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Dr. Mercola says that skipping breakfast can actually help you lose weight as you then burn off your fat cells. Is this true?
Not necessarily: Everyone is different. Eating 6 equal healthy meals with lots of plant food not typical american processed breakfast food with dairy, wheat and sugar is an excellent way to lose weight, keep blood sugar stable and avoid inflammatory bacteria in the GI tract which can contribute to weight gain. Add a good night sleep, movement through the day and stress management and you have a recipe for health. ...Read more
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
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
MRSA: This is a bacterial strain of staphylococcus aureus which has developed resistance to antistaphylococcal penicillins and cephalosporins. Its appearance clinically will depend greatly on the area of the body infected, but not much different from strains sensitive to oxacillin/methicillin. ...Read more
My friend has an infected pimple they said it was merca I took a sip of her coffee do I have it now?
I wouldn't worry: MRSA is everywhere in our environment. About 70% of the staph pustules tested show community acquired MRSA, so assume it is on the doorknobs you open or other surfaces you touch. If you then touch your face, it can move into your nasal passages and make you a carrier. Since this can come from almost anywhere, good hand washing is your best protection. Try not to make your friend feel like an outcast ...Read more
MRSA: Staph is a common germ, lives on skin, in nose, elsewhere-ubiquitous. When get where they don't belong, cause infection including pus pockets (abscesses). Some strains are resistant to multiple antibiotics. One such strain is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph. Aureus); can be a big deal id there's infection with limited antibiotc available to rx. Don't want it to spread in hospitals, a big deal. ...Read more
MRSA: M-R-S-A: It means methycillin-resistant staph aureus, and the best med will be known for sure after the wound culture, grown from the q-tip they swabbed thru the open wound before they bandaged the foot ulcer; till then, they will treat you with the antibiotics that typically are the best choice for your part of the world, and then add them or change them if needed. ...Read more
I've got all these bumps on my hands mostly some on my arms, stomach, etc. Painful only when they first appear. Is it that staff infection mercia? .
Possible, but...: Staph infection of the skin usually presents either as impetigo (bumps or patches with honey-colored crusting- typically on the face), folliculitis (pustules around hair follicles), or as painful abcesses. Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (aka mrsa) is a resistant form of staph that is unfortunately becoming more prevalent. You could have folliculitis or something else. See a dermatologist. ...Read more