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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: Some drugs (and especially the additives, such as levimasole in cocaine) can cause derangements of your immune system that would cause MRSA infections ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Stokes
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: If the medication was some sort of immunosuppressant it could lead to that. Not with most medications however.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
High risk: Several studies have demonstrated how drug abusers, a high-risk group for infections with MRSA, could be a source or reservoir of community acquired- ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
None: Mrsa is a staphylococcus bacterium that is resistant to many antibiotics. It can be aggressive and can cause serious lung and bone infections. Infect ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Stokes
22 years experience Family Medicine
Mrsa: Mrsa is a characteristic raised rash that can become painful. OTC treatment consists of hygiene and skin cleaning including a cleanser like hibiclens ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Partially resistant: Ca MRSA is not particularly worse than having regular staph infection. It is not related to the flesh eating bacteria scare. The choice of antibioti ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
CA MRSA: Community acquired MRSA is not as bad as hospital acquired-- it is sensitive to more antibiotics. Bacterium to start with ok, but you may have to move ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
CA MRSA: Community acquired MRSA is not as bad as hospital acquired-- it is sensitive to more antibiotics. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to start ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
31 years experience Psychiatry
Nope: Mrsa infection is confirmed by testing the blood or pus, it cannot be faked. It is although common in drug addicts.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: MRSA in not the plague or rare or as bad as many make it out to be. It can be found as the cause of most simple abscesses or pustules seen by doctors ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doc: You did not describe what type of allergic reaction you developed, at any rate, you need to see your doctor.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
48 years experience Family Medicine
More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
27 years experience Podiatry
MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
It is possible: It is possible. Itching can result from any inflammatory process. Mrsa certainly can cause inflammation. However, it is not a primary symptom.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotics: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are ... Read More
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