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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends: With treatment it should clear up in ten days in a immunocompetent patient. If patient has deep seated infections such as endocarditis, ventilator ass ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Extremely Variable: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. C ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
MERSA: Mersa is the acronym for methicillin-resistant-staph infection. People with MRSA are contagious; are carriers; and can carry MRSA for days, weeks, or ... Read More
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Can be permanent: Mrsa is a bacteria that lives on our skin and can be present for life.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
90 days or 3 months: It depends on the host's immune system, interaction with other bacteria and environmental circumstances, exposure to antibiotics but generally MRSA ca ... Read More
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Dr. Spence Misner
43 years experience Wound Care
Until treated: Mrsa is a serious infection that usually does not clear up on its own. It requires aggressive antibiotic treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Mrsa: Cultures can take 2-3 days. There are rapid PCR tests that can be available within a day.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Bayati
32 years experience Wound care
MRSA: Assuming MRSA infection? Then if MRSA germs are in the body and in matter of hours to days one may have infection. Having said that we might have MRSA ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Mrsa can stay in the nose, arm pit and groin etc for years or as long you live, without causing any illeffects.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Depends: Depends on time, moisture, temperature, and innoculation dose, but generally 3-12 hours
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Most children...: ...With MRSA do not require isolation at all, unless the infection is serious enough to require hospitalization. However, the child and everyone else ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
19 years experience Hospital-based practice
Need more info: Where is the mrsa. Are you a so called colonizer? Do you have frequent cellulitis? And how did you know you have mrsa?
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not safe.: It is possible to contract MRSA infection even with intact skin. Many, many parts of the body (lungs, sinuses, urine, etc.) could be infected with th ... Read More

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