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How to get the cytomegalo virus?

How to get the cytomegalo virus?

Can't avoid it: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is transmitted by saliva, blood, or genital fluids. Over 90% of all people get it, usually in childhood. Most infections cause no symptoms or disease. New infection during pregnancy sometimes causes serious infection of the newborn. Some new CMV infections cause a mono-like illness. Most important, sometimes serious infection if immune deficiency, e.g. AIDS, chemotherapy. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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How can you get staphyloccocus aureus?

How can you get staphyloccocus aureus?

Is everywhere: The bacteria is a natural "inhabitant" of the skin. Sometimes it overgrows (for lack of hygiene, decrease in the natural defense of the body, or having a more agressive mutation of the bacteria) and it produces infection. Most commonly these infections are in the skin but it can affect almost every organ (bone, heart, blood infections, ect). ...Read more

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How can you get papiloma virus?

How can you get papiloma virus?

Intimate contact: The human papilloma virus is a sexually transmitted disease. Intimate sexual contact is the mode of transmission. Unfortuanately condoms are not 100% effective at preventing transmission. ...Read more

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How to get rid of staph infection?

How to get rid of staph infection?

Severity: It depends a subtle early staph can be treated conservatively warm soaks antibiotic ointments but if it get larger, hotter, painful than you will need antibiotics. At times staph can cause sepsis and get into the blood stream if not treated properly. If you have diabetes, cancer, on chemo, immunocomprimised then you must see a doctor and forgo the conservative plan. ...Read more

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How do you get a staph infection?

How do you get a staph infection?

Staph & Skin: Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can. Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people. ...Read more

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How can you tell MRSA from a regular staph infection?

How can you tell MRSA from a regular staph infection?

Culture: A sample needs to be sent to a lab for testing to see which antibiotics successfully kill the bacteria. Mrsa means methicillin resistant staph aureus, methicillin is an antibiotic in the same class as penicillin. If methicillin doesn't work to kill the staph- it is labeled mrsa. ...Read more

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How to get streptococcal pneumonia?

How to get streptococcal pneumonia?

Strep pneumonia: It spreads person to person via respiratory droplets, so someone could be potentially infected if they are near a coughing/sneezing infected individual. They might not necessarily get pneumonia, particularly if they are otherwise healthy, it may just end up as sore throat. ...Read more

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How do people get infected with the flu virus?

How do people get infected with the flu virus?

Many ways: Droplets.Someone coughs or sneezes in your vicinity and you inhale the virus.Hand touching is also a common method of transmission .Hand washing often is the most effective way to slow transmission. ...Read more

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How to get exposed leukemia quickly?

How to get exposed leukemia quickly?

See below...: If you mean how to find out if a patient has leukemia, consulting a physician is necessary. If the doctor decides that signs and/or symptoms suspicious for leukemia are present, he/she will usually start by ordering a blood test. If the blood findings support a diagnosis of leukemia then a bone marrow study is also necessary. ...Read more

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How to get immunity from strep pharyngitis?

How to get immunity from strep pharyngitis?

Can Not: Although it may, to a point develop naturally, there is no way to increse one's immunity. This is depite products advertised to do so. They do not work. ...Read more

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How do you get MRSA staph infection in nursing home?

How do you get MRSA staph infection in nursing home?

MRSA: Mrsa is a form of staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to a specific group of antibiotics. It is prevalent in all settings, not only the nursing home. Many people are colonized with the bacteria; this does not mean they are infected. Make sure that you do your best to wash your hands as frequently as possible. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for the epstein barr virus?

How do you get tested for the epstein barr virus?

Epstein barr virus: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibody Test or mononuclear spot test or monospot test. ...Read more

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How to get the shingles vaccine?

How to get the shingles vaccine?

Pharmacies/clinics: Some pharmacies, like walgreens, offer the vaccine. Also many medical clinics gan give the vaccine. It's best to make sure they have it in stock before an appointment. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a staph infection?

How can you get rid of a staph infection?

Depends on where: Antibiotics are usually needed to get rid of staph infections, which are usually pus-forming. There are different kinds of staph bacteria, with some being more resistant to antibiotics (such as MRSA strains) than others, and with some being more dangerous than others. The location and the background health of the patient also determines the kind of antibiotic treatment, so a doctor is needed. ...Read more

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How do you get exposed to meningitis?

How do you get exposed to meningitis?

Share time/space: If you share time and space with any person who carries the germs of meningitis, you have been exposed. The degree of exposure relates to the intamacy of the contact, & or the hygenic practices of the exposed (wash your hands). The exposure may be to a healthy person with no signs of illness. ...Read more

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How do you contract the herpes virus?

How do you contract the herpes virus?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of MRSA scars?

How to get rid of MRSA scars?

Time, silicone, bloc: Time, silicone gel sheeting, avoidance of sun and tobacco use as well as possible bleaching agents such as hydroquinone, retinoids and steroids may help. ...Read more

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How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

ONLY IF SINGLE PARTN: You will know who gave it to you if you have a single partner only.But if you had sex with multiple partners and none discloses that he/she has the hepes infection you will never know unless you get all of them tested. ...Read more

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If I do have the MRSA virus, how infectious would it be for my partner?

If I do have the MRSA virus, how infectious would it be for my partner?

MRSA : Not much. Skin is a good barrier. It has to have a break in it somehow or have other reason for easy infection. It sounds like you have had this for a bit of time and he is not getting ill...? ...Read more

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My son carries the MRSA virus in his nose what precautions need to be taken around the other kids so they don't contract the virous?

My son carries the MRSA virus in his nose what precautions need to be taken around the other kids so they don't contract the virous?

MRSA is a bacteria: If it was my son i'd try to decolonize him with bactroban (mupirocin) (mupericin) ointment into the nose twice a day for 7-10 days and hibiclens soap shower and shampoo daily for 10-14 days. To prevent spread he should not touch his face, then others. He should wash his hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. He should not share towels, clothing or personal hygene items with others. ...Read more

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How long does the mersa virus last on counters, clothing, carpet, etc and is there anything that will kill it?

How long does the mersa virus last on counters, clothing, carpet, etc and is there anything that will kill it?

MRSA Bacteria: Viruses don't respond to antibiotics. Mrsa is a bacteria that can be treated with specific antibiotics. Depending on several factors including humidity, physical traffic on the counter (generally called a fomite), and others factors, MRSA can stay for hours to days. Bleach, detergents, ultraviolet light, and many other reagents can kill mrsa, but are not necessarily safe for humans to consume. ...Read more

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How do you get mrsa?

Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more

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What is mrsa? How do you get it?

Antibiotic resistant: MRSA is a common infection (Staph) that is resistant to the most common anti-Staph antibiotics. It can spread from the location where it enters the body - sometime very rapidly - and cause large, non-healing wounds. The infection spreads by contact with an infected individual. Treatment requires aggressive treatment, antibiotics based on wound culture, debridement of necrotic tissue. ...Read more

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Can you get MRSA from barber shop clippers?

MRSA: possibly yes, if the clipper was used on a patient who has MRSA skin lesions and this clipper is then used on the next costumer without disinfecting it first ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a piercing if you have mrsa?

Yes: As long as you're not piercing an active infection. Practice good hygiene before, during, and after the piercing is important. ...Read more

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I have vaginal MRSA and strep b. How can I get this fixed?

Antibiotics: Oral and topical antibiotics can help treat this. See your doctor for an appropriate regimen. ...Read more

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Is it true that once you have MRSA you never get rid of it?

Decolonization: Talk to your doctor about MRSA decolonization. I usually decolonize any patient that has a history of recurrent MRSA infections. I think decolonizing these patients will decrease the risk of them getting a repeat infection. My decolonization protocol includes the use of bactroban (mupirocin) and hibiclense. Sometimes we have to decolonize close contacts. Goc M.D. Or go2 D.O. ...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 don't want to get MRSA but I work in a fitness facility and do laundry.?

Protect yourself.: Assuming you are generally healthy and have a normal immune system, you can minimize your MRSA risk by following a few simple precautions: wash your hands and other exposed skin surfaces whenever they get dirty. Wear disposable gloves whenever you handle anything dirty (like dirty laundry). Treat any cuts and scrapes promptly, and keep them covered with a bandaid while at work. ...Read more

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I was tested for MRSA and it came back positive, should I get tsted again after treatment?

No: You are now more likely to have repeat MRSA infections so being seen quickly for infections will help as well as using hibiclens soap for a month. It is not forever....But MRSA can spread in families so a little extra precaution goes a long way. It is not necessary to test after the treatment as the culture said what antibiotic is best. ...Read more

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I wondering what is MRSA, VRE, and CRE. If you get it is it bad, and how does it even spread?

Bad infections: Descriptions of bacterial infections thar are resistant to normal antibiotics. MRSA stands for Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus VRE stands for Vancomycin resistant enterococci; CRE stands for Cabapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae. These are very serious infections. Go online to read more about each individual microorganism. ...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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Sister works in wound care where mrsa is common. She's visiting us for a week. Worried she's carrying it and we'll get it from her. What do I do?

Sister works in wound care where mrsa is common. She's visiting us for a week. Worried she's carrying it and we'll get it from her. What do I do?

Do not worry: If your sister washes her hands, after wound care, as she is supposed to do, she is of more risk than any other person. Many people carry Staphylococcus and or MRSA in their nose.
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I have been taking bactrium for over a week now for MRSA. But didn't get diagnosed until yesterday. I've had boils like the ones I had recently since 2011 but was never diagnosed. My question is should I be working while I have the disease or should I sta

CDC advise on MRSA: To prevent another MRSA infection and to prevent spreading MRSA to others: • Keep taking any antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. Don’t take half-doses or stop before you complete your prescribed course. • Clean your hands often, especially before and after changing your wound dressing or bandage. • Keep any wounds clean and change dressings often from www.cdc.gov/mrsa/ ...Read more

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Could a get MRSA again just 6 months later?

Could a get MRSA again just 6 months later?

Can happen: Possible to develop recurrent MRSA infection at some point in the future after having had MRSA infection at a different site on your body. There is some evidence that a patient who has community-type MRSA infection is more likely to have recurrent skin infection than a patient who had a non-MRSA staph infection. ...Read more

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