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Staph epidermis MRSA

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Fungus vs bacteria: Ring worm is a fungus - sampling scales of skin can help diagnosis. Mrsa is a bacterial infection and hence you would do a wound culture of the draina ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe never: Hopefully the body will mount a strong defense and no blood infection occurs(the usual scenario).
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Many, but not all humans carry staph aureus in their nasopharynx and on their skin. All have the organism in their GI tract. You can become contamin ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunat ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Skin infection: You should be okay as long as you are on antibiotics and you wash your hands with soap
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
I : I would recommend you see a dermatologist and get this analyzed. Perhaps you need a different antibiotic or treatment regimen. It might be a good id ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: Symptoms may include fever, chills, if the infection is severe, hypotension may occur, bleeding due diseminated coagulation problems ( dic); however, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
19 years experience Dermatology
Need to see a Doctor: Hi doug: in order to know for sure if you have a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) you will need to be evaluated by a physician, suc ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
May not be UTI: The staph in your urine does not necessarily mean that you have urinary tract infection. Staph, including MRSA often colonize the skin in the groin an ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It affects both sexes equally.

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