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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience in Podiatry
MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience in 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. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience in 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 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in 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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