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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


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Is MRSA only a problem in hospitals for sick people?

Is MRSA only a problem in hospitals for sick people?

No: Anyone can be infected with mrsa, it use be that MRSA was acquired in the hospital, but now MRSA is increasingly acquired in the community. ...Read more

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After how long visiting in a hospital should you get tested for mrsa?

No need to.: Just because you've been to a hospital or other health care facility doesn't mean you'll be infected with mrsa. ...Read more

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I've spent some time visiting in the hospital is it worth getting tested for mrsa?

I've spent some time visiting in the hospital is it worth getting tested for mrsa?

Nope.: Unless you yourself had had a MRSA infection or a close household family member has been getting MRSA infections, it's not necessary to get tested. The best thing you can do to prevent getting MRSA infections is wash your hands when in the hospital... A lot! use the antibacterial gel that they have hanging from the dispensers. And keep your hands out of your eyes and mouth. Cheers! ...Read more

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What to do if I have MRSA that's treated when' I was in the hospital that's treated?

Nothing much: make sure the disease was adequately treated and you follow up with your doctor. stay healthy and put this as part of your history. I normally don't recommend decolonization (trying to get rid of the bacteria, i.e., MRSA) from the skin/mucous membranes -- I do it on a case to case basis. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my son pneumonia MRSA was given to him by the hospital?

How can I tell if my son pneumonia MRSA was given to him by the hospital?

Hard to tell: It's very hard to tell if he contracted it from the hospital. Risk factors including recent surgery, illness requiring a ventilator or chronic illness requiring frequent hospitalization might help suggest the MRSA is hospital acquired. However, on a case-by-case basiss it is hard to link them. I hope he is getting better. ...Read more

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How high is my chance of getting infected with MRSA while visiting in a hospital?

How high is my chance of getting infected with MRSA while visiting in a hospital?

Small: Wash hands before and after visiting with soap and water amd you will dramatically decrease your small chance of getting infected. This is same advice given to health care workers ho rarely become infected with mrsa. ...Read more

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How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

MRSA: Extremely uncommon, as long as you take the normal precautions when you are in a toilet ...Read more

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My baby died from mrsa, how common is it in hospitals?

Too common: Unfortunately it is increasingly a problem in hospitals and nursing homes. I'm sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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Icu care in hospitals. Is it pretty safe or do people frequently end up with mrsa?

Many complications: Generally care in icu's is accompanied by intense efforts to control secondary infection. The problem is that most patients in ICU have severe medical issues often requiring medications and techniques of management such as intubation of lungs and bladder, central IV lines, and so on, and these predispose to secondary infections. Mrsa is one, c. Difficile colitis, uti, pneumonia, etc., etc. ...Read more

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