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scared i may have mrsa. been exposed twice but no open wounds on body. afraid i could get it in my mouth or nose. ugh! i'm such a hypochondriac but ne?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
How: How were you exposed . Patients with MRSA should be in isolation. If you are concerned, see your GP (or Urgent Care if you don't have a GP) for an evaluation.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
RELAX: If a culture grows tuberculosis it means that treatment is automatic. BUT NOTICE: in many places more than half the people are COLONIZED [carriers] of staph bacteria, including MRSA, with no symptoms. If you have no boils or other infections you need do NOTHING!
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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