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High Risk Staphylococcus Mrsa
Yes: All staph infections, including mrsa, are spread through skin contact. Because of their close proximity to each other, kids in school are a high risk group over-all, and the younger ones are more at risk as they tend to touch each other more and wash their hands less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you have a normal newborn, i don't consider it more at risk of staph than other kids or adults.If it has a rare immune defect (there are a few) it is possible. In fact most newborns acquire a friendly staph on their skin by the time they are a day old and regular hygenic practices like bathing and monitoring the cord stump seem to avoid any problems.A nasty staph could cause pbm at any age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Terminology of risk: We humans apply the high /low designations based on observed behavior. A rattlesnake bite is dangerous a garter snake bite is not, because of individual differences in the snakes. The same goes for HPV in this broad family of dozens of individual strains. Some strains are an inconvenience, triggering a wart in a cosmetically embarrassing site, others can give you cancer and kill you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are alcohol based sanitizers effective against killing germs/bacterias that cause boils, MRSA or staph infection?
YEs: I know there have been studies with Hibicleanse that do show it does help at reducing MRSA recureence. ...Read more
Why is the risk elevated for staphylococcus aureus infection for those on home parenteral nutrition?
Risk of infection: The risk resides with the insertion site of the intravenous catheter. The insertion site is a breach of skin where skin bacteria can gain entrance into the vein. Staph is a skin bacteria. Hence, controlling infection risk requires strict technique and extreme carefulness at the catheter site. Wearing gloves. Purell, Extreme caution with connections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph aureus: We are all colonized with staph aureus. Whether or not we become infected with these organisms depends on multiple different factors. The ones that are in your cat are the same as the ones in your gut, or in your nasopharynx or on your skin. They have the same disease producing mechanisms. Whether they will infect you is problematic. ...Read more
A total of 8 different organisms in my wound: e. Coli, acinetobacter baumannii, stenotrophomonas, are these hospital acquired infections?
Yes.: They can all be hospital acquired infections. ...Read more
Recurrent sinus, respiratory, UTI infections.Igm high at 392 mg/dl & IgE high at 222 ku/l. No pneumococcal titers without vaccine. Any idea of cause?
Prostatits Diag: Staph Haemolyticus & Strep Anginosus found in low amount of semen (1+). No WBC's. Need antibiotic meds? Can I naturally decolonize?
Yes: It would be prudent to get on a course of antibiotics. ...Read more
What is risk of c diff if repeatedly treated with antibiotics? Also risk of antibiotic resistance?
Uncommon but real: This is an uncommon but real issue.Risk varies with the type/duration and intensity of antibiotic use (IV vs oral,etc.) Many centers do stool surveillance cultures to spot this in higher risk patients. Resistance is an everyday issue today which drives us to be selective & specific on antibiotic use.The risk of an individual having to deal with these is part of dealing with healthcare today ...Read more
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is: A good choice in this situation.Get a more detailed 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?
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