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Mrsa Infection After Surgery
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
Yes: If the dose of antibiotics was insufficient or the course was not long enough, yes, staph infections can recur. The other concern would also be if the bacteria developed resistance while on therapy. However, there is always a chance that some other organism has caused the infection; it depends on the site and the timing. I would discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I had a staph a pseudomonas nose infection 5 yrs ago after a graft surgery. Need surgery again b/c graft got absorbed by infection. What care need I?
Nose infection: Hi Tomas195, You don't state specifically, but I assume this was a graft to the nasal septum? That being the case, the first thing to do is see an ENT surgeon skilled in this area. He will swab the nose for commensals before any future surgery and treat accordingly.thanks ...Read more
First pilonidal cyst infection cleared with antibiotics. How soon will it re-occur? Surgery now, or wait for next infection? Wedding in 4 weeks. Thx!
Had MRSA on my foot after allergic reaction caused an incision to open. Treated w/ IV antibiotics & dr says at risk for future MRSA infections? Precau
Wound infection: I'm unclear on your question. If you believe that the wound is becoming infected you certainly should show it to the urologist who performed the surgery. ...Read more
After finger surgery staph infection (recovered), is staph risk higher for cortisone injection to free up finger joint?
Yes.: Corticosteroid medication (cortisone) has some beneficial effects in reducing edema and pain, but decreases the function of white blood cells in fighting infection. It is reasonable to state that in the setting of a previous post surgical infection that cortisone injection would increase the risk of recurrent infection. ...Read more
If infected hardware is removed from ha-mrsa, can infection still reoccur? Culture showed vanco successful as treatment & 6 wk IV treament ends sun.
Probable not: If the hardware is removed and infection is completely treated it may not occur. However if patient is colonized then the person will be prone to having mirsa in skin. Infections. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how deep the infection is; a superficial infection can often be cleared in a couple of weeks. The deeper the infection, the longer the antibiotic course/risk of complications. The other variable would be if this is a mssa or a MRSA infection, and the choice of antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: I suggest you see your surgeon, and discuss your discomfort. That's a bit long to still be uncomfortable, though that is a broad term. Call your surgeon and make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more
I had folliculitis mrsa infection, hesitant to shave legs/underarms. Infection has cleared up after antibiotics. Is laser hair removal a safe option?
Abscess after extraction. One oral antibiotic, 2 diff IV antibiotics but still have abscess.. What now?
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
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