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Is MRSA deadly? What could cause it to become deadly?

Is MRSA deadly? What could cause it to become deadly?

Bacterial Infection: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that cannot be treated/ cured with certain antibiotics. These infections can be severe and may require more invasive techniques to treat. If you are given antibiotics, be sure to take all the doses, even if you feel better. Please see your doctor for treatment! ...Read more

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How deadly is MRSA for an elder male in end stage COPD who is refusing to treat the mrsa?

How deadly is MRSA for an elder male in end stage COPD who is refusing to treat the mrsa?

Not good: Untreated MRSA in anyone can be fatal, wherever the sour e. In someone with end stage lung disease, survival will be worse yet. ...Read more

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No immune sys due to MG & meds. Grandma in hospital again &dr said she has MRSA! Anyway family can visit? Is this deadly? She also has COPD& never smo

No immune sys due to MG & meds. Grandma in hospital again &dr said she has MRSA! Anyway family can visit? Is this deadly? She also has COPD& never smo

Mgt: MRSA is a serious infection and precautions such as avoiding skin contact is suggested. Since her hospital physicians are aware that she has MRSA, she undoubtedly is being treated. ...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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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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My daughter has reoccurring MRSA infections since she was 4, now 10. Meds clear up each time. What could be the cause of reoccurance? Concerns?

My daughter has reoccurring MRSA infections since she was 4, now 10. Meds clear up each time. What could be the cause of reoccurance? Concerns?

habits/exposures: Mrsa account for 70% or more of the small to large abscesses i drain yearly at my office. They are all community acquired rather than hospital based and reflect a change in the % of staph with this feature.Staph is everywhere, and whether or not you get an abscess depends somewhat on how attractive you are to mosquitos or other bugs and personal habits (scratching, picking). ...Read more

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Could MRSA spread from incision to joints and cause pain?

Could MRSA spread from incision to joints and cause pain?

Yes: This can occur sometimes and new joints may have to be replaced. One can also get infected natural joints and this will cause swelling and pain even to the touch. Need to have this evaluated if occurring. ...Read more

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How do you know MRSA is getting better. It's smaller then a dime. It's causes very little pain.

How do you know MRSA is getting better. It's smaller then a dime. It's causes very little pain.

See below: The infection should slowly heal. Any inflammation (redness or tenderness) should resolve and any open area should close. ...Read more

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Does MRSA cause lymphedema?

Not directlt: While MRSA does not cause lymphedema, patients with lymphedema can have an exacerbation, or worsening of their swelling with any skin infection. ...Read more

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Can a UTI caused by mrsa be cured? Or will it always cause problems?

Yes it can be: but MRSA hangs out/lives on your skin and you cannot eradicate that. From there it could get back into your urine and cause infection, or it may not do that for years. it just depends on what your luck is or what your immune system needs to do. ...Read more

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Wondering if after having mrsa can it cause other problems years later? Ive had mrsa several times plus was found double colonized in both nostrils..

Yes and No: Many people are "carriers" for MRSA and never develop symptoms. However, you are at risk for developing a serious infection with cuts, trauma, etc. Get prompt attention if you develop a cut, etc. ...Read more

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I've had an area on my but for two months now. I thought it was a pimple but now I'm more concerned. If it's Mrsa can I be in trouble cause it's been?

I've had an area on my but for two months now. I thought it was a pimple but now I'm more concerned. If it's Mrsa can I be in trouble cause it's been?

Relax: MRSA is an overhyped germ that is present all around you.It is found on testing in about 70% of pustules we drain in the outpatient setting.It is also easily killed by common antibiotics. You are likely troubled by slow healing in a site that is surrounded by skin germs.You also likely itch at the area in light sleep. I would try to let the area heal, but wouldn't lose sleep over the MRSA idea. ...Read more

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Can MRSA cause UTI or kidney issues?

Can MRSA cause UTI or kidney issues?

Possible: Most UTI are caused by other bactetria( gram negative), but it is not impossible for MRSA to cause urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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What happens if the only two medications that are used to treat MRSA cause an allergic reaction in the patient, what would be the next step?

What happens if the only two medications that are used to treat MRSA cause an allergic reaction in the patient, what would be the next step?

Consult: I would recommend referral to infection diseases doctor and allergist to check for IgE or non IgE mediated allergy to the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does MRSA cause sharp pains in your ears?

Does MRSA cause sharp pains in your ears?

MRSA: Mrsa is a bacterial infection of the skin. Unless you have MRSA in your ears, you should not be getting pain in your ears from a MRSA infection elsewhere. Your doc may want to take a quick look in there to see that all is ok. ...Read more

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Can MRSA cause itching scalp and hairloss?

Can MRSA cause itching scalp and hairloss?

Possible but unlikel: This is possible due to, a low grade infection or cellulitis but not likely. Lice or other inflammatory conditions are more likely responsible. ...Read more

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Can MRSA be caused from bacteria that might be in tap water?

MRSA: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria, and it is seldom or ever found in tap water. This is often a normal part of your bacterial population and only produces disease under specific circumstances. ...Read more