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Mrsa In Kids
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
We think out kitten may have mrsa. What is the danger to the young kids in my house? Is there any? Please help.
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
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
A child in my daycare had mrsa, how long should we wait before letting her come back to join the daycare?
Finish treatment: Once antibiotics have been started, there is substantial evidence that the infection is no longer contagious; but just to be sure, it's best to wait until the course of antibiotics is completed and your doctor confirms that the infection is completely resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer