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Mrsa Infection After Surgery
I need help to continue pain management due to continuing post op pain after C6 C7 disc surgery and absess removal due to MRSA infection. ?
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus is also known as MRSA. Mrsa is a form of staph aureus that can come in 2 forms, community aquired and hospital acquired. The bacteria will be resistant to penicillins that are used to treat MRSA including methicillin and oxacillin. There can still be oral choices for treatment as long as the ...Read more
Had an active MRSA infection and am now colinized w/ mrsa. May have to have surgery, what is the risk for reinfection?
You may give to othe: If precautions are not taken more chances are others get infected than you, ( you are a carrier ) alert your doctor in the colonization bugs are co existing on your skin nose etc with out giving true infection to you , you should able to under go the procedure with minimum risk ...Read more
Mention to doc: Sometimes a surgeon might check if your a carrier by taking a nasal swab of your nose. However, more often than not, nothing will be done but if they they prophylaxis you with an antibiotic they might chose one that covers mrsa, similiarly if you develop an infection they would gear it against mrsa. ...Read more
My husband had an extremely bad MRSA infection a few years ago, was misdiagnosed and almost lost his arm. He had two surgeries and IV vancomycin. He was recently hospitalized for a totally unrelated condition and has a confirmed case of MRSA on his hand
More information?: I assume you were not able to finish typing the question. MRSA can still colonize various body sites without causing an active infection. One can usually culture it from the nares, axillia, and inguinal area. However, hand is less common but the main issue is to make sure there is no active infection. ...Read more
Patient has active MRSA infection since surgery 1 month ago. Surgeon wants to set the fracture with titanium next week. Won't this aggravate the mrsa?
My daughter might have a MRSA infection. After its treated and visibly gone, will it stay in her system?Like once you have MRSA,you have it forever?
Not "in" system: It's not so much "in" your system as "on" it. Yes, once you have MRSA on your skin, it is a constant inhabitant there. But it's not inside her body unless there is a break in the skin such a s a cut or rash. There are ways to reduce the amount of MRSA .There is medication used in the nostrils at bedtime for weeks to reduce how much she carries in nose, and ways to reduce how much on body. Ask doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should sugar be avoided to control internal MRSA infection after abx? Does diet play a role and if so, what should I eat/add? Can i eat sugar again?
I have a MRSA infection that consists of itchy pimples on my arms, back, and belly. I am taking bactrim for 10 days. After 5, little improvement.
If I had a mrsa infection, was treated, does this mean I am going to be colonized with it forever? Will I keep getting recurring infections?
ONLY a SMALL: "fortunately" number of people have persistent colonization and this is a problem among HEALTH CARE WORKERS but less so in the general population. NASAL colonization is the most common and is treated with anti-bacterial nasal ointment along with oral treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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