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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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
They need help: They need help. Start with their primary care provider. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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