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Doctor insights on: Mrsa Contracted

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How does one contract mrsa?

I might add: Mrsa is found on most people common in nasal passage ways, but is usually kept in check with other bacterium. ...Read more

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What is the Incubation Period for contracting MRSA and is it a very important factor in proving liability?

MRSA: MRSA is everywhere now. May be difficult to prove that it was hospital acquired. Staph is all over our skin..so we do not talk about incubation periods like we do with other infections. when infection occurs..it occurs. ...Read more

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Are you more likely to contract MRSA and c-dif if you have an autoimmune disease?

Are you more likely to contract MRSA and c-dif if you have an autoimmune disease?

Not really.: Having an autoimmune disease can make you more susceptable to many infections especially if you are treated with immunosuppressive drugs such as corticosteroids like prednisone. You are not more likely to get MRSA or clostridium difficile unless you are taking antibiotics or are in a hospital or nursing home or if you are exposed to people with these infections. ...Read more

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Son has Red bump on chest hurts and hot to the touch my mom popped it and said pus came out im getting over mrsa..could he have contracted mrsa???

Possible: The concern isn't so much that your son has MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), but that he has a significant skin infection. MRSA has increased in incidence significantly, though is quite treatable in cases like this. Just as serious would be a strep or MSSA (methicillin sensitive...) infection. Take your son to the doctor ASAP. Clean it with warm water and mild soap. Do not squeeze! ...Read more

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My husband's dad contracted MRSA in hospital. After visiting him, he now has a rash on his face and also on his abdomen. What is the best way to treat?

MRSA: Mrsa is a pernicious form of drug-resistant staphylococcus. It is an increasing problem worldwide. It is unclear whether the rash you describe is due to MRSA or to something else. But generally speaking, MRSA does not cause rashes. Something else may be the reason. Best to ask his physician to evaluate this. A drug reaction is possible. ...Read more

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I contracted MRSA in my lungs 2 yrs ago, and almost died, can it come back? Im scared. Had 2 surgeries, very painful now have nerve damage

I contracted MRSA in my lungs 2 yrs ago, and almost died, can it come back? Im scared. Had 2 surgeries, very painful now have nerve damage

MRSA not a Dz: Mrsa is not a disease, but rather a type of bacterium. You can acquire it while being sick in a hospital, which is not good, or after cutting yourself at home, which generally is not an issue. It doesn't cause other problems because it is not a disease. ...Read more