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How long can you live with mrsa

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than... Read More
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Resistant infection: Mrsa- (which stands for methicillin resistant staphylcoccal aureus) is a very seriously resistant strain of staph aureus bacteria that can cause very ... Read More
Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine 23 years experience
What is MRSA: MRSA is a bacterial infection. There are two types of mrsa infections. Hospital mrsa is different than mrsa skin infections prevalent in communities... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Podiatry 28 years experience
MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Bact. resistant Abs: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of... Read More
Dr. Robert Dorsey
37 years experience
Bacterial infection: Caused by a bacteria staph aureus that is resistant to most antibiotics.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
It is possible: It is possible. Itching can result from any inflammatory process. Mrsa certainly can cause inflammation. However, it is not a primary symptom.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
Antibiotics: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, the flare, vancomycin, zygodactyl, or cubicin. Care takers whethe... Read More
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Antimicrobials: Although resistant to the penicillin class of drugs, MRSA can be treated with a variety of antimicrobial agents depending on the circumstances.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
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
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
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