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How long after antibiotic is started is MRSA contagious?

MRSA treatment: I am not clear about the question. Mrsa may be found on a healthy skin, nose, ... Having the germ by itself is not going to be an infection. It is called colonization. When it is in the wound or circulation then that would be different. ...Read more

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 long is MRSA contagious?

MRSA: Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more

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How long is MRSA contagious for?

Always: Mrsa is a bacteria and can be spread through skin contact, so it is aways contagious. ...Read more

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How long I am contagious with mrsa?

MRSA: As long as you are a carrier. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more

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Mrsa pneumonia is contagious for how long?

MRSA: Communicability of MRSA is usually lesion to hand to hand to area where it can created disease, but respiratory transmission is not likely. If the patient is not coughing and the potential individual to whom it is going to be transmitted does not touch the patient they are unlikely to become infected. ...Read more

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How long after starting antibiotics is MRSA not contagious?

How long after starting antibiotics is MRSA not contagious?

48 hours: Usually with in 48 hours but i would probably wait 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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How long till after a person is on antibiotics for MRSA are they no longer contagious?

MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more

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Why do I get reoccurring MRSA skin abscesses? I've been getting them on/off for 3 yeara. Also, how long should I take antibiotic when i get an abs.?

Why do I get reoccurring MRSA skin abscesses? I've been getting them on/off for 3 yeara. Also,  how long should I take antibiotic when i get an abs.?

You're colonized: You should try to get decolonized to prevent the recurrent infections. First try nasal Bactroban Ointment twice a day with hibiclens soap daily showers and shampoos for 10 days. If that doesn't work try oral antibiotic treatment with Doxycycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) plus Rifampin and repeat the bactroban/hibiclens treatment at the same time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more