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Mrsa Pneumonia Contagious
Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except in droplets and it doesn't survive long outside. It is acquired by touching a person or object that has live MRSA bacteria on it. Hand washing is best for prevention. the patient with MRSA pneumonia should be isolated and wear a mask. ...Read more
MRSA: Communicability of MRSA is usually lesion to hand to hand to area where it can created disease, but respiratory transmission is not likely. If the patient is not coughing and the potential individual to whom it is going to be transmitted does not touch the patient they are unlikely to become infected. ...Read more
One year old has MRSA pneumonia, been on clyndomyacin for two weeks, is she still contagious, could someone get a MRSA infection or pneumonia from her?
Generally No: Very, very rare situation.At this stage should no longer be contagious, but check with your doctor. ...Read more
Because my daughter has MRSA pneumonia at the age of one, what are some future concerns we may have for her?
The lung is growing as your daughter grows, and any damage caused by the infection, may diminish over time. Keeping her vaccinations current is important as well.
She should be followed by your pediatrician for signs of any breathing difficulty. When she is older, pulmonary function testing may be performed to evaluate her lung function.
Prmg/peds can review records faxed to 858 259 9689 for ?S. ...Read more
What is the best possible explanation for how a very healthy, nursed, no prior colds, or hospitalization, one year old to get MRSA pneumonia?
Viral infection 1st: Staphylococcal pneumonias typically follow a viral infection that breaks down the body's defenses. ...Read more
UsuallyBenign But...: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res dom. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly commensal bacteria, but reality not c/w marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. Can be bad. ...Read more
My child was around a child with MRSA and my son now has pneumonia could he have gotten it from this child?
MRSA over kill: Mrsa is just the replacement for prsa. Staph germs were initially killed with penicillin but became resistant after a few years. Mrsa staph is everywhere & 70% of outpatient pustules & abscesses are MRSA & responsive to regular treatment. It't time we quit looking at MRSA as the new aids & just delt with our germs as we always do. If your kid got pneumonia from it he would be in an icu. ...Read more
Hard to tell: It's very hard to tell if he contracted it from the hospital. Risk factors including recent surgery, illness requiring a ventilator or chronic illness requiring frequent hospitalization might help suggest the MRSA is hospital acquired. However, on a case-by-case basiss it is hard to link them. I hope he is getting better. ...Read more
Will my ca MRSA kill me?Only symptoms I have are boils. I'm scared to get pneumonia or get in my blood. How will i know if it does? (only 20yrs old)
Probably not...: Most patients with community-acquired MRSA have the skin symptoms that you describe. With treatment, the infection is not likely to become a systemic infection so pneumonia and certainly death are not likely to occur. If the infection were to become systemic, you would experience fever, chills, etc. If you do develop these symptoms, see your doctor or go to the er, but this is unlikely w/ therapy. ...Read more
If MRSA is living in your nose (carrier), how does it not get into your lungs and give you pneumonia? What is mode of entry for MRSA pneumonia?
MRSA: Many of the organisms populating your nose and throat have the potential to produce pneumonia, but you have many defense mechanisms that prevent this. It is not until these mechanisms are compromised or the number of organisms is overwhelming that they will produce clinically relevant disease. ...Read more
My 2 year old was around another 2 year old my son now has pneumonia and red raised bumps on his arm and this child has MRSA could my child have this?
My daughter just finished clyndomyacin yesterday for MRSA pneumonia, now today she has a green runny nose. What are some possibly problems or concerns?
Been sick for 6 months.3 abscess , mrsa, 3x pneumonia, 2x bronchitis, flu, cold, vomiting, shingles. Could there be something serious, why sick all time?
Many ills: Looks like it is time to see an immunologist and get your immune system checked. ...Read more
Could this be ca-mrsa in the bloodstream? With pneumonia? I have just been diagnosed with ca-mrsa. Within 1 week I have had 2 breakouts, the second breakout is worse than the first. I am shaking a lot, have a fever, coughing, dizziness, shortness of brea
Mrsa: Possibly. You need to go to the ER right away for an evaluation with blood work and a chest xray. ...Read more
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
My boyfriend told me he has mrsa, but says hes been taking medication and that it wasn't contagious....What should I do?
Live your life: Nothing. Your skin is a good barrier to infection. Do you gave any unexplained sores? ...Read more
Quite: Though not as bad as viral respiratory diseases, MRSA is contagious since it is spread by direct contact (skin-to-skin) with a person colonized or infected with the bacteria, or by contact with an inanimate object (a "fomite") that has MRSA on it such as soiled clothing that has come in direct contact with a person with mrsa. ...Read more
MRSA: Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more
MRSA: As long as you are a carrier. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more
My heartfelt condolences for your terrible loss. MRSA, unfortunately, can live on surfaces for months. If exposed, either encase in plastic covering with zipper or throw away.Bleach linens and wash in hot water with full dryer cycle. Wash hands after.
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2006/11/fomites-and-infection-transmission.as ...Read more
My son has had MRSA twice in a month. How contagious is it? What are chances of re-occurance? Prevention?
MRSA is contagious: Mrsa is contagious and can be easily transmitted? The germ is harbored in the nose. To prevent spread., dab an antibiotic ointment in your child's nose 4times a day. Have him bathe in warm soapy water to which you have added 3-4 tbls of bleach. Keep his towel separate, and of course, make sure you wash everybody's hands with soap and warer. ...Read more