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How do you get mrsa in your nose

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Strep lives there: Streptococcus bacteria normally live in the nose; unfortunately you have a resistant strain of strep. There are specialized antibiotics (pills or nas ... Read More
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Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Staph: Mrsa is methicillin resistant staph aureus (not strep) no one actually uses methicillin to treat, but its used as a test to see if staph is resistant ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes you can : We are all colonized with bacteria on us and in us. After having a MRSA infection, it is probably one of your colonizers. So, it could be the cause of ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Many of the organisms populating your nose and throat have the potential to produce pneumonia, but you have many defense mechanisms that prevent this. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Terrified: That level of fear can be used to push you to make consistent hand washing after touching any patient or potentially contaminated object a habit. You ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
An ENT: would probably be the best choice.
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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
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: As long as you are not currently sick with an infection (meaning symptoms such as fever), you're ok for piercing provided you get it done by someone t ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: MRSA is everywhere & every time you have a wound it could become infected with this or another germ.Proper procedure & care after the piercing ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Place
25 years experience Family Medicine
Humidify the air: So sorry to hear you've tried so many things that haven't worked. Assuming you're not using nasal steroids for allergies or medications that dry your ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Physician: exam, evaluation, bacterial cultures and antibiotic therapy-NOW!

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