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Culture Of Nasal Swab Negative For B Pertussis
Rapid screening test: Dfa--direct fluorescent antibody test--a rapid diagnostic test done in the lab that takes 1-2 days to screen for pertussis (whooping cough). While much faster than a culture, this test is not as reliable. A nasal swab is inserted gently into the nostrils toward the throat (posterior nasopharynx). Then fluorescently labeled antibodies are exposed to the sample looking for pertussis antigens/markers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pertussis was foun: It means that they found evidence that the bacteria that causes whooping cough was present in the nasal passages. This could mean you are a carrier of the disease (could infect others) or if you are having symptoms or repeated, serious cough, then you likely got infected by the pertussis bacteria and have whooping cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 week old has a dry cough off and on all day. No fever, no runny nose. Should I be concerned? Pertussis has me freaked out
No: No need to be concerned, pertussis very unlikely at this age, your baby has still got passive immunity from you, reflux can cause the dry cough, try not to overfeed, prop your baby up or at least 30 degrees while feeding, raise the head of the bed , keep clearing the nose with saline, if no improvement check with your pediatrician ...Read more
Yes but: Mrsa can survive for varying periods on the skin surface but will die unless it has enough moisture supplied as mucous or serum. The reason they swab people looking for MRSA is it can be carried it the moist goopy linings of the nasal passages & be passed as a contaminant on fingers. An outbreak can be traced to asymptomatic people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If mrsa swab of infected area is negative after infection, is mrsa gone? Does an infection mean I am a carrier? Do I need to follow up w/ nasal swab?
MRSA carriage : There is s lot of media attention and literature on MRSA in recent yrs. resulting in some confusion. If you had MRSA diagnosed before, thud chances are that you are colonized with it. Thx good news is that you can decrease colonization with proper monitoring and treatment as indicated. ...Read more
If a person has a nasal swab done & it cultures positive for "staph lugdunenis" but has no apparent signs of infection/illness what should be done?
Germs you carry: The nasal membranes are a luxurious environment for germs to grow and end up on your fingers where they are spread to the environment.Screening nasal swabs is one way to find a source for staph or other germ that may not infect the carrier but might cause problems with the rest of their family. ...Read more
Tell your Dr.: Let your Dr. know. Depending on what kind of surgery you're having, your Dr. may want to use antibiotics. ...Read more
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