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Mrsa In Kids
I visited my friend in the hosp. He was put in isolation due to a previous MRSA infec 3yrs ago.I didn't know so i didn't suit up. Should i be worriee. I have young kids.?
No: Precautions are designed to prevent colonization, not overt inoculation. ...Read more
We think out kitten may have mrsa. What is the danger to the young kids in my house? Is there any? Please help.
My 2yr old son has MRSA what do I need to do. He had antibiotics and it cleared up. But we also have other kids. Is it something I should be carefu.
My son carries the MRSA virus in his nose what precautions need to be taken around the other kids so they don't contract the virous?
MRSA is a bacteria: If it was my son i'd try to decolonize him with bactroban (mupericin) ointment into the nose twice a day for 7-10 days and hibiclens soap shower and shampoo daily for 10-14 days. To prevent spread he should not touch his face, then others. He should wash his hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. He should not share towels, clothing or personal hygene items with others. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! 12 year old daughter of a friend has MRSA infection. Should i be worried for my kids and keep them away?
Not necesarily: The media has created a fervor over MRSA that is far from deserved.It has been around for quite a while ; accounts for the majority of minor pustules ; abscesses i see in my office.I see them weekly they respond to drainage or antibiotics. It is carried by animals ; people ; found on random surfaces.After a few days of rx the kid is no longer contagious.Any wound can become infected by this germ. ...Read more
Most children...: ...With MRSA do not require isolation at all, unless the infection is serious enough to require hospitalization. However, the child and everyone else in the household should wash their hands frequently while the child is being treated. Handwashing is the single best way to prevent the spread of infections. ...Read more
My child was around a child with MRSA and my son now has pneumonia could he have gotten it from this child?
MRSA over kill: Mrsa is just the replacement for prsa. Staph germs were initially killed with penicillin but became resistant after a few years. Mrsa staph is everywhere & 70% of outpatient pustules & abscesses are MRSA & responsive to regular treatment. It't time we quit looking at MRSA as the new aids & just delt with our germs as we always do. If your kid got pneumonia from it he would be in an icu. ...Read more
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