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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?

How do I control MRSA outbreak of raised pustules in groin area and same on a 2 yr old that is on his buttocks?

Antibiotics: See a doctor for antibiotics, and wash everyone's hands religiously. Keep the infected skin covered to avoid spreading. Mrsa gets transferred around in families unfortunately. Be well. ...Read more

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I've had mrsa 6 months ago, I haven't have an outbreak since, is it safe to get a tattoo?

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 more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Meds/ strict hygiene: Seems like you should be talking to your established doc. There is no simple fix. You will need ongoing care and monitoring. Suggest they consider a trial of mupirocin, Chlorhexidine and hygiene interventions. ...Read more

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How serious is mrsa?

How serious is mrsa?

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 more

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How can MRSA be treated?

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 more

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Is there a cure to mrsa?

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 more

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What are symptoms of mrsa?

What are symptoms of mrsa?

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 more

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Is MRSA always in your system?

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 more

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