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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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Is MRSA treated with antibiotics contagious?

MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more

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I keep getting mrsa, and i'm allergic to most antibiotics that treat it, what should I do?

I keep getting mrsa, and i'm allergic to most antibiotics that treat it, what should I do?

See below: There are two options. 1) use antibiotics that are effective against MRSA (there are several now) and that you're not allergic to. 2) get desensitization therapy to one of the antibiotics you are allergic to. This is done in a controlled ICU setting under the direction of an intensivist and allergist. ...Read more

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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

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Do i need to treat my minor, reoccurring MRSA lesions with an antibiotic? Currently using hibiclens and antibacterial soap. Currently treating the MRSA lesions with hibiclens and dial antibacterial soap. Letting the lesions drain and keeping them covered.

No.: Firstly, do you know that you have mrsa, have you had a wound culture? If not you cannot assume that you have mrsa. If you do have a positive culture then the MRSA will show a sensitivity to a specific antibiotic. Most skin infections will clear without antibiotics. ...Read more

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Recently contracted a MRSA infection and was treated w/ 7 IV antibiotics x 1 month. Am I at risk for reinfection or other antibiotic resistant infections?

Recently contracted a MRSA infection and was treated w/ 7 IV antibiotics x 1 month. Am I at risk for reinfection or other antibiotic resistant infections?

Yes: It does depend on where the infection was and how it was contracted. Also, which antibiotics were used. That said, if it was successfully treated and you are doing well now, i wouldn't worry about it too much. I would eat a lot of yogurt and take probiotic supplements for your long term gastro health. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more