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How long after starting antibiotics can you return to work with MRSA

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends. : Depends on the examining doctor who is taking care of his medications. As u may have been explained Remicade ( infliximab) may allow infections to bec... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Could be: See a specialist. It is possible that you have mrsa, but more importantly, it is not normal to need to be on so many rounds of antibiotics for presum... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Carrier? See ID doc.: Active staph/MRSA infection for 7 years seems unlikely. I wonder if you might be a carrier, with periodic flare-ups e.g. skin or other infections (cel... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes. : MRSA would be presumed to be resistant to Amoxicillin. A non-penicillin derivative antibiotic should be used.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
48 hours: Usually with in 48 hours but i would probably wait 10 to 14 days.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Several: Many different types of antibiotics depending on the location(Skin, bone, blood etc) and severity of the MRSA infection
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Depends on source: Hospital acquired mrsa infections usually require iv vancomycin for coverage. Community acquired infections often are responsive to Sulfa meds like ba... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 15 years experience
Darwin: Darwin would have predicted this. Everytime antibiotics are used, a very few number of bacteria survive because they had some random mutation that ga... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Many: It would be easier to list the antibiotics to which MRSA might be susceptible. These include vancomycin, Linezolid , sep... Read More

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