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Developing Mrsa Sores Treated Antibiotics
MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more
Happened 2 be suffering from angular cheilitis while taking antibiotics 4 staph infection on bikini line.Will antibiotics cure cheilitis if bacterial?
Yes it can: Yes it can and is treated with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more
Had MRSA on my foot after allergic reaction caused an incision to open. Treated w/ IV antibiotics & dr says at risk for future MRSA infections? Precau
Recently contracted a MRSA infection and was treated w/ 7 IV antibiotics x 1 month. Am I at risk for reinfection or other antibiotic resistant infections?
Yes: It does depend on where the infection was and how it was contracted. Also, which antibiotics were used. That said, if it was successfully treated and you are doing well now, i wouldn't worry about it too much. I would eat a lot of yogurt and take probiotic supplements for your long term gastro health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRSA: Once on antibiotics for a few days, as long as the antibiotic is proven (lab sensitivity test) to be effective against your strain of mrsa, you should not be contagious. However, MRSA is very hard to eradicate and can recur, causing us to question whether it is really gone. Dilute bleach baths can help reduce re-infection and spread. ...Read more
Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated. ...Read more
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is: A good choice in this situation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Staph infection: Unlikely to be spread by kissing, but once you have been colonized with this by kissing or other nose-to-hand-to-nose activities, the organism colonizes your skin and subsequent breaks in skin can lead to infection. ...Read more
Wrong question: MRSA is a type of bacteria. There are many types of MRSA. Was it acquired in the hospital or in the community? Did it occur while taking an antibiotic? Is it boils or cellulitis or pneumonia or infected wound, etc. The best approach depends on the diagnosis. If it is an abscess, drainage, not antibiotic, is the correct approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: All drugs (even common antibiotics) can cause idiosyncratic drug reactions that might make a person ill, so keep that in mind. It is also possible that a specific non-prescribed antibiotic may not cover the specific type of infection, so it is good to have a healthcare provider decide what drug would be best to treat any specific infection. ...Read more
Can a10 day course of non-penicillin antibiotics orally to treat Strep throat unknowingly cure/treat primary or secondary syphilis?
Here are some ...: I would not contemplate the possible effective Rx for asymptomatic syphilis. If you think you're in a high risk for syphilis due to personal lifestyle, just do inexpensive indirect serological test first (VDRL or RPR) ; if (+), do direct confirming serological test (FTA-ABS test). So, ask Doc timely for detail. ...Read more
White spots on tonsils, sore throat. Being treated for vag. Yeast infection. Related or strep? How to treat strep if antibiotics make yeast worse?
Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?
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