Daily Health Tips: Still On Staph…


Q1: Hello ma’am, thanks for your teaching. Please, I have some issues bothering me. I did HVS and urine mcs. Both showed that I have heavy growth of Staph and moderate growth of candida but I’m surprised about the level of the Staph because I’ve been abstaining from sex for about a year now. My question now is, is Staph being contacted only through sex and what is the best treatment for it? But currently I’m on Rocephine injection. Thanks ma’am

Q2: Good day doctor, please I would like to know which is more productive in treating Staph that has lasted for some years: the English or native medicine? Note: I have tried the English medicine and it didn’t work

Q3: Hello Doc. I have followed your updates and advice overtime and really appreciate your efforts at contributing to the wellness of people. My challenge is Staph which I have battled for some years now and I wish I could give you a detailed explanation of my experience with it. As we all know Staphylococcus is a very stubborn infection even as some believe it’s incurable. I have treated it twice with local drugs but it keeps reappearing after some months. My own symptoms are cough and blisters on my chest and neck region. I am writing to seek for your prescription on effective medication that cures it permanently. Thanks as I await your reply.

Q4: How can I settle this Staph infection to be normal and eradicated?

Q5: Hi doc please does Staph aureus has a cure?

Q6: What is the best cure for Staph aureus? I do watch your program on DSTV

Q7: Dr, good evening. I have sent you texts severally with no reply. I have not seen my period for 3 month so I went for an infection test and the lab result shows I have scanty growth of Staph. So they prescribed some drugs for me and I purchased them and took them but up till this moment, I have not seen it yet. I am scared and worried.

Q8: Hi Doc! How does someone contact Staph? And does it have anything to do with not getting pregnant?

A: I could pull up tens more questions on Staph from this page! This is a representative sample of the sort of questions, a lot of you have on this subject. This is always a topical issue as people consistently worry about what this means. I reproduce a post I had made on this below:

Staphylococcus has received a bad rap over the years, especially in Nigeria. A whole lot of TV advert time in the past was devoted to traditional/alternative/native medicine practitioners who all claimed a cure for this ‘terrible’ Sexually Transmitted Infection. After the airwaves were made off limits, attention moved to the print media where all manner of cures are touted for ailments ranging from the indomitable staph to fibroids! Have you read about how some drugs can make people excrete their fibroids out???! I shake my head in wonder 😀

Generally, Staphylococci, Staph for short, are bacteria which can be found in people’s noses or skin all over the body, minding their own business until a cut or injury occurs giving the germs access into the body. This is the reason why surgeons meticulously scrub sites for surgery before they make a single cut because infections caused by Staph can be deadly. They usually cause infections like boils but can also get into the blood, as described for surgery above, and cause infections too. They are also responsible for Staphylococcal food poisoning and Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) as can happen in people who use tampons.

People who are more at risk of Staph infections include breastfeeding mothers, new born babies, diabetics, people with sores/injuries of any sort and also people with compromised immune systems.

It is usually spread by direct contact with an infected sore or use of infected personal care items like shave sticks, plasters or bandages.

Technically, Staph infections are not considered Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI); however, because Staph is spread through skin to skin contact, it can cause an STI if there is contact between the genitals and the area with a Staph infection. Remember also, that these bacteria are found on the skin and so can show up in urine. Thus, if this was isolated in your urine, it does not mean that it is sexually transmitted. As part of the test carried out in isolating the organism in your urine, specific antibiotics would have been shown as being active against the organism. Be sure to use this and complete the dose.

Given that Staph infections are spread through person to person contact, practicing good hygiene is a great idea. Wash your hands often especially after contact with situations described above. Remember that you can also spread the infection from one part of your body to another, so it is important to keep wounds clean and properly covered. If a towel is used to clean the area, this should be done once and then the towel washed in hot water. Do not share items of personal care like towels and be sure to bath every day.

Menstruating ladies who use tampons should be sure to change them often to prevent TSS.

More importantly, speak with your doctor if you believe you have recurrent infections and/or are not responding to treatment.

Have a good night, people 😀

 

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3 Responses to Daily Health Tips: Still On Staph…

  1. Blessing Udom says:

    Dr. thank you for all the medical and health advice.  Please I have hiccup or belching constantly that my chest pains memost of the time.  I have received so many treatments, done Echo test, MCR, several scan and X-ray ecg etc that the Dr. advice me not to do or take more medications for that as I have taken so much over the years. Now I notice that if a keep away from food or heavy food, I feel better but I am leaning and feel tired  because of hunger. What else should I do. Thank you. 

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  2. theblondelawyersite says:

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  3. Reblogged this on chatwithketch and commented:

    Q: Good evening Dr. Ketch, thank you for the good work. Please I will like to know if Staph is indeed a stubborn infection that can rarely be treated once. And is it possible that someone can know immediately it is contacted. What is the best way to treat it? Thank you.
    A: The last time I answered this question, I took a sampling of about 7 or 8 questions…asking the same thing: what do I do about Staph? Well, the questions are building up again, so I guess it’s time to post this again.

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