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How long does it take for MRSA swelling to go down

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Coles
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muliple possibilitie: There is a rather large differential diagnosis to the combination of symptoms and findings you have described. I would discuss these with the physicia ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Barone
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, go to doctor: MRSA is a bacterial infection that is easily spread, even without direct contact. It sounds like you have an infection forming which could spread on ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O MRSA: MRSA IS A VERY AGGRESSIVE TYPE OF SKIN INFECTION. If he has it he is very sick right now and on very strong oral or IV ABS. IF THAT IS THE CASE, YOU N ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can't hide that long: We now find MRSA in > 60 % of outpatient abscesses so it is not as uncommon as some might think. A bacterial infection from 8 years ago is not going t ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Cannot predict: But sounds like a very critical problem. Best way to gauge current status is to schedule a meeting with family and entire physician hospital team, es ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
MRSA: It's hard to tell why your eye is swelling. It would be nice to know where your infection is. If your infection is in your face and is spreading, i wo ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NEEDS TO BE EXAMINED: You have an abscess which is draining.It needs to be examind and culture taken of the pus to find the organism causing the abscess.You may need I& ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
It depends: Many people have a skin infection or even just colonization with MRSA and it never reaches their bloodstream. Some can have a simple skin infection an ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
No one knows...: The answer lies in understanding how MRSA can cause skin infections. Mrsa can be on the skin for a long time, and not cause an infection unless it ha ... Read More

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