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I had a MRSA infection? In the past?What kind of test do I need to get cleared for surgery?

I had a MRSA infection? In the past?What kind of test do I need to get cleared for surgery?

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

Dr. Scott Keith
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Infection (Definition)

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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Had an active MRSA infection and am now colinized w/ mrsa. May have to have surgery, what is the risk for reinfection?

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

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Mrsa infection and oral surgery for wisdom is that harmful?

Please clarify: If you have an active MRSA infection it is best to get that treated before you have oral surgery. If you had oral surgery and develop MRSA infection, you should also get that treated right away. Mrsa is curable. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

MRSA: As long as the patient is in good health other than the infection and is on the proper antibiotic regime then a good wash out and reset with titanium should do well. This is done everyday with infections and most will heal. ...Read more

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If i had a MRSA infection, do I have it forever?

No: Many people who have MRSA infections are colonized with this bacteria in the nares and in areas of the skin especially in the axillae, groins and perianal areas. Colonization can be transient or prolonged. In many cases colonization can be eradicated by topical treatment ie. Mupirocin ointment and hibiclens soap sometimes combined with oral antibiotics such as Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a MRSA infection about 2 months ago and find that i tire easily. Are there long term effects of having mrsa?

See your DR.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria, not a diagnosis. Was it a minor skin infection or pneumonia or something else? Was the infection cleared? There are many possible reasons for easy fatigue. Your dr will help you. ...Read more

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I have a MRSA infection on my knee, what shoud I do?

I have a MRSA infection on my knee, what shoud I do?

See doctor: Mrsa needs to be treated with appropriate antibiotics or it can spread or the infection can get worse. Antibiotics for MRSA include clindamycin, sulfa, minocycline, diclocallon, cephalosporins. For people who become reinvested the use of a second antibiotic the last three days Rifampin can help. Also use one cup of cloroxin a tub of water to decrease bacteria three tines a week. ...Read more

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Dr. William O'Connor
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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (Definition)

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


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