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

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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Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


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Is it safe to get a piercing if you have MRSA abs infection?

Is it safe to get a piercing if you have MRSA abs infection?

No!!: If you are experiencing infection with staphylococci you should not be penetrating the skin and placing foreign bodies in yourself because of the high risk of infecting these areas. ...Read more

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Treated of MRSA can I get a piercing?

MRSA: You need to have your nasopharynx (nose and back of throat) and skin cultured for mrsa. If you are still a carrier then piercings are not a great idea. ...Read more

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So if I had mrsa in my nose a little over a month ago, and I want to get a tragus (ear) piercing, should I be okay to get it?

So if I had mrsa in my nose a little over a month ago, and I want to get a tragus (ear) piercing, should I be okay to get it?

Yes: As long as you are not currently sick with an infection (meaning symptoms such as fever), you're ok for piercing provided you get it done by someone trained, using proper sterile techniques. If it becomes infected, MRSA may be present which makes treatment more difficult and longer. ...Read more

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I've had mrsa 6 months ago, I haven't have an outbreak since, is it safe to get a tattoo?

The germ tends to: Stick. On the other hand, tattoo infection rate is pretty low. Hard to find exact numbers in the literature.
If you send a direct in-box question I know several tattoo artists who can give direct estimates.
On the other hand, your likelihood of still having MRSA is certainly over 50%, and your risk of skin infection is higher than average (only 10% of people have germs on them that can infect). ...Read more

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I had a mrsa infection about 3 months ago but was never tested to see if I'm a carrier. I want to get my nose pierced, is that safe?

I had a mrsa infection about 3 months ago but was never tested to see if I'm a carrier. I want to get my nose pierced, is that safe?

No.: The nose is one area where MRSA hides. I would recommend getting checked to see if you are a carrier. Even if you are not a carrier, I would be very cautious about piercings. ...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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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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Can you get MRSA from a patient just being around them?

With skin contact: Mrsa is passed by contact and if you touched them it is possible to spread the bacteria. ...Read more

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Can MRSA get into your body and cause your platellets to stay low?

With Sepsis: This article discusses that issue: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3084641/. It is by mayo clinic & looks at people who become septic with staph aureus & develop thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 150 × 109/l.). ...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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How long does it take to get symptoms of skin MRSA after you have been exposed to it?

No one knows...: The answer lies in understanding how MRSA can cause skin infections. Mrsa can be on the skin for a long time, and not cause an infection unless it has an opportunity to get past the outer layer of the skin- it is only then that MRSA can begin to cause disease that manifests as symptoms. Situations that allow MRSA to do that includes nicks when razoring, ingrown hair, scratch.. ...Read more

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I just used a razor belonged to somebody that had mrsa a few months ago, will I get it now?

Could: Yes, you could get MRSA now. You can get checked for it if are wondering or have symptoms. Generally speaking it is not advised to share hygiene products. ...Read more

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My wife was recently diagnosed with "heavy growth of mrsa" at the site of her abscess. She was prescribed meds and her wound is covered, am I safe?

My wife was recently diagnosed with "heavy growth of mrsa" at the site of her abscess. She was prescribed meds and her wound is covered, am I safe?

MRSA: Hello,

Good hand washing hygiene is very important if you will be changing the bandages of the wound.

If you will not have any contact with the wound then you will be alright.

That being said, MRSA is very common and the most important thing is finding the right antibiotic to treat the infection. ...Read more

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Can you get MRSA from barber shop clippers?

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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Hello! Is it safe to have surgery if you have mrsa?

Hello! Is it safe to have surgery if you have mrsa?

Depends: On where your surgery is, if you have been treated and whether your MRSA is colonized or an active infection. These are great questions to discuss with your surgeon and primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get a tattoo if you have MRSA?

Depend: If you currently have an active MRSA infection, you should not have a tattoo. Also remember that tattoos are a way of getting infections including MRSA. Make sure that you are getting treated or have gotten treatment for your MRSA infection. Hope this helps. ...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 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?

From other people: Mrsa is a particular form of staph that is resistant to a common antibiotic, methicillin. The name is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staph aureus. It is considered a skin infection usually, and so it is "caught" from another person with the infection. The germ makes its way into the new patient through a break in the skin, say a bug bite or a scratch, and then grows. ...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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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?

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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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