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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Epidermidis Mrse
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If I have had a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) infection or been told that I carry mrsa, am I at high risk for developing a serious MRSA infection if I get seasonal influenza?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 semen culture test twice and diagnosed with staphylococcus epidermidis, the first one was " S " with ciprofloxacin, and second one was " R " why?
Staph: Great wikipedia question. Different strains of Staph. Read more
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