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A 47-year-old member asked:

Please tell me the symptoms of mrsa vs. a staph infection?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Mrsa, a type of stap: Mrsa is a type of staph that is drug resistant. Staph/mrsa can cause a variety of things. Commonly, skin infections/boils. They can get into the blood stream and cause infections. Once it gets into the blood stream, it can go anywhere and cause an infection at that site.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can you tell MRSA from a regular staph infection?

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Dr. Jessica Davis
Specializes in Family Medicine
Culture: A sample needs to be sent to a lab for testing to see which antibiotics successfully kill the bacteria. Mrsa means methicillin resistant staph aureus, methicillin is an antibiotic in the same class as penicillin. If methicillin doesn't work to kill the staph- it is labeled mrsa.
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Libertyville, IL
A male asked:

What are the symptoms of MRSA or similar staph infections?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Depends on : Location of infection. Mrsa is an invasive form of staph that is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics. Staph infections of skin and subcutaneous tissues happen frequently and can be treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. If it is caused by mrsa, the infection can quickly become uncontrollable.
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Farmington, ME
A 19-year-old male asked:

What are the symptoms of a mild staph infection?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Redness: Mild staph infections would be skin/soft tissue ones, which may manifest as just redness and swelling at a site. Treatment would be to drain abscesses if present, and if it is just cellulitis, a short course of antibiotics.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What to do for staph infection that might be mrsa?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Get medical care: At minimum you will need antibiotics. Physician can assess and treat properly. Do not wait.
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