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can a staph infection turn into mrsa

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Yes: If a boil or abscess is present a specimen of the drainage or pus can be sent to the lab and a culture of the organisms is made. If staph aureus is gr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
B sure & don't fus : Many people have mrsa, u r exposed 2 it every day from just being around people in general. The reason there is a false stigma placed on those who hav ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Real infection?: Many people have MRSA living on their skin without causing any problems or ever invading. There are a variety of different MRSA strains, and it's a ba ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive. The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Get medical care: At minimum you will need antibiotics. Physician can assess and treat properly. Do not wait.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Davis
Specializes in Family Medicine
Culture: A sample needs to be sent to a lab for testing to see which antibiotics successfully kill the bacteria. Mrsa means methicillin resistant staph aureus ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Mrsa, a type of stap: Mrsa is a type of staph that is drug resistant. Staph/mrsa can cause a variety of things. Commonly, skin infections/boils. They can get into the blo ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Many, but not all humans carry staph aureus in their nasopharynx and on their skin. All have the organism in their GI tract. You can become contamin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: MRSA in not the plague or rare or as bad as many make it out to be. It can be found as the cause of most simple abscesses or pustules seen by doctors ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not known for sure: Some people get recurrent MRSA infections. Certain people carry MRSA on their skin , nails, and/or in their noses. (colonized), considered to be MRSA ... Read More
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