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what does mrsa rash look like

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotics: Mrsa is more serious than an ordinary infection because the staph bacteria that causes it is resistant to many antibiotics. Mrsa is nothing to trifle ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Butera
43 years experience Pediatrics
Not typically, but..: ...It can infect an already present diaper rash. It is more likely to cause one large "boil" than an all over rash, but if the rash is pustular then i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Staph infections...: ...Including MRSA are more invasive than diaper rash, with more swelling and skin destruction, sometimes bubbling, sometimes pus.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Crusting: It's not always possible, but a staph infection like MRSA would more likely cause scabs and oozing, sometimes referred to as honey-colored crusts. The ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Superficial vs deep: With any given swab you could find MRSA on almost any body surface as a benign contaminant.As in infecting agent it tends to burrow down into the dep ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Ointment: Try using anti microbial soap. Wash scalp several times a day and then apply an antibiotic ointmenr.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually no: Nasal MRSA causes different skin manifeststion, it could be another allergic skin condition, pls consult ur doctor.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bacterial Culture: Yes, the culture would have told the doctor if you had mrsa.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
23 years experience Pediatrics
Contact Dermatitis: Diffuse, flat red rash simultaneouly appearing on both hands (especially if itching) is likely due to contact with irritant or atopic substance. Mrsa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
MRSA: Mrsa is a pernicious form of drug-resistant staphylococcus. It is an increasing problem worldwide. It is unclear whether the rash you describe is du ... Read More
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