Staph infection precautions

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Avatar n tn However, there is a high chance that this is just a small infected hair follicle and would heal up soon if proper precautions are taken. Such precautions may include maintaining hygiene and resisting the urge to scratch or "pinch" out the lesion. Perhaps, the use of a topical antiseptic would also be beneficial. I hope this relieved some of your worries. Keep us posted.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend recently acquired a staph infection on the shaft of his penis. He started taking his medicine for the infection four days ago and they have already cut most of it out and told him he doesn't need to return unless he believes it to be getting worse. So my question is this, when will we be able to engage in any sexual activities, obviously when it no longer hurts but is there a certain time period to wait after he gets done with his medication?
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.
721523 tn?1331585402 It turns out that I have been hosting a nasty Staph aurius infection in my sinuses and elsewhere. It is not technically MRSA, but it has become resistant against every oral antibiotic. We first tried Vancomycin. after a week, still had a feaver. Beginning the second week of the new combo of cubusin and Invanze. I am seeing an infectious disease doc. I finally called and left a message for my neuro about it yesterday. (He was in another town yesterday.
Avatar m tn A friend of mine has a staph infection in the hip. can the staph infection be spread to others? if so how?
483814 tn?1214315080 Either come clean with the prescribing doctor (after all, he SPECIFICALLY asked about liver problems!) or see another doctor about your staph infection.
Avatar n tn She is now off of that but the dr's are saying that she has a staph infection and is extemely contagious. They are saying that she is going to be unable to return here with me (where she has lived for the past year, just by choice, not medical) This recent illness happened 4 hours away from our house, on our way to a funereal. I had to come back home and one of my aunts is staying there with her.
Avatar f tn One of my little nephews (2 1/2 yrs old) may have MRSA-Staph infection. He got what looked like a little pimple on his nose and it turned black and started pussing and became infected. This was a 2-3 days ago. Yesterday we were all at DH's parents' house and the kids all play together. He mostly kept to himself (he's bashful) but he still handled toys that the other kids played with afterwards. None of us suspected Staph. We just thought he got a nasty bug bite or spider bite.
670271 tn?1225774348 And I have observed that when I was treated for lungs, the scalp psoriasis starts aggravating and when I was treated for scalp psoriasis, the problem of infection in lungs appear again. I have acute problem of breathlessness since birth. I was treated for Tuberculosis when I was 10 years old. I was frequently treated for Pneumonia once in at least five years. I was treated with the treatment of Tuberculosis in SEPT 2007 for four months with RIFAMPICIN and combination.
670271 tn?1225774348 And I have observed that when I was treated for lungs, the scalp psoriasis starts aggravating and when I was treated for scalp psoriasis, the problem of infection in lungs appear again. I have acute problem of breathlessness since birth. I was treated for Tuberculosis when I was 10 years old. I was frequently treated for Pneumonia once in at least five years. I was treated with the treatment of Tuberculosis in SEPT 2007 for four months with RIFAMPICIN and combination.
Avatar m tn Hi Pete..ditto to CalGal's responses. Your daughter most likely contracted C Diff in hospital with a combination of exposure to the spores and unbalanced gut flora from antibiotics. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing a particular hospital's C Diff stats as most states dont require reporting. I contracted it too, and wasnt even in a hospital - touched the wrong door knob according to my doc.
468440 tn?1318692241 Hello, They seem like boils or furuncle. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Hair follicles that are blocked by greasy creams, petroleum jelly, or similar products are more vulnerable to infection. Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle. Abyone can develop a boil/furuncle and it is not necessary that it is not found in clean,hygienic people.
Avatar n tn I've been having yeast infection for the past 5 months, At first i thought it was the change in weather and being that it gets moist down there i was getting the yeast infection. I went on vacation for a month and i didn't experience a yeast infection cause i haven't had sex. When i came back i had sex with man man and I notice that it reocurred again. I treated it everything was fine,until we had sex again it came back. I made an appointment to see my doctor and he gave me a precription for it.
Avatar n tn Large red itchy bump followed by sores/blisters on the bump, which seems to describe a herpes infection exactly. Could a staph or strep infection take on the same development pattern? I tried to check for hairs growing out of individual sores but I couldn't really tell. The problem is that I put bandages on the thing a few times early on and those ripped basically all the hair out. I doubt that helped the infection. I make all kinds of good decisions.
Avatar m tn Before I took those antibiotics my body was in perfect health, always atheletic and no problems. After that yeast infection i got staph, which i never had before, and my nuts itch although not red or anything, I just never had itchy nuts before that. So my question is. Did those antibiotics totally mess up my bodies system, and will i ever have a normal groin again? And I am also wary about having sex if my groin itches. What do i do?
242516 tn?1368227505 The flu has passed epidemic rates in much of the country, and if you don't have a cold, I'm sure you have a friend who has the sniffles, fever, chills, aches and pains of a viral upper respiratory infection. This is different from a bacterial infection such as sinusitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia. A viral infection doesn't improve with antibiotics as these infections do. A virus hijacks your own body's healthy cells and uses it to reproduce and spread.
Avatar n tn Regarding the staph infections, mention this to your surgeon. While they always take precautions to prevent infection, they can take some special measures to try to reduce the amount of staph organisms present on your skin.
Avatar n tn She said it's from laying down so much and the doctor said its a strong possibility of it being infected. Maybe even staph infection. I try to refrain from handling her clothing and bedding. Should I try to stay away from her as much as possible?
Avatar m tn So, do it only if there was respiratory precautions and if your nasal culture is positive for Staph aureus (MRSA). Let me know if you have any questions.
Avatar m tn I am sorry but the person who has the staph infection shouldn't have the infection exposed. and THEY should be taking proper precaution for their own good as well as yours. but I would make sure to wash wash wash if you do come into contact with this person. I personally would see ow if this one person is always getting these infections maybe suggest to the landlord or matience person that they be allowed to use a specific washer and dryer.
Avatar n tn I'm wondering if this is indeed a herpes recurrence or another staph infection. I am going to get a blood test for herpes at a clinic as I am in between health care coverage so can't really see my derm for another culture. Thanks!
1751415 tn?1315073043 He is terminally ill with what started out as gangrene in his toe (inoperable because of other health conditions) and has now spread to a little above his ankle. I am concerned that on top of everything else this might be a staph infection. I mentioned it to his nurses and they said they'll mention it to his wound doctor on Monday. In the meantime do those of us who visit him have anything to worry about or should we take special precautions?
Avatar m tn But after I used it i was reading the precautions ( which I should of read before using the product) and it indicated that it should not be used by people with compromised immune system and not be used on open sores. I don't know if it was made by human or animal cells but it freaked me out since I had open sores and it came on my eyes . Is there a risk of hiv?
Avatar n tn ) Benedryl may help, but it won't fix it if the irritation source is still there...something else to consider...The area may now have a staph infection started...Staph LOVES warm, moist spots with broken skin...If it is sore and hot, get your hiney in to the Dr...It may need an antibiotic as well as prednisone to get it under control...If the latter is the case, don't let it go...Staph can get worse rapidly and spread to your entire body...
Avatar m tn Do I need to take extra precautions? 2) Is it possible I got this from my wife 40 days ago. She's not sick, but does get yeast infections after intercourse? Her gyno gives her some meds and she is fine again? She's my only partner for 8 years? 3) MSRA is coag positive. Is there a resitance to Coag Neg Staph? What's the next step? 4) What other tests should I do to follow up? At least the lab decided it investigate further in order to identify it.
487969 tn?1249316891 Well - you probably already know my saga - I got a "staph infection" from my tubal ligation. Spent a week in the hospital. Now, this past Tuesday, I got a call from my GYN saying I had MRSA. On Wednesday, I went to the follow up with the surgeon that was called in to oversee my hospital stay and he said I am cured and I had MSSA (Methicillin SENSITIVE Staph A). I went to my GYN for follow up yesterday, and he said I have MRSA not MSSA.
Avatar n tn For example, you probably are at no more risk than I am of getting, say, a staph infection of your skin; but you probably are at higher risk for rapid progression or for a complication like sepsis (bloodstream infection). Certainly there are no data to suggest that immunosuppressed people (e.g., persons with advanced HIV infection) are at any greater risk of catching gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, or syphilis if exposed.
Avatar n tn They should appreciate the phone call and might take additional precautions to prevent an infection in your husband.