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Golden Staff Infection
Yes: Some patients become colonized with MRSA and are at risk for recurrent infections. This can be overcome with a series of chlorhexidene gluconate cleansing treatments, mupiricin ointment to the nares for a number of days and antibiotics as indicated. 2 negative cultures of the nares are felt to indicate the MRSA is resolved. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more
MRSA: Mrsa is a form of staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to a specific group of antibiotics. It is prevalent in all settings, not only the nursing home. Many people are colonized with the bacteria; this does not mean they are infected. Make sure that you do your best to wash your hands as frequently as possible. ...Read more
CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more
Hopefully nothing. : If it was a non-catheterized specimen, this could very well be contamination. If you are not having any UTI symptoms, you really don't need to do anything. ...Read more
Bitten by dog - urgent care? Washed the wounds out with soap & water, applied badnages & antibiotic ointment. Urgent care worthy, do you think?
Can ceftum 500 (twice daily x7) will cure urine infection for a patient who was discharged from icu 2 weeks back from sepsis & uti?
Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?
What's the cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin drops & Keflex 1 1/2 days now. Time Eyes contagious? Threw out makeup. Don't want to contaminate new.
Conjunctivitis: Did your MD say if it was viral, bacterial? Can you send a photo? Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. More info at firstname.lastname@example.org ...Read more
Can you tell me in my wound: e. coli, acinetobacter baumannii, stenotrophomonas, achromobacterbe considered hospital acquired infections?
Acinetobacter: Acinetobacter baumannii is usually only seen in very ill patient in medical settings. ...Read more
Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?
No: MRSA may be present on the skin or in the nose of otherwise healthy people. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to ask about accidental falls, deaths, infection rates, mrsa, staffing, sodium in diet, transfers, etc if looking at skilled nursing homes?
Sorry...: Sorry to hear you've been ill with a serious illness. I hope things are going well. Do you have a question we can help you with?? ...Read more
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