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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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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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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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After how long visiting in a hospital should you get tested for mrsa?

No need to.: Just because you've been to a hospital or other health care facility doesn't mean you'll be infected with mrsa. ...Read more

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I am a cashier today I had a customer come in and say that they have been in the hospital with Mrsa on leg what are my chances of getting it any help

No worries: For every person with a diagnosed MRSA infection, probably 100 others are carriers. At a busy cash register, probably several customers each day carry staph, often MRSA. The person diagnosed with an active MRSA infection is no more risk to you than all the others. Just use common sense hygiene, like frequent hand washing or alcohol gel. (You're at much higher risk of colds or flu than MRSA.) ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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I've spent some time visiting in the hospital is it worth getting tested for mrsa?

I've spent some time visiting in the hospital is it worth getting tested for mrsa?

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 more

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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