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How does MRSA go from a local infection to a disseminated one?

How does MRSA go from a local infection to a disseminated one?

MRSA: Disseminated MRSA infections are the infections caused by strains of staph aureus that are resistant to the antibiotic methicillin and are not restricted to the original site of infection but have spread to different parts of the body. Hospital-acquired disseminated MRSA infections have occurred frequently in individuals with reduced immunity. However, community-acquired infections are increasing. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can you develop a local infection from a glucose fingerstick test?

Can you develop a local infection from a glucose fingerstick test?

Like any wound: Like any wound, infection can happen whenever the skin is broken. However, infections after a finger stick are rare (i've never seen one). On the other hand, sometimes they continue to hurt because fingers are sensitive. ...Read more

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Can you develop a local infection from a glucose finger stick?

Can you develop a local infection from a glucose finger stick?

Very unusual: It is highly unusual when the proper measures are taken to use a new lancet for every fingerstick and hands are properly washed and dried before checking. ...Read more

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Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and won't go to the dr. Does local infection always spread?

Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and won't go to the dr. Does local infection always spread?

Green goo dialysis: Green goo makes me worry about staph or other serious infection. If he wants to live much longer he should see Dr. Many patients decide that dialysis is not worth it and stop. Or may have serious depression. Please call his dialysis team. ...Read more

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My 7 yrs old daughter has a scarred right cornea from infection. Local doctors not suggest for cornea transplant. Right eye vision 20/60-100. Left eye is 20/20-25. What are the best option?

My 7 yrs old daughter has a scarred right cornea from infection. Local doctors not suggest for cornea transplant. Right eye vision 20/60-100. Left eye is 20/20-25. What are the best option?

Second opinion: I suggest if you are still unsure you obtain a second opinion from a corneal specialist at a large academic institution. There are many available in georgia. Without know complete history of the infection, type of scarring, etc it is difficult to say for sure. The local docs may be right. The specialists may agree, but they would have the latest up-to-date answers for you, to put your mind at rest. ...Read more

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Do people ever get an infection at site of local anesth. From dental visit? Or sores?

Do people ever get an infection at site of local anesth. From dental visit? Or sores?

Yes, it is possible: Inserting a foreign body into a human body may bring risk of complications and dental local anesthesia is not an exception. It is very rare complication. However, infection in administrating dental local anesthesia may occur due to preventable or unpreventable circumstances. ...Read more

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What are good home remedies for urinary infection? And if I need antibiotics can I just buy them at a local drug store?

What are good home remedies for urinary infection? And if I need antibiotics can I just buy them at a local drug store?

No: You need a prescription to get antibiotics in the United States. Few home remedies are to drink enough water, wear cotton underwear and pants so your skin can breathe, urinate often and don, t hold your urine to prevent bacteria from multiplying, and drinking cranberry juice won't hurt except if you are allergic to this. If you think you have Urinary Tract Infection see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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How would u knw if u have CRE infection? Outbrk at local hospital I visited 4 times & I didn't like their hygiene practices. Had bronchits ovr 1 month

Carbapenem resistant: At 25, being young and healthy your risk is indeed minimal. Stick to good hygiene (ie handwashing) and follow the hospital isolation policies if you'll be visiting again. ...Read more

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I received dental work with local anesthesia five days ago. I woke this am to pain and swelling at the site. Could it be an infection?

I received dental work with local anesthesia five days ago. I woke this am to pain and swelling at the site. Could it be an infection?

It could be: But without knowing exactly what treatment was performed, and without being able to see you, how can anyone really tell? Why not call your treating dentist for a follow-up? They will have a better idea as to what may be needed to solve your problem. ...Read more

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Had c diff 6wks ago from antiobio. Now must take antibio again for sinus infection. Which is likely to be gentlest and could I use local, inhaled one?

Had c diff 6wks ago from antiobio. Now must take antibio again for sinus infection. Which is likely to be gentlest and could I use local, inhaled one?

Sinusitis: It is often unnecessary to use antibiotics to treat acute sinusitis. Try using saline irrigation with a Neti-pot, decongestants (Afrin nasal spray, oral Sudafed, etc.), possibly nasal steroid spray and/or anti-allergy meds. Try to stay away from antibiotics when the complications can be worse than the original problem. ...Read more

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Me and my 2yr old son have upper respiratory infections since Sept, once off 10 day antibiotic it comes right back. Need local doctor accepting cares?

Me and my 2yr old son have upper respiratory infections since Sept, once off 10 day antibiotic it comes right back. Need local doctor accepting cares?

Determine type: The question implies clinical improvement while on antibiotics. Therefore, the underlying reason for the recurrent infection hasn't been addressed. Factors like the source of infection and the strength of your immunity, a different antibiotic, a longer course of therapy, or additional treatments may be needed. A consultation with an id specialist may help find a solution for you. ...Read more

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Can I get general anesthesia 4 ear tubes instead of local? The thought of being awake frightens me. Abx has not resolved month long infection

Yes: You have several options. As you stated you can have local anesthetic drops placed in your ears during the procedure, also you have sedation with versed and similar meds added with local anesthetic. You also have the option to have general anesthesia to be completely unconscious. Discuss this with your anesthesiologist and he/she should have no problem with this. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been having a fever with body ache for almost 5 days now. My local gp told me it was just a simple viral infection. Is it?

Hi, I have been having a fever with body ache for almost 5 days now. My local gp told me it was just a simple viral infection. Is it?

Mane influenza: But must be diagnosed within48-72 hours for treatment to work. Sorry you were not tester, but if you have no other symptoms you ate not at serious risk, the treatment just shortens the course of the illness and the severity. During flu season., especially when we know there are a lot of people getting it who had the vaccine I always test. ...Read more

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Had underwire mastitis and breast infection went to local surgeon cleaned wound after popped but there is still bleeding and mucus coming from wound?

Had underwire mastitis and breast infection went to local surgeon cleaned wound after popped but there is still bleeding and mucus coming from wound?

Wound care: Your surgeon is your best place to start. Sounds like you are still inside the 90 days after surgery, so call and make an appointment. In the meantime, okay to shower, wash the area with mild soap, rinse well, pat dry, then hairdryer the wound. What you describe is within the normal expectations for your mastitis/breast abscess. Good luck. ...Read more

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Problem in my throat like irritation, throat pain its comes monthly, I check with local physician they telling through infection but monthly its comes?

Please see below: If it comes every month it should not be an infection unless it was incompletely treated. If you just get irritation, may be this is an allergy to something. I would recommend you to see an ENT specialist if you keep getting it every month.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What type (s) of infection could happen from having ingested mouldy food like bread products?

What type (s) of infection could happen from having ingested mouldy food like bread products?

Nothing will happen: Ingesting fungus infested (mouldy) bread is esthetically unappealing, but harmless. No infection or illness is likely. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Are toxoplasma infections common in the southern u.S.?

Everywhere: Wherever there is cat feces (domestic, wild, lions, tigers), there is plenty of toxoplasmosis. Eating undercooked meat is another important way to meet the organism. Toxoplasmosis usually gets missed clinically; its frequency in a community depends on physician index of suspicion. ...Read more

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What r h.I.V infections?

What r h.I.V infections?

Immune deficiency: Hiv stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the cause of aids. It is transmitted by intimate contact, either sexually, by blood or tissue transfer, by mothers to their fetus or newborn. Early onset illness may present in various forms, often as a mononucleosis-like syndrome. ...Read more

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Who gets stec infections?

Who gets stec infections?

VTEC:STEC: Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children.
Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read more

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What is a meecer infection?

What is a meecer infection?

MRSA: Is this what you mean? It is an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It can be community or hospital acquired. It stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. ...Read more

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Signs of bladdler infection?

Urinary pain + other: The "text book" description of symptoms include : problems with urination, seeing blood each time you urinate, dribbling.

Please keep in mind that not all patients will have the typical symptoms (painful urination, blood in the urine, frequent urination, low abdominal pain, low back pain). There are some people who come into the er and only have a fever, or just experience vomiting. ...Read more

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What is Localised infections?

What is Localised infections?

Localized infection: Is an infection, usually bacteria, that is confined to one relatively small part of the body. An abscess, for example, is a localized infection. Sometimes a localized infection can be treated by draining out the pus. Other times, antibiotics are needed. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more