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A 21-year-old female asked:

i found out that i had mrsa. im done taking my antibiotics. how will i know if i still have mrsa. i have a 2 month old and 5 yr old. im worried!?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
MRSA: Get rechecked if still positive for MRSA by culture of yourlesions or blood. Good luck!
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Why do you ask?: Probably millions of people harbor these microbes. It's not HIV, plague, or leprosy and the chances of you making your children sick is miniscule. Actual infections are very serious, but this business of hunting down carriers does essentially no good and creates much expense and misery, as well as social and emotional harm.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Relax: MRSA is everywhere. It is on door handles, shopping carts, and anything else you or your kids might touch. You are not carrying an EBOLA like problem. MRSA is responsible for >70% of the outpatient pustules docs care from in their offices. It is often assumed, easily treated & cured. The media has hyped it up to a major frenzy but that's just what they doo to sell commercials.

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