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How High Is My Chance Of Getting Infected With Mrsa While Visiting In A Hospital
I visited someone in hospital I came home washed hands with washing up liquid and made food for me and sister can we get MRSA this way?
I'm terrified my baby will get MRSA from me touching my nose and forgetting to wash my hands and touching her? I work in a hospital.
Terrified: That level of fear can be used to push you to make consistent hand washing after touching any patient or potentially contaminated object a habit. You should also wash hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Once the behavior is a habit - it will be much easier to adhere to. Take care. ...Read more
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
Nope.: Unless you yourself had had a MRSA infection or a close household family member has been getting MRSA infections, it's not necessary to get tested. The best thing you can do to prevent getting MRSA infections is wash your hands when in the hospital... A lot! use the antibacterial gel that they have hanging from the dispensers. And keep your hands out of your eyes and mouth. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband's dad contracted MRSA in hospital. After visiting him, he now has a rash on his face and also on his abdomen. What is the best way to treat?
MRSA: Mrsa is a pernicious form of drug-resistant staphylococcus. It is an increasing problem worldwide. It is unclear whether the rash you describe is due to MRSA or to something else. But generally speaking, MRSA does not cause rashes. Something else may be the reason. Best to ask his physician to evaluate this. A drug reaction is possible. ...Read more
I only have day & half left on zyvox. Bleeding clots. Scared to go to hospital because of the risk of MRSA getting worse. Can I do anything from home?
Go see your doctor: Your doc can help you decide what you should do next. But ask yourself what's worse? Besides, there's no guarantee that you'll get worse just by going to hospital. ...Read more
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