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Antibiotics To Treat Mrsa
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are Gram - harder to Treat vs gram + . esp in antibiotic resistant. While MRSA has many option from Vancro-->Zyvox gram- have only colistin ?
Should I use mupriocin to treat a superficial MRSA infection on the underarm? Should I use mupriocin oinment under a bandaid or get a perscription for an oral antibiotic? I noticed it two days ago but it is not yet to point that it needs drained. Will mup
First : First of all, not all skin infections are staphlococcal, not all staphlococcal infections are mrsa. Mrsa is short for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, a potentially dangerous type of staphlococcus bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics and may cause skin and other infections. As with all regular staphlococal infections, recognizing the signs and receiving treatment for skin infections in the early stages reduces the chances of the infection becoming severe. Staph infections of the skin appear as a bump or infected area and may also be red, swollen, painful, warm to the touch. If there is evidence of liquid underneath, or a head, it may be full of pus and will need to be drained. If accompanied by a fever or red streaks around the skin, this may be evidence of spread. Mupirocin is used as a topical treatment for localized bacterial skin infections, including treatment of mrsa. But with all "superficial" infections, except for minor redness, pain or light drainage, if any of the other symptoms listed above are found, you should see your physician for consideration for a systemic, either oral or injection antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic killing gram neg. & pos. bacteria. What are the most common infections does it treat? & does it kill MRSA
Not good for MRSA.: Cipro is a fluroquinolone (FQ) drug that is mostly used for Gram neg. infections that affect the GI tract, bladder, & some special infections that affect the head, neck, & respiratory tract. While it is effective againt some special, unusual Gram pos. bacteria, it does a poor job against Staph (like MRSA) or Strep. In fact, some evidence shows MORE nasal penetration by Staph when pts take FQ Abx. ...Read more
Can MRSA spread from one spot on your body to another while being treated with antibiotics? Can you cross contaminate yourself?
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
Handshake with a person treated 10 days ago for MRSA and on antibiotics. Immediately used handsanitizer and washed hands with soap. Am I infected?
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