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Can sores on my scalp be mersa related

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Possible infection: Based on your description, the rash sounds like an infection. However, can't be sure without examining the rash. Best to see your doctor for a definit ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not likely but c MD: It doesn't sound like it but this is not a definitive diagnosis and you should really see an md to make that judgement.
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: See doctor for evaluation and treatment and stop scratching
Dr. Philip Miller
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Possible mixed: infection with both fungal and bacterial components.You will need fungal and bacterial cultures and trtment to cover all possibilities. Must be seen a ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possible but unlikel: This is possible due to, a low grade infection or cellulitis but not likely. Lice or other inflammatory conditions are more likely responsible.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Ointment: Try using anti microbial soap. Wash scalp several times a day and then apply an antibiotic ointmenr.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Outpatient: Depending on availability of local resources you might be better served by seeing your physician or an urgent care.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely: Mrsa colonization by itself causes no problems, but puts you at risk for invasive disease if you have major events, like surgery. Mrsa is an aggressi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: If you are taking an antibiotic that is not effective against mrsa, the bacteria will continue causing what ever disease it was causing, i.E sores, ab ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bradin
27 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Appearnace: Impetigo strep or staph- usually honey combed, crusted, tender mrsa may be dark in color, may be pustular to start, secondary cellulitis/ redness, no ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
PROVEN ?: If msra has been the proven organism by culture you would guide treatment by antibiotic sensitivity in the culture as opposed to using a standard drug ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: If the sore was caused by mrsa, it is unlikely to return after eradication , but the sore could have been due to some other disease and the MRSA was s ... Read More

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