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Is it common to get MRSA again after you have it once?

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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Can todder get MRSA for family pet if cat has it, incubation period and how common is it?

Can todder get MRSA for family pet if cat has it, incubation period and how common is it?

Carrier: The cat could be a carrier, just has it without any sickness. Many healthy people are like that like health care workers exposed but the immune system keeps it in check. Incubation period if it becomes a disease can be a few hours to long period depending on the immune system. ...Read more

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How do you get mrsa?

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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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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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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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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Do people who get MRSA have it forever?

Not necessarily: Some people are carriers for MRSA and that doesn't mean they are infected.The bacteria just lives in their flora (usually nasal)without causing any symptoms.However, some carriers can get infected with mrsa.Once treated, they are no longer a carrier.However, they can still become a carrier again as it can easily be passed in the community.There is no way of telling unless you take a culture. ...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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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 could the first person, the first, get mrsa?

How could the first person, the first, get mrsa?

Mrsa: Mrsa stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureas. These bacteria became resistant to antibiotics by overuse of antibiotics. One person did not develop the first case of mrsa but it evolved from several sources with this over usage in general. ...Read more

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If I have had MRSA before does that mean ill get it again?

Maybe: Being exposed to MRSA can make you not only get but again, but become a carrier and transmit the bacteria to yourself and others. ...Read more

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How serious is MRSA and can you get it from human contact?

How serious is MRSA and can you get it from human contact?

Can be serious: Mrsa (methicillin-resistant staph aureus) can range from mild and annoying (skin abscesses) to life threatening (pneumonia and sepsis). Many people are colonized with the bacteria (harboring it on their bodies) but never get sick. It can be transmitted from human contact, including at gyms and saunas. ...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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What to do if I have MRSA , how long will it take to get better?

Need more info: Where is the mrsa. Are you a so called colonizer? Do you have frequent cellulitis? And how did you know you have mrsa? ...Read more

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I transferred a guy with only gloves but come to find out he has mrsa...how likely are my chances to get it?

Mrsa: MRSA is pretty ubiquitous and in the community anyway. Since you used gloves the likelihood is decreased and would not worry . Would wash carefully with soap and water, hands and face may also consider using Hibiclen, an antiseptic cleaner over intact skin/ hands ( not mucus membranes of eyes, ears, genitals/ gluteal fold-as it burns). As you did always use gloves but do not worry. ...Read more

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Is it easy to get MRSA from someone who prepared your food? Does it lower the chances of they have already been treated for MRSA?

Is it easy to get MRSA from someone who prepared your food? Does it lower the chances of they have already been treated for MRSA?

Low risk, no worries: Staph, whether MRSA or non-MRSA types, can be transmitted between people, but mostly by direct personal contact, not through food. Anyway, for every person you contact who you know had staph or MRSA, via food or personally, probably another 10 were carriers without knowing it. Just use common sense hygiene with all people (cover coughs, hand washing, etc) then don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How do u get pneumonia mrsa?

How do u get pneumonia mrsa?

UsuallyBenign But...: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res dom. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly commensal bacteria, but reality not c/w marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. Can be bad. ...Read more

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How can MRSA get in the bloodstream?

How can MRSA get in the bloodstream?

From skin: Mrsa is a type of staff aureus bacteria that is resistant to the penicillin type antibiotics. Staff aureus lives on everyone and usually just hangs out on the skin and nice warm moist spots like groin arm pits nose if the bacteria gets access to the blood stream like a bad skin infection or less commonly a cut on the skin it can get to blood stream and cause a blood infection. ...Read more

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