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Is MRSA staff infection ever gone?

Is MRSA staff infection ever gone?

Yes: Some patients become colonized with MRSA and are at risk for recurrent infections. This can be overcome with a series of chlorhexidene gluconate cleansing treatments, mupiricin ointment to the nares for a number of days and antibiotics as indicated. 2 negative cultures of the nares are felt to indicate the MRSA is resolved. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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How do you get MRSA staph infection in nursing home?

How do you get MRSA staph infection in nursing home?

MRSA: Mrsa is a form of staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to a specific group of antibiotics. It is prevalent in all settings, not only the nursing home. Many people are colonized with the bacteria; this does not mean they are infected. Make sure that you do your best to wash your hands as frequently as possible. ...Read more

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Will bacteum treat a MRSA urinary tract infection?

Will bacteum treat a MRSA urinary tract infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Is a antibiotic commonly used to treat MRSA infections. Need to check the sensitivities though to be sure. ...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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What to do for staph aureus kidney infection diagnosed with nonsterile collection technique?

What to do for staph aureus kidney infection diagnosed with nonsterile collection technique?

Hopefully nothing. : If it was a non-catheterized specimen, this could very well be contamination. If you are not having any UTI symptoms, you really don't need to do anything. ...Read more

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Protocol for treating post surgical staph infection?

Protocol for treating post surgical staph infection?

Depends: The type of staph based on antibiotic sensitivity os what determines the best drug. ...Read more

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What happens to colonized resistant bacteria (eg: esbl kleb) when trachee decannulated? Technical & references/links appreciated.

What happens to colonized resistant bacteria (eg: esbl kleb) when trachee decannulated? Technical & references/links appreciated.

Varies with patients: If a person had a trach and got it removed, and then healed up and resumed normal, natural clearing of mucus and microorganisms, that person should be able to be free of bacteria in the trachea and lungs (regardless of whether the bacteria is antibiotic resistant or not, because the human body doesn't know about antibiotic resistance). If the person remains abnormal, then some bacteria may remain. ...Read more

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Are staph infections contagious after being treated at a hospital?

Are staph infections contagious after being treated at a hospital?

see below: Staphylococcus aureus colonization can be spread from a patient with a recent infection to others by direct contact or by indirect environmental contamination. Colonization can later cause infection. ...Read more

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How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

MRSA: Extremely uncommon, as long as you take the normal precautions when you are in a toilet ...Read more

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Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?

Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?

No: MRSA may be present on the skin or in the nose of otherwise healthy people. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can a hospital be liable for staph infection from surgery?

Not normally. : It is a common complication, not due to negligence. ...Read more

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Need prescription refill ear infection CT scan sent from Reagan medical to you?

Need prescription refill ear infection 
CT scan sent from Reagan medical to you?

Wrong site: This is the public Healthtap site. We do not have access to anything you upload or send in.We do not diagnose or treat anyone for anything. If you are signed up for Healthtap Prime (a sister site), and have a doctor there that has agreed to accept you as a patient, please send your requests to them. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more