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My nasal swab returned positive for staph coag negative with one practitioner wanting to treat for mrsa and another saying no treatment at all i have ?

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Dr. Peter Selz answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Not an uncommon finding. Why was the culture done. If no obvious infection, antibiotics not likely needed.

Answered Feb 19, 2019

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Coag negative staph is considered a benign germ often found on the skin surfaces. It does not require treatment if it is found. It is likely you were swabbed to see if you were a carrier for more worrisome forms of staph like coag positive staph that may be a MRSA or not, but often cause abscesses or pustules on various surfaces.

Answered Feb 19, 2019

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