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Can Mrsa Give Off A Fishy Smell
Had a tlh on 2/5. Last night I noticed a yellow to tan discharge after using the bathroom. It smells very foul. Have history of mrsa. Concerning?
Flea bite MRSA : My answer is no. Flea bites, does not usually transmit mrsa, which is normally air borne, contracted thru nose inhalation. Wear protective face masks. ...Read more
See below: You're right cefazolin is ineffective against mrsa. Sometimes when we suspect a patient has a staph. Aureus infection but do not have the sensitivities yet we will start vancomycin plus cefazolin because the cefazolin works better against methicillin sensitive staph. Aureus (mssa) while the vancomycin covers the patient for mrsa. ...Read more
Yes: Mrsa is usually spread by skin-to-skin contact. If you have it in your eye and transfer to your skin after rubbing your eye, it is possible this could spread to another person. Hand washing is advised. ...Read more
Not usually: Mrsa is a type of bacteria that can cause infection that is resistant to methicillin and other penicillins. It is common in people who don't have an active infection, on their skin or in their nose. Mrsa itself won't cause back pain but a severe infection in your back from MRSA can. The most common cause of back pain is the disc and back joint changes that come with time as we get older. ...Read more
I need an open-minded, honest, and well-educated doctor to ask if colloidal silver is a legitimate MRSA killer. We need to stop loose giving of antib?
Colloidal Silver: Use of colloidal silver may instead cause a condition called argyria, which makes the skin turn a gray color as a result of excess deposits of silver salts in the eyes, skin and organs of the body. Since its growth of popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, the fda has issued warnings to colloidal manufacturers regarding efficacy claims and continues to urge consumers to avoid its use. ...Read more
If MRSA is living in your nose (carrier), how does it not get into your lungs and give you pneumonia? What is mode of entry for MRSA pneumonia?
MRSA: Many of the organisms populating your nose and throat have the potential to produce pneumonia, but you have many defense mechanisms that prevent this. It is not until these mechanisms are compromised or the number of organisms is overwhelming that they will produce clinically relevant disease. ...Read more
My daughter has MRSA and is taking clindamycin we are giving her bleach baths and using hyblicens soap and we bandage open wounds what else can we do?
Watch for abscesses: You are doing all the right things. Watch for abscess formation; these often need to be drained for cure. Small abscesses may drain on their own if you use warm compresses. An abscess would be warm, red, tender, and swollen. Follow up with your doctor to be sure that any cultures are sensitive to clindamycin. Also, look for persistent fevers or signs of dehydration/decreased urine output. ...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
Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?
No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age. If MRSA is around it will do so, if not, another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains. Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated. ...Read more
Had an abscessin on my left groin area drained on Tuesday was giving bactrim to treat a mrsa infection it has on friday, am i contagious to my family??
If they are otherwise healthy, they should be fine. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Need more informatio: This depends on many factors what was tested? Why were you tested? How were you tested? Do you have immune deficiencies or does anyone around you? The net result is it could be somewhere between minimal concern and significant concern. A doctor well versed in the subject can help ...Read more
Nasal swab: Your doctor can check this for you. They use a nasal swab and send it to the lab. Results in one day. People who are MRSA positive seldom need treatment unless they are immunocompromised for any reason and they have positive blood cultures. In hospital setting, when a patient is found to be MRSA positive, to prevent spread, staff must gown and wear gloves to prevent spread, patient not treated. ...Read more
Can happen: Possible to develop recurrent MRSA infection at some point in the future after having had MRSA infection at a different site on your body. There is some evidence that a patient who has community-type MRSA infection is more likely to have recurrent skin infection than a patient who had a non-MRSA staph infection. ...Read more
Types of Bugs: Mrsa or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium which can cause severe skin infections that are resistant to the usual antibiotics we use for staph. Cdiff or clostridium difficile is a type of bacteria that can take over the inside of the colon after antibiotics have killed off the normal bacteria that inhabit the gut, causing severe bloody diarrhea. ...Read more
Fancy impetigo: Methicillin-resistant staph aureus, or mrsa, is a bacterium that does not get killed by the usual antibiotics. Since it is usually a skin infection, it is another form of impetigo, which is caused by staph or strep. It is good for your doctor to know that you are susceptible to mrsa, as this will guide the choice of antibiotic that he or she will choose for you. ...Read more
MRSA: This stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacterium which has become resistant to a class of antibiotics known as beta-lactams, and it has the potential to cause very serious infections. It is found in many people who do not become infected. It does not go away by itself but requires treatment if infection present. ...Read more
1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it
2 — its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more
Yes: You could still be a carrier, get nasal test after you quit smoking. ...Read more