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Does Mrsa Always Begin With A Skin Wound Or Some Sort
If I had a mrsa infection will mrsa always stay on my skin? I had folliculitis in the groin area and it was cultured.
Yes we do not have: a way to guarantee complete eradication of MRSA. So it stays on your skin in small concentration and lives happily along with the billions of other bacteria that inhabit there. And if you are prone to skin infections, then most likely they will continue to cause problems in the future. Just hopefully not too often. Washing with Hibiclens and such has not been proven to help consistently. ...Read more
Yes, but: Mrsa is easily transmitted by skin to skin contact. That being said, staph aureus normally lives on our skin, and for the most part, it causes no issues. If the recipient is already sick, immunosuppressed, or otherwise has a poor response to staph aureus in general, they are at higher risk of actually having invasive disease vs. Just colonization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows...: The answer lies in understanding how MRSA can cause skin infections. Mrsa can be on the skin for a long time, and not cause an infection unless it has an opportunity to get past the outer layer of the skin- it is only then that MRSA can begin to cause disease that manifests as symptoms. Situations that allow MRSA to do that includes nicks when razoring, ingrown hair, scratch.. ...Read more
Usually three days: If you have not heard back from your doctor office, call them. ...Read more
My wife was recently diagnosed with "heavy growth of mrsa" at the site of her abscess. She was prescribed meds and her wound is covered, am I safe?
MRSA: Hello, Good hand washing hygiene is very important if you will be changing the bandages of the wound. If you will not have any contact with the wound then you will be alright. That being said, MRSA is very common and the most important thing is finding the right antibiotic to treat the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out today that a wound tested positive for staff and its mrsa. Is there a chance of further complications?
Possibily: Most surperficial wound would not cause major problems, MRSA is a staphiloccal infection that is resistant to methicillin, ussually it is sensitive to vancomycin, bactrim, clindamycin; however, if the bacteria get into the blood stream, the lungs, the heart valves, it can be catastrophic. People can be colonized with MRSA in the nostrils, rectum, groin causing reccurent infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends a lot: If you are talking about 'packing' this must be a good sized wound, i dislike the term packing as a wound shouldn't be stuffed full rather very lightly filled with a dressing. How long? Depends on how much drainage there is and what materials are soaking it up. A wound specialist will try to adjust dressings to last at least two days. Please see a wound specialist. ...Read more
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