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Mrsa Infection Inside The Penis
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
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
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
Could use your help docs! 12 year old daughter of a friend has MRSA infection. Should I be worried for my kids and keep them away?
Not necesarily: The media has created a fervor over MRSA that is far from deserved. It has been around for quite a while ; accounts for the majority of minor pustules ; abscesses I see in my office. I see them weekly they respond to drainage or antibiotics. It is carried by animals ; people ; found on random surfaces. After a few days of rx the kid is no longer contagious. Any wound can become infected by this germ. ...Read more
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?
Depends...: ...On where you live. Some states publish reports on their state hospitals’ infection rates. (consumers union has a list of them at http://www. Consumersunion. Org/campaigns/stophospitalinfections/learn. Html) other states do not. If you can't find what you need at the cu website, call your state's dept. Of health and ask if they have the information. ...Read more
My daughter received bactriban due to a MRSA infection. Do I use it on all cuts? Can it be overused?
MRSA: It is possible to get repeat infections with mrsa. If you are cured of an infection, you do not become immune to future infections. ...Read more
I had MRSA infection I got from a picc line in hospital what are the symptoms that it has come back?
If I had a mrsa infection will mrsa always stay on my skin? I had folliculitis in the groin area and it was cultured.
Yes we do not have: A way to guarantee complete eradication of MRSA. So it stays on your skin in small concentration and lives happily along with the billions of other bacteria that inhabit there. And if you are prone to skin infections, then most likely they will continue to cause problems in the future. Just hopefully not too often. Washing with Hibiclens and such has not been proven to help consistently. ...Read more
I've had staff/mrsa infection for 7 years now, everytime I go to docs, they always wanna push the same basic antibiotics, that don't work. Why? I'm mad
Carrier? See ID doc.: Active staph/MRSA infection for 7 years seems unlikely. I wonder if you might be a carrier, with periodic flare-ups e.g. skin or other infections (cellulitis, boils, abscesses, etc). If so, the same antibiotic every time might be exactly the right thing. Clearing carrier state is a different problem and harder. If not seeing an infectious diseases specialist, ask your doctor for referral to one. ...Read more
If I borrow item of clothing from person who had mrsa infection a few years ago (treated) but does not have active infection now, will I still get it?
No: Relax. We are all exposed to this germ from time to time. Many of us carry it in our noses or on our skin with no harm. It is very common. ...Read more
Don't scratch!: Hopefully you've seen a physician ; infection is being treated. Itching accompanies healing or inflammat'n. Scratching allows bacteria to colonize fingernails ; then the infection can be spread to other areas (may become a chronic carrier nose, rectum, fingernails). If area is red, hot, swollen, spreading or you have fever: see your doc. If it is healing cool compresses, PO antihistamines. ...Read more
Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, the flare, vancomycin, zygodactyl, or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection.
Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more
Varies: Symptoms will depend on the site of infection i.E, in the blood, in the skin, in the lungs etc..., skin infections may cause "boils", abscess, cellulitis (redness, edema, warmth to the skin), lungs infection may also progress into an abscess, fever, cough, pneumonia, in the blood, severe infection may cause low blood pressure, bleeding due to coagulopathy etc... ...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
MRSA is common: MRSA is the most common cause of skin infections and likely comes and goes in many of us (living in the nostrils). It used to be isolated to health care facilities, but is now out and about in most communities. It is certainly NOT a death sentence, although in people with other diseases or immune system challenges, it can be harder to fight off and cause blood or lung infections. Wash hands!! ...Read more
MRSA: Far more often than not, staph aureus in the urine is a result of staphylococci in the blood and should be addressed as such until proven otherwise. This organism can be extremely difficult to treat effectively and pregnancy does not make it easier. Strongly suggest you see an infectious diseases expert asap, and best wishes for a good outcome. Have a very good pediatrician for that great baby. ...Read more
Yes: The presence of boils or abscesses are common on drug users. But if a culture is performed and it shows MRSA then it is evidence of real infection. ...Read more
Once a person is infected with the MRSA infection and is treated, does that bacteria stays in the body forever?
What is there left to do when you have tried every single antibiotic for MRSA infection and it keeps coming back for the last 6 years?
Hygiene: Stop using antibiotics every time you get a cold. Stop smoking and eating fast food or processed food, have your nose cultures and treated if indicated. If you work in a nursing home get out. Start exercising heavily - it will help ur immune system and sweat out some of the bugs. ...Read more
I had a mrsa infection about 3 months ago but was never tested to see if I'm a carrier. I want to get my nose pierced, is that safe?
No.: The nose is one area where MRSA hides. I would recommend getting checked to see if you are a carrier. Even if you are not a carrier, I would be very cautious about piercings. ...Read more
I wear diapers for comfort. Is this bad for my current MRSA infection on my buttocks? And should I stop till I get rid of the mrsa?
My friend has MRSA infection on her face. She's been on antibiotics, but it's not going away. Is it safe to visit her? Can I catch it?
It is contagious if: Not treated. If she was on the correct antibiotics or had the lesions drained then after 24 hours you should be safe for contact. But if its not going away, I wonder if a culture was performed or if she is still picking at lesions. She should see a board certified dermatologist ...Read more
I have open boils bleeding and discharging, but I have to take bleach baths 3x a week for prior mrsa infection. Should I still be safe To do so?
Boils from MRSA?: What is causing the boils? Infection? While it could be uncomfortable putting bleach on open boils, bleach is VERY antiseptic. It's used to get rid of bacteria (like Pseudomonas & MRSA) that are hard to get rid of by antibiotics alone. Using it on your skin could prevent bacteria from getting into your bloodstream later (via a break in the skin - bleeding) & causing an infection. Use as directed. ...Read more
Had a abscessin on my left groin area drained on Tuesday was giving bactrim to treat a mrsa infection it has on friday, am I contagious to my family??
If they are otherwise healthy, they should be fine. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Not specific: Symptoms will vary with the type of infection and are generally not different than with other similar organisms. If you are referring to skin infections these are usually red, raised, firm and tender to touch and may be capped by a pus pocket. There may be multiple lesions. But remember the same thing can happen with other organisms. ...Read more
My dr prescibed me medicine for a MRSA infection and I don't have it, he read the test wrong. What do I do?
I would think that: If it is mssa and not mrsa, probably will work anyway. ...Read more
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 more
I had a mrsa infection a few weeks ago. How will I know it's gone? I am avoiding family and spouse. Everything in the news has me really afraid of it.
All people have germs on the skin. People tend to have the same germs always and treatment is not very effective at removing the germs on the skin. Furthermore, one's spouse/those around them often have the same germs. Family and spouse could have had it for a long time already.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally.... ...Read more
Tick + MRSA =Maybe: Alea, I do not know for sure. We know mosquitos may transmit disease by feeding on multiple hosts. Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin of humans. Unfortunately, 50% or more have some form of MRSA living on their skin. I think it more likely a tick might break the skin and allow entry and possible infection by the MRSA that was already living outside on the skin. ...Read more
MRSA: Mrsa is the abbreviation for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is an infection with a bacteria that has figured out how to avoid being killed by usually effective antibiotics. Most mrsa, if you have a healthy immune system is curable. Here's a link to more info : http://www. Cdc. Gov/mrsa/. ...Read more
Yes: But it would not likely come from the bite itself. If it developed, it would mostly likely be due to the individual already being colonized with the MRSA before and getting a secondary infection. ...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
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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