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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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Can MRSA spread from one spot on your body to another while being treated with antibiotics? Can you cross contaminate yourself?

MRSA Can spread: Yes. Especially if the antibiotics are not sensitive to the MRSA infection. If you are getting worse on antibiotics this is an emergency. People die from mrsa. You need to show or tell your medical provider if you are worsening. ...Read more

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How can MRSA spread?

Skin contact: Very easily spread by hand to hand contact. ...Read more

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How does one contract mrsa?

How does one contract mrsa?

I might add: Mrsa is found on most people common in nasal passage ways, but is usually kept in check with other bacterium. ...Read more

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Came in contact with someone with mrsa, what should one do?

Clean the skin: Careful skin cleaning is usually sufficient. With any sign of a rash use a cleaner like hibiclens. ...Read more

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Hi I was told I had mrsa on my skin & have been told to decolonisation for 5 days. The swab was taken 3 weeks ago. Could it if spread by then. And doe?

Hi I was told I had mrsa on my skin & have been told to decolonisation for 5 days. The swab was taken 3 weeks ago. Could it if spread by then. And doe?

Not a diagnosis: Swabs from normal people often culture these bacteria. We begin with a diagnosis and then might take a culture to help decide on exact therapy. Do you have an infection on your skin? Where? What matters is the appearance and symptoms, not so much the culture. The culture was done 3 weeks ago? Whatever it was should be healed. ...Read more

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Could MRSA be spread by touching blood?

Could MRSA be spread by touching blood?

No bacteria in blood: Blood itself should not have any bacteria in it unless you have a serious infection. If you touch someone else's blood be sure to wash it off with soap thoroughly. MRSA can be spread by skin to skin contact but that doesn't mean you will develop an infection automatically. ...Read more

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Mrsa- what steps should be taken to prevent spread to family members? How concerned should we be?

Hand washing: The best way to prevent spread of MRSA is good hygiene and frequent hand washing. Antibacterial soaps, alcohol hand washes, disinfecting sprays, etc. All can help eliminate the colony count of MRSA on your body and surfaces around the house. If someone in your house has MRSA exposure or infection, do a good cleaning of the house and always wash your hands well. ...Read more

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Does manuka honey help cure MRSA? And if so, how should one apply it?

Does manuka honey help cure MRSA? And if so, how should one apply it?

No: If you have a MSRA infection you need treatment by a medical doctor. Makuna honey does not treat a MSRA infection. ...Read more

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