Why does my staph infection keep coming back?
What may appear to be recurrent staph infections may in fact be due to failure to eradicate the original staph infection.
Recurrent staph infections can also be due to seeding of staph from the bloodstream, a condition known as staph sepsis or staph bacteremia.
And then there is what is called Job syndrome..
Can you have a staph infection for years?
Patients who harbor the highly contagious bacterium causing staph infections can develop serious and sometimes deadly symptoms a year or longer after initial detection, a UC Irvine infectious disease researcher has found.
Does Staph stay in your body forever?
As a result, the body does not develop long-term immunity and remains vulnerable to that particular staph infection throughout life. While certain staph bacteria cause mild skin infections, other strains of staph bacteria can wreak havoc in the bloodstream and bones, sometimes leading to amputations.
What kills staph infection?
Most staph infection on the skin can be treated with a topical antibiotic (applied to the skin). Your doctor may also drain a boil or abscess by making a small incision to let the pus out. Doctors also prescribe oral antibiotics (taken by mouth) to treat staph infection in the body and on the skin.
What is the strongest antibiotic for staph infection?
Vancomycin increasingly is required to treat serious staph infections because so many strains of staph bacteria have become resistant to other traditional medicines. But vancomycin and some other antibiotics have to be given intravenously.
What happens if antibiotics don’t work for staph infection?
Usually, staph bacteria don’t cause any harm. However,if they get inside the body they can cause an infection. When common antibiotics don’t kill the staph bacteria, it means the bacteria have become resistant to those antibiotics. This type of staph is called MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus).