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How fast does mrsa spread

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 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
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 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 19 years experience
Yes.: It is a contact spreading bacteria.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trushar Dungarani
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No bacteria in blood: Blood itself should not have any bacteria in it unless you have a serious infection. If you touch someone else's blood be sure to wash it off with so... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Depends: If treatable then life expectancy good if not you could die quickly.
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Hand washing: The best way to prevent spread of MRSA is good hygiene and frequent hand washing. Antibacterial soaps, alcohol hand washes, disinfecting sprays, etc.... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 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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