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I'm a healthcare worker and my snot dripped into my babies mouth. If MRSA were to be living I my nose what will happen to the baby? She's 7 weeks.

I'm a healthcare worker and my snot dripped into my babies mouth. If MRSA were to be living I my nose what will happen to the baby? She's 7 weeks.

Digestion is great: Chances are the enzymes in babies saliva will begin neutralizing the material and it will be destroyed by acid when it gets to the stomach. MRSA doesn't survive the transit into the distal GI tract. I would be more concerned if you dripped it into her nose. Plan to modify your practices when dealing with baby.Wash hands well and ware a mask if you think you might carry something home from work. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care and tertiary care, as well ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with mrsa on Wed. I have open sores on my face I work in a healthcare facility and I share phones ect Im worried about spreading this?

I was diagnosed with mrsa on Wed. I have open sores on my face I work in a healthcare facility and I share phones ect Im worried about spreading this?

Spreading MRSA. : While I understand your concern, it’s important for you to qualify if you’re infected with MRSA or colonized with MRSA. If you currently have an active infection caused by MRSA, then I would think you’d need to be excused from work for the time being. ...Read more

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If your healthcare provider had multi-resistant organisms on their hand and touched your pimple, can they get into your body? (mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls)

If your healthcare provider had multi-resistant organisms on their hand and touched your pimple, can they get into your body? (mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls)

If they did not: Clean their hands and did not wear gloves, it is possible. If they did either of those, then the chances are tiny. Mrsa is something that is almost ubiquitous now, can pick it up anywhere and abscess or pimples often are colonized with it in already colonized individuals. All that being said, it is possible. ...Read more

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Should I be concern because a co-worker has mrsa?

Should I be concern because a co-worker has mrsa?

Mrsa : Mrsa is passed by direct contact. The risk with casual contact is very low with good hygiene. There must be prolonged skin to skin contact ...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 do you get mrsa?

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 can MRSA spread?

Skin contact: Very easily spread by hand to hand contact. ...Read more

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How can you cure mrsa?

How can you cure mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Improve health best. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. 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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What is mrsa can u catch it?

Staph germ.: MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staph is present on everybody's skin. Sometimes it causes infections. If you have MRSA it is resistant to methicillin and other typically effective antibiotics, and is tougher to treat if it does cause an infection. It can be "contagious." We swap germs every time we shake hands or kiss, but it does not always make us sick. Depends. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have mrsa?

How do I know if I have mrsa?

Culture or DNA test: The organism needs to be tested by culture or by dna testing in an accredited lab. This is not a do-it-yourself situation. ...Read more

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How to naturally eliminate mrsa?

Wash your hands: Hand washing is the best defense against any bacteral infection. Mrsa is no different. ...Read more

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What is mrsa? How do you get it?

Antibiotic resistant: MRSA is a common infection (Staph) that is resistant to the most common anti-Staph antibiotics. It can spread from the location where it enters the body - sometime very rapidly - and cause large, non-healing wounds. The infection spreads by contact with an infected individual. Treatment requires aggressive treatment, antibiotics based on wound culture, debridement of necrotic tissue. ...Read more

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How does MRSA grow and replicate?

How does MRSA grow and replicate?

Staph aureus: This is a bacteria which is round and surrounded by a cell wall. It buds off the cell wall and makes new cell wall for itself, which is one of the avenues allowing attack by antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure mrsa?

It depends: Where is the MRSA? blood, skin, joint etc? Treatment varies depending on the location and severity. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Probably not, hygiene. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. 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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What happens after you have had MRSA as a child?

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Hopefully nothing: If you had a MRSA infection, you should have learned how to prevent a recurrence or reinfection by practicing good hygiene. ...Read more

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What to do if I have MRSA and I have some questions?

What to do if I have MRSA and I have some questions?

Consult with our doc: Have a discussion with your doctor and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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