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What happens if the only two medications that are used to treat MRSA cause an allergic reaction in the patient, what would be the next step?

What happens if the only two medications that are used to treat MRSA cause an allergic reaction in the patient, what would be the next step?

Consult: I would recommend referral to infection diseases doctor and allergist to check for IgE or non IgE mediated allergy to the antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm pregnant and have been exposed to mrsa. What could MRSA do to my baby?

I'm pregnant and have been exposed to mrsa.  What could MRSA do to my baby?

MRSA: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is a resistant strain of staph. Being exposed to MRSA doesn't mean you will get it. Being exposed to MRSA doesn't hurt your baby. Prevent getting MRSA by washing your hands regularly. ...Read more

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What effects can a pregnant woman's MRSA have on an unborn baby?

What effects can a pregnant woman's MRSA have on an unborn baby?

Pregnant & MRSA: An unborn baby is not at risk of becoming infected with MRSA under normal circumstances. During the birth, the baby may be at risk of becoming infected with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, which is a serious staph infection, if the mother has an active MRSA infection. A healthcare professional will need to be consulted to determine the safest way for a pregnant woman, who is infected, . ...Read more

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I took care of a patient whose leg was oozing and a little bloody, It rubbed on my scrubs. The patient has MRSA. What should I do about my scrubs?

Wash them.: MRSA is spread by contact, but as you already recognize, not everyone who is contacted will develop skin lesions of MRSA. Immunocompetent individuals are not at risk of contracting significant MRSA related disease, but may serve as carriers to spread the disease to someone less fortunate. ...Read more

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Me, my sister who is 11 weeks pregnant and my 2 children who are 3yo and 9mo had been exposed to a relative with MRSA what to do?

Nothing specific: As parents you need to be vigilant at all times as you inspect your kids during bathing & activities. Mrsa staph is everywhere, and accounts for >70% of the staph infections seen routinely in clinics around the country. I expect every child or adult has some exposure to MRSA strains every week, but most do not develop infections with it. ...Read more

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Currently using clindamyacin 1% topical for acne, how long can I use it for without risking mrsa? And is it safe in pregnancy?

Unknown: Mrsa is a bacteria that is resistant to some antibiotics that are in the penicillin family. It is considered a b category safe drug in pregnancy. That means animal studies show no risk or adverse fetal effects. But controlled human studies are not available for first trimester. No evidence of 2nd or 3rd trimester risk shown. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more