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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See doctor: See infectious disease doctor to discuss treatment options.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: If you colonize MRSA in your ear, touch it, and touch somebody else, they can colonize mrsa.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment: For symptomatic patients I have actually filled their ear canals with bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. After several days the ointment warms up and slo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
MRSA: Mrsa is a bacterial infection of the skin. Unless you have MRSA in your ears, you should not be getting pain in your ears from a MRSA infection elsew ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Outpatient: Depending on availability of local resources you might be better served by seeing your physician or an urgent care.
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A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Similar risk to all: I would not assume that that swab in infancy has anything to do with whats on his body today. We all go through waves of skin germs that transiently o ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Possibly infection: You don't say where your MRSA was located, but it is possible that the lymph nodes could be either reactive from the infection, or they could be infec ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: Mrsa is more common with skin infection, but not a common bacteria for the ear.
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 female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Ear infection: resistance is certainly a concern after the third infection. It would be prudent to have a culture of the fluid iif possible. I would discuss this wit ... Read More

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