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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Someone at work has told me they have MRSA. How easily does it spread to others? What can I do to prevent getting it?
MRSA fears: MRSA is a bacterial infection that is resistant to standard care. Usually immune compromised persons can pick it up easily from another person. Don't share any razors with this coworker or reuse any personal items he may use. As long as he keeps taking his medicine and doesn't share personal items, you will be fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son has had MRSA twice in a month. How contagious is it? What are chances of re-occurance? Prevention?
MRSA is contagious: Mrsa is contagious and can be easily transmitted? The germ is harbored in the nose. To prevent spread., dab an antibiotic ointment in your child's nose 4times a day. Have him bathe in warm soapy water to which you have added 3-4 tbls of bleach. Keep his towel separate, and of course, make sure you wash everybody's hands with soap and warer. ...Read more
Not known for sure: Some people get recurrent MRSA infections. Certain people carry MRSA on their skin , nails, and/or in their noses. (colonized), considered to be MRSA "carriers" and may be more likely to get infections. There is not enough data to recommend specific treatments that get rid of colonized mrsa. Some prescribe topical, intranasal, or systemic antimicrobial agents to patients with recurrent mrsa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been exposed to MRSA and was wondering if there is a nasal spray i can use to prevent me from getting mrsa?
No: The best thing to do is wash your hands regularly . If you are worried about a carrier state a nasal swab can be done. This would definitely be done if you were admitted to the hospital and told them you were exposed. If you were going to have surgery i would recommend the swab be done and if positive, treated with nasal Mupirocin ointment and oral doxycycline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a compromised immune system due to meds I'm on and quite often get infects such as sinus, yeast and MRSA what can I do to help prevent these?
Preventive measures: People w meds or health problems affecting immunity can take measures to reduce infections(CHECK W DOC 1st!)MRSA can be carried in the nose;if testing +,can be treated.Avoiding contact w infected fluids + washing/disinfecting surfaces can help.Folds of skin should be kept dry to prevent skin yeast infections.For vaginal, eating yogurt may help.Sinuses:Controlling allergies&using Neti Pot can help. ...Read more
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