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Mrsa Carrier Symptoms
Nasal swab: Your doctor can check this for you. They use a nasal swab and send it to the lab. Results in one day. People who are MRSA positive seldom need treatment unless they are immunocompromised for any reason and they have positive blood cultures. In hospital setting, when a patient is found to be MRSA positive, to prevent spread, staff must gown and wear gloves to prevent spread, patient not treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no: We find about 60-70% of puss bearing lesions seen in the office are MRSA. It is out there on shopping carts, banisters, counters, door knobs, etc. There is good evidence that you and any of your family occasionally acquire and loose this germ over time. To consider your son at particular risk over an isolated case 9 yrs ago would not be reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out that my MRSA is active im a carrier. Also I have neutropenia how does this effect my care?
See : You don't need to do anything as long as you feel healthy. You should additionally visit and discuss the issue with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Maybe: Mrsa or methicillin resistant staph aureus is a antibiotic resistant bacteria. By definition it is more difficult to treat than a non resistant bacteria. A simple course of antibiotics will not treat the bacteria living on the skin. Some have recommended Mupirocin ointment to the nose in conjunction with chlorohexadine baths, however results for this have been mixed. Discuss with a doctor. ...Read more
Mrsa and sex is a MRSA carrier legally obligated to disclose this fact to any one before having an intercourse with them?
I : I do not believe there is a legal obligation here, however i may be wrong. Please pose this question to the lawyers here on avvo.Com. From a medical standpoint, i think it is the responsibility of the carrier to inform their partner, especially if the intention is to have intimate contact. A person colonized with MRSA can have a normal sexual relationship, however hygiene precautions should be taken. Handwashing is actually the best way to prevent the spread of mrsa. Take care. ...Read more
If I have a MRSA skin infection, should I be tested to see if I am a carrier? Also, suggestions on cleaners to wash house down now that I know I have
Check out CDC: 1st the CDC (center for disease control) has a GREAT website resource for you. Look up CDC MRSA. You could be considered infectious. Soap on your body may reduce MRSA, you may use alcohol to spot kill MRSA on your body. Bleach will kill MRSA on floors etc. Hot water and soap should reduce or neutralize most MRSA on laundry. MRSA now occurs in our environment- no way to "remove" it. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed as a MRSA carrier when i had an operation about a month ago. I wonder if i can do something to get rid of it. I suffer from eczema?
Not really...: There really are no great treatments to eradicate MRSA colonization. Some doctors will prescribe Mupirocin nasal (mrsa livesbehind the nasal passages) and a medication called rifampin. Truth is this doesn't work well and exposes you to risks of medications and antibiotic resistance. Really, we're covered with bacteria and MRSA is nothing for you to worry about unless you have an active infection! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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