Patient Comments: Is a Staph Infection Contagious? - Experience


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Comment from: Grana3, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

I am suffering with a staph infection now, because of a cut on my toe that ended up infected. The next day I thought I had bruised my knee but within 12 hours I couldn’t bear any weight on my leg. My foot is terribly swollen. So is my knee. This is week 3 and I have taken 4 different antibiotic cocktails. Mind you, it is somewhat better. I can walk but my foot and knee are still swollen. My doctor has pulled fluid, or rather infection from the knee, 3 times. The next move is a PICC line and IV antibiotics.


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