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1/20/09 9:44 AM
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Orchid Man
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This is a question probably best answered by any health care professionals on here.

I know that there are lots of horror stories about staph and that terrible things can and do happen to people. But isn't it true that statistically most staph infections respond fairly well and fairly quickly to a well-chosen oral antibiotic prescribed by a good doctor? And isn't that even more likely to be the case when the infection is caught early, when it's still at the smallish pimple/ingrown hair stage?

Any notion of what the percentage is of quickly and easily treated cases as compared to the complications and horror stories?
1/21/09 7:17 PM
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Um, I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

Do you mean that staph generally is pretty easily and quickly cleared up but MRSA isn't?
1/22/09 8:18 AM
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Thanks
2/9/09 11:49 AM
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There are All kinds of staph. A culture will find out what type it is and what type of anti biotic will kill it. earlier is better. An infectious disease specialist will the best resource as opposed to a regular MD

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