad as always.
Avatar f tn Is it Staph epidermidis or Staph aureus. Ask them about that too. If staph epi then it is just normal bacteria and doesn't need treatment if Staph aureus it depends on how much you have of it. If only a few bacteria then they may not treat it but if you have a lot then they will give you an antibiotic. It depends on how what term you are in in your pregnancy if they can give you antibiotics. But the antifungal is a topcial so it should be okay.
Avatar m tn My dermatologist said that I will basically have a staph infection forever and will have to treat is as needed. Is this a proper diagnosis? Why can't I get rid of it? I have already tried antibiotics and other drugs that have helped for a while but it comes back.
402056 tn?1201542188 s doctor. Any 101 on staph infection would have to be based on intimate knowledge of the specific staph involved, the extent of the pneumonia, and based on his general health and the response thus far to antibiotic therapy, the likelihood of his recovering.
Avatar m tn Oh so I looked it up and that is just a cute name for staph infection yeah people with HIV get staph bumps but so do people without HIV. I got it last year it is a pain to get rid of see a dr cause staph is dangerous. When I had staph I thought maybe I had HIV and I got tested and I did not have HIV. I learned symptoms don't mean anything !
Avatar m tn The doc perscribed several medications to emprericly treat me. However, many meds were uneffective against the staph. The drugs I did get, that were supposed to be effective are Rocephine 500mg injection 2 weeks ago and Cravit 500x3 and 250x7 1 week 3 days ago During the infection, the staff had spread across my unrinary tract and reproductive tract. ie. Tescicles, vas defereance, bladder etc. That was the worst of it. I'm glad to say the treatment cleared up 95% of the trouble.
Avatar n tn and said it was a staph infection and told me I should get into an antibiotic. I have 5 big hives but it is not all over my body and I am currently taking antihistamines and I am applying triple antibiotic topical to the surfaces of the hives. I there anything else I should do? I really cannot make it to the hospital and see a doctor rigth now.
Avatar m tn Hello, Since you are having staph infection, so if your girlfriend has been diagnosed with staph infection then chances are there that the infection got transmitted during physical contact like sexual contact or skin to skin contact. It is very surprising that the infection has not shown much results with antibiotics, In such cases, it is advisable to get the culture sample from the sores and a biopsy skin done which will confirm the diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm suffering frm staph from past a month. Low grade fever. stiff neck and swollen body at times not everyday. 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.
Avatar f tn I understand that staphylococcus has not yet been identified as a sexually transmitted disease, however I believe this is just an assumption due to a lack of research in this specific matter. I have had three swabs over the past year (I am a female), the first two have came back negative for any STD but with a sign of yeast. I had recurrent thrush infections.
Avatar n tn Currently, my husband has a staph infection and is on antibiotics. This is number 4 outbreak in a year. He has never had any staph infection before and has an autoimmune disorder since his youth. He suffers from hypothyroidism and alopecia. Why now? How do we get rid of it and is this going to be an issue for a long period. As my son too has an autoimmune disorder, alopecia should I be concern for him as well?
Avatar n tn Folicullitis is usually from staph. Under-skin infection may be from staph or strep. Infection usually invades under the skin if there is any (even slight) skin injury, fissure If it was contact dermatitis (soap, new clothes or washing detergent), there wouldn't be under-skin fluid, I guess. It may help, if you check in google using "staph scrotum", "celullitis", "staphylococcus groin", "streptococcus groin" and related terms.
Avatar n tn can a recurrent staph infection caused by a foreign body left from surgery cause permanent nerve damge?
Avatar n tn I had a break out in my mouth last week and by Friday I had a sore on the bottom of my foot that woke me up because of the pain shooting up my leg. Went to doctor and he thinks it is a staph infection put me on antibodic and gave me a shot. Told me if it got worse to go to hospital. I have had these same sores for over 8 years and repeated upper respiratory infections.
Avatar n tn My wife has a staph infection she had to be admitted in to the hosp. She's on antibiotics throuh iv. Night she bumped the sore by acceident and puss came out and she is more pain than before is this a good thing that it is draining?
910014 tn?1242727443 My 24 year old daughter was admitted into the hospital with staph infection on her side. She had a fever and was in severe pain. They have her on antibiotics via IV. I am very worried I have read that this can cause a brain abcess or liver or kidney dammage. My question is; what to expect and are there any alternitives to the treatment she is recieving????? Help please.....VERY WORRRIED MOM!!!!
Avatar m tn So a few weeks ago I got this big boil on my waist that was like an ingrown hair and eventually after about a week went away on its own. You could still see discoloration there but there's no bump and no more pain. However, now I have one on my butt and it's almost the same thing. So I went to the doctor and they told me that it's a bad staph infection and they prescribed me Bactrim. Before I took it the boil was very painful and it hurt to even sit down.
Avatar m tn Staph is a common flora that is found on everyones skin and this is quite common. I too had my semen tested due to an ongoing situation and was told that staph was found.. my Drs told me that this is normal and nothing to be concerned about..
Avatar n tn I am pretty sure thats what happened to me, I think I had empetigo (another form of staph infection) and I used bacitracin on them sometimes, they NEVER seemed to heal. I used a lot of old MAKE UP and COVER UPs that probably contained bacteria as well, so my outbreaks were on-going. I just leaned that. So in your case, I would say, wash your face well daily to keep down staph, get tested for staph next time you have one. Or they give you prescriptions for skin infections.
Avatar f tn Yes. Staph infections are from a type of bacteria- staphylococcal. It can cause TONS of different problems and is easily spread to others. For example- have you ever heard of MRSA outbreaks? That is a kind of staph that is drug resistant and it can spread very easily. Toxic Shock Syndrome, when a tampon leads to a build up of bacteria that gets into the blood stream and shuts down the body, is another kind of staph infection. This doesn't mean you definitely have it, but it's possible.
Avatar f tn Sounds like you are doing all the right things. If the doctor's found staph and the antibiotics aren't working your son may be resistant to them, or the strain of staph is resistant to them. Just continue to be presistant with the doctors! Staph can spread so keep an eye out, the other things you mentioned may be the staph spreading. I would call and let the doctor know!