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Lupus And Mrsa Staph
Think I have staph, how will I know if its MRSA or not ? How long can I expect this intense body pain ? Thank you
Need to see a Doctor: Hi doug: in order to know for sure if you have a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) you will need to be evaluated by a physician, such as primary care doctor or a dermatologist. The diagnosis of MRSA is made based on a swab culture that is sent to a clia certified lab for evaluation. Mrsa can be a serious infection and you need to have it evaluated properly by a physician. ...Read more
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
I was told today that i have staph in my urine. I have had mrsa in the past and have tested positive for it. Could this be related to it?
Maybe: While it is possible that the MRSA you had before is still colonized in your nose or other body parts, it may or may not need treatment. If you have a history of urinary tract abnormalities, you may need treatment. Most urinary staph is just skin contaminant in the sample. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Symptoms may include fever, chills, if the infection is severe, hypotension may occur, bleeding due diseminated coagulation problems ( dic); however, there are cases of transient bacteremia ( bacteria in the bloodstream that do not stay in there for long) that do not cause any major symptoms. ...Read more
I think I have a staph (maybe MRSA again?) in a personal female area. Can this wait till monday ? Do i see my pcp or gyno ?
MRSA: Staphylococcal infections can progress rapidly and without being able to visualize the nature of your infection would advise you to see a doctor asap. It may be possible to wait, but not the safest thing to do. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on : Location of infection. Mrsa is an invasive form of staph that is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics. Staph infections of skin and subcutaneous tissues happen frequently and can be treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. If it is caused by mrsa, the infection can quickly become uncontrollable. ...Read more
Culture: A sample needs to be sent to a lab for testing to see which antibiotics successfully kill the bacteria. Mrsa means methicillin resistant staph aureus, methicillin is an antibiotic in the same class as penicillin. If methicillin doesn't work to kill the staph- it is labeled mrsa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A culture can identify the bacteria that is causing your infection. Staph and strep are common bacteria found with skin infections. After the lab identifies the bacteria that is causing your infection, testing is done to see which antibiotics would work best for your specific infection. Mrsa is a type of staph that is resistant to the drug methicillin, but other antibiotics are effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old was bitten by another child at preschool. The other child has had Staph and MRSA. Should I be worried about my child getting infected?
A human bite that: breaks the skin is often treated immediately with antibiotics.If the biter is a carrier of these bacteria,there is an Increaced risk of transmission.If the wound looks infected with swelling,redness,puss,and increasing tenderness,seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5yo trachee has been positive for esbl kleb o. Now each aspirate also is + for "staph" - is it MRSA & docs are evasive? Isn't MRSA just esbl staph
Colonizers?: The major question in trach cultures is always whether the organisms are causing illness. Sputum cannot be sterilized and always has colonizing organisms, with staph being most commonly found; resistance patterns in colonizers is less important. Discomfort with this complexity may account for the perception that a doc is not giving a "straight" answer. ...Read more
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