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Dr. Henry Bloom answered:

What is MRSA?

More dangerous staph

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MRSA stands for Mehticillin Resistant Stapholoccus Aureus. a Staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than other Staph germs. It must be cultured and treatment guided by the antibiotics the lab shows will work. It is often spread to others in the household and they should be looked at.
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What is mrsa ?

MRSA

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methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection
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Dr. Lisa Persaud answered:

Does mrsa itch?

No, it shouldn't

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Infection with MRSA shouldn't cause itching. It more likely causes pain and discomfort.However, if you have an itchy rash caused by something else, too much scratching of your of skin can increase risk of infection by bacteria such as Staph or even MRSA.MRSA itself is not the reason for the itch.People that are carriers for MRSA also don't experience itching usually.Hope this helps!
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what is m.r.s.a.?

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacteria (S. aureus) that is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic. This makes it resistant to several other standard antibiotics and also gives it a unique virulence due to its genetics.
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How is MRSA cured?

Antibiotics

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MRSA stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are alternative antibiotics which can treat MRSA but sometimes it requires IV antibiotics (given thru the vein and not by mouth) and can be resistant to many of the more common antibiotics. If given the proper antibiotics MRSA can be cured.
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How can MRSA spread?

By contact

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MRSA can be spread from one part of your body to another, it is often found colonizing in the nose. It can be spread from one person to another by contact or touch. It can be picked up from inanimate objects such as the doorknob, sinks, linens, telephones.
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Dr. Gutti J. Rao answered:

How serious is MRSA?

MRSA infection

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MRSA infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, teflaro, vancomycin, zyvox or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection. MRSA infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. infections can be life threatening and serious.
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How do you get MRSA?

Identify the source

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Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - It may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive EG, I&D (with C&S), start Septra, Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

What exactly is MRSA?

Staph aureus

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This is a bacteria which has developed resistance to numerous antibiotics, including the antistaphylococcal penicillin derivatives, and cephalosporins. If it is outpatient acquired it may be treatable with agents like clindamycin or doxycycline, but if systemic may need antibiotics selected by someone with expertise in infectious diseases. It is a common cause of wound & hospital infections, etc
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How do u catch mrsa ?

Usually Benign Bact

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Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. MRSA merely means Resistant Multiple Abs. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. SA most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions & any internal control affecting Staph & immune function can change.
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