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What are the symptoms of Mercer?

What are the symptoms of Mercer?

MRSA?: Are you referring to methicillin resistant staph aureus?
This is a severe and resistant bacterial infection which usually requires at least 2 different antibiotics to treat. Symptoms would be severe skin heat, redness, swelling, pain and/or oozing foul pus. ...Read more

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Boyfriend was two people behind a woman claiming to have Mercer. What are odds he'll get it?

Boyfriend was two people behind a woman claiming to have Mercer. What are odds he'll get it?

Assuming MRSA: MRSA is a bacteria that generally requires physical transfer from one person to another. This can be done through an intermediate innanimate object. If there is concern about MRSA exposure, then thorough washing will be a reasonable precaution. The odds of catching it depend on too many vaiables to give a specific number. ...Read more

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What is difference between cellulitis and mercer infection?

What is difference between cellulitis and mercer infection?

Not much: Cellulitis is caused by multiple different bacteria. Mrsa is the most common bacteria causing cellulitis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a hip surgry while you have mercer.?

Is it safe to have a hip surgry while you have mercer.?

I assume you mean: Mrsa
not mercer

the answer is yu shold not have surgery whil you have active MRSA - but consult an infectious disease person. ...Read more

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My wife is diabetic, and she keeps getting this bumps on her butt that become abscessed, gets treated with antibiotics, test once for mercer, help?

My wife is diabetic, and she keeps getting this bumps on her butt that become abscessed, gets treated with antibiotics, test once for mercer, help?

Freq boils: . Diabetics are more prone to infections; secondary to poor circulation, nutritional deficiencies, diabetic neuropathy. A boil can develope anywhere on the body, most commonly neck, face, armpits, buttock, feet. MRSA as a carrier state is found in the nostrils in most of carrier individuals. Prevention: frequent showers, wear loose fitting clothing, change bedding frequentlly 2X/week ...Read more

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My daughter in law is 7 mos pregnant ans she just found out my son has mercer is it dangerous for her or the baby?

My daughter in law is 7 mos pregnant ans she just found out my son has mercer is it dangerous for her or the baby?

MRSA everywhere: MRSA is not a new plague. Within the first few years after penicillin was produced, we had PRSA & it now only rare staph can be killed with penicillin. MRSA is responsible for 60-70% of the boils I see in the office & I consider it likely part of everyone's daily exposure. Good routine hygiene protects most from it's effects. A pregnant woman & her baby are at no specificincreased risk. ...Read more

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I got mercer on my face 2 yr ago from weeds in my pond. Now Iget them under my arms. I had 1 2 wks ago and it went away now they r in 3s in 2 places?

I got mercer on my face 2 yr ago from weeds in my pond. Now Iget them under my arms. I had 1 2 wks ago and it went away now they r in 3s in 2 places?

MRSA is a bacteria: MRSA is bacteria that colonizes skin. If not treated appropriately it will come back. An infectious disease doctor specializes in this type of problem. They can direct treatment to eradicate this infection. ...Read more

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My mom just returned to the nursing home from the hosp! She now has Mercer in her nose! Is my 9yr old @risk! He does have asthma & is prone to infecti?

My mom just returned to the nursing home from the hosp! She now has Mercer in her nose! Is my 9yr old @risk! He does have asthma & is prone to infecti?

No: I believe you meant MRSA, by Mercer, staph bacteria colonizes many noses and surfaces of skin, usually it is a weak pathogen, i.e. Agent causing disease, the concern is when it enters blood stream through a surgical wound or deep venous catheter, don't worry ...Read more

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I'm new member?

Congratulations: Congratulations for joining. We hope you find this forum to be educational and inspiring. ...Read more

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Do they have away to treat merca?

Do they have away to treat merca?

MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus -- or staph -- because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-mrsa#1 ...Read more

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What do high inflamatory markers mean?

What do high inflamatory markers mean?

Hard to say: These markers must be evaluated in the context on the entire clinical picture. Without that information your question is impossible to answer. ...Read more

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How can I cope with death of a family member?

How can I cope with death of a family member?

You decide: Some people have confidence in a faith tradition, &/or have had or trust others accounts of paranormal experiences that give hope of survival. Others resolve to be brave, accept mortality, remember the good times, engage in customary mourning rituals, and understand that the attacks of grief will feel like blows to the soul but will become less with time. Talk to your friends. ...Read more

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What can we do about a hostile family member?

Consider all options: I'm going to assume that you are not forced to live with this individual. Frank talk is often best. Some people can change if approached tactfully & kindly. If this is a person who's unable to follow a moral code or consider the feelings of others, it's about harm reduction. Families do best when people teach instead of criticize and remember that relationships are more important than being right. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: marker?

What is the definition or description of: marker?

Protein or enzyme: A "marker" is a protein or enzyme that can represent a disease process. Some markers are specific for a particular disease, while others are less specific. ...Read more

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Can you replace my normal Dr if I become a member?

Replace your dr: You should keep your normal doctor we are here to help. We are available to feel in gaps when you can't get to your MD. But to be able to see your physician and be examined and tested in person is invaluable. ...Read more

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I keep getting mercia sores on my body, what to do?

I keep getting mercia sores on my body, what to do?

MRSA?: After a literature search, I assume you mean mrsa, which stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. The term mercia or "mersa" may be used. If this is not what you mean, then disregard. Otherwise, normal hygiene with soap and water, and avoiding vigorous cleansers or drying agents (like bleach or alcohol) will keep the skin clean. Mrsa lives in the nose and is hard to get rid of. ...Read more

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How can I avoid catching a cold from a family member?

How can I avoid catching a cold from a family member?

Avoidance: Keep your hands well washed. Use hand sanitizers to kill germs. Stay away from people who are ill. Wash your hands before touching your mouth, eyes or nose. Elect to use paper towels instead of shared cloth towels. Keep surfaces in your home disinfected. Remind your family member to cough into his or her arm or tissues. ...Read more

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What can I do to preserve the meager vision I have left?

What can I do to preserve the meager vision I have left?

Regular eye exam: I am guessing that you have lost vision due to some disease or inherited problem of your eyes. Some therapy can help prevent further loss in these circumstances. You need to get regular evaluations by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrists) for severe vision loss. There you can get good diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I detatch an adult family member from a video game?

How do I detatch an adult family member from a video game?

Possible addiction: Video games can be very compelling to the point of addiction. I am guessing that the adult in question does this frequently and is reluctant to leave the game. The ability to get this person to stop depends upon your place in the household pecking order. If you are higher you can probably be successfully verbally. It will require more force of will if you are lower on the ladder. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I would like to murder my grandfather?

What do you suggest if I would like to murder my grandfather?

Care giver stress?: Firstly, you clearly need help if you are feeling overwhelmed and angry at your grandfather. Care givers can often feel depressed and isolated. Call your local division on aging to help you- there are day care programs and other supports out there to help you. Can you ask your Grandfathers doctor for help? Care giver support groups are a way to feel like you are not alone and give you suggestions. ...Read more

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Is ithygenic to share nailclippers with other family members?

Usually not a proble: If you are sharing implements, then they should cleaned in between users but unless one of your family members has contagious illness (wars, HIV -for instance) then use of shared implements is unlikely to be hazardous. ...Read more

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Can consuming marker fluid erase memory or change personality?

Possibly: Depending on the type of ingredients in the fluid you may have some problems with vision speech headache concentration etc. And if you're having those symptoms I would call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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How to deal with the loss of a family member who chose to die?

How to deal with the loss of a family member who chose to die?

Seek Therapy!: Dealing with death of a loved one is very difficult; dealing with suicide is even more complicated, because each individual reacts emotionally in their own way. There are no "typical" answers, because each person has to find their own individual way to deal with such loss. In my opinion, see a very good therapist (psychologist, social worker or counselor), experienced with loss. ...Read more

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Can consuming marker fluid erase memory and change personality?

Marker fluid: Consuming marker fluid- much like huffing- can cause permanent brain damage and personality changes. ...Read more

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Can consuming marker fluid erase memory or changer personality?

Can consuming marker fluid erase memory or changer personality?

Sounds dangerous: I don't what you mean by marker fluid but usually the chemicals in any writing fluid are not healthy to ingest and may be poisonous. I would stay away from it. If you accidentally ingested it, go to the hospital right away and bring the bottle with you. ...Read more

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How can an unexpected death of a family member affect an individual?

Varies: There is no one-size-fits-all answer. How much emotion is shown at the time the news is received, and what form it takes, is unpredictable and says nothing about the person. Some folks function perfectly throughout the period of bereavement; others may need down-time, and there are a variety of recognizable pathological grief reactions that may require intervention. ...Read more