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After Effects Of Mrsa On The Body
A lot of damage: MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) can be very serious and cause serious short and long term problems. Within 10 days, the infection can go from a localized skin infection or boil/abscess to invading into the blood stream and causing serious infections throughout the body, like sepsis, endocarditis, kidney failure, brain infection or all organs at the same time. Very serious! ...Read more
I have MRSA ands it just spread through out my body what is the average life expectancy of living with mrsa?
Depends: If treatable then life expectancy good if not you could die quickly. ...Read more
As long as I don't have a cut or scratch on my body, I am safe from contracting MRSA. True or false?
Multiple surgerys using mesh, now I have pain and mrsa. My body is fighting the mesh, what treatment should I pursue? Thanks
Maybe remove it: May need to remove the mesh. There are many options however to repair hernias without mesh, or using mesh after infection has cleared. See a general surgeon with experience in complex hernia management for an opinion. Checking the americas hernia society website may help. ...Read more
Can MRSA spread from one spot on your body to another while being treated with antibiotics? Can you cross contaminate yourself?
MRSA Can spread: Yes. Especially if the antibiotics are not sensitive to the MRSA infection. If you are getting worse on antibiotics this is an emergency. People die from mrsa. You need to show or tell your medical provider if you are worsening. ...Read more
Think I have staph, how will I know if its MRSA or not? How long can I expect this intense body pain? Thank you
Need to see a Doctor:
in order to know for sure if you have a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) you will need to be evaluated by a physician, such as primary care doctor or a dermatologist. The diagnosis of MRSA is made based on a swab culture that is sent to a clia certified lab for evaluation. Mrsa can be a serious infection and you need to have it evaluated properly by a physician. ...Read more
My 4 month premie baby has Mrsa started in nappie area but it's quickly spreading up body neck ect antibiotics he on ain't working what else is there?
Re-evalution Now: MRSA can be a dangerous bacterial infection and if your baby is worsening on the antibiotics they need to be seen by their primary care physician. Their doctor can evaluate if the infection is truly worsening and provide a plan for a change in treatment. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with MRSA causing boils on my body but now taking amoxicillian but last 2 days been discharging a pearl sub, should l be worried?
Any of them: This could lead to heart issues on the valves to severe infections in the lungs. The MRSA can cause issues with any system. Most common are skin infections as well. Good hand washing is a must. ...Read more
Er Dr Dx Me With MRSA last night. He put me on Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 300 Mg q.i.d I also got dial body wash what else can I do. I have a past history with MRSA.
Staphylococcus: Now a days many of us are colonized with MRSA. It doesn't necessarily mean we will develop any increased infection rates as compared to MSSA which is also all over us. While technically speaking Cleocin, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Rifampin may work. Don't be surprised if it doesn't. Zyvox is an excellent oral medication for severe infections. Hibiclens is far superior to Dial. Twice a week use after bathing ...Read more
Once a person is infected with the MRSA infection and is treated, does that bacteria stays in the body forever?
If I'm on antibiotics for a mrsa infection how likely is it that it will move to other places on body or bloodstream?
If it is the correct: Treatment for appropriate duration of time (key aspect of treatment of MRSA!) then you should not get satellite infections or transmission to bloodstream. MRSA is difficult to treat because it generally requires the correct antibiotic that the MRSA is sensitive to, and a longer duration of treatment. For skin infections, typically 10 to 14 days and internal infections, 14-21 days. ...Read more
I was exsposed to MRSA by a 4 yr old student in my class that I had close contact with. I have developed tiny pimple like spots randomly all over my body that itch (like in the pic) and are not going away. Each day I get more. I also had a cough at the
Not MRSA: What you describe seems to be a viral exanthem. This is very likely since you teach preschoolers and they carry these viruses. Exposure is highest when school first reconvenes in the fall. Please see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
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?
Had mastoidectomy and canal wall down on 10/22. Have green drainage. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a week. Pain at incision sites. Possibly be mrsa? Whole body aches
Need to call ENT: You need to get in touch with the surgeon who did your operation as soon as possible. This is not a normal complication and needs to be addressed. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with MRSA about a week ago, put on antibiotics and the site drained a few days later. I've developed a painful swollen lymph node in the groin area. It's oddly shaped. Should I go back in or give my body time? I'm still on antibiotics.
Go back in: You need to have this node evaluated as it is unusual to develop new nodes while you are on antibiotics. This may be an abscess that needs drainage. Make sure that you are also doing other things to prevent the spread of MRSA including using Hibiclens as a body wash, sanitizing everything in the bathroom with bleach/water combination and using Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment in the nose for two weeks. ...Read more
How long does mrsa last in the body? My doctor sent me to the emergency room last week to have my boil drained. I'm still taking the antibiotics.
Finish antibiotics: A 39 year old female with a boil (or abscess) drained in the ER and now on antibiotics. These skin infections are often treated with a combination drainage + antibiotics for several days (maybe all the way up to 14 days after drainage). Please finish the course of antibiotics the ER physician prescribed. ...Read more
Hard cervical lymph - waiting CT res. But also diagnosed with MRSA on other body part. Area over cervical lymph itchy prior lump- MRSA responsible?
Possibly: Infections like MRSA can lead to the response of a lymph node as that is what lymph nodes do. They are involved with the body's defense against infection. However, the ct scan will provide more information if there are other lymph nodes involved. Swelling of lymph nodes can also occur with lymphoma-a type of cancer that localizes to the lymph nodes. Work closely with your doctor to figure this out. ...Read more
If your healthcare provider had multi-resistant organisms on their hand and touched your pimple, can they get into your body? (mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls)
If they did not: Clean their hands and did not wear gloves, it is possible. If they did either of those, then the chances are tiny. Mrsa is something that is almost ubiquitous now, can pick it up anywhere and abscess or pimples often are colonized with it in already colonized individuals. All that being said, it is possible. ...Read more
I have red bumps all over my body and vagina area my doctor said it looks like MRSA or staph could he be wrong if they don't go away with doxycycline?
2nd @ER I a few months. DX mrsa sores on stomach. Thistime entire body hurts (joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood?
2nd time in a few months. DX mrsa sores on stomach. Thistime entire body hurts (joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood-do nose swab @some point I'm going to need more help then I'm getting. Treatment is not working. I'm sick. W
MRSA: Greetings. MRSA infections need aggressive treatments especially if you are in the actively infective stage. Some patents are carriers but never get sick like you. Talk to your doctor about seeing an infectious disease specialist. These doctors can recommend special therapy for your particular disease state. Good Luck. ...Read more
Yes: You could still be a carrier, get nasal test after you quit smoking. ...Read more
May become ill: Most of us carry staphylococci in our bodies somewhere, often on the skin and mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. This includes mrsa. You may be able to minimize the risk of its producing infection at a later date by attempting to eliminate it with Mupirocin nasal application and washing with Chlorhexidine containing soap, but ask your pediatrician about this. ...Read more
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