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Cellulitis Nursing Diagnosis
See your doctor: Localized small infections can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deeper more involved infections with extending redness past the immediate margins will likely require a more aggressive approach such as incision and drainage, debridement, and oral antibiotic. Consult with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more
Cellulitis-big toe.Not cured by 2 weeks augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) from dermatologist.Bad rxn to 1day of doxycycline.See infectious disease md? Podiatrist?(cbc pending.)
Ouch!: I have a question. Was there any involvement of your toenail? Swelling, pain, tenderness or pus in the nail area? If so, i would encourage you to see a podiatrist. If there is nail growing into tissue, it will continue to act as a nidus for infection. Home it gets better soon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself ; acquire the answers from the texts ; sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work ; gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more
Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?
What's the cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This site is MedCare: this site is about medical question and answers about medical problems and not nursing care.The only nurses who come in contacts with patients with tonsilopharyngitis,are either Dictors office nurse or in ER.It involved taking vital signs like temp and pulse and history of any allergies. And at the direction of the doctor to do throat swab for quick strep test or culture& give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever ...Read more
I'm an SLP in a skilled nursing facility. Just received dx of MRSA on my skin, received topical bactroban; 13 weeks pregnant, is the MRSA dangerous?
MRSA skin infection: MRSA can certainly be a bane to health care workers like you. It sounds like your case is mild, since u were only given topical therapy. Bactroban is fine in pregnancy, so with this you'll be able to clear it up. MRSA sometimes can crop up later - but if so, I recommend reaching out to an Infectious Diseases doctor who can certainly guide you. Once I treated a whole family with MRSA. See doc if Qs ...Read more
Prevention: Is key. Low carb diet will help both the lyme and risk of getting yeast. There are several herbs and supplements that can be used to prevent and treat yeast, like caprylic acid or oregano oil. There are also medications that are often given along with antibiotics to prevent yeast- like Nystatin or diflucan (fluconazole). Speak to your doctor about the best plan for you and avoid possible interactions. ...Read more
Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more
Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS overkill for inflamed/possibly infected cystic pimple. Drained by derm today, awaiting culture. Also script for mupirocin & hibiclens.
4/22/15 revision of MOM hip. 5/6/15 incised drain pustule 6" from incision, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). 5/12 dislocation. 5/18 told it was MRSA, bactrum. Is this OK?
Mrsa skin infection: Looks like mom has MRSA skin infection which requires contact isolation and oral/iv antibiotic depends on culture report. The patient needs to be on contact isolation/private room until infection is cleared and need to apply bactroban (mupirocin) ointment daily on both nares for mrsa eradication. Mrsa infection could be deadly, so always remember frequent hand wash. ...Read more
You need to be seen: A physician should look at your lesions and decide on the treatment. Some carbuncles can be treated with common antibiotics while others' appearance and progression make us decide on more stronger antibiotics to cover for bacterias that are difficult to treat with the common antibiotics so it is important to get a history on how they have progressed how often you get them the size location etc. ...Read more
Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more
Geriatrics md: how could daughter sign mom up for nursing home without consent and then deny medical sibling access to info?
Need a bit more info: What state are we talking about? Does daughter have durable power of attorney? What do you mean when you say "medical sibling"? The best thing may be for you to discuss this with a lawyer who deals with these issues on a regular basis. ...Read more
Only in severe cases: Small areas of infection can easily be treated as an outpatient or in the clinic. When fever, chills and systemic symptoms occur or the cellulitis covers an extesive area of the extremity or trunk, then hospitalization should be strongly considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Eczema, stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis are much more common than cellulitis and require very different therapy. If it is itchy rather than painful, if there is no fever, if there is clear discharge instead of pus, bet on something other than cell ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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