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Chronic Mrsa Skin Infection
Skin infection is a condition in which a person has a skin problem caused by infection with germs such as yeast, fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Oral medicines, IV medicines, and/or creams and gels can be used in the treatment of skin infections. Severe, life-threatening infections ...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 had a skin infection (staph/mrsa) above my eyebrow if I kiss my boyfriend can he get MRSA even if im taking clindamycin?
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
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
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
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