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can you get mrsa in your mouth

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
How: How were you exposed . Patients with MRSA should be in isolation. If you are concerned, see your GP (or Urgent Care if you don't have a GP) for an e ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
RELAX: If a culture grows tuberculosis it means that treatment is automatic. BUT NOTICE: in many places more than half the people are COLONIZED [carriers] of ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not: This is a very frightening new situation indeed! As there's nothing certain, it makes no sense to worry backwards. Do be really careful in the future ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O MRSA: MRSA IS A VERY AGGRESSIVE TYPE OF SKIN INFECTION. If he has it he is very sick right now and on very strong oral or IV ABS. IF THAT IS THE CASE, YOU N ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a risk: There should not be a risk of illness for contact with someone who was treated for MRSA in past, if they are not showing signs of illness now. The ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor if not: healing., Garlic and silvadine will not treat msra.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You can get MRSA anywhere the skin gets broken, and many people have been colonized with MRSA so they get recurrent infections. If you have had that, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
MRSA treatment: Sepsis can occur but is less likely to happen if you get treated. Mrsa infections are usually treated with antibiotics. People with recurrent infect ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Saliva: The acid in your stomach should neutralize any MRSA present in your saliva
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Infection vs coloniz: Rather complicated question. 1st, MRSA is everywhere. 90% of hospitals can find MRSA on a surface somewhere if you take enough swabs. 2nd, MRSA coloni ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
MRSA: The important thing lacking in this question if where did he have the MRSA? If he had a lesion in his mouth then yes. If he had a systemic infection ... Read More
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