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is mrsa curable or not

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Resistant bacteria: Mrsa stands for "methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus". Staph aureus is a common bacteria that can cause skin and other infections. D ... Read More

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds, oral, is the best.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Most of the time it can be cured, with appropriate antibiotics.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Really hard.: People have certain germs on their skin and which ones are very hard to change. BUT 100% of people have staph on their skin. 10% have staph that can g ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Yes, absolutely: Scabies is a mite infestation on the skin. It is normally not difficult to cure. It is usually treated with a topical cream and some measures taken ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Viral illness: Hantavirus is a rare and potentially very serious and possibly life threatening illness. Antiviral mediation may be helpful and the virus does not sta ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Drabek
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Many diseases are incurable but controllable. Examples such as eczema or hypertension or heart disease. Herpes is not curable either since you ment ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Yes.: Tuberculosis is caused by an infection with a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacteria can infect the lungs and other body sites. T ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Rarely: Epiglottis is caused most often by upper airway bacteria including hemophilus and streptococci..These common bacteria are everywhere , but only a ver ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Remember: HPV is often spontaneously cleared by the human body, like in both the case of genital warts and cervical changes.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cyst ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Is not: Aids is treated with antiretroviral medications that prevent the replication of the virus. They do not suppress the immune system, it is the virus tha ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
More info: Where is this tumor? What size? Need more info. In general stage 1 tumors can be curable.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Both are possible: Both bacteria and viruses can be contagious. Always practice good hygiene. Washing you hands is the best prevention. Wishing you the best.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Foucher
28 years experience Podiatry
Debridement.: Loceryl is a topical treatment for nail fungus. Topical treatments are often ineffective for nail fungus. Oral antifungals are more effective but us ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Infection, Yes: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. Staph is a common bacteria and is found everywhere. Because of the frequent overuse of antibioti ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: If you are taking an antibiotic that is not effective against mrsa, the bacteria will continue causing what ever disease it was causing, i.E sores, ab ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Viral infections: are not treated with antibiotics. If secondary bacterial infection is suspected or diagnosed the antibiotic would likely be needed.
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
4-6 cycles 1st line: Usually 4-6 cycles of plantin/vp16 as 1st line. Small cell lung cancer (stage iv) is not curable with current treatment regimen, but current therapy c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and yes: Hepatitis c is 4 to 5 times more common than HIV and more people in the us die of hepatitis c than hiv. However, unlike hiv, hepatitis c is curable. E ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
2 viruses: A person can catch 2 viral illnesses at the same time. Having cold symptoms (upper respiratory infection) and having stomach flu symptoms (gastroenter ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, it does. It's dangerous infection.
A female asked:
Dr. William Constad
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Can be: General contact is not enough, but if secretions from that eye are transferred to another person they can get an infection. Understand that styles are ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
TB IS NOT HEREDITARY: if you are worried about TB or tuberculosis then it is definitely not genetically transmitted nor is it a hereditary disease. It is an infection cause ... Read More

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