A 40-year-old female asked:
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my father has mrsa that was inside his knee from a surgery. i am pregnant and with a 3 yr old. should we stay away until it is gone?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Not necessarily: If there is proven MRSA then if you exercise common sense precautions you shouldn't have to avoid him completely. Wash your hands regularly, more if you are involved in changing any bandages. If you have more concerns then certainly discuss again with your doctor.
Answered on Aug 11, 2017

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