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Doctor insights on: Mrsa Cough

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I was exsposed to MRSA by a 4 yr old student in my class that I had close contact with. I have developed tiny pimple like spots randomly all over my body that itch (like in the pic) and are not going away. Each day I get more. I also had a cough at the

I was exsposed to MRSA by a 4 yr old student in my class that I had close  contact with. I have developed tiny pimple like spots randomly  all over my body that itch (like in the pic) and are not going away. Each day I get more. I also had a cough at the

Not MRSA : What you describe seems to be a viral exanthem. This is very likely since you teach preschoolers and they carry these viruses. Exposure is highest when school first reconvenes in the fall. Please see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is having a sore throat, cough, achy body, and a headache signs of mrsa?

Sores on Skin?: Your symptoms can be associated with many other conditions. With MRSA you would also have skin lesions: little painful bumps. ...Read more

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Exposed to MRSA and now experiencing hoarse voice, eczema, rash on hand, chest congestion, harsh cough and headache. Could this be mrsa?

Exposed to MRSA and now experiencing hoarse voice, eczema, rash on hand, chest congestion, harsh cough and headache.  Could this be mrsa?

MRSA: If MRSA infection is moderate, some of the symptoms that may be present include headache, a general sick feeling, muscle aches, shortness of breath, fatigue, fever, shivering and chest pain of mild to medium intensity. More severe cases of MRSA infection usually have worsening symptoms, including: muscle aches, joint pain, bone pain, chest pain, painful breathing, shortness of breath, and fever. ...Read more

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Positive today for MRSA in my nose very sore throat chronic cough headache puffy sore scalp can this all be related to the spread of untreated mrsa?

Positive today for MRSA in my nose very sore throat chronic cough headache puffy sore scalp can this all be related to the spread of untreated mrsa?

Not likely: Mrsa colonization by itself causes no problems, but puts you at risk for invasive disease if you have major events, like surgery. Mrsa is an aggressive pathogen, so it isn't likely the cause of chronic sore throats or headaches. Unnecessary treatment of MRSA colonization leads to other problems like increased resistance to other antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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I have COPD and had mersa in both lungs 10/03/11. I have not been sick since , however i work in a pharmacy and have developed a severe cough . I puke.?

I have COPD and had mersa in both lungs 10/03/11. I have not been sick since , however i work in a pharmacy and have developed a severe cough . I puke.?

ABECB: Acut bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (abecb) is a possible diagnosis. COPD exacerbation may occur a few times each year. Other aggravating conditions such as gerd should be considered. Youalso need sputum tests and a ct chest. ...Read more

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If you have been exposed to someone with MRSA of the sputum and lung, and that person coughed right in your face all day, how long does it take for mr?

If you have been exposed to someone with MRSA of the sputum and lung, and that person coughed right in your face all day, how long does it take for mr?

No guarantee: Exposure does not mean infection. Yes, it is a prerequisite for it, but your immune system may take it in stride, or the bacteria may not have been transmitted. Usually, bacterial illnesses onset within a few (3-5) days of exposure, so if not feeling ill, likely will not become from this exposure. ...Read more

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Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?

Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?

No: MRSA may be present on the skin or in the nose of otherwise healthy people. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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How can MRSA be treated?

Mrsa treatment: MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics. Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to mrsa?

Mostly: Mrsa is a staph bacteria resistant to the common antibiotics but still sensitive to a few more expensive ones and the use of high dose usually by IV solution if needed. It is prevalent and hospitals mostly take great pains to avoid transmission as the cure is expensive and lengthy in some cases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mrsa?

What are symptoms of mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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Is MRSA always in your system?

Not necessarily: Mrsa can be carried in the nose. If the culture from a nasal swab shows the presence of mrsa, it can be eradicated with Mupirocin ointment. For MRSA abscesses, it is important to avoid contact with the pus; wash hands frequently, keep the wound covered, wash any clothes that have had contact with the pus in hot water, disinfect any surfaces in contact with the pus. ...Read more

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How will i feel if i had.Mrsa?

Infection: Same as with any infection however the MRSA is not sensitive to the antibiotics typically used as a first line treatment. Therefore infection would worsen even though you are on antibiotics. The key to treatment is to be placed on appropriate antibiotics base on culture and sensitivity results. ...Read more

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How likely am i to die from mrsa?

Depends: As with any infection, the location of the infection matters greatly. A skin/soft tissue infection, even with mrsa, is relatively mild in concern; a heart valve infection or a brain abscess is severe, and the risk of death is extremely high, even with appropriate medications. ...Read more

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