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Do nerves that have been damaged from mrsa, abscess drained & cellulitis grow back?

Do nerves that have been damaged from mrsa, abscess drained & cellulitis grow back?

Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to three months. The recovery will be complete with no lasting muscle or sensory problems. A second-degree injury, or axonotmesis, also will recover completely; however, the recovery will take much longer than with a first-degree injury. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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I have reoccurring mrsa-abscess infections that my physician said i will deal with my entire life. Can i become a surgeon with my condition?

I have reoccurring mrsa-abscess infections that my physician said i will deal with my entire life. Can i become a surgeon with my condition?

See a dermatologist: You need a precise diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva is one possible condition. Management will be best with a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Why do I get reoccurring MRSA skin abscesses? I've been getting them on/off for 3 yeara. Also, how long should I take antibiotic when i get an abs.?

Why do I get reoccurring MRSA skin abscesses? I've been getting them on/off for 3 yeara. Also,  how long should I take antibiotic when i get an abs.?

You're colonized: You should try to get decolonized to prevent the recurrent infections. First try nasal Bactroban Ointment twice a day with hibiclens soap daily showers and shampoos for 10 days. If that doesn't work try oral antibiotic treatment with Doxycycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) plus Rifampin and repeat the bactroban/hibiclens treatment at the same time. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had/maybe still have MRSA and still get abscesses, can I donate a kidney?

No: They will not consider you as a donor with any acute infectious process ...Read more

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I have tested positive for MRSA in the past from an abscess on my inner thigh area. Does this mean I will always have MRSA? Dr was very uninformative.

I have tested positive for MRSA in the past from an abscess on my inner thigh area. Does this mean I will always have MRSA? Dr was very uninformative.

Not necessarily: once the infection is adequately treated you will not have an active MRSA infection. your skin has been colonized with MRSA and no one can really know if you will always have it. there are eradication protocols for people who carry MRSA in their nares. i would say that about 1/3 of the people i see in the hospital have MRSA. it's not something to be ashamed of. ...Read more

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My wife was recently diagnosed with "heavy growth of mrsa" at the site of her abscess. She was prescribed meds and her wound is covered, am I safe?

My wife was recently diagnosed with "heavy growth of mrsa" at the site of her abscess. She was prescribed meds and her wound is covered, am I safe?

MRSA: Hello, Good hand washing hygiene is very important if you will be changing the bandages of the wound. If you will not have any contact with the wound then you will be alright. That being said, MRSA is very common and the most important thing is finding the right antibiotic to treat the infection. ...Read more

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I had a blemish on my face popped thought it was gone. Came back, worst pain ever. Abscess formed. Cultured turned out to be mrsa. How did this happen?

I had a blemish on my face popped thought it was gone. Came back, worst pain ever. Abscess formed. Cultured turned out to be mrsa. How did this happen?

MRSA: Many normal people are colcnized nasally with MRSA and it was either primarily responsible for the initial blemish, or by popping it (don't do that again) you opened the way for secondary infection with this bug. Get it treated, try to get rid of the carrier state and stay healthy. Happy new year and good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more