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How can I help my kid with mrsa?

How can I help my kid with 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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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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What happens after you have had MRSA as a child?

What happens after you have had MRSA as a child?

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 should you do if a neighbor's child has mrsa?

Make sure...: ...The child is being treated with appropriate antibiotics. As long as that's happening, there's no cause for concern. ...Read more

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How long should a child be isolated if he has mrsa?

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

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We think out kitten may have mrsa. What is the danger to the young kids in my house? Is there any? Please help.

We think out kitten may have mrsa. What is the danger to the young kids in my house? Is there any? Please help.

Culture: Kitten should be checked for MRSA by the vet. This bacteria can be contahious, especially to open wounds in kids.. Careful hand washing and antibacterial soap until cat is cultured. ...Read more

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My child was around a child with MRSA and my son now has pneumonia could he have gotten it from this child?

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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What is done for a child that has an MRSA rash?

What is done for a child that has an MRSA rash?

Antibiotics: Mrsa is more serious than an ordinary infection because the staph bacteria that causes it is resistant to many antibiotics. Mrsa is nothing to trifle with; see your pediatrician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could my daughter have gotten her MRSA pneumonia from the child with a skin MRSA ?

Could my daughter have gotten her MRSA pneumonia from the child with a skin MRSA ?

Maybe: Mrsa is everywhere. It is responsible for 60-70% of simple abscesses acquired through community exposure. If your child is exposed to other kids and or adults at day care, school or the local grocery store, she could pick up the strain through casual contact. ...Read more

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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 more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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