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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.
MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, teflaro, vancomycin, zyvox (linezolid) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mrsa treatment: MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics. Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mostly: Mrsa is a staph bacteria resistant to the common antibiotics but still sensitive to a few more expensive ones and the use of high dose usually by IV solution if needed. It is prevalent and hospitals mostly take great pains to avoid transmission as the cure is expensive and lengthy in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. 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
Not necessarily: Mrsa can be carried in the nose. If the culture from a nasal swab shows the presence of mrsa, it can be eradicated with Mupirocin ointment. For MRSA abscesses, it is important to avoid contact with the pus; wash hands frequently, keep the wound covered, wash any clothes that have had contact with the pus in hot water, disinfect any surfaces in contact with the pus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers