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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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Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Resistant infection: Mrsa- (which stands for methicillin resistant staphylcoccal aureus) is a very seriously resistant strain of staph aureus bacteria that can cause very ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Stokes
22 years experience Family Medicine
What is MRSA: MRSA is a bacterial infection. There are two types of mrsa infections. Hospital mrsa is different than mrsa skin infections prevalent in communities ... 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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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Bact. resistant Abs: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of ... Read More
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Bacterial infection: Caused by a bacteria staph aureus that is resistant to most antibiotics.
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.
Dr. Lisa Persaud
12 years experience Hospital-based practice
No, it shouldn't: Infection with MRSA shouldn't cause itching. It more likely causes pain and discomfort.However, if you have an itchy rash caused by something else, to ... Read More
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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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, the flare, vancomycin, zygodactyl, or cubicin. Care takers whethe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
52 years experience Pediatrics
Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
By contact: Mrsa can be spread from one part of your body to another, it is often found colonizing in the nose. It can be spread from one person to another by co ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: This is a bacteria which has developed resistance to numerous antibiotics, including the antistaphylococcal penicillin derivatives, and cephalosporins ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
16 years experience Infectious Disease
Close contact: Mrsa is usually spread through contact with someone’s skin or personal items (towels, razors, etc). Mrsa is more likely to be spread in situations whe ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Mrsa is contagious with contact. It is not air borne. Typical community mrs a is also an issue of individual immunity to allow infection and how easil ... Read More
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