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Cedar Park, TX
A 49-year-old female asked:

Positive today for mrsa in my nose very sore throat chronic cough headache puffy sore scalp can this all be related to the spread of untreated mrsa?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not likely: Mrsa colonization by itself causes no problems, but puts you at risk for invasive disease if you have major events, like surgery. Mrsa is an aggressive pathogen, so it isn't likely the cause of chronic sore throats or headaches. Unnecessary treatment of MRSA colonization leads to other problems like increased resistance to other antibiotics as well.
Last updated Dec 15, 2019


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