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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...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 does one get rid of MRSA and how are the swollen , pus filled areas cared for?

How does one get rid of MRSA and how are the swollen , pus filled areas cared for?

Drainage and hygiene: If your infection is recurrent , an antibacterial wash such as Chlorhexidine can reduce the amount of bacteria on your skin and help prevent further infections. Pus filled areas need to be drained as antibiotics alone will not help. A culture of the pus can be taken to see which antibiotic the infection is susceptible to if the drainage does not adequately treat it. Good hand hygiene also helps. ...Read more

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I read online that I will never get rid of MRSA and will itch, hurt, and feel like I have the flu forever. Is that true?

I read online that I will never get rid of MRSA and will itch, hurt, and feel like I have the flu forever. Is that true?

No, not true: Many people get MRSA skin infections, and do recover with treatment. With resistant staph bacteria (mrsa), the infection takes work to get rid of, requiring housecleaning, various forms of antibiotics, special baths, treating family members, etc... Infections spread from person to person, and must be evaluated by a primary care doctor, sometimes with help from an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more

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I have sinus mrsa. I was put on oral vancomycin. I heard that won't absorb. What can I do to get rid of it? I just had surgery. Is that dangerous?

See below: If you have an MRSA sinusitis you are correct that oral vancomycin is not absorbed and would be totally inappropriate treatment. Oral Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which achieve good levels in sinus and nasal secretions and which are effective for 90% or so of MRSA strains would be my recommendation. I would also use Bactroban Nasal ointment for decolonization. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed as a MRSA carrier when i had an operation about a month ago. I wonder if i can do something to get rid of it. I suffer from eczema?

Not really...: There really are no great treatments to eradicate MRSA colonization. Some doctors will prescribe Mupirocin nasal (mrsa livesbehind the nasal passages) and a medication called rifampin. Truth is this doesn't work well and exposes you to risks of medications and antibiotic resistance. Really, we're covered with bacteria and MRSA is nothing for you to worry about unless you have an active infection! ...Read more

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Mrsa cuased black marks on legs after they went away how do i get rid of black marks ?

Mrsa cuased black marks on legs after they went away how do i get rid of black marks ?

Sounds like: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can happen to skin after any inflammatory insult including skin infections caused by MRSA. If this is the case you should review treatment options with your doctor. Besides being good about sun protection, treatments based on retinoic acid(sometimes with steroids and hydroquinone), chemical peels, and dermabrasion have been used. ...Read more

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

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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I have MRSA in both ears, which i've had for a long time. How can I get rid of it? Dr tried many meds already. And, is it dangerous or contagious?

I have MRSA in both ears, which i've had for a long time. How can I get rid of it? Dr tried many meds already. And, is it dangerous or contagious?

Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment: For symptomatic patients I have actually filled their ear canals with bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. After several days the ointment warms up and slowly comes out of the canal. This improves the canal skin and should cure the mrsa. You will need to find an ENT to help you with this. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring ear infection that drains, foul smelling and has tested positive for mrsa. What causing it? What steps to take to get rid of it?

I have a reoccurring ear infection that drains, foul smelling and has tested positive for mrsa. What causing it? What steps to take to get rid of it?

See ENT : This could be a chronic otitis externa (outer ear infection) or otitis media (middle ear infection). Treatment can include local care with suctioning of the ear frequently. It will often require both oral and topical antibiotics. Sulfa based antibiotics and Clindamycin work well, but lab sensitivities are necessary from culture . Middle ear infections may require surgery in some cases. ...Read more

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2nd time in a few months.DX mrsa sores on stomach.thistime entire body hurts(joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood-do nose swab @some point I'm going to need more help then I'm getting. Treatment is not working. I'm sick. W

MRSA: Greetings. MRSA infections need aggressive treatments especially if you are in the actively infective stage. Some patents are carriers but never get sick like you. Talk to your doctor about seeing an infectious disease specialist. These doctors can recommend special therapy for your particular disease state. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have been exposed to MRSA and was wondering if there is a nasal spray i can use to prevent me from getting mrsa?

I have been exposed to MRSA and was wondering if there is a nasal spray i can use to prevent me from getting mrsa?

No: The best thing to do is wash your hands regularly . If you are worried about a carrier state a nasal swab can be done. This would definitely be done if you were admitted to the hospital and told them you were exposed. If you were going to have surgery i would recommend the swab be done and if positive, treated with nasal Mupirocin ointment and oral doxycycline. ...Read more

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After ha-mrsa IV treatment and decolinziation, do I always have to worry about reinfection? If so, what can I do to prevent it. Would same abx work?

Doc follow up: Generally speaking, MRSA likes the nose. It usually settles down there. Mupirocin nasal is a drug that can be very helpful. It must be monitored by a doctor. Do not self treat mrsa. Check with a great doc for follow up. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant have mrsa,had a nasal ointment treatment 2 months ago,retested now and still have it,why still there?i started treatment again t

Infectious Disease: Chronic MRSA colonisation is a difficult problem to overcome. There are a variety of decolinisation protocols available typical prescribed an managed by Infectious Disease experts. This is not an easy problem to overcome otherwise hospitals would have solved this long ago. Schedule a visit with an ID expert to discuss what you have tried so far and what can be done next to improve the odds. ...Read more