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How To Get Rid Of Mrsa Permanently
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
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
How to get rid of mrsa. I keep getting pimples some times even after be ach bathing and having been on bacg to m. I need to apply antibiptic ointment?
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
Is it possible to cure MRSA and get rid of it, or do you carry it forever once you have been colonized?
Mrsa: Mrsa can be cured with appropriate antibiotics and antibacterial cleansers like hibiclens. ...Read more
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
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
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
I wear diapers for comfort. Is this bad for my current MRSA infection on my buttocks? And should I stop till I get rid of the mrsa?
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
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
Fortunately: Most methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA are still senstive to some of the drugs in tetracycline or sulfa classes. But bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics are emerging, largely from antibiotic overuse or misuse. If you are a carrier, you also need to be on special ointment to you nose. ...Read more
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
I have a compromised immune system due to meds I'm on and quite often get infects such as sinus, yeast and MRSA what can I do to help prevent these?
Preventive measures: People w meds or health problems affecting immunity can take measures to reduce infections (CHECK W DOC 1st!)MRSA can be carried in the nose;if testing +, can be treated. Avoiding contact w infected fluids + washing/disinfecting surfaces can help. Folds of skin should be kept dry to prevent skin yeast infections. For vaginal, eating yogurt may help. Sinuses:Controlling allergies&using Neti Pot can help. ...Read more
If an inch tender redbump got better without treatment or antibiotics could it be MRSA or will MRSA always get progressively worse without treatment?
Who knows: Sounds like you are on the mend without medical intervention. MRSA is a bacterium resistant to a lot of antibiotics. This makes MRSA a little harder to treat. If you are getting better without treatment just continue what you are doing. I would not worry about MRSA just yet. ...Read more