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Can you get a staph infection from someone who is a a healthy person that doesn't have an infection but carries the staph bacteria. (not mrsa).
MRSA: MRSA is methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is not as rare as it used to be. Due to over utilization of antibiotics, many harmless bugs became smarter and figured how to stay alive despite taking powerful antibiotics. The only way to know you may have it, is to be tested with a swab. If it's positive, the patient needs to be on a different antibiotic such as a sulfur compound. Be careful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clitoris abcess.It broke once but it is here again.Only normal bacteria.No infection nor mrsa.Been told to wait a month.If not, they'll break it.Help!?
See below.: Generally abcesses in this area > 2 cm are treated with incision and drainage. If < 2 cm could consider antibiotics if not progressing but often moist heat works just fine within a week. If not then incision. Could seek second opinion. There may be a good reason your doc is avoiding drainage. ...Read more
My boyfriend has MRSA and I am wondering what to wash his linens with to kill the bacteria? Also if they're letting him out of the hospital do you think it is okay for me and my 3 year old to spend the night at his house or are we still at risk?
The : The best disinfectant to combat MRSA is household bleach. The bleach must be mixed with water prior to cleaning (90% water, 10% bleach). There is a difference between your boyfriend having a wound that is MRSA positive versus him being a carrier of MRSA (on skin and in nose). Regardless here are some things to protect yourself and your child: wash hands regularly with soap and water (not antibacterial soap) don't share personal items like towels don't handle any bandages of the affected person if applicable if he is just a carrier then your risk is fairly low if you follow the above, especially hand washing. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once a person is infected with the MRSA infection and is treated, does that bacteria stays in the body forever?
Having2teeth pulled due2decay bacteria causing gum pain. I have no spleen, undifferentiated conec.Tissue, had mrsa, GI probs. Should i take antibiotic?
Antiobiotic Coverage: You should definitely inform the dds or oral surgeon prior to your tooth extractions of your complete medical history. Then, i would be sure that person contacts your physician to confirm your med history and ask for his/her recommendations prior to any invasive dental procedures. Finally, follow directions regarding the need for antibiotic coverage either before or after your dental treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer