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Is it safe to get a piercing if you have MRSA

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: As long as you're not piercing an active infection. Practice good hygiene before, during, and after the piercing is important.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No !!: If you are experiencing infection with staphylococci you should not be penetrating the skin and placing foreign bodies in yourself because of the high ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: You need to have your nasopharynx (nose and back of throat) and skin cultured for mrsa. If you are still a carrier then piercings are not a great ide ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: As long as you are not currently sick with an infection (meaning symptoms such as fever), you're ok for piercing provided you get it done by someone t ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Levy
10 years experience Family Medicine
Likely okay: If you have had recurrent outbreaks I would still meet with your primary care doctor, but if just a MRSA boil or something likely not at much increase ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: MRSA is everywhere & every time you have a wound it could become infected with this or another germ.Proper procedure & care after the piercing ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: With appropriate antibiotic treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: There are several reasons why MRSA infections of the skin return. Chronic skin conditions such as eczema & psoriasis may promote repeat MRSA infection ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Few reasons: Mrsa(methicillin resistant sa)pneumonia has increased dramatically in last two decades.Frequent and prolonged ventilatory support of an aging, often c ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
19 years experience Gastroenterology
From skin: Mrsa is a type of staff aureus bacteria that is resistant to the penicillin type antibiotics. Staff aureus lives on everyone and usually just hangs o ... Read More

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