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How long til untreated MRSA can become fatal?

How long til untreated MRSA can become fatal?

CarefulUsuallyBenign: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. Control of this bacteria, as with all, is a function of the immune system. Sa most commonly commensal bacteria, but that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions &; any internal control affecting immune function can change. Mrsa merely means multiple resistant to abs. ...Read more

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What kind of damage can untreated mrsa do to the human body in 10 days?

What kind of damage can untreated mrsa do to the human body in 10 days?

A lot of damage: MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) can be very serious and cause serious short and long term problems. Within 10 days, the infection can go from a localized skin infection or boil/abscess to invading into the blood stream and causing serious infections throughout the body, like sepsis, endocarditis, kidney failure, brain infection or all organs at the same time. Very serious! ...Read more

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I just found out today that a wound tested positive for staff and its mrsa. Is there a chance of further complications?

I just found out today that a wound tested positive for staff and its mrsa. Is there a chance of further complications?

Possibily: Most surperficial wound would not cause major problems, MRSA is a staphiloccal infection that is resistant to methicillin, ussually it is sensitive to vancomycin, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clindamycin; however, if the bacteria get into the blood stream, the lungs, the heart valves, it can be catastrophic.
People can be colonized with MRSA in the nostrils, rectum, groin causing reccurent infections. ...Read more

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What is the chance of suppressing MRSA complications that have already required the amputation of your leg?

What is the chance of suppressing MRSA complications that have already required the amputation of your leg?

Good: As long as you let clinicians know that you have had mrsa, the next time you have an infection they are more likely to make sure it is covered by the antibiotics being given. ...Read more

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I have a black bruise or spot left over from when I use to have MRSA there. Will it ever go away or what i can I do for it? Its been almost a year!

I have a black bruise or spot left over from when I use to have MRSA there. Will it ever go away or what i can I do for it? Its been almost a year!

Hyperpigmentation: If it has been a year, it is most likey hyperpigmentation of the scar tissue. At this point, it is unlikely to go away on its own. There are some prescription creams that may help lighten the scar. ...Read more

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I have an abcess on my lower left leg is it MRSA since the last abcess on my leg tested positive and should I be concerned i also have hidradenitis?

I have an abcess on my lower left leg is it MRSA since the last abcess on my leg tested positive and should I be concerned i also have hidradenitis?

Yes: If this is MRSA and is recurrent you problably are a carrier of the staph. This needs followup as well as treatment for your hidranenitis which can be a very challenging condition to manage. Please seek help from a dermatologist with expeience mananging hidradenits. ...Read more

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I only have day & half left on zyvox (linezolid). Bleeding clots. Scared to go to hospital because of the risk of MRSA getting worse. Can I do anything from home?

Go see your doctor: Your doc can help you decide what you should do next. But ask yourself what's worse? Besides, there's no guarantee that you'll get worse just by going to hospital. ...Read more

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I have an abcess on the middle part of my nose inside left nostril and I have a history of mrsa what should I do?

I have an abcess on the middle part of my nose inside left nostril and I have a history of mrsa what should I do?

See a doctor: If you have an abscess it will need to be drained and if you have had MRSA you may need antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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My MRSA bump has not been drained but its black red puffy swollen my left nostril has been hurting what does mean?

My MRSA bump has not been drained but its black red puffy swollen my left nostril has been hurting what does mean?

Infection: Your description suggests an infection that needs urgent treatment. Complicating this is your diabetes. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. The infection can cause serious illness. ...Read more

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What is there left to do when you have tried every single antibiotic for MRSA infection and it keeps coming back for the last 6 years?

What is there left to do when you have tried every single antibiotic for MRSA infection and it keeps coming back for the last 6 years?

Hygiene: Stop using antibiotics every time you get a cold. Stop smoking and eating fast food or processed food, have your nose cultures and treated if indicated. If you work in a nursing home get out. Start exercising heavily - it will help ur immune system and sweat out some of the bugs. ...Read more

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Reoccuring respitory infections and sweats since i had MRSA in my left lung, does it ever end?

Reoccuring respitory infections and sweats since i had MRSA in my left lung, does it ever end?

Pulmonary doctor: You should be seen and evaluated by a pulmonologist (lung expert). You may have either persistent infection or structural changes in your lung which predispose to recurrent disease (bronchiectasis, etc.). Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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I am currently getting over MRSA in my 4th toe on my left foot. What would cause my toe and half my foot to become a dark purple color?

I am currently getting over MRSA in my 4th toe on my left foot. What would cause my toe and half my foot to become a dark purple color?

Varies: Several causes, you would want to make sure your doctor is aware. Can be from the chronic inflammatory state that can accompany your infection, but it could also represent infection recurrence or even necrosis. Make sure you are followed. ...Read more

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Recent MRSA in knuckle of first finger. Treated, but now I'm left with tingling/numbness in the majority of that arm at times. Any suggestions?

Recent MRSA in knuckle of first finger. Treated, but now I'm left with tingling/numbness in the majority of that arm at times. Any suggestions?

Needs further eval: I'm sorry this is happening to you. You need your arm evaluated because it's unclear if the MRSA knuckle infection is related to the numbness in your arm. I see that you had a right shoulder reconstruction- are your symptoms occurring in the same arm? If so, that would be more of a reason to have your affected arm evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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A friend has an active MRSA infection. How long after start of antibiotics will he be contagious? I had complication s from MRSA in 2007 and fear it.

ASK treating DR!!: Each case can range in severity and i would discuss this with the treating physician. Regulations and procedures are changing daily and i would be sure the treating physician gives you patient specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Can u get MRSA in ur sinuses i'm a active carrier my left face is swollen painful been getting bad headaches lately eye swollen shut just about?

Can u get MRSA in ur sinuses i'm a active carrier my left face is swollen painful been getting bad headaches lately eye swollen shut just about?

Staph Aureus,: The MRSA bacteria, is normally found in the nose. So, yes, you can have MRSA in the sinuses, especially if you are a carrier. The swelling of you eye is very concerning. You should seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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I'm not a carrier for mrsa however I've had 4 mrsa infections. 3 in my right breast and one in my left armpit, doc mentioned rare disorder?

I'm not a carrier for mrsa however I've had 4 mrsa infections. 3 in my right breast and one in my left armpit, doc mentioned rare disorder?

MRSA infections: You should see an infectious disease maven in your area. You may have a complement deficiency (that's not a typo!). You really should be worked up before things get out of hand. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a MRSA bump on my breast but my left nostril is painful and hurts is that connected to each other been taking antibiotic +cream MRSA bump black?

I have a MRSA bump on my breast but my left nostril is painful and hurts is that connected to each other been taking antibiotic +cream MRSA bump black?

Nose: You need to get your nose looked at and have it cultured to see if you are a staph carrier. If that bump on your breast is black and you diabetes it should be looked at today even if you have to go to the ER ...Read more

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5 sores on my belly, 1 scab in scalp. Scabbed over, puckered & red ring around them. 2 others left scars. Mom diagnosis w/ mrsa. I visited. Could I have it?

5 sores  on my belly, 1 scab in scalp. Scabbed over, puckered & red ring around them. 2 others left scars. Mom diagnosis w/ mrsa. I visited. Could I have it?

Possible infection: Based on your description, the rash sounds like an infection. However, can't be sure without examining the rash. Best to see your doctor for a definitive answer and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

Tooth infection: This should be immediately treated by your dentist. The ER may not have a dentist on staff and will only prescribe antibiotics, but the meds will not solve your dental issues. ...Read more

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Positive today for MRSA in my nose very sore throat chronic cough headache puffy sore scalp can this all be related to the spread of untreated mrsa?

Positive today for MRSA in my nose very sore throat chronic cough headache puffy sore scalp can this all be related to the spread of untreated mrsa?

Not likely: Mrsa colonization by itself causes no problems, but puts you at risk for invasive disease if you have major events, like surgery. Mrsa is an aggressive pathogen, so it isn't likely the cause of chronic sore throats or headaches. Unnecessary treatment of MRSA colonization leads to other problems like increased resistance to other antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Muliple possibilitie: There is a rather large differential diagnosis to the combination of symptoms and findings you have described. I would discuss these with the physician who ordered the CT scan. ...Read more

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What is mrsa?

What is mrsa?

More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than other staph germs. It must be cultured and treatment guided by the antibiotics the lab shows will work. It is often spread to others in the household and they should be looked at. ...Read more

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What is MRSA ?

MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Does MRSA itch?

No, it shouldn't: Infection with MRSA shouldn't cause itching. It more likely causes pain and discomfort.However, if you have an itchy rash caused by something else, too much scratching of your of skin can increase risk of infection by bacteria such as staph or even mrsa.Mrsa itself is not the reason for the itch.People that are carriers for MRSA also don't experience itching usually.Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How is MRSA cured?

Antibiotics: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are alternative antibiotics which can treat MRSA but sometimes it requires IV antibiotics (given thru the vein and not by mouth) and can be resistant to many of the more common antibiotics. If given the proper antibiotics MRSA can be cured. ...Read more