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

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
48 hours: Usually with in 48 hours but i would probably wait 10 to 14 days.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Bayati
32 years experience Wound care
MRSA treatment: I am not clear about the question. Mrsa may be found on a healthy skin, nose, ... Having the germ by itself is not going to be an infection. It is cal ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
May be carrier: Have nasal culture obtained after you quit smoking.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
The MRSA epidemic: There are some very good websites (this would take up pages of information) on where to find MRSA in your environment and how to clean for it. There i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
14 years experience Dentistry
ASK treating DR!!: Each case can range in severity and i would discuss this with the treating physician. Regulations and procedures are changing daily and i would be su ... Read More
A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually 2-3 days: Particularly if using topical agent as well as oral. May be longer if immune system not normal, or if ongoing drainage (/pus) from wound/abscess.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
MRSA worsens eczema: Assuming you "carry" MRSA and do not have a chronic infection, then probably the most urgent issue is that eczema is very difficult to control if the ... Read More

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