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Is It Safe To Get A Piercing If You Have Mrsa
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Line or skin: Mrsa (like all staph aureus) lives on the skin, so anything that breaks the integrity of the skin (be it a cut/scrape or an IV line) can introduce it into the bloodstream. This also includes direct injection, such as in IV drug use. Finally, a more rare cause would be a severe alternative infection focus, such as pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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