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What does mrsa look like when it starts

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Warlick
Hospital-based practice 25 years experience
Same as non MRSA: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that resides on the skin of most persons. It is not more likely to cause infection but it may not respo... Read More

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Infection: Mrsa (methicillin resistant staph aureus) is a bacteria that can cause different kinds of infection. Staph aureus is a bacteria commonly found on the... Read More
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends on Where: The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, causing sores or boils. But it can also cause... Read More
Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Skin Infection: It is very difficult to differentiate MRSA from other types of infections without cultures. Clinically many physicians will treat with two type of ant... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
Depends if infected: Mrsa can colonize the nose and can be found on a nasal swab without causing any symptoms or infection. If infection is present it can range anywhere f... Read More
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Generally: This is asymptomatic and causes no symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Two different proble: Poison ivy causes allergic skin reaction with urticaria, itching. But MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) infection can cause skin abscesses, ce... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Sore throat: It usually looks like a strep infection, but it does not clear up with the routine antibiotics that are given. A culture at that time will usually tu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
To vague: Vancomycin if given to fast causes red man syndrome. The skin becomes red a bruise doesn't sound like this is related to vancomycin.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
NO: MRSA is an organism. It is methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is not bruising but is an infection of an open wound or of some part of the body . Y... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
MRSA: Most MRSA infections are diagnosed by culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing of staphylococcus aureus bacteria isolated from an infected site; a p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Resistant bug: Mrsa stands for "methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus". Most infections causes by staph are treatable with multiple types of antibiotics.Howe... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 48 years experience
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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