A member asked:

Is mrsa a rare strain of bacteria?

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Dr. Corinne Kauderer answered

Specializes in Wound care

MRSA is methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is not as rare as it used to be. Due to over utilization of antibiotics, many harmless bugs became smarter and figured how to stay alive despite taking powerful antibiotics. The only way to know you may have it, is to be tested with a swab. If it's positive, the patient needs to be on a different antibiotic such as a sulfur compound. Be careful.

Answered Nov 29, 2014



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Dr. Clarence Lyons answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

It is becoming more common.

Answered May 26, 2015



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