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A 42-year-old male asked:

my kid bro for 5 years + got mrsa (staph infection), can i get drug/treatment recommendations ? thank you

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some basics: MRSA in not the plague or rare or as bad as many make it out to be. It can be found as the cause of most simple abscesses or pustules seen by doctors & those germs are everywhere. Many simple older drugs like bactrim kill it easily as do many others.

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