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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

No.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria that can cause cellulitis (skin infection) or an abscess. There are also other types of bacteria that can cause cellulitis. We hear a lot about MRSA because it is resistent to a lot of common antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same?

No: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria which is one possible, and increasingly common, cause of it. It is a type of bacteria. ...Read more

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Is impetigo and MRSA the same thing?

Is impetigo and MRSA the same thing?

Not necessarily.: Impetigo can be caused by either staph (or antibiotic resistant staph called mrsa) or strep. In order to make sure that MRSA is not a cause of the infection, bacterial cultures may need to be done. Mrsa can cause severe infection because most antibiotics do not work. Overuse of antibiotics is a prime cause of antibiotic resistance. So be careful, not all infections require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Is impetigo and staph infection the same thing?

Is impetigo and staph infection the same thing?

Wording confusion: Impetigo is a superficial infection of the skin caused by one of several germs, one if which is staph. Staph can be present in infections of the skin, blood, lungs, urine etc..The two words are not interchangeable. ...Read more

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Is staph cellulitis on the stomach common?

Is staph cellulitis on the stomach common?

Staph cellulitis: This is not common in the sense that you see it every day, but it is not that unusual. ...Read more

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What is the the most efficient antib for staph infection on skin especially if one is diabetic.

What is the the most efficient antib for staph infection on skin especially if one is diabetic.

Bactoban&FudicicAcid: Most of timevyou need local trestment with Bactroban or Fudicik acid .and oral Antibiotcs like Dicloxacin.for MRSA you need Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) by mouth ...Read more

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How long does it take an MRSA staph infection on the skin to develop in the blood?

How long does it take an MRSA staph infection on the skin to develop in the blood?

Maybe never: Hopefully the body will mount a strong defense and no blood infection occurs(the usual scenario). ...Read more

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I have acne on my face that is infected which is being treated by antibiotics and topical gel, which is the best way to wash the infected area?

I have acne on my face that is infected which is being treated by antibiotics and topical gel, which is the best way to wash the infected area?

Moisturize: Medicated skin care products are notorious for causing red, dry, irritated skin. Washing with the product less often or changing to a milder formula may help. Hypoallergenic noncomedogenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil will help recondition your skin but shouldn't cause break outs. ...Read more

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What is the different between a staph and a MRSA infection?

What is the different between a staph and a MRSA infection?

Similar: Mrsa is a type of staph that is resistant to some of the common anti-staph drugs, such as methicillin and cephalosporins. ...Read more

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Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Cellulitis: The majority of cellulitis infections are caused by infection with either strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus) bacteria. The most common bacteria that cause cellulitis are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f). A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas. However, MRSA cellulitis is on the rise. ...Read more

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How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs. Is itchy and slightly tender.

How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs. Is itchy and slightly tender.

Depends: Your doctor will prescribe the antibiotic you need and the amount of days you need to take it. Different antibiotics can be taken once or twice daily from a few short days to occasionally a couple of weeks. If you have had a culture to identify it as staph, it will also tell you the sensitivity. If it is methicillin resistant, you will get a different antibiotic than if it is not. ...Read more

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Once a person is infected with the MRSA infection and is treated, does that bacteria stays in the body forever?

Once a person is infected with the MRSA infection and is treated, does that bacteria stays in the body forever?

Sometimes: Sometimes, if your immunity is low, you may harbor MRSA especially in the nasal cavity. Then you are called a carrier of the infection. Usually it can be treated with Mupirocin ointment. ...Read more

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How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs, is itchy and a bit tender.

How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs, is itchy and a bit tender.

About 2 weeks: For most infections, antibiotics will clear it in about 2 weeks. However, if you are "colonized" with the staph bacteria, it is possible to keep re-infecting yourself in the same area. Ask your doctor about a culture taken from your nose (hey, it's where the staph lives!). You may need an antibiotic ointment to put inside your nose. ...Read more

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Is there any way to aid the closing of sinus tract wounds on the skin for sufferers of hidradenitis suppurativa without surgery?

Is there any way to aid the closing of sinus tract wounds on the skin for sufferers of hidradenitis suppurativa without surgery?

Hidradenitis: This is a difficult problem to treat. If you are a smoker this definitely contributes to healing difficulty and persistence of hidradenitis. The only definitive treatment is direct excision and reconstruction. ...Read more

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What is this infection and is it in his blood stream my son is 2 years old and has cellulitis, tinea, and pustuels. The cellulitis and tinea is on his calf muscle. The rest of his body is covered in pustuels. The doctor hasnt run any test yet but is very

What is this infection and is it in his blood stream my son is 2 years old and has cellulitis, tinea, and pustuels. The cellulitis and tinea is on his calf muscle. The rest of his body is covered in pustuels. The doctor hasnt run any test yet but is very

The : The disease of cellulitis generally has 2 main microbes associated with it..Namely staph and strep. Out bodies are literally covered with these organisms. Many times...Cracks, fissures and breaks in the skin allow organisms to gain a foothold and enter the blood stream. This is heralded by a condition known as sepsis. The body goes into shock and hemodynamic issues arise. Given the severity of what you have described i would take him to your pediatrition...But i very much doubt the infection has entered the blood. ...Read more

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Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

Condition vs cause: Mrsa is a bacteria. Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria.If you have repeated episodes, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have redness and itching even after a staph infection is healed on the face?

Is it normal to have redness and itching even after a staph infection is healed on the face?

Possibly: Though if you still have redness, it is possible that it is not yet healed. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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If someone has a penicillin-resistant staph infection, is that the same as mrsa?

Not always.: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. Methicillin is a type of penicillin. Many species of staph bacteria are resistant to some forms of penicillin, but are sensitive to methicillin. Those bacteria are not classified as mrsa. Conversely, staph species that are resistant to methicillin are nearly always resistant to all the other penicillins as well. ...Read more

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