1. What is meant by a Staph infection?
Staph is the short form of Staphylococcus which is a kind of bacteria. These bacteria have the ability to live harmlessly on various types of skin surfaces and are especially found near the mouth, nose, anus and the genitals. But in certain circumstances when the skin gets punctured or broken staph bacteria enter the area that is wounded and they cause infection.
2. What kinds of infections can it cause?
Staph infections can range from boils to anti-resistant and flesh eating infections. There are different varieties of these infections and the difference lies in their strength, how deeply they affect, how fast they spread and how easily can they be treated.
3. What is MRSA?
MRSA is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus which is a term that is used for the description of the number or the count of bacteria strains. Staphylococcus aureus are found to be resistant to certain antibiotics that also include methicillin and it is quite effective.
4. How do I treat it?
There are different types of approaches and medications required for the treatment of MRSA in comparison to the other different varieties of staph infections. Antibiotics serve as the immediate treatment of MRSA but in certain cases doctors are required to pop up the area and clear the pus.
5. How do Staph skin infections spread?
People who suffer from skin infections or problems such as eczema or burns are prone to getting staph infections. Staph skin infection spread from objects that are contaminated and even through skin-to-skin contact if in case a person touches the area that is infected.
6. How can I prevent myself from getting infected?
There are several steps that you can take to prevent yourself from staph infections. If at any time you have skin breakdown or even a cut you should wash the area with water and soap and try to keep the area dry and clean and even covered.
7. What should I do if I think I have a Staph skin infection?
If you think that you are suffering from staph skin infection, first of all you should consult your healthcare provider or doctor and look for some early treatment. It is also important for you to follow all the instructions given by your doctor carefully.
8. I get recurring staph infections around my nose and lips. What could be causing this?
Staph infections are usually found on the skin but they can also be found on the lips and the nose because of the fact that the salivary glands of a patient can get infected by bacteria causing infection in the lips and the nose.
9. What antibiotic can be used to treat an abscess and cellulitis on the arm?
Oral antibiotics that possess good coverage of organisms that are Gram positive are the antibiotics that can be used for the treatment of abscess and cellulitis. Other therapies can also be used on patient that take oral antibiotics but after a time span of 24 hours.
10. Can cephalexin be used to treat a staph infection from a bite? I’m allergic to sulfa antibiotics?
Cephalexin is considered to be best for treating bacterial infections of the ear, respiratory tract, skin structure, bone, skin and various other areas of the body. Therefore it would not be incorrect to say that cephalexin can be used for the treatment of staph infections quite effectively.
11. I have a friend who is dying with VRE. What is this and is there a cure?
VRE is vancomycin-resistant enterococci and it is a bacterial infection that is usually contracted in a nursing home or a hospital that is opposed to the use of powerful antibiotic. VRE can be cured by the use of antibiotics but the treatment is considered to be a little difficult.
12. If a person goes to the hospital and develops staph and dies, is there any reason not to touch his belongings left at his home?
Staph infection is contagious and therefore it would be safe not to touch the belongings of a person who dies of staph infection at a hospital. People should always avoid touching people with staph infections and even their belongings.
13. I have a staph infection. Is there a vitamin I can take that would help?
Unfortunately, no such strong vitamins are available for the treatment of staph infection but through tests it has been found that Vitamin B3 can help in treating staph infections and they also turn out to be quite effective in the treatment.
14. What are the signs of a staph infection in a 3-month-old?
The very first symptom of staph infection in a 3-month old baby is a sore that is very similar to a pimple and it would also resemble the bite of an insect. The sore might also include pus or drainage accompanied with pain, tenderness, redness and fever.
15. How Long Is Staph Infection Contagious?
Staph infection remains contagious as long as an individual develops sores from staph infection. staph infection is a contagious disease and it can easily spread through touch therefore people should avoid touching patients of staph infection.
16. Vaginal Staph infection?
Staph is very normal colonizing agent of external vaginal mucosa and the skin and if in any ways there is any kind of breakage or infection of the hair follicle, gland or the skin, it gets inflammed and can cause vaginal staph infection around the vagina.
17. Staph infection spread?
Staph infection can easily spread from one person to another in living situations that are grouped. People who suffer from skin infections and share certain personal things like towels, bed linens and clothing can easily contract staph infection which is very dangerous.
18. Second Degree Burn now a staph infection?
Second degree urns can also lead to staph infection that becomes very difficult to handle and therefore it is very important to take appropriate medicines for the treatment of staph infections that are a result of second degree burn.
19. Staph Infection…Or Brown Recluse Bite?
Often it becomes very difficult to point out a sore as a staph infection or a brown recluse bite and in such situations the best thing to do is to go for a checkup and look for the symptoms of staph infection.
20. Why do I keep getting staph infections?
Staph infection is generally a normal colonizer that is found in every individual and it takes the advantage of a skin breakage to come out in the form of an infection. People who very often get staph infections should go for the checkup of their immune system.
21. Staph infection turns green?
Staph infection is a very dangerous infection that can even lead to the death of an individual and if the staph infection turn green after assorted treatments it is always important to pay an immediate visit to the doctor for treatment.
22. Tattoo after having staph infection?
Tattoo after having a staph infection is fine but the only thing that is required to be kept in mind is caring for the tattoo. The tattooed area should be kept very clean so that the skin that is broken is not able to come in close contact with staph infection bacteria.
23. Should my husband’s staph infection still have solidified puss?
If your husband’s staph infection still has solidified puss, you should boil some water and put it in a cup that should be placed on the area that is staph infected. This will help in killing bacteria and it also helps in getting rid of the staph infection from its very roots.
24. How to tell the difference between staph infection and a pimple?
It is a very difficult task to come out with the main difference between a staph infection and pimple since both a pimple and staph infection appear in the form of a swollen red bump on the skin but the symptoms have to be looked for.
25. Can he get my dog’s staph infection?
Staph infection is also found in dogs and human beings can always get staph infections from dogs. Therefore people should avoid going closer to such dogs who suffer from staph infection as it can turn out to be very dangerous.
26. What are signs of a staph infection getting worse?
Staph infections that get worse can spread in different other parts of the body which serves as the very first symptom of serious staph infection. Staph infections that get worse do not get treated effectively by the use of medicines and require immediate hospitalization.
27. My STAPH infection won’t go away?
If your staph infection is not going away in any circumstances and inspite of all the treatments then it would be better to consult the doctor and also tell him about the serious stresses and the symptoms that you might be going through.
28. Why did my staph infected finger not heal?
Many a times it happens that staph infection finger does not get healed and in these circumstances the best thing to do would be to visit the doctor and use some oral antibiotics that would help you in getting rid of staph infection finger.
29. How do you know when a staph infection is completely gone?
30. If someone had staph infection and you lived in the same house does that mean you will get it?
No, if your are living in the same house where somebody is suffering from staph infection, you would not get infected unless you touch towels, razor, clothes and various other things that the infected person might be using on a regular basis.