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I don't want to get MRSA but I work in a fitness facility and do laundry.?

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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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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I have an abscess that resulted from a cyst rupturing. They are soon labs to see if it is Mrsa should I stay home from work until I get results?

Still draining?: I assume "they" are medical people who drained your abscess and took a culture. If it oozed white/yellow pus-like material, it is very likely to be MRSA. Whether to stay home or not...is it still draining? See the doc. Are you on antibiotics? How painful is it? Can you walk, sit, drive, and do your job? If it has stopped draining and is getting better, keep it clean and covered and go to work! ...Read more

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Is MRSA spread through saliva after treatment? Mom said not to share food with friend that had it in 2012, she works in medical, & says i will get it.

Not a risk: There should not be a risk of illness for contact with someone who was treated for MRSA in past, if they are not showing signs of illness now. The bacteria in mrsa, "staph" is usually spread by skin to skin contact, especially with a wound or other infected area. ...Read more

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I'm terrified my baby will get MRSA from me touching my nose and forgetting to wash my hands and touching her? I work in a hospital.

I'm terrified my baby will get MRSA from me touching my nose and forgetting to wash my hands and touching her? I work in a hospital.

Terrified: That level of fear can be used to push you to make consistent hand washing after touching any patient or potentially contaminated object a habit. You should also wash hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Once the behavior is a habit - it will be much easier to adhere to. Take care. ...Read more

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I own a long term care facility and just got asked to admit someone who has a history of Mrsa. I think she may have active Mrsa because of the wound on her foot and bottom. Should I be worried about admitting her?

I own a long term care facility and just got asked to admit someone who has a history of Mrsa.  I think she may have active Mrsa because of the wound on her foot and bottom. Should I be worried about admitting her?

Can admit: Mrsa use precautions while changing dressing and have patient in a single room. Culture wound and treat according to culture results recently I started using Moringa oil with castor oil combination (788mg castor oil per oz) and wound healed in 1 week. The other choice get French green clay and mix above oils - it paralyzed bacteria http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2600539/ ...Read more

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Have a small cyst,doc said is infected, staph, got meds.didn't mention the day I found it I had worked out in a football facility.Should I have? Mrsa?

Have a small cyst,doc said is infected, staph, got meds.didn't mention the day I found it I had worked out in a football facility.Should I have? Mrsa?

Not necessary: Almost all infected cysts are infected with staph as it is the most common organism on human skin. The fact of working out may make it less likely, or at least no more likely that it is MRSA. ...Read more

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I'm an SLP in a skilled nursing facility. Just received dx of MRSA on my skin, received topical bactroban; 13 weeks pregnant, is the MRSA dangerous?

I'm an SLP in a skilled nursing facility. Just received dx of MRSA on my skin, received topical bactroban; 13 weeks pregnant, is the MRSA dangerous?

MRSA skin infection: MRSA can certainly be a bane to health care workers like you. It sounds like your case is mild, since u were only given topical therapy. Bactroban is fine in pregnancy, so with this you'll be able to clear it up. MRSA sometimes can crop up later - but if so, I recommend reaching out to an Infectious Diseases doctor who can certainly guide you. Once I treated a whole family with MRSA. See doc if Qs ...Read more

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How can I sterilize everything in my home to make sure I don't get MRSA again?

Clean, not sterilize: Mrsa is spread from person to person; bedspreads and surfaces in you home can harbor bacteria for a long time. You can not "sterilize" your home the way hospitals sterilize medical equipment. Cleaning compounds will clean surfaces, and soap and water are effective for personal hygiene.Your doctor may prescribe medications to decrease MRSA bacteria if you become infected. Pets can carry mrsa. ...Read more

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Where do people get mrsa?

Family, close contac: It is spread by direct physical contact with those infected or carrying it, or from their items of close contacr- towels, clothes, bedclothes, dishes, etc. It can also live on surfaces they have been in contact with, so people can get MRSA in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, athletic facilities. ...Read more

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If I had Mrsa once can I get it again?

MRSA Infection: Yes. You can get an infection again. MRSA and many other bacteria live on our body routine. Our immune system protects us generally but additional infections in the future can occur. ...Read more

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Once you get mrsa, do you have it forever ?

Once you get mrsa, do you have it forever ?

MRSA: Most people who have infection with this organism are nasopharygeal and skin carriers. This carriage state can be eliminated in some with a regimen of Mupirocin in the nares and Chlorhexidine soaps during bathing for a month. ...Read more

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How contaigious is mrsa? Can you get it from indirect contact?

Contagious: Mrsa is largely passed skin to skin through direct contact. It does have some transmission from mats and other surfaces indirectly for a short period of time. ...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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