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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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As long as I don't have a cut or scratch on my body, I am safe from contracting MRSA. True or false?

As long as I don't have a cut or scratch on my body, I am safe from contracting MRSA. True or false?

Not safe.: It is possible to contract MRSA infection even with intact skin. Many, many parts of the body (lungs, sinuses, urine, etc.) could be infected with this very common 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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I contracted MRSA in my lungs 2 yrs ago, and almost died, can it come back? I'm 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? I'm 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

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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 mother contracted MRSA for her third time, while still on antibiotic & not completely healed she contracted shingles for the first time. Related?

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 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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Recently contracted a MRSA infection and was treated w/ 7 IV antibiotics x 1 month. Am I at risk for reinfection or other antibiotic resistant infections?

Recently contracted a MRSA infection and was treated w/ 7 IV antibiotics x 1 month. Am I at risk for reinfection or other antibiotic resistant infections?

Yes: It does depend on where the infection was and how it was contracted. Also, which antibiotics were used. That said, if it was successfully treated and you are doing well now, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I would eat a lot of yogurt and take probiotic supplements for your long term gastro health. ...Read more

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What is mrsa?

More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than other staph germs. It must be cultured and treatment guided by the antibiotics the lab shows will work. It is often spread to others in the household and they should be looked at. ...Read more

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What is MRSA?

MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Does MRSA itch?

No, it shouldn't: Infection with MRSA shouldn't cause itching. It more likely causes pain and discomfort. However, if you have an itchy rash caused by something else, too much scratching of your of skin can increase risk of infection by bacteria such as staph or even mrsa. Mrsa itself is not the reason for the itch. People that are carriers for MRSA also don't experience itching usually. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How is MRSA cured?

Antibiotics: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are alternative antibiotics which can treat MRSA but sometimes it requires IV antibiotics (given thru the vein and not by mouth) and can be resistant to many of the more common antibiotics. If given the proper antibiotics MRSA can be cured. ...Read more

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How do you get mrsa?

Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more

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How serious is mrsa?

How serious is mrsa?

MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, teflaro, vancomycin, zyvox (linezolid) or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection. Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more

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