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Medicine For Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MRSA: Mrsa once was a rare finding most often seen in the hospital setting. This is not the case, as MRSA is now almost universal. Many people are chronic carriers of the MRSA organism. If you are non-active, I feel that you could have breast augmentation. Pre-op you should consider nasal swab antibiotics, PO antibiotics and antibacterial body washes. This should reduce your chances for infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the differences between MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) or c-diff (clostridium difficile)?
Totally different: They are totally different bacteria. Mrsa causes disease by invading the body, multiplying and causing tissue injury. Clostridium difficile causes disease by overgrowth in the intestinal lumen and producing toxins that injure the colonic mucosa causing diarrhea and colitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have had a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) infection or been told that I carry mrsa, am I at high risk for developing a serious MRSA infection if I get seasonal influenza?
MRSA: This depends upon where the infection is located and its sensitivity to specific antibiotics and the length of time that will be necessary to treat the particular type of infection it is causing. ...Read more
What it says: Mrsa is exactly what it says it is: a strain of staph. Aureus that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. The reason this is such a big deal is that methicillin was, for many years, the sovereign treatment for staph aureus - and when a strain emerged that was resistant to it, it caused quite a stir. But there are (for now) effective treatments, including Doxycycline and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
Resistant to therapy: 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 infection is not severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRSA inconclusive: Usually, unresolved results due to PCR inhibition are inconclusive. Consider repeat the test if clinically indicated. Ask your PCP for more information. ...Read more
All staph infections, including mrsa, are spread through skin contact.
Because of their close proximity to each other, kids in school are a high risk group over-all, and the younger ones are more at risk as they tend to touch each other more and wash their hands less. ...Read more
Of course!: Our immune systems are designed to fight off most infections, including s. Aureus. This is a very common bacterium on our skin and is generally kept in check by our immune systems. ...Read more
Is everywhere: The bacteria is a natural "inhabitant" of the skin. Sometimes it overgrows (for lack of hygiene, decrease in the natural defense of the body, or having a more agressive mutation of the bacteria) and it produces infection. Most commonly these infections are in the skin but it can affect almost every organ (bone, heart, blood infections, ect). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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