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A 41-year-old member asked:

What does mrsa look like in the nose?

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Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Depends if infected: Mrsa can colonize the nose and can be found on a nasal swab without causing any symptoms or infection. If infection is present it can range anywhere from pus filled pimples looking like small insect bites to bigger abscesses. It can also present as inflammation/infection of hair follicles ( folliculitis).
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
37 years experience
Generally: This is asymptomatic and causes no symptoms.
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Last updated Apr 2, 2016
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