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What is the Incubation Period for contracting MRSA and is it a very important factor in proving liability?
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
Can MRSA be contracted via the bloodstream by unwashed/ungloved hands during a debridement b/ween small toe w/out signofinfectionatsiteofdebridement?
MRSA transmit: Possible but unlikely. Best to discuss with your treating docs. ...Read more
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
My mother contracted MRSA for her third time, while still on antibiotic & not completely healed she contracted shingles for the first time. Related?
Yes: Shingles is more common in elderly patients. It tends to occur many times when the individual is under physical emotional stress. With her mother having recurrent MRSA episodes this may have been stressful enough to cause her immune system to be depressed and shingles to manifest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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