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Doctor insights on: Age Developed Mrsa Problems

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Is MRSA still a problem in gyms, health clubs, etc?

MRSA: Mrsa, or methicillin resistant staph aureus, is a kind of bacterial infection caused by certain staph bacteria that are difficult to kill. They were first found mostly in hospital patients, but are now found every where but not especially in health clubs or gyms. Use clean towels, don't sit on benches, use your own soap, wash hands, and avoid contact with other people, and you should be okay. ...Read more

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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

No.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria that can cause cellulitis (skin infection) or an abscess. There are also other types of bacteria that can cause cellulitis. We hear a lot about MRSA because it is resistent to a lot of common antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is MRSA only a problem in hospitals for sick people?

No: Anyone can be infected with mrsa, it use be that MRSA was acquired in the hospital, but now MRSA is increasingly acquired in the community. ...Read more

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Can a UTI caused by mrsa be cured? Or will it always cause problems?

Yes it can be: but MRSA hangs out/lives on your skin and you cannot eradicate that. From there it could get back into your urine and cause infection, or it may not do that for years. it just depends on what your luck is or what your immune system needs to do. ...Read more

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Because my daughter has MRSA pneumonia at the age of one, what are some future concerns we may have for her?

Pulmonary eval.: The lung is growing as your daughter grows, and any damage caused by the infection, may diminish over time. Keeping her vaccinations current is important as well. She should be followed by your pediatrician for signs of any breathing difficulty. When she is older, pulmonary function testing may be performed to evaluate her lung function. Prmg/peds can review records faxed to 858 259 9689 for ?S. ...Read more

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Wondering if after having mrsa can it cause other problems years later? Ive had mrsa several times plus was found double colonized in both nostrils..

Yes and No: Many people are "carriers" for MRSA and never develop symptoms. However, you are at risk for developing a serious infection with cuts, trauma, etc. Get prompt attention if you develop a cut, etc. ...Read more

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Can cronic MRSA infections in the nose cause GI Problems?

Unlikely: But one never knows fully until completely evaluated. Discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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I tested positive for a MRSA sinus infection - had problems for over a year. Is it possible that i gave it to my toddler by sharing food?

Don't worry: Mrsa isn't leprosy or tuberculosis or hov, and many people harbor the microbe without becoming sick. The most important thing for you to continue to do is wash your hands often. Best wishes. ...Read more