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Develop Sores Nasal Mrsa Bacteria
Is there a connection between MRSA and sjogrens ? I have had sores in my nose twice and both times mrsa. Have high sjogrens antibodies &ai symptoms.
2nd time in a few months.DX mrsa sores on stomach.thistime entire body hurts(joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood-do nose swab @some point I'm going to need more help then I'm getting. Treatment is not working. I'm sick. W
MRSA: Greetings. MRSA infections need aggressive treatments especially if you are in the actively infective stage. Some patents are carriers but never get sick like you. Talk to your doctor about seeing an infectious disease specialist. These doctors can recommend special therapy for your particular disease state. Good Luck. ...Read more
Once a person is infected with the MRSA infection and is treated, does that bacteria stays in the body forever?
Can you get a staph infection from someone who is a a healthy person that doesn't have an infection but carries the staph bacteria. (not mrsa).
I had MRSA. Doc said use Hibiclens but she also told me that using antiseptic soaps can kill normal bacteria leading to more infections? Is this true?
Yes: Hibiclens will kill all types of bacteria on the skin, but it is sometimes necessary to use this strategy if you, or any close contacts, are getting recurrent skin infections with staph bacteria (incl MRSA). In order for this to work, all close family contacts should be treated. Also, nasal carriage of staph should be addressed. If not, the skin can quickly recolonize. ...Read more
I know Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic killing gram neg. & pos. bacteria. What are the most common infections does it treat? & does it kill MRSA
Not good for MRSA.: Cipro is a fluroquinolone (FQ) drug that is mostly used for Gram neg. infections that affect the GI tract, bladder, & some special infections that affect the head, neck, & respiratory tract. While it is effective againt some special, unusual Gram pos. bacteria, it does a poor job against Staph (like MRSA) or Strep. In fact, some evidence shows MORE nasal penetration by Staph when pts take FQ Abx. ...Read more
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