Long term effects of mrsa infection - Doctor answers

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I was diagnosed with a MRSA infection about 2 months ago and find that I tire easily. Are there long term effects of having mrsa?

See your DR.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria, not a diagnosis. Was it a minor skin infection or pneumonia or something else? Was the infection cleared? There are many possible reasons for easy fatigue. Your dr will help you. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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I have had active MRSA infection since 2007 including the symptoms all the time. Had no success in treatment due to antibiotics not working & the fact that I have active eczema constantly. Are there long term effects of having active MRSA this long?

I have had active MRSA infection since 2007 including the symptoms all the time. Had no success in treatment due to antibiotics not working & the fact that I have active eczema constantly. Are there long term effects of having active MRSA this long?

Depends...: Having MRSA for long time is not good for the person and people around. It was a hospital confined infection first. The penny pinching short sighted nonclinician administrations. Spilled the infection to the community through low paid, low educated house keeping staff. Cleanliness, completing the course of ant, eliminating the reservoir will help you. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the symptoms of MRSA infection to show?

How long will it take for the symptoms of MRSA infection to show?

1-3 days: Mrsa (methicillin resistant staphylocoocus aureus) can "show" in 1-3 days. For skin infections my experience is that little cuts fester quickly and become painful quickly. I have also seen them take several days to become obvious. Mrsa is common today and any site that becomes painful and red or pus filled should be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Can a tick cause MRSA infection?

Tick + MRSA =Maybe: Alea, I do not know for sure. We know mosquitos may transmit disease by feeding on multiple hosts. Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin of humans. Unfortunately, 50% or more have some form of MRSA living on their skin. I think it more likely a tick might break the skin and allow entry and possible infection by the MRSA that was already living outside on the skin. ...Read more

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Can you please define MRSA infection, and is it curable?

MRSA: Mrsa is the abbreviation for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is an infection with a bacteria that has figured out how to avoid being killed by usually effective antibiotics. Most mrsa, if you have a healthy immune system is curable. Here's a link to more info : http://www. Cdc. Gov/mrsa/. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the body systems affected by a MRSA infection?

Doctors, what are the body systems affected by a MRSA infection?

Any of them: This could lead to heart issues on the valves to severe infections in the lungs. The MRSA can cause issues with any system. Most common are skin infections as well. Good hand washing is a must. ...Read more

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Can you get an MRSA infection from being bitten by a brown recluse?

Yes: But it would not likely come from the bite itself. If it developed, it would mostly likely be due to the individual already being colonized with the MRSA before and getting a secondary infection. ...Read more

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What distinguishes how a MRSA infection looks from the appearance of a brown recluse bite?

Spider bite: Typical br spider bite has a " target" look. Central necrosis, black, surrounding purple or dark red then pink or lighter red. Mrsa usually look hemorrhagic or marooning in color. But ultimately a spider bite can have MRSA in it. See your doctor so it can be treated quickly and effiecently. ...Read more

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I had a MRSA infection? In the past? What kind of test do I need to get cleared for surgery?

I had a MRSA infection? In the past? What kind of test do I need to get cleared for surgery?

Mention to doc: Sometimes a surgeon might check if your a carrier by taking a nasal swab of your nose. However, more often than not, nothing will be done but if they they prophylaxis you with an antibiotic they might chose one that covers mrsa, similiarly if you develop an infection they would gear it against mrsa. ...Read more

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If u have the mrsa infection or had the mrsa infection once is it eventually going to kill you?

If u have the mrsa infection or had the mrsa infection once is it eventually going to kill you?

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 more

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Had an active MRSA infection and am now colinized w/ mrsa. May have to have surgery, what is the risk for reinfection?

Had an active MRSA infection and am now colinized w/ mrsa. May have to have surgery, what is the risk for reinfection?

You may give to othe: If precautions are not taken more chances are others get infected than you, (you are a carrier) alert your doctor in the colonization bugs are co existing on your skin nose etc with out giving true infection to you, you should able to under go the procedure with minimum risk ...Read more

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My daughter might have a MRSA infection. After its treated and visibly gone, will it stay in her system? Like once you have MRSA, you have it forever?

My daughter might have a MRSA infection. After its treated and visibly gone, will it stay in her system? Like once you have MRSA, you have it forever?

Not forever.: We are all colonized by Staph and Strep bacteria. MRSA is a form of Staph that is resistant to Methacillin, and thus all penicillins given orally. I recommend that if you are getting recurrent skin infections with MRSA Staph, start taking "bleach bathes". Just 1/4 cup of laundry bleach in a tub of bath water, soak for 15 minutes, then soap up and shower off. Repeat once a week for a while. ...Read more

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Will a MRSA infection cause a permanent lump?

Not necessarily: Usually proper treatment will not leave residua in the form of a lump. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is MRSA infection, and is it curable?

Staph: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. This is the name of a specific type of staph bacteria that is not curable / treatable by methicillin (a penicillin like drug). In most instances penicillin and cephalosporin type antibiotics will not kill mrsa. There are other antibiotics that will work, and it would be best to discuss the infection with your doc or a clinic. ...Read more

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What is MRSA infection?

What is MRSA infection?

Methicilin Resistant: A MRSA infection is an infection caused by staph aureus bacteria that is resistant to an antibiotic called methicillin. (methicilin resistant staph aureus). ...Read more

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Mrsa infection and itch, what to do?

Don't scratch!: Hopefully you've seen a physician ; infection is being treated. Itching accompanies healing or inflammat'n. Scratching allows bacteria to colonize fingernails ; then the infection can be spread to other areas (may become a chronic carrier nose, rectum, fingernails). If area is red, hot, swollen, spreading or you have fever: see your doc. If it is healing cool compresses, PO antihistamines. ...Read more

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How do you address of MRSA infection?

How do you address of MRSA infection?

MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, the flare, vancomycin, zygodactyl, or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection.
Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more

Dr. William O'Connor
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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (Definition)

Mrsa is a form of staph aureus that can come in 2 forms, community aquired and hospital acquired. The bacteria will be resistant to penicillins that are used to treat MRSA including methicillin and oxacillin. There can still be oral choices for treatment as long as the ...Read more