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how long does it take mrsa to heal

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
MRSA: Mrsa is a bacteria. If you have something that is red and swollen and leaking pus have it taken care of right away. The best therapy for a MRSA skin i ... Read More

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A 52-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 43-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
A 41-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 female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No guarantee: Exposure does not mean infection. Yes, it is a prerequisite for it, but your immune system may take it in stride, or the bacteria may not have been tr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Real infection?: Many people have MRSA living on their skin without causing any problems or ever invading. There are a variety of different MRSA strains, and it's a ba ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe never: Hopefully the body will mount a strong defense and no blood infection occurs(the usual scenario).
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Recovery time: I usually tell patients that it depends 'how sick' you were in the beginning to predict 'how long' it will take you to recover. So if you were really, ... Read More
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A 43-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 40-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?

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