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High Risk Staphylococcus Mrsa
Yes, Staph, no MRSA: Young children, especially, who have close contact with others in daycare and ealy school, often bring home staph, (impetigo, respiratory, ear infections), but since most communities do not have alot of mrsa, it is the more common staph that they get and bring home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have had a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) infection or been told that I carry mrsa, am I at high risk for developing a serious MRSA infection if I get seasonal influenza?
Resistance to drugs: Some believe over usage of antibiotics by general population with staph becoming resistant. MRSA stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. First discovered in 1961 now resistant to methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, and many other antibiotics.Sometimes difficult to treat. ...Read more
MRSA : Mrsa once was a rare finding most often seen in the hospital setting. This is not the case, as MRSA is now almost universal. Many people are chronic carriers of the MRSA organism. If you are non-active, i feel that you could have breast augmentation. Pre-op you should consider nasal swab antibiotics, PO antibiotics and antibacterial body washes. This should reduce your chances for infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the differences between MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) or c-diff (clostridium difficile)?
Totally different: They are totally different bacteria. Mrsa causes disease by invading the body, multiplying and causing tissue injury. Clostridium difficile causes disease by overgrowth in the intestinal lumen and producing toxins that injure the colonic mucosa causing diarrhea and colitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have irritated perianal area like a diaper rash-got call from derm saying culture + for staphylococcus/no yeast or fungus- would it have said if mrsa?
My nuchal u/s came back high risk 1:52 my baby has downs. Just wondering what exactly my percentage is and what happens next?
Next steps depend on: whether you had combined 1st trimester screening test or integrated screening. For the latter, you'd have blood drawn in both the 1st & 2nd trimesters. You may have a Fetal Ultrasound for other anatomical markers of DS & a test of fetal DNA circulating in your blood. If your calculated risk remains high, you'll be offered a diagnostic test for Fetal Chromosome Analysis & genetic counseling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regular check up: I am guessing that you have glaucoma in your family, or your ophthalmologist has found some features of yours eyes that he thinks may lead to trouble down the road. Glaucoma treatment is highly successful so you only need to have regular check ups particularly the eye pressure, and evaluation of the back of the eyes. A regular visit to the ophthalmologist will be mandatory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: The insurance industry requires "codes" or they won't pay for a doctor's care. The codes are numbers and letters, and have a description attached. After a doctor sees a patient, he chooses a code so he can be paid by the insurer. The code is related to one of the reasons for the doctor visit. The code is just a code. This one means advice or care was related to a higher risk pregnancy. ...Read more
Infected food: Hepatitis a is transmitted in via fecal-oral means. In other words, it's not something you get from dirty needles, sexual partners, blood transfusions, etc, but rather from infected food because the people who handled it didn't wash their hands adequately. You can also catch hepatitis a from close contacts which is why proper hygiene is so important. ...Read more
Avoid white stuff: A teen with a high risk for diabetes should strive to maintain ideal body weight. Weight = height in CM -100. Not a perfect formula, but it sticks out in your mind. If you are overwheight, you want to try to get on a healthy diet. Dieticians can go for days telling you what to eat and what not to eat and how to check carbs. The most simple way - reduce foods white in color (flour based, eggs, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reactive hypo, yes: Many patients with reactive hypoglycemia (happens after meals), especially younger women, have underlying Insulin resistance. They experience hypoglycemia due to excessive pancreatic release of Insulin after ingestion of high-carbs or fast-acting carbs. Excessive Insulin release causes hypoglycemia ~1-2 hours after meals. Ultimately, the pancreas wears out, and these patients get diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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