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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If : If you have methicillin resistant staph aureus isolated in a laboratory test; you doctor or one of his/her staff will normally be the person notifying ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
No test : When the wound is healed, the infection is definitely gone. MRSA can be on our skin without causing infection. To detect MRSA living on your skin, col ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
How do you know: Not all bacteria are mrsa, if you have no abvious infection or sign of an infection, there is no need to panic, you can simply see you doctor, when ev ... Read More
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Dr. Peterson Pierre
24 years experience Dermatology
MRSA: If you think you have mrsa, keep the area clean, apply warm compresses to the area to try to soften it and, hopefully, get some pus out of it, then se ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gloria Walker
45 years experience Family Medicine
MRSA: If you are concerned about this. I would have your father discuss it with his doctor to find out if you should bring your daughter. Some people can ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Barone
20 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 female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Cold sore: if OTC medication works well for your cold sores then use it. If it does not then see your doctor who can prescribe medication that can help.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
16 years experience Infectious Disease
More info: Colonization with MRSA is usually checked with a nasal swab. Infection in blood is checked in blood cultures and sometimes wound cultures are taken i ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Mrsa is a possibility but not necessarily a definitive occurrence in anyone who has breaks in the skin. The skin and mucous membranes are our primary ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You won't be contagious to anyone even if it is MRSA. MRSA is everywhere in the community these days..its normal flora. If you feel well enough..go ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out CDC: 1st the CDC (center for disease control) has a GREAT website resource for you. Look up CDC MRSA. You could be considered infectious. Soap on your b ... Read More
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