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I have tested positive for MRSA in the past from an abscess on my inner thigh area. Does this mean I will always have MRSA? Dr was very uninformative.
Not necessarily: once the infection is adequately treated you will not have an active MRSA infection. your skin has been colonized with MRSA and no one can really know if you will always have it. there are eradication protocols for people who carry MRSA in their nares. i would say that about 1/3 of the people i see in the hospital have MRSA. it's not something to be ashamed of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Precautions: Wash all contaminated clothing with hot water. Use an antibacterial soap for washing especially after exercise (unless you are prone to eczema). Use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment nightly for one week each month under fingernails and on inner rim of nostrils. Wear weight gloves and use clean towels on gym equipment at health clubs, swimming pools and gym locker rooms. ...Read more
I was told today that i have staph in my urine. I have had mrsa in the past and have tested positive for it. Could this be related to it?
Maybe: While it is possible that the MRSA you had before is still colonized in your nose or other body parts, it may or may not need treatment. If you have a history of urinary tract abnormalities, you may need treatment. Most urinary staph is just skin contaminant in the sample. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an abcess on my lower leg I have tested positive for MRSA in the past I have chills and it hurts to stand what can I do to feel better?
Er Dr Dx Me With MRSA last night. he put me on Cleocin 300 Mg q.i.d i also got dial body wash what else can i do. i have a past history with MRSA.
Staphylococcus: Now a days many of us are colonized with MRSA. It doesn't necessarily mean we will develop any increased infection rates as compared to MSSA which is also all over us. While technically speaking Cleocin, Bactrim and Rifampin may work..don't be surprised if it doesn't. Zyvox is an excellent oral medication for severe infections. Hibiclens is far superior to Dial. Twice a week use after bathing ...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
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