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Staph infections, obesity, recovery chances - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you
User :   Hi. My aunt has staph infection and is not getting better. Is there a possibility she can die from this?
Doctor :   Ok
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i will help u in this
Doctor :   can i ask few questions ?
User :   Sure.
Doctor :  
wats her age
User :   Late 40's.
Doctor :   Is she diabetic or hypertensive
User :   I think she is diabetic.
Doctor :  
does she has any other medical illness
Doctor :   ok
User :   She is overweight. I don't know much.
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is she on insulin or tablets for diabetes
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Insulin I believe.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   let me explain this to you
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First, she is diabetic
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and she is obese
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and she is on insulin also
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staph infections are more common is diabetics
User :   Ok.
Doctor :  
it can cause sepis of the body
User :   Ok.
Doctor :  
even the stronger antibiotic will not respond
User :   My sister just told me she is on tablets. She lives with her.
Doctor :  
for her control of sugrars is importnat
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
blood cultre will guide us to start her good and effective antibiotics
User :   She has been in the hospital for a least a week and is not getting better. How likely is it that she will survive this?
Doctor :   if her sugar levels are controlled well

Doctor :  
is she is responding to antibiotics, then the chance of recovery is on higher side
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other wise she have more compilcated and severe infections due to Staph

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