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How high is my chance of getting infected with MRSA if I work with football team?

How high is my chance of getting infected with MRSA if I work with football team?

Mrsa : Mrsa is passed by direct contact. The risk with casual contact is very low with good hygiene. Check your skin when you shower and any infections can normally be found when they are small. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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Have a small cyst,doc said is infected, staph, got meds.didn't mention the day I found it I had worked out in a football facility.Should I have? Mrsa?

Have a small cyst,doc said is infected, staph, got meds.didn't mention the day I found it I had worked out in a football facility.Should I have? Mrsa?

Not necessary: Almost all infected cysts are infected with staph as it is the most common organism on human skin. The fact of working out may make it less likely, or at least no more likely that it is MRSA. ...Read more

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How high is my chance of getting infected with MRSA while visiting in a hospital?

How high is my chance of getting infected with MRSA while visiting in a hospital?

Small: Wash hands before and after visiting with soap and water amd you will dramatically decrease your small chance of getting infected. This is same advice given to health care workers ho rarely become infected with mrsa. ...Read more

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My dog has a wound that was diagnosed to be infected with e coli and mrsa. Can my husband and I get it? What will our symptoms be?

My dog has a wound that was diagnosed to be infected with e coli and mrsa. Can my husband and I get it? What will our symptoms be?

Possibly: MRSA often causes skin infections, so would see an infected wound. Can usually be prevented with good hand washing (use soap, and sing "Happy Birthday" in your head while washing hands to insure adequate time) after caring for or touching dog's wound. Once antibiotics and dog's immune system get upper hand, should not be a problem. ...Read more

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My son has a bug bite that won't go away. It's not infected but it's been almost 2 weeks. Could it be mrsa?

My son has a bug bite that won't go away. It's not infected but it's been almost 2 weeks. Could it be mrsa?

Yes: Almost all the kids i see with MRSA lesions are brought in by a parent who suspects an insect or spider bite. It is worth getting that checked as he may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone know if you were infected by mrsa?

Experts, might someone know if you were infected by mrsa?

Colonized - Infected: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. 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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Symptoms of MRSA and mssa? Does it always start with a infected bump or absess?

Yes.: Mrsa and mssa share the same symptoms as any other skin infection. Redness, swelling, pus, pain and sometimes streaking and fever. The bug is the same type of bug the only difference is that one is sensitive to the penicillin antibiotics and the other is not. ...Read more

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Can a 6 month old baby be around a person who has MRSA but it is not active/infected at that time. ?

Can a 6 month old baby be around a person who has MRSA but it is not active/infected at that time. ?

No contact: Avoid all contact with person, since clothes, skin can be contaminated. I mean direct contact, it is not airborne tyically ...Read more

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Whenever over 50% of a sternum has been removed after a quadruple by-pass that was unnecessary, then your sternum has been infected with MRSA next a ?

Whenever over 50% of a sternum has been removed after a quadruple by-pass that was unnecessary, then your sternum has been infected with MRSA next a  ?

Need to clarify.: Your question seems to have gotten cut off. While the situation is unfortunate if true, the question is incomplete... what question do you have about MRSA infecting the sternal wound? ...Read more