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What cleansers are effective for cleaning and sterilizing my cpap mask and tubing to kill MRSA so I won't be colonized again?
Dilute bleach: A 1:10 dilution of bleach bottle is inexpensive and effective. Cleaning solutions other than soap and water may decrease the lifespan of your equipment, so more frequent replacement may be necessary. ...Read more
Can inhaling Tobramycin kill MRSA ? I am a pedi trach patient. Will it kill Kleb Oxytoca that is ESBL?
Tobi Nebs: Inhaled tobi is used mainly to reduce pseudomonas colonization in cf. As noted, it is not active against gram positives like staph (mrsa or not). Kleb may be suceptible, but is not usually treated in this way. Kids with trachs grow a lot of organisms; agree that sorting out "infection" from "colonizer" is key. Both MRSA and kleb are often found in cultures but may not be the specific problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will my ca MRSA kill me?Only symptoms I have are boils. I'm scared to get pneumonia or get in my blood. How will i know if it does? (only 20yrs old)
Probably not...: Most patients with community-acquired MRSA have the skin symptoms that you describe. With treatment, the infection is not likely to become a systemic infection so pneumonia and certainly death are not likely to occur. If the infection were to become systemic, you would experience fever, chills, etc. If you do develop these symptoms, see your doctor or go to the er, but this is unlikely w/ therapy. ...Read more
Infections can kill : You particularly if they get into your bloodstream, if you are immunocompromised it makes it easier. You usually know when you have an infection as the is a problem. So for example, if you have a wound and it doe not respond to an antibiotic the doc will perform a culture and sensitivity (with a swab) and then the lab will identify the organism and if MRSA is present you will be informed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cleaned my retainer with listerene before i put it in. I read MRSA can live on them. Would alcohol kill it? Should i be worried?
MRSA ; alcohol: As long as u r using alcohol-based listerine (check label: newer versions don't have alcohol), u should be safe. Be sure to clean off food particles before soaking the retainer ; soak at least an hour. You could also add some hydrogen peroxide for added sterilization. (ask doc if either ingredient might damage retainer).Rinse off with distilled/boiled water to remove any Fluoride residue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRSA is common: MRSA is the most common cause of skin infections and likely comes and goes in many of us (living in the nostrils). It used to be isolated to health care facilities, but is now out and about in most communities. It is certainly NOT a death sentence, although in people with other diseases or immune system challenges, it can be harder to fight off and cause blood or lung infections. Wash hands!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can be deadly if the bacteria enters the blood stream. This very sticky bacteria can travel to the heart and destroy heart valves and heart muscle. Each skin infection increases the chance of this bacteria getting into the blood stream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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