Staphylococcus

Definition of Staphylococcus:

A genus of micrococci bacteria with many members that can cause disease.  They are gram-positive, nonmotile bacteria that are aerobic-(unless they need to be anaerobic).  Staph of various types are responsible for boils and carbuncles; they may be involved in impetigo, toxic shock syndrome, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and urinary tract infections, as well as some food poisoning.  They stay around hospitals and veterinary clinics waiting to get you.  They are also a normal part of the mouth, throat, and skin flora in a third to a half of all of us, causing no problems, but just waiting.  Staph has always been with us.  Some even eat our antibiotics for breakfast.

Also: Staph, Staphylococcal

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Antibiotics

...as a treatment
“...Wounds and burns infected with streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria were major causes of death, as were the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and pneumonia...”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

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“...that is unfriendly to acid-tolerant bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, may actually allow the overgrowth of other types of bacteria in the stomach, including Lactobacillus, Enterobacter, Staphylococcus and Propionibacterium which can result in inflammation, gastritis and ulceration...”
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Blepharitis

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Among the most common causes of blepharitis are poor eyelid hygiene, excessive oil produced by the glands in the eyelid, bacterial infection (often staphylococcal) or an allergic reaction...”

Boil

...related topic
“...A furuncle or carbuncle is an abscess in the skin caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus...”

Boils, Abscesses, Carbuncles

...the condition
“...There are several different types of boils, including ... Furuncle or carbuncle – An abscess in the skin caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus...”

Bursitis

...the condition
“...Usually caused by repetitive movement or prolonged excessive pressure, other causes include acute or chronic infection (notably staphylococcal) or tuberculosis...”
...relationship to Chronic / Hidden Infection
“Both acute and chronic infections, notably staphylococcus, have been known to cause bursitis...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...enlargement, pruritus – anal and other, psoriasis and skin rashes*, rheumatism, rhinitis*, ringworm*, rosacea, seborrhea, sepsis – infection*, shingles*, sinusitis*, skin cancer, sore throat, staph infections*, strep infections*, syphilis, tonsillitis*, tooth decay delay, toxemia, trench foot, tuberculosis, typhoid, ulcers*, Vincent's angina*, warts*, whooping cough*, yeast infections*...”

Conjunctivitis

...the condition
“...Most conditions in the adult are secondary to staphylococcus (staph) or streptococcus (strep) infections...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Often caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, this condition affects the nodes in the neck, groin and armpit...”

Enteritis

...the condition
“...Types of enteritis include ... Staph aureus food poisoning...”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum

...as a treatment
“...Especially effective against several strains of Staphylococcus bacteria...”
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Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...These include Lactobacillus, Enterobacter, Staphylococcus and Propionibacterium...”

Grapefruit Seed Extract

...as a treatment
“...Grapefruit seed extract has been shown to be effective in treating hundreds of different organisms including: Shigella, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Giardia lamblia, Diplococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Mycobacterium species, Campylobacter, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus,...”

Honey

...as a treatment
“...It has been shown that wounds infected with Staphylococcus aureus are quickly rendered sterile by honey...”

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

...as a treatment
“...Lactobacilli have active anti-microbial characteristics and are able to kill various pathogens such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, E...”

Monolaurin

...as a treatment
“...Monolaurin is effective against yeast and fungi, staphylococcus aureus (staph) and streptococcus agalactiae (strep), chlamydia trachomatis, candida albicans, giardia lamblia, ringworm, H...”

Muscle Pains (Myalgia)

...the condition
“...Some of the most common causes are ... Infections/infestations of the muscle such as staphylococcal abscess (pyomyositis) or trichinosis...”

Orbital Cellulitis

...the condition
“...Other organisms such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Beta hemolytic streptococci also may cause this condition...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Aerobic bacteria are more closely identified with superficial epidermal layers but may also be involved in infective processes and include staphylococcus epidermis, corynebacteria, propionibacteria...”

Sinusitis

...the condition
“...This fluid is an excellent medium for bacteria, especially streptococcus, pneumococcus, haemophilus influenza and staphylococcus, which are the bacteria most implicated in acute sinusitis...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

...as a treatment
“...is suggested for the following: Viral infections Hepatitis; Atypical/viral pneumonia; Acute poliomyelitis; Encephalitis; Myelitis; Mumps; Measles; Mononucleosis; Herpes; Bacterial infections Staph; Strep; E...”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...the condition
“...coli) and Staphylococcus saprophyticus to proliferate, colonize and adhere to the vaginal mucosa...”
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