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Staph skin infection vs mrsa

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Skin infection: You should be okay as long as you are on antibiotics and you wash your hands with soap
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
Yes: Clinda does not cure you from MRSA.....but you can kiss in lips only.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
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
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Boils & cellulitis: Abscesses (boils) or cellulitis (red, hot, swollen, tender skin).
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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
Dermatology 44 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Maybe never: Hopefully the body will mount a strong defense and no blood infection occurs(the usual scenario).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: The strain will not tell how you contracted the bacteria.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
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