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How fast does mrsa spread

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
By contact: Mrsa can be spread from one part of your body to another, it is often found colonizing in the nose. It can be spread from one person to another by co... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Skin contact: Very easily spread by hand to hand contact.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Yes.: It is a contact spreading bacteria.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Depends: If treatable then life expectancy good if not you could die quickly.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Not a diagnosis: Swabs from normal people often culture these bacteria. We begin with a diagnosis and then might take a culture to help decide on exact therapy. Do you... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
Dr. Jessica Allananswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Bad infections: Descriptions of bacterial infections thar are resistant to normal antibiotics. MRSA stands for Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus VRE stands... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Good hygiene: MRSA is a bacteria (methicillin resistant staph aureus). It is spread by direct contact, not through the air. So you, and everyone in the office, an... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Yes: This can occur sometimes and new joints may have to be replaced. One can also get infected natural joints and this will cause swelling and pain even t... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
MRSA Can spread: Yes. Especially if the antibiotics are not sensitive to the MRSA infection. If you are getting worse on antibiotics this is an emergency. People die f... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Possible....: What you are describing is a person who had a local infection (soft tissue) and now has septic arthritis (infected joints). I have seen this happen se... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Infection ?: MRSA is a common germ that is found almost anywhere in the environment. It is now responsible for up to 70% of pustules or abscesses drained in office... Read More
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