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Think i have staph, how will i know if its mrsa or not ? how long can i expect this intense body pain ? thank you

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Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
Dermatology 19 years experience
Need to see a Doctor: Hi doug: in order to know for sure if you have a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) you will need to be evaluated by a physician, such as primary care doctor or a dermatologist. The diagnosis of MRSA is made based on a swab culture that is sent to a clia certified lab for evaluation. Mrsa can be a serious infection and you need to have it evaluated properly by a physician.

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