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What are the symptoms of mrsa or similar staph infections?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Depends on : Location of infection. Mrsa is an invasive form of staph that is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics. Staph infections of skin and subcutaneous tissues happen frequently and can be treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. If it is caused by mrsa, the infection can quickly become uncontrollable.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Please tell me the symptoms of MRSA vs. A staph infection?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Mrsa, a type of stap: Mrsa is a type of staph that is drug resistant. Staph/mrsa can cause a variety of things. Commonly, skin infections/boils. They can get into the blood stream and cause infections. Once it gets into the blood stream, it can go anywhere and cause an infection at that site.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of staph infections in most people?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Boil,red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills.

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