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Superbug . It's a term that's been in the news a lot lately. However, I was hearing about this infection even before it became a recent headline. Earlier this fall, my son was very concerned about contracting it. Superbug is a nickname for MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus . It's a type of "staph" infection that is resistant to certain antibiotics. Staph infections including MRSA are most common in people who are in the hospital or nursing homes, and people who have a weakened immune system. These infections can be fatal to young children, the elderly and those with a compromised immune system. But lately, these infections have been popping up throughout communities, at schools, daycare centers, and among healthy people who were not recently hospitalized. These infections are called CA-MRSA. In fact, some doctors believe staph infections are one of the most common causes of skin infections in the commu...
food poisoning is an illness that results from eating food contaminated with a toxin produced by the Staphylococcus aureus
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
food poisoning is often caused when a food handler contaminates food products that are served or stored at room- or refrigerator temperature. Common examples of such foods are desserts (especially custards and cream filled- or topped desserts), salads (especially those containing mayonnaise), or baked goods.
The bacteria multiplies rapidly in the food, and a large colony of bacteria may be present without evidence of food spoilage. Risk factors include:
Ingestion of food prepared by a person with a skin infection (these infections commonly contain Staphylococcus aureus )
Ingestion of food kept at room temperature
Ingestion of improperly prepared food
Symptoms occurring in persons eating the same food.
Generic Name: TOLNAFTATE - TOPICAL Pronounced: (tole-NAF-tate) Jock Itch Top Uses
Tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as
athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It is an antifungal that works by
preventing the growth of fungus.
How To Use Jock Itch Top
Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly
dry the area to be treated. Apply this medication to the affected skin, usually
twice a day or as directed on the product package or by your doctor. Dosage and
length of treatment depends on the type of infection being
Some forms of tolnaftate (e.g., powder) need to be shaken
before applying. Check your product package to see if your form of this
medication needs to be shaken. Apply enough medication to cover the affected
area and some of the surrounding skin. After applying this medication, wash
your hands. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do so by
Do not ...
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