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Mrsa And Nose And Spread And Rash And Photo
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with mrsa via groin swab. Took bactrim, no visible rash. Do I need to be retested and have nasal swab? Am I a carrier now?
CONFUSING QUESTION: It is not clear why you had a swab done in your groin.If you had pustules or weepy lesions, mrsa is a reasonable cause. Once treated, you are unlikely to be a chronic carrier of the same germ.Retesting is not routine.Mrsa is so common now you could easily acquire a new strain within days or weeks. ...Read more
Staph: Mrsa is methicillin resistant staph aureus (not strep) no one actually uses methicillin to treat, but its used as a test to see if staph is resistant to other antibiotics. It is controversial whether staph carriage of staph can be successfully treated. Recent evidence suggests it is useless to try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positive today for MRSA in my nose very sore throat chronic cough headache puffy sore scalp can this all be related to the spread of untreated mrsa?
Not likely: Mrsa colonization by itself causes no problems, but puts you at risk for invasive disease if you have major events, like surgery. Mrsa is an aggressive pathogen, so it isn't likely the cause of chronic sore throats or headaches. Unnecessary treatment of MRSA colonization leads to other problems like increased resistance to other antibiotics as well. ...Read more
Stomach pain,pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec.Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest.cancer? MRSA spread?
Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic without a thorough history and physical examination by a physician. It is unusual to prescribe steroids for stomach pain and a rash and then get another antibiotic prescribed. Your physician who knows all your findings is best to advise you . I doubt that cancer is the problem,however. Further studies seem warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carrier state: The inner lining of the nose is a common breeding ground for germs. The moisture supports the water needs and any drainage feeds them. The human tendency to touch their nose several times per hour both provides germs access to and a chance to be spread as the fingers touch other objects.Antibiotic ointment at the nasal entrance, and or oral antibiotics can reduce the chance of spread ...Read more
MRSA: Staphylococcus aureus (in this case methicillin-resistant) is part of our normal bacterial flora. It is not until it gains entry into various areas of our body that it becomes a pathogen. This often occurs with disruption in the skin and mucous membranes. It can, in fact, be respiratorily transmitted under the the proper circumstances. This is a complex subject that cannot be fully addressed here. ...Read more
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