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best way to treat Staphylococcus disease

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best way to treat Staphylococcus disease
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 4 years ago.


Welcome to JA!

Thanks for the question.


Treatment of staphylococcus depends on the site and severity of infection; type of staphylococcus bacteria (non-mrsa or mrsa)


Penicillin is the drug of choice if the S. aureus isolate is sensitive to penicillin. Penicillin G

Nafcillin or oxacillin or



Cefazolin is recommended for patients with penicillin allergy that does not involve an anaphylactic reaction


Alternative agents for those patients who are intolerant to beta-lactams and vancomycin and should be guided by the results of susceptibility testing. Daptomycin






Vancomycin remains the antibiotic of choice for the treatment of invasive MRSA infections or vancomycin in combination with rifampicin or gentamycin


The choice of antibiotic is a difficult process and depends upon the susceptibility results and is always done by an experienced physician. so if you are having any infection, consult a physician to run necessary tests to determine whether it is S.aureus infection or not and if it is, which antibiotic to use


What symptoms do you have? Or What disease you have been diagnosed? What treatment are you taking?


Feel free to ask any questions. Use reply to the expert to communicate.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 4 years ago.
Hi Juana!

The staphylococcal infections range from minor skin problems like boils to serious conditions like infection of heart valves. Some others include cellulitis, Toxic shock syndrome, bacteremia, septic arthritis.

There are some 32 type of staphylococcus and most common being S.aureus. The treatment depends upon the type of S.aureus, site of infection like for example in case of boils surgical drainage along with the choice of right antibiotic is very important.

The choice of right antibiotic is the cornerstone of the treatment of staphylococcal infections which is done by susceptibility checking. the sample from the infected area (pus or tissue) is used to grow the bacteria which has caused infection and then this bacteria is tested for susceptibility or resistance to different antibiotics. these results help in the choice of right antibiotics. antibiotics can be used as mentioned in the message above.

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Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 4 years ago.
Hi Juana,

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