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mrsa virus symptom

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely : Mrsa is a bacterial infection caused by staph aureus that is resistant penicillins and cephalosporines, quinolones and macrolides. People can be colon ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
MRSA : Not much. Skin is a good barrier. It has to have a break in it somehow or have other reason for easy infection. It sounds like you have had this for ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Usually Benign Bact: Not a virus. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin;respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res 1s do ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA is a bacteria: If it was my son i'd try to decolonize him with bactroban (mupirocin) (mupericin) ointment into the nose twice a day for 7-10 days and hibiclens soap ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
10 years experience Emergency Medicine
MRSA-not a virus -: A bacteria- it can survive on objects for days to months depending upon the conditions in the environment (temperature, humidity, etc). It is very h ... Read More
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Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA Bacteria: Viruses don't respond to antibiotics. Mrsa is a bacteria that can be treated with specific antibiotics. Depending on several factors including humid ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Spread: If the red, tender skin area is growing in size or has new red streaks, you must notify your prescribing provider right away. Certainly MRSA can cau ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Headache : Ha is not an endocarditis early symptom.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Mrsa can live dormant on your skin or elsewhere. Nostrils are a place where people can be colonized by MRSA or other bacteria.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Not specifically: You can actually be asymptomatic and have MRSA bacteremia (bacteria in blood). This organism can produce infection in all organ systems. If you thin ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibly: MRSA often causes skin infections, so would see an infected wound. Can usually be prevented with good hand washing (use soap, and sing "Happy Birthday ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends: Depends where the MRSA infection is. If in the lung it may cause symptoms of pneumonia, if in an abscess it may cause swelling and pain, pus productio ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
MRSA: May be no symptoms or fever redness if skin...Depends on what part of body is infected.

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