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how do you get mrsa?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally.
Answered on Nov 21, 2019
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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
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In my experience, the nares --the portals (nostrils) you breathe through are a very common source for this invasive bacteria, (which had been made more prevalent with the over or improper use of broad spectrum antibiotics).
Jan 13, 2016
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Any where could be hospitals or offices
Nov 5, 2012
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
SA UsuallyBenignBact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin ; respiratory passages, especially nose. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of the immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions ; any internal control affecting immune function can change. Mrsa merely means multiple resistant sa to abs.
Answered on Nov 21, 2019
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