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Chronic Mrsa Skin Infection
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
If I have a MRSA skin infection, should I be tested to see if I am a carrier? Also, suggestions on cleaners to wash house down now that I know I have
Check out CDC: 1st the CDC (center for disease control) has a GREAT website resource for you. Look up CDC MRSA. You could be considered infectious. Soap on your body may reduce MRSA, you may use alcohol to spot kill MRSA on your body. Bleach will kill MRSA on floors etc. Hot water and soap should reduce or neutralize most MRSA on laundry. MRSA now occurs in our environment- no way to "remove" it. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 9 y/o has had a pimple on his nose for 3 days. How can I tell if it is a pimple or skin infection like MRSA?
Would steroid cream or steroids help or hurt a MRSA skin infection? Can i assume if steroids worked it's not mrsa?
I am taking doxycycline for a possible MRSA skin infection, and about 2 hours after taking it, I am vomiting. Am i absorbing the medication?
Thirty MInute Rule: I teach my patients, especially those on medications that may cause upset stomachs, if they throw up within thirty minutes after taking a medication they should retake it. If it is longer than thirty minutes they wait to take the next dose when it is due. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a skin infection (staph/mrsa) above my eyebrow if I kiss my boyfriend can he get MRSA even if im taking clindamycin?
16month old started Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 2 nights ago for a skin infection that might be MRSA.She had a fever last night and this morning 100.8 (armpit) ...normal?
Re-evaluate...: Follow up with your daughter's physician today and let them know that she has developed a fever after being on the antibiotics for two day. They will want to see the area of infection and make sure that it isn't the cause and that the antibiotics don't need to be changed. The fever could be from an unrelated viral illness, but you won't know until she is examined. ...Read more
Varies: For single lesions, opening and draining them may obviate the need for antibiotics. When antibiotics are needed, 10-14 days seems adequate for resolution of the skin lesions, but then must think about getting rid of the carriage state with Mupirocin in nose and skin washing with Chlorhexidine containing soaps. ...Read more
I have a history of MRSA & mysterious skin infections. I got bite a day ago and now it's swollen, red, hard and painful. Should I be worried?
Yes.: With those symptoms, you should go to Emergency Room for immediate evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Pus, swelling: There will be skin infection around hair follicles varying in size from pimple to large abscess. Typically this is caused by staph or strep. It requires antibiotics and recurrence rate can be decreased by antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, phisohex, phisoderm, hibicleans.S periodic baths with dilute clorox 1 cup per tub will decrease bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps nothing: Difficult to know what you mean by bacterial skin infections, but if these are boils that some people call spider-bites they may be due to methicillin-resistant staph aureus. You do not necessarily have to do anything "wrong" to get these, but occasionally they can be produced by your coming in direct contact with lesions in another person. ...Read more
Good evening. I've had a chronic head/neck skin infection since 6/2013, with painful swelling, abscess w/odd smelling fluid, tiny hard yellow grain?
Sebaceous cyst: probably infected and you have gone too long without having it evaluated and treated. You may need a surgical excisional or drainage. Call for an exam and treatment. ...Read more
Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc. ...Read more
Skin infection: Damage to the outermost layer of tissue covering the body by a pathogen. ...Read more
Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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