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Mrsa Hand Washing
I hear it all the time that you need to wash your hands to protect from spreading MRSA or staph. What if you get it in your palm area? What to do then
Antibiotic treatment: MRSA infection is treated with antibiotics. To prevent the spread of the disease, use careful hand washing and avoid touching your face.The infection is especially serious if the lungs are infected. ...Read more
Infection: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, mrsa, is a bacteria that is contagious since it is spread by direct contact with a person that has it, or by contact with an inanimate object (a "fomite") that has mrsa(eg. Soiled clothing that has come in direct contact with a person with mrsa). You are right that, in many cases, hand washing and covering a cough are ways to minimize infection. ...Read more
Behavior therapy: Consider a form of psychotherapy called "exposure and response prevention" (erp). It might take a little research on your part to find a psychologist who is trained in this form of treatment. If you want to try self help first, get the book "stop obsessing!: how to overcome your obsessions and compulsions" by edna foa. Medication may also have a role, in combination with therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Decr infxn rate: Hand washing, regardless of whether at the hospital or at home, has been demonstrated to reduce the rate of disease transmission. This means lower infection rates, whether hospitalized or not. Check out following 3 links: http://www.Cdc.Gov/handwashing/ http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/handwashing/ http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hand-washing/hq00407. ...Read more
Yes but...: Don't over do it though. Frequent hand washing is one of the best ways of preventing transmission of contagious diseases. However should be done wisely and if done too frequently you may develop dry skin. Make sure you wash your hands whenever you have been outside, in contact with someone that is sick, and every time they get dirty. ...Read more
Reduce washing and: First, you must minize the cause..Which is excessive washing. Then, add mositurizer..Use some that has a bit more grease. Topical Hydrocortisone may help..But this cream is quite weak, so you may need a script from your doc for a stronger one. But above all, avoid excessive washing. Wear gloves to do your work so u will need less washing..Goog luck. ...Read more
I visited someone in hospital I came home washed hands with washing up liquid and made food for me and sister can we get MRSA this way?
I've been with friend who has c diff.I've practiced good hand washing but freaking out I'll catch it. What are the chances? Touched things she touched
See below: Depends on how the exposure is. If ingested, exposed to the eyes or a mucosa surface, the detergents can be harmful. If you have any concerns about a present exposure, call your local poison control center for advise. ...Read more
Either: Unclear what type of gloves you are referring to, but either of the two options you have described should serve the purpose. ...Read more
After cleaning mold, washing hands with hand washing cleaner is enough? Or I can still be at risk?
I want to be a surgical tech. How can I keep my hand eczema from flaring up, especially with all the hand washing?
Skin on hand peeling from hand washing; how long to grow back?
Is it safe to handle sensitive objects or should I wait for skin to grow back?
Constantly concerned with health. Ruminating on potential symptoms. Hand washing. Possible anxiety disorder or OCD? Difference between the two?
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