Aspirin Protection against Staph

Aspirin Protection against Staph

It has been known for years that aspirin can help to prevent a second heart attack or stroke from reoccurring. That is why so many doctors have prescribed a daily 81 mg of aspirin for their patients. What has not been known until recently is aspirin protection against staph infections according to a new study published in the journal Critical Care Medicine.

Researchers followed a large group of patients in the hospital setting to determine if aspirin does in fact help reduce the risk of Staph infection and other infections. What they found were amazing results after an extended period of time were amazing results.

Doctors not wanting to do harm has been a major issue of discussion as more and more almost perfectly healthy individuals arrive at the hospital but wind up with even more serious conditions as a direct result of the hospital stay.

Hospitals have failed their patients by not taking serious measures to sterilize the environment and equipment. Simple measures such as using bleach or disinfectant, which is very inexpensive, can prevent sometimes life threatening disorders such as Staph infections.

The study results showed that daily aspirin does in fact benefits patients against Staph infection in the hospital setting. However, aspirin does have some dangerous side effects such as bleeding. Patients should look for signs of bleeding such as nose bleeds and bruises.

Although aspirin can benefit individuals who have had an heart attack or stroke, but now the benefit extends to protection against bacterial infections such as Staph infection.

For more information about the study, please visit Critical Care Medicine at: http://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/Abstract/publishahead/Low_Dose_Acetylsalicylic_Acid_Treatment_and_Impact.97032.aspx. You may also find additional information by consulting your local pharmacist (see article about consulting pharmacists: http://192.168.1.96/justhealthexperts/healtharticles/benefits-of-consulting-a-pharmacist/) as well as other websites such as www.drugs.com, www.uptodate.com, www.medlineplus.com, and www.cdc.com.

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