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Alternative Treatments For Mrsa Infection
Retested area of mrsa infection showed negative. What else should I do? Should I also do nasal screen? Should I do nasal treatment and hibicleans?
Nothing.: If it's cleared, it's cleared. no more you should do. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I am very afraid of mrsa infection. Had groin infection confirmed two weeks ago, finished treatment of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Am I a danger to family and spouse?
Not to worry: Probably your MRSA is already around your home and it's likely your spouse is already carrying it (from sharing a bed, etc). Maybe others in the house as well. But that's probably as far as it will go. It's normal to have staph on the skin, and mostly no infection results. You were unlucky, but that doesn't mean the others will be. MRSA is no more virulent than other staph, just harder to treat. ...Read more
What to do if my hubby had MRSA infection, 2month therapy with antibatics infused in arm. will it come back?
MRSA Recurrances: MRSA tends to frequently reoccur, even with adequate treatment. There are Carriers who have the bacteria, usually carried in the nose, without any symptoms. Even if this is treated if re-exposed to this bacteria it will again start growing on them and if they touch the contaminated part of their bodies it will potentially cause re-infection in themselves and others who they come in contact with ...Read more
Tick + MRSA =Maybe: Alea, I do not know for sure. We know mosquitos may transmit disease by feeding on multiple hosts. Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin of humans. Unfortunately, 50% or more have some form of MRSA living on their skin. I think it more likely a tick might break the skin and allow entry and possible infection by the MRSA that was already living outside on the skin. ...Read more
MRSA: Mrsa is the abbreviation for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is an infection with a bacteria that has figured out how to avoid being killed by usually effective antibiotics. Most mrsa, if you have a healthy immune system is curable. Here's a link to more info : http://www.Cdc.Gov/mrsa/. ...Read more
Yes: But it would not likely come from the bite itself. If it developed, it would mostly likely be due to the individual already being colonized with the MRSA before and getting a secondary infection. ...Read more
Had an active MRSA infection and am now colinized w/ mrsa. May have to have surgery, what is the risk for reinfection?
You may give to othe: If precautions are not taken more chances are others get infected than you, ( you are a carrier ) alert your doctor in the colonization bugs are co existing on your skin nose etc with out giving true infection to you , you should able to under go the procedure with minimum risk ...Read more
See doctor: Mrsa needs to be treated with appropriate antibiotics or it can spread or the infection can get worse. Antibiotics for MRSA include clindamycin, sulfa, minocycline, diclocallon, cephalosporins. For people who become reinvested the use of a second antibiotic the last three days Rifampin can help. Also use one cup of cloroxin a tub of water to decrease bacteria three tines a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRSA: Far more often than not, staph aureus in the urine is a result of staphylococci in the blood and should be addressed as such until proven otherwise. This organism can be extremely difficult to treat effectively and pregnancy does not make it easier. Strongly suggest you see an infectious diseases expert asap, and best wishes for a good outcome. Have a very good pediatrician for that great baby. ...Read more
Once a person is infected with the MRSA infection and is treated, does that bacteria stays in the body forever?
Could use your help docs! 12 year old daughter of a friend has MRSA infection. Should i be worried for my kids and keep them away?
Not necesarily: The media has created a fervor over MRSA that is far from deserved.It has been around for quite a while ; accounts for the majority of minor pustules ; abscesses i see in my office.I see them weekly they respond to drainage or antibiotics. It is carried by animals ; people ; found on random surfaces.After a few days of rx the kid is no longer contagious.Any wound can become infected by this germ. ...Read more
What is there left to do when you have tried every single antibiotic for MRSA infection and it keeps coming back for the last 6 years?
Hygiene: Stop using antibiotics every time you get a cold. Stop smoking and eating fast food or processed food, have your nose cultures and treated if indicated. If you work in a nursing home get out. Start exercising heavily - it will help ur immune system and sweat out some of the bugs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should sugar be avoided to control internal MRSA infection after abx? Does diet play a role and if so, what should I eat/add? Can i eat sugar again?
No.: If there is an infection, these are caused by bacteria. There are many types of bacteria. Staph aureus happens to be one of the most common organisms to infect skin and soft tissue. But, it doesn't have to be this. A wound culture taken by your doc can give you the answer, more importantly if the wound is infected you might need to be on an antibiotic or the wound drained. ...Read more
Mrsa is a form of staph aureus that can come in 2 forms, community aquired and hospital acquired. The bacteria will be resistant to penicillins that are used to treat MRSA including methicillin and oxacillin. There can still be oral choices for treatment as long as the ...Read more