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Family Member With Mrsa
Hand washing: The best way to prevent spread of MRSA is good hygiene and frequent hand washing. Antibacterial soaps, alcohol hand washes, disinfecting sprays, etc. All can help eliminate the colony count of MRSA on your body and surfaces around the house. If someone in your house has MRSA exposure or infection, do a good cleaning of the house and always wash your hands well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is MRSA infection contagious if the swab test is positive for groin only and is not in contact with any family members?
Infective: MRSA is infective to others as many people have been exposed and are carrying it around on their skin. But as many people are positive for it we do not treat unless true wound infection Sometimes patients who are positive for swab will get some prophylaxis but only when in hospital. ...Read more
I am a carrier of MRSA on decolonisation protocol.will hugging my family n friends put them at risk for MRSA even though im just a carrier of it?
My family's battled CA-MRSA for 3 yrs. Did everything advised to the letter & more! How is it considered curable if it doesn't ever stop coming back?
Really hard.: People have certain germs on their skin and which ones are very hard to change. BUT 100% of people have staph on their skin. 10% have staph that can give infection, and 1% have MRSA. Having the germ means you can get a skin infection from it, but it doesnt mean you will. Prevention of skin abrasions/rips is the best preventative. ...Read more
MRSA: Answered this yesterday. Your family may never become infected, but may be colonized with this strain of staph aureus. If they stay away from touching the cat, particularly if they have open wounds on their skin it is unlikely that they will become infected. If they do, it should be symptomatic within 24-48 hrs. ...Read more
I had a mrsa infection a few weeks ago. How will I know it's gone? I am avoiding family and spouse. Everything in the news has me really afraid of it.
Probably ISN'T: All people have germs on the skin. People tend to have the same germs always and treatment is not very effective at removing the germs on the skin. Furthermore, one's spouse/those around them often have the same germs. Family and spouse could have had it for a long time already. cannot say in your particular case, but generally.... ...Read more
No immune sys due to MG & meds. Grandma in hospital again &dr said she has MRSA! Anyway family can visit? Is this deadly? She also has COPD& never smo
I am very afraid of mrsa infection. Had groin infection confirmed two weeks ago, finished treatment of Bactrim. Am I a danger to family and spouse?
Not to worry: Probably your MRSA is already around your home and it's likely your spouse is already carrying it (from sharing a bed, etc). Maybe others in the house as well. But that's probably as far as it will go. It's normal to have staph on the skin, and mostly no infection results. You were unlucky, but that doesn't mean the others will be. MRSA is no more virulent than other staph, just harder to treat. ...Read more
Mrsa infections repeating with all members of household. I just had surgery for broken finger, should I take more precautions other than keflex ?
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