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Staphcillin (Definition)

Staphcillin is a second generation penicillin (penicillinase-resistant) which is a kind of penicillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Could I get a boob job if I have nonactive methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

Could I get a boob job if I have nonactive methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

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 more

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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 more

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What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

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 more

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Best way to cure methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus?

Best way to cure methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus?

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

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Can you clarify what methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus really is?

Can you clarify what methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus really is?

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

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What is the definition or description of: methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus?

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 more

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Is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus contagious and if so, for how long?

Is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus contagious and if so, for how long?

Yes it is contagious: Mrsa is contogious as long as there is open wound or it has colonised in nose. It has to be treated with local antibiotics like bactroban (mupirocin) in nose and parentral antibiotics for infected wounds or cellulitis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my culture came up staphylococcus aureus then below MRSA inconclusive?

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

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Are school-children a high-risk group for staphylococcus aureus infection or mrsa?

Are school-children a high-risk group for staphylococcus aureus infection or mrsa?

Yes: 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

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Can our body kill staphyloccocus aureus?

Can our body kill staphyloccocus aureus?

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

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Could staphyloccocus aureus curse miscarriage or delay menses?

Could staphyloccocus aureus curse miscarriage or delay menses?

Infections: Infections can cause miscarriage. Unless someone is really sick from the infection it would not delay a period. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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How can you get staphyloccocus aureus?

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 more

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Can staphyloccocus aureus curse miscarriage?

Rarely.: Many pathogens (bacteria, viruses) can affect the pregnancy; s. Aureus can cause an ascending intrauterine infection and miscarriage in rare circumstances. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus turn into MRSA?

Resistance to drugs: Some believe over usage of antibiotics by general population with staph becoming resistant. MRSA stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. First discovered in 1961 now resistant to methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, and many other antibiotics. Sometimes difficult to treat. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with ca-mrsa and I'm scared since it is often resistant to drugs. I just started bactrim ds tonight. What are the chances of it not responding to any drug? How can you know if it's caught early enough? Thank you!

Partially resistant: Ca MRSA is not particularly worse than having regular staph infection. It is not related to the flesh eating bacteria scare. The choice of antibiotics is limited, but generally the infection is sensitive to at least a few of the mainstream antibiotics of which Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is one. If your doctor thought you were at great risk you would not be at home. ...Read more

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Is there a methicillin resistant pneumococcus?

No: You don't treat pneumococcus with methicillin, so it's not relevant. ...Read more

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What is methicillin resistant staph?

What is methicillin resistant staph?

See below: Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive. The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many infections. Mrsa are resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins like methicillin. Mssa are sensitive to these antibiotics. Coag neg staph include many species like staphylococcus epidermidis which colonize normal skin and infrequently cause disease. ...Read more

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Methicillin my fiance was diagnosed with methicillin two years ago. He now has a small infected site on his knee and I am freaking out I will catch it. I read on webmd the major issues with it, ie med resistant, can affect organs etc. Is hygiene the bi

Methicillin my fiance was diagnosed with methicillin two years ago. He now has a small infected site on his knee and I am freaking out I will catch it. I read on webmd the major issues with it, ie med resistant, can affect organs etc. Is hygiene the bi

Before: Before trying to answer this, would like to clarify. Was your fiance diagnosed to be a carrier of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureous who was healthy? Did your fiance have a serious infection with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureous? Or was your fiance successfully treated with an antibiotic called methicillin? Each of this scenarios is quite different. ...Read more

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How is it that MRSA become resistant to antibiotics?

How is it that MRSA become resistant to antibiotics?

DNA: The bacteria developed resistance to methicillin a long time ago and through subsequent generations has changed its dna to keep the resistance. ...Read more

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Please tell me what antibiotics is MRSA resistant to?

Many: It would be easier to list the antibiotics to which MRSA might be susceptible. These include vancomycin, Linezolid, septra/bactrim, doxycycline/tetracyclines, clindamycin, daptomycin, synercid, (quinpristin and dalfopristin) ceftaroline, rifampin (only used in combination with another MRSA antibiotic). Mrsa would be resistant to other antibiotics in current use. ...Read more

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How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung? Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung? Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

Not uncommon: In patients who have been in and out of the hospital. It still would not be considered "normal" colonization and could be an issue if the person becomes sick in other ways. ...Read more

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Mrsa can flare up because of drug use?

High risk: Several studies have demonstrated how drug abusers, a high-risk group for infections with MRSA, could be a source or reservoir of community acquired-MRSA infection in the non-addict population. ...Read more

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Methicillin (Definition)

Methicillin is a second generation penicillin (penicillinase-resistant) which is a kind of penicillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more