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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?

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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Could methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) be deadly?

Perhaps: Mrsa can cause sepsis (blood infection) and pneumonia. In immune compromised people it can be deadly. ...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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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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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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Skin bacteria what are the skin conditions to be worried about most with people with poor hygiene? My fiancee has methicillin, and poor hygiene. I recently developed a sore on the top of my head that oozed and crusted. I am I panic mode!

Skin bacteria what are the skin conditions to be worried about most with people with poor hygiene? My fiancee has methicillin, and poor hygiene. I recently developed a sore on the top of my head that oozed and crusted. I am I panic mode!

As,: As, you know, I provided previous responses about mrsa. This is just a short list of contagious skin problems: scabies, methicillian- resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa'
impetigo, lice, ringworm, (tinea) like athlete's foot or jock itch, chicken pox, etc, etc. Hand washing hygiene is especially important. ...Read more

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I did the sperm culture and diagnosed with staphylococcus epidermidis and gave us " S " with vancomycin, so do you advise me to take it? And how?

I did the sperm culture and diagnosed with staphylococcus epidermidis and gave us " S " with vancomycin, so do you advise me to take it? And how?

Here are some. ..: Why did you have semen culture? For male infertility with low sperm motility? If so, you may try it and see. If not and no symptoms, I would not pound you with antibiotics. More? Ask Doc - urologist? ...Read more

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Does staphylococcus epidermidis affect your sperm? And how we can treat it?

Does staphylococcus epidermidis affect your sperm? And how we can treat it?

Staph epi: I'm a little confused what you're asking. Staph epi covers all of our skin and is very benign; on the other hand there should be no bacteria in semen. Are you saying you have a semen analysis with s. Epi in it? If so it can be treated with antibiotics from your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I know the gram stain reaction without doing a gram stain in staphylococcus epidermidis?

How can I know the gram stain reaction without doing a gram stain in staphylococcus epidermidis?

Gram positive cocci: You need to do a gram stain to see gram positive organisms like Staphylococci which are gram positive. S. epidermidis is coagulate negative while Staph. Aureus coagulate positive. ...Read more

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Since 3 months I have staphylococcus under arm, it s always red & secretion I took biodroxil for 1month it didn't help what should I do, I feel so bad?

Since 3 months I have staphylococcus under arm, it s always red & secretion I took biodroxil for 1month it didn't help what should I do, I feel so bad?

Staph: Use hot compresses under your arm pit several times a day. Take warm soapy baths and add 3-4 tablespoons of bleach to the water. And bathe two- three times a day. Add antibiotic ointment to your nostrils three times a day and consult your doctor about changing your antibiotic. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus reproduce?

How does staphylococcus reproduce?

Fission: Thank you for being candid about your writing a science paper. This is a very basic question about microbiology, and you'd be doing yourself a favor to go to a good textbook of microbiology and learn the essentials rather than try to get answers piecemeal from physicians. ...Read more

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What organs does staphylococcus target?

What organs does staphylococcus target?

Staph infections: Staph, or Staphylococcus aureus, is one of the 'bullies' of the microbial world. In fact, it will often attack the 'weak spot' - such as a bad back or site of previous injury. So it kind of depends on 'where' the weaknesses are. Hopefully you have good doctors that can guide you. Infectious disease doctors are specialists when it comes to Staph infections - so feel free to ask more Qs here on HT. ...Read more

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What is yielded moderate growth of staphylococcus?

What is yielded moderate growth of staphylococcus?

Staphylococcus: This is an eyeball estimate of the numbers of this particular bacteria contained in a clinical specimen sent for culture. It is generally of no meaning, depending upon the area from which the specimen was collected and the species of staphylococcus cultured. ...Read more

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Does staphylococcus aureus is gone when is treat, I used to have it, but I don't know?

Staph: Staph aureus is a normal microbe on human skin. At times it causes infections. You cannot totally eradicate it. ...Read more

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What is coagulase-negative staphylococcus?

What is coagulase-negative staphylococcus?

CN Staph: Staphylococcus comes in two main 'flavors'-Staph aureus which is coagulase positive, and a whole bunch of other Staph species which don't have the enzyme (Coagulase NEGATIVE Staph). This includes species such as S. epidermidis or S. haemolyticus. Usually these germs don't cause disease UNLESS there's a foreign body like an IV line, pace-maker, or some other device the patient needs. Ask an ID doc. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus cause blepharitis?

How does staphylococcus cause blepharitis?

Inflammation: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition, not an infection. The inflammation comes from the body's response to toxins produced by a heavy population of bacteria on the eyelid. Controlling the population of bacteria by keeping the eyelid clean will reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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