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Does MRSA itch?

No, it shouldn't: Infection with MRSA shouldn't cause itching. It more likely causes pain and discomfort. However, if you have an itchy rash caused by something else, too much scratching of your of skin can increase risk of infection by bacteria such as staph or even mrsa. Mrsa itself is not the reason for the itch. People that are carriers for MRSA also don't experience itching usually. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Can MRSA cause itching scalp and hairloss?

Can MRSA cause itching scalp and hairloss?

Possible but unlikel: This is possible due to, a low grade infection or cellulitis but not likely. Lice or other inflammatory conditions are more likely responsible. ...Read more

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Mrsa infection and itch, what to do?

Don't scratch!: Hopefully you've seen a physician ; infection is being treated. Itching accompanies healing or inflammat'n. Scratching allows bacteria to colonize fingernails ; then the infection can be spread to other areas (may become a chronic carrier nose, rectum, fingernails). If area is red, hot, swollen, spreading or you have fever: see your doc. If it is healing cool compresses, PO antihistamines. ...Read more

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I read online that I will never get rid of MRSA and will itch, hurt, and feel like I have the flu forever. Is that true?

I read online that I will never get rid of MRSA and will itch, hurt, and feel like I have the flu forever. Is that true?

No, not true: Many people get MRSA skin infections, and do recover with treatment. With resistant staph bacteria (mrsa), the infection takes work to get rid of, requiring housecleaning, various forms of antibiotics, special baths, treating family members, etc... Infections spread from person to person, and must be evaluated by a primary care doctor, sometimes with help from an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more

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I was exsposed to MRSA by a 4 yr old student in my class that I had close contact with. I have developed tiny pimple like spots randomly all over my body that itch (like in the pic) and are not going away. Each day I get more. I also had a cough at the

I was exsposed to MRSA by a 4 yr old student in my class that I had close contact with. I have developed tiny pimple like spots randomly all over my body that itch (like in the pic) and are not going away. Each day I get more. I also had a cough at the

Not MRSA: What you describe seems to be a viral exanthem. This is very likely since you teach preschoolers and they carry these viruses. Exposure is highest when school first reconvenes in the fall. Please see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is mrsa?

What is mrsa?

More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than other staph germs. It must be cultured and treatment guided by the antibiotics the lab shows will work. It is often spread to others in the household and they should be looked at. ...Read more

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What is MRSA?

MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Butt itches bad?

Butt itches bad?

Anal Itching?: I am assuming your anus itches. Several causes. Partial rectal prolapse can cause this. Mucous glands on the outside and wet and not meant to be there. Causes poor hygiene. Pin worms can cause this. Hemorrhoids can cause this. Yeast and other fungan and bacterial infecitons can cause this. Use baby wipes, balneol or other rectal cleanser. Check for pin worms. Get anoscopic exam by md. ...Read more

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How is MRSA cured?

Antibiotics: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are alternative antibiotics which can treat MRSA but sometimes it requires IV antibiotics (given thru the vein and not by mouth) and can be resistant to many of the more common antibiotics. If given the proper antibiotics MRSA can be cured. ...Read more

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How do you get mrsa?

Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more

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How serious is mrsa?

How serious is mrsa?

MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, teflaro, vancomycin, zyvox (linezolid) or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection.
Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more

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How can MRSA spread?

Skin contact: Very easily spread by hand to hand contact. ...Read more

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What exactly is mrsa?

What exactly is mrsa?

Mrsa: There are two types of mrsa infections. Hospital mrsa is different than mrsa skin infections prevalent in communities. Mrsa infections on the skin are quite contagious and are passed by direct contact between athletes, spouses, siblings. Some need to be seen by a physician to have the infection drained. Some need antibiotics. The nose often harbors mrsa and should be treated. ...Read more

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How contiages is mrsa?

How contiages is mrsa?

Varies: Mrsa is contagious with contact. It is not air borne. Typical community mrs a is also an issue of individual immunity to allow infection and how easily it decides. Someone with mrs a should be treated with appropriate antibiotics and preventative measure such as antibacterial soap, oral vitamin c, zinc, and intra nasal bactroban one week month to minimize recurrences. ...Read more

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How can you cure mrsa?

How can you cure mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Improve health best. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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How can MRSA be treated?

Mrsa treatment: MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics. Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose. ...Read more

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How long does MRSA last?

How long does MRSA last?

Depends: With treatment it should clear up in ten days in a immunocompetent patient. If patient has deep seated infections such as endocarditis, ventilator associated pneumonia or bacteremia, or in a immunocompromised person, it may take weeks before it clears out. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to mrsa?

Mostly: Mrsa is a staph bacteria resistant to the common antibiotics but still sensitive to a few more expensive ones and the use of high dose usually by IV solution if needed. It is prevalent and hospitals mostly take great pains to avoid transmission as the cure is expensive and lengthy in some cases. ...Read more

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How long does MRSA last?

Can be permanent: Mrsa is a bacteria that lives on our skin and can be present for life. ...Read more

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What does MRSA look like?

Depends on Where: The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, causing sores or boils. But it can also cause more serious skin infections or infect surgical wounds, the bloodstream, the lungs, or the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Where do people get mrsa?

From other people: Mrsa is a particular form of staph that is resistant to a common antibiotic, methicillin. The name is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staph aureus. It is considered a skin infection usually, and so it is "caught" from another person with the infection. The germ makes its way into the new patient through a break in the skin, say a bug bite or a scratch, and then grows. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mrsa?

What are symptoms of mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. MRSA merely means resistant to multiple antibiotics, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. SA most commonly a commensal bacteria, but not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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How does one contract mrsa?

I might add: Mrsa is found on most people common in nasal passage ways, but is usually kept in check with other bacterium. ...Read more

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What is mrsa can u catch it?

Staph germ.: MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staph is present on everybody's skin. Sometimes it causes infections. If you have MRSA it is resistant to methicillin and other typically effective antibiotics, and is tougher to treat if it does cause an infection. It can be "contagious." We swap germs every time we shake hands or kiss, but it does not always make us sick. Depends. ...Read more

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Tested +mrsa. What can I do?

Need more informatio: This depends on many factors what was tested? Why were you tested? How were you tested? Do you have immune deficiencies or does anyone around you? The net result is it could be somewhere between minimal concern and significant concern. A doctor well versed in the subject can help ...Read more