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how long is mrsa contagious after antibiotics

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Bayati
32 years experience Wound care
MRSA treatment: I am not clear about the question. Mrsa may be found on a healthy skin, nose, ... Having the germ by itself is not going to be an infection. It is cal ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Relax: OK NOW. If you culture in the other person's nose you may well find MRSA. Many people already carry it without symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Indefinitely: Unfortunately, MRSA can survive indefinitely on hosts. It can survive on non-host surfaces (ie: door knobs, light switches, commodes, tubs, phones, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
May be carrier: Have nasal culture obtained after you quit smoking.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: As long as you are a carrier. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand conta ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Communicability of MRSA is usually lesion to hand to hand to area where it can created disease, but respiratory transmission is not likely. If the pa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
48 hours: Usually with in 48 hours but i would probably wait 10 to 14 days.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
The MRSA epidemic: There are some very good websites (this would take up pages of information) on where to find MRSA in your environment and how to clean for it. There i ... Read More
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