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Mrsa boils on buttocks

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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No: Up to 75% of cases of boils involve infection with staph aureus, either methicillin-susceptible (mssa) or methicillin-resistant (mrsa). Other less com... Read More
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
No: Abscess can be secondary to a variety of bacteria. They occur when the sebaceous gland becomes obstructed and then bacteria proliferate. Most import... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 17 years experience
Recurrence: Sounds like it is just a recurrence of the boil. This does not mean it's MRSA necessarily. However, you should return to your doc for either antibio... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Antibiotics: See a doctor for antibiotics, and wash everyone's hands religiously. Keep the infected skin covered to avoid spreading. Mrsa gets transferred around i... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Cannot say: Without knowing what your skin looks like at this point in time i cannot really give you and adequate answer. If the skin has already healed you may j... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Fighting Infections: Yes. This is exactly what happens when you have a significant infection. The glands of your lymph system swell to eat up the toxins and bacteria in t... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Contact allergy: Rarely people can develop a contact allergy to bactroban, (mupirocin) but it is seen more commonly with neosporin based creams. Your doctor can prescr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Bugs and boils: MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an increasingly common bacteria that can cause different clinical conditions from boils o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
MRSA: Not directly but people that have infection with MRSA often are carrying the organism on multiple places in and on their bodies. For exams it is commo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Not necessarily: No, boils and furuncles existed long before there were antibiotics to become resistant to. However, MRSA is a common cause of boils these days. It's... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 16 years experience
MRSA : Mrsa is quite common esp in folks who have eczema. Take the full course of antibiotics and avoid in future by moisturizing/hydrating your skin. You ca... Read More

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