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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 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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Yes: Clinda does not cure you from MRSA.....but you can kiss in lips only.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
It's not like that: MRSA is a name for a group of bacteria. It is not a diagnosis. It is very common to culture this from perfectly normal people, especially from skin an ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Boils & cellulitis: Abscesses (boils) or cellulitis (red, hot, swollen, tender skin).
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Depends on the extent of infection and what is being done. A small amount of folliculitis can resolve with cleaning and topical antibiotic. If you h ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably not.: Staphylococcus skin infections are typically localized to the skin and pose no risk to unborn babies -- but the infection needs to be treated before i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Depending on the culture and what it is actually sensitive to. That is why some strains are methocillin resistant (mrsa). Your doctor will prescribe ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
It's protective: Antibacterial ointments are great at preventing infection from getting into your skin. That's why they are great for open wounds and ulcers. If you al ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: The strain will not tell how you contracted the bacteria.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Infectious diseaseMD: Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? Yo ... Read More
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