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Is mrsa and cellulitis the same

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: Mrsa stands for methicillin-resistant staph aureus, which is a name of a specific bacteria which can cause cellulitis. Cellulitis is an infection of ... Read More
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine 27 years experience
No: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria which is one possible, and increasingly common, ca... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Completely different: Mrsa is one type of bacteria. Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen, tender) . It can be caused by m... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria that can cause cellulitis (skin infection) or an abscess. There are also other types of bacteria that can cause cellulitis... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Not really: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria (mrsa or ot... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
It could be: Cellulitis is a complex clinical picture of infection which could be caused among others by the mrsa.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
A break in the skin : Cellulitis is a superficial infection of the skin and subcut. Tissue. It is usually the result of a break in the skin that can be microscopic. This ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Common: Usually cellulitis is due predominantly to strep, but staph may also be involved. Mrsa is more prone to produce "boils" and can be persistent and rec... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Drug resistance: Cellulitis is an infection (usually staph) of the fat underneath the skin and can initially involve a small area on the hand or foot but then spread v... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Warlick
Hospital-based practice 25 years experience
Yes: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin. If you have a break/cut in skin you might get infection from mrsa. Cdiff is a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 43 years experience
No they are not.: Cellulitis is a potentially serious infection of the skin that can be caused by several different bacteria, including staph aureus. Mrsa is a type of... Read More
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Dr. Brian Clear
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Better is good: Because ongoing drainage is important after an abscess is opened, the wound is not sutured closed so will take 3 - 6 weeks to heal depending on size, ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to thre... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Wrong question: What you really need to know is: what is the precise diagnosis, not the type of bacteria. Is this the best treatment? Is this the best DR. for me? It ... Read More

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