Doctor insights on:
How do I control MRSA outbreak of raised pustules in groin area and same on a 2 yr old that is on his buttocks?
The germ tends to: stick. On the other hand, tattoo infection rate is pretty low. Hard to find exact numbers in the literature. If you send a direct in-box question I know several tattoo artists who can give direct estimates. On the other hand, your likelihood of still having MRSA is certainly over 50%, and your risk of skin infection is higher than average (only 10% of people have germs on them that can infect). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treating nares with bactroban again for staph colonization and facial outbreak. Doctor said since its just normal staph not MRSA that my immunity should eventually adapt and stop recurring as much. Is this true? Or will normal staph keep recurring?
Probably not: It is interesting as to why some people get staph colonization despite repeated treatments. I believe the problem is likely from immune defect in the nasal area thereby leading to recurrent infection. Although some staphs are normal residents on the skin (S epider-mides), others are not and only few are MRSA. Suggest that you try daily saline irrigation and avoid picking your nose. ...Read more
I have recently been hospitalized for community based mersa , I have monthly outbreaks and can't seem to find awncer to why I keep getting monthly outbreaks. What causes new outbreaks and his can I prevent another outbreak?
I have recurring MRSA that just won't stop. Contracted it 5 yrs ago had outbreaks ever since. Why won't it go away? Please help.
Usually Benign Bact: Improve health best. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat it again: Recurrence of MRSA skin infections is common. Use of nasal Mupirocin and bathing using Hexachlorophene containing soaps may help to reduce or eliminate the carrier state which predisposes to recurrence. The important thing is to treat the current outbreak with an appropriate antibiotic. There are several oral choices which your doctor can recommend. ...Read more
Yes but: Mrsa can survive for varying periods on the skin surface but will die unless it has enough moisture supplied as mucous or serum. The reason they swab people looking for MRSA is it can be carried it the moist goopy linings of the nasal passages & be passed as a contaminant on fingers. An outbreak can be traced to asymptomatic people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Mrsa outbreak in school
- Recent mrsa outbreaks
- Why is mrsa so hard to cure?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long is mrsa contagious after antibiotics?
- Norovirus outbreak map
- How long does it take for a herpes outbreak to clear up?
- Talk to a dermatologist online