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how long does mrsa stay in your body

A 44-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 35-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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Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
18 years experience Dermatology
Need to see a Doctor: Hi doug: in order to know for sure if you have a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) you will need to be evaluated by a physician, suc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Finish antibiotics: A 39 year old female with a boil (or abscess) drained in the ER and now on antibiotics. These skin infections are often treated with a combination dr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Minocycline: Minocycline is excreted in the urine and feces and is metabolized partially by the liver and is removed by the body in 77.5 hours after you stop takin ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Heroin: The half life of heroin is 8 hours. Generally it take 5 half lives for a drug to be removed from the body. Thus, heroin is metabolized and out of th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on what is : Tested. Urine is the usual substance tested and nicotine metabolite can be detected for 3-5 days after exposure to tobacco. Cotinine stays for much lo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
24 hrs: 24 hrs for clinical consideration.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
30 dya : Around four weeks.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Russell-Jenkins
20 years experience Psychiatry
A while.: If you are asking how long it will show up in a drug screen, the answer is several days. But, more importantly, methamphetamine causes damage, that is ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Days: Levonorgestrel binds to proteins in the blood and is eventually eliminated through mostly urine and some in feces. The amount of time for half of the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Very short half life: In general Ampicillin and it's derivatives have a very short half life and if one stops taking the medicine, it will be out of ones system in a matter ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience Internal Medicine
About 24 hours : Penicillin is an antibiotic with a short half-life, about four hours. If you take 500 mg at noon, 250 mg is still there at 4 pm, 125 mg at 8 pm, 62 mg ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Alcohol: Alcohol is metabolized at 20 mg per deciliter per hour. Legal intoxication is 80 mg/dl. So it would take about 4 hours to get the alcohol out of yo ... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Long-acting drug: Chlordiazepoxide has a very long half-life, and also has very active metabolites. The clinical effect of the drug can last a day or more, and the drug ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Why ask?: Are you trying to hide the illegal use of hydrocodone? With updated technology a urine drug screen can detect hydrocodone or its metabolites for many ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on…: Dose & how long you were on it. Mtx's half life (amount of time for active med to be reduced by 1/2) is given as 3-15 hours but varies according the d ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
75 hours.: Trazodoone is metabolized in two phases. The total half life is approximately 15 hours. The medication should be out of your system in a little over ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
For several: months after stopping. IIt is stored and slowly released from fat stores in body
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not long: Obviously not very long or smokers would not be smoking it frequently. Different people metabolize it differently, though.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
About...: 24 hours.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erica Bial
Specializes in Pain Management
Half life and more: That depends on that you mean by "your system." the "half life" of morphine (the time it takes once it peaks in the body for half of it to have been m ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Days to weeks: A cannabinoid, thc acid, neutralized by 220 degrees f to become psychoactive form. After smoking level goes to 200 ngm/ml ; within 2-3 hours down to l ... Read More

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