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How do you get staph infections?

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Can you get staph infections from people?

Staph infections are very contagious. Staph infections can be transmitted through people. Staph infections can also be transmitted through objects as well.


Is a staph infection dangerous to humans?

Yes, very. Especially the newer "resistant" staph infections. There are some strains of staph that cannot be treated with antibiotics. Staph infections can kill and staph infections that you encounter at hospitals are typically the most difficult to treat.


Are boils staph infections?

Staph is a common cause of boils.


How do you treat staph infections?

Staph infections require an antibiotic that is specific to treating staph infections. Assuming it is not methicillin resistant, (MRSA), doctors will typically prescribe Keflex or a similar drug to treat it.


Can cats get staph infections?

Yes, cats can get staphylococcus (staph) infections, and they can pass them on to their people. If you believe your cat has a staph infection, please take it to the vet for treatment.


What are staphylococcal infections?

Staphylococcal (staph) infections are communicable infections caused by staph organisms and often characterized by the formation of abscesses. They are the leading cause of primary infections originating in hospitals


Are boils considered staph infections?

Staph is a frequent cause of boils.


Can Staph be cured?

Yes, staph infections can in fact be cured. They can be cured with prescription antibiotics that are given to the patient with the staph.


Are staph infections common after a spider bite?

Most lesions that patients view as "spider bites" have nothing to do with spiders, and are, in fact, staph infections.


What is the age group for staph infection?

All age groups are prone to staph infections.


Are there different types of staph?

Yes, there are over 30 different types of staph infections.


Can you die from staph infections?

Yes, if you do not get your staph infection treated it gets worse and worse.


Are airborne staph infections contagious?

yes


Will bactrim treat staph infections?

yes


Can people give staph infections to dogs?

It is possible to pass a staph infection to a dog. Some infections cannot be passed from humans to animals, but some can.


What are the causes of staph infections?

staph is caused by the bacteria, Staphylococcus, which gets into a wound. Also, In teens, most staph infections are minor skin infections. People with skin problems like burns or eczema may be more likely to get staph skin infections. People can get staph infections from contaminated objects, but staph bacteria often spread through skin-to-skin contact - the bacteria can be spread from one area of the body to another if someone touches the infected area. Staph infections can spread from person to person among those who live close together in group situations (such as in college dorms). Usually this happens when people with skin infections share things like bed linens, towels, or clothing. Warm, humid environments can contribute to staph infections, so excessive sweating can increase someone's chances of developing an infection. Source/ Credit - http://kidshealth.org/teen/infections/bacterial_viral/staph.html


Is a staph infection contageous?

Yes, it is. Some staph infections like MRSA are highly contagious, and they are difficult to treat. Other staph infections are easier to treat, but just as contagious. If you think you have a staph infection, by all means see your doctor for appropriate medication.


What is the difference between staph and strep?

The main difference is that staph infections and strep throat are cause by two different strains of bacteria. Staph infections are caused by Staphylococcus bacteria, and strep is caused by Streptococcus bacteria.


Where can one find pictures of staph infections?

See the related link for pictures of staph infections.It's spelled staph, short for staphylococcus. A Google image search will show you plenty, however not if you spell it wrong.


If you have had staph infections in the past can i still get a tattoo?

Yes.


What can you take for staph infections?

antibiotics like cloxacillin


Is fluocinonide 0.05 percent effective against staph infections?

Steroid cream will not cure staph infection.


Are staph infections contagious?

Staph infections are contagious, yes. They are contagious until the infection has resolved. You can get the infection yourself with prolonged touching. For best information, consult your doctor.


How is staph linked to nosocomial infections?

They are the leading cause of primary infections originating in hospitals (nosocomial infections) in the United States.


Can dogs carry staph and pass it on to humans?

Dogs can certainly carry staph infections. This then means that dogs can definitely carry the staph infection and pass it to humans.