A 22-year-old female asked:
If i had mrsa once can i get it again?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
MRSA Infection: Yes. You can get an infection again. MRSA and many other bacteria live on our body routine. Our immune system protects us generally but additional infections in the future can occur.
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Wound care 54 years experience
Antibiotic resistant: MRSA is a common infection (Staph) that is resistant to the most common anti-Staph antibiotics. It can spread from the location where it enters the body - sometime very rapidly - and cause large, non-healing wounds. The infection spreads by contact with an infected individual. Treatment requires aggressive treatment, antibiotics based on wound culture, debridement of necrotic tissue.
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Last updated Jan 22, 2019
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