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How Long Does It Take A Mrsa Sore To Infect Bloodstream
Hello , i was found that I have MRSA staph infection . I was wondering how long does it take to get into bloodstream ?
It depends: Many people have a skin infection or even just colonization with MRSA and it never reaches their bloodstream. Some can have a simple skin infection and have bacteria in the blood the same day or the next day--within hours. Other people will have a bone infection for days and days and never develop bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). If you have MRSA, consider seeing an infectious disease physician ...Read more
My child is 7 and has MRSA and staph. The sore is leaking puss and blood. Should i take her back to the hospital?
You'll know...: Mrsa bloodstream infections are serious, so your immune system will be on overdrive to fight the infection- early on, it may manifest flu- like symptoms. This may be followed by fever, low bp, sweating, others. Typically, you will look and feel really crappy. The exception is if you are on drugs for immunosuppression (transplant, rheum athritis, etc). Blood cultures will secure the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Line or skin: Mrsa (like all staph aureus) lives on the skin, so anything that breaks the integrity of the skin (be it a cut/scrape or an IV line) can introduce it into the bloodstream. This also includes direct injection, such as in IV drug use. Finally, a more rare cause would be a severe alternative infection focus, such as pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have MRSA in the bloodstream without a fever? What are the symptoms of MRSA in the bloodstream?
Rarely: Very elderly and immunosuppressed patients can have severe infections without fever. This rarely occurs in immunocompetent young patients. Symptoms of MRSA blood stream infection are chills, fever, muscle and joint aching, signs of a skin infection or infection at another site. If left untreated it can lead to confusion, shock and death. ...Read more
Many: Symptoms may include fever, chills, if the infection is severe, hypotension may occur, bleeding due diseminated coagulation problems ( dic); however, there are cases of transient bacteremia ( bacteria in the bloodstream that do not stay in there for long) that do not cause any major symptoms. ...Read more
Is it possible for MRSA to gain entry via a cut between the webspace of your right toe and travel via the bloodstream lodging in your right thigh?
I have MRSA (community instead of hospital). Diagnosed through skin culture. Treatment working. Will it enter my bloodstream? How to know ifin blood?
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