Strep infection mrsa

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Avatar m tn FYI, most impetigo is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Some by Streptococcus pyogenes (the same strep that causes strep throat). This kind of Staph causes boils, or crusty kinds of infections. If it becomes multi-drug resistant then they call it MRSA. But yours probably isn't MRSA. Where do you have it and is it on a large part of your body? Usually, you can use the triple antibiotic ointment on it and that will take it away.
Avatar f tn He did, but, the results were worse than strep - his throat is infected with MRSA. 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 strep infection he had can 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 you so much!
Avatar f tn I was kept overnight with the presence of strep 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 scan of my face. There were no abscesses noticed but small pockets of fluid.
Avatar m tn But I would check with your doctor on this and see if the Strep group B and Viridans strep were sensitive to Levoflaxacin. If they are it may be a suitable substitute. Why do you want to stop the Ciprofloxacin or switch? Do you have another problem you want to treat in addition to the urinary tract infection and prostate or is the cipro not working? Have you finished the course of antibiotics? Is it making you sick? Good luck.
Avatar n tn There is very little about MSSA on the web. I did read a lot of information about MRSA. Can anyone tell me more about MSSA? Is it curable? Does MSSA turn into MRSA over time?
Avatar n tn From seeing some of the answers posted here, I see that some of these folks have never had a group b strep infection which is completely different than being colonized. A group b strep infection is so much worse than a yeast infection, and not just in the level of itchiness. Group b strep 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 MRSA 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 m tn To answer your questions Impetigo is caused by one or two types of bacteria 90% of the time it is a Staph and the the 10% of the time it can be a Strep type of bacteria. 1. It is contagious by touching it and getting it on your clothes, sheets, towels, counter tops etc. by touching the sores and touching those areas. If you wash your hands after you touch the sores then you should okay. Except that the doctors say to not have contact with other people until the rash or spots clear.
Avatar f tn I've had strep before... believe me, if you had it, you wouldn't question if it were strep =) Strep usually gives you the white spots, so while it MAY be that, it's probably not. I suspect a lingering illness based on you being a smoker and recently having a sinus infection. Mucus can drip from your sinuses to your throat and cause all sorts of fun inflammation, and smoking would just irritate your throat further.
Avatar m tn people do not generally show immunity to staph so if you are being treated for it and other members of your team continue to exhibit symptoms, there is a high chance of re-infection after treatment.
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 f tn I posted this on the endo board, but that one does not seem to be very active. Please help! How many of you 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 Manuka Honey is, reportedly, so far the only thing that this MRSA 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 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 f tn He said everything looked fine. January and February I was infection free. Come March 2015, I once again had the infection, no strep. 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 from a Past Strep 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 strep like rash and no improvement on 2 antibiotics. Wonder if the UTI's you mention could have been a trigger?
Avatar m tn Or heard of a similar case? I know cellulitis is tied to a strep 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 strep 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 strep g throat infection and anal abscess. Thanks in advance!
Avatar n tn Hello, Impetigo is caused by streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) is becoming a common cause.So in your case ,it can be MRSA.But it can be confirmed only after culture of the oozing fluid orskin of the lesion. The culture can help determine if MRSA is the cause, because specific antibiotics are used to treat this infection. I think that you should get a skin culture done to rule out MRSA.
Avatar n tn I don't know if this helps, but my mother developed MRSA (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 your dr. sounds like a good idea.
Avatar f tn Generaly they are caused by soem type of staph or strep infection. Anything the boil comes in contact with can spread the infection and if the person with the boil has any other scratches, open skin wounds they can fester easily as well. If the boil doesn't clear up in a few days or if you start feelig like you have the flu and runing a fever please see a doc. They have antibiotics for them and the doc can tell you 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, strep, 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. -Can surgery be performed before the infection is responding to treatment?
Avatar f tn VRE can also be resistant to other antibiotics. MRSA 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 you and good health to yours!
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 your purse. MRSA is out in the general population, as is strep and any number of other nasty bacteria. Putting your 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 your system or you may need another round of antibiotics if it continues. If this was caused by the strep virus then you could be resistant to the drugs that were given to you and may need to try another before it works. Good luck!
Avatar m tn Should I have another STD panel done and can they test for strep or staph? What type of medications can they administer if it is strep or staph in the genital area?
Avatar f tn three years ago I came down with a MRSA 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 m tn The prednisone and Medrol would reduce swelling, but would also suppress your immune system allowing an infection to get worse. Whatever infection you have, the antibiotics you have taken so far were insufficient to kill it. Try going back to your doctor and ask about getting some blood tests done for strep, staph (MRSA), meningitis, and any other possible tough-to-kill bugs your doctor might think of.