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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Mrsa Screen (Overview)

Mrsa colonized the nose, so a nasal swab will diagnose the carrier status of a patient, so is also a diagnostic test. Treatable by intranasal Mupirocin ointment, or bactroban.


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What is the definition or description of: MRSA screen?

What is the definition or description of: MRSA screen?

Nasal swab: Mrsa colonized the nose, so a nasal swab will diagnose the carrier status of a patient, so is also a diagnostic test. Treatable by intranasal Mupirocin ointment, or bactroban. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
11 doctors shared insights

Mrsa Screen (Overview)

Mrsa colonized the nose, so a nasal swab will diagnose the carrier status of a patient, so is also a diagnostic test. Treatable by intranasal Mupirocin ointment, or bactroban.


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Does MRSA itch?

No, it shouldn't: Infection with MRSA shouldn't cause itching. It more likely causes pain and discomfort.However, if you have an itchy rash caused by something else, too much scratching of your of skin can increase risk of infection by bacteria such as staph or even mrsa.Mrsa itself is not the reason for the itch.People that are carriers for MRSA also don't experience itching usually.Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do you get mrsa?

How do you get mrsa?

Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more

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How can MRSA spread?

Skin contact: Very easily spread by hand to hand contact. ...Read more

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How can you cure mrsa?

How can you cure mrsa?

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 more

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What is mrsa can u catch it?

Staph germ.: MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staph is present on everybody's skin. Sometimes it causes infections. If you have MRSA it is resistant to methicillin and other typically effective antibiotics, and is tougher to treat if it does cause an infection. It can be "contagious." We swap germs every time we shake hands or kiss, but it does not always make us sick. Depends. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have mrsa?

How do I know if I have mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that 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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How to naturally eliminate mrsa?

Wash your hands: Hand washing is the best defense against any bacteral infection. Mrsa is no different. ...Read more

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What is mrsa? How do you get it?

Antibiotic resistant: MRSA is a common infection (Staph) that is resistant to the most common anti-Staph antibiotics. It can spread from the location where it enters the body - sometime very rapidly - and cause large, non-healing wounds. The infection spreads by contact with an infected individual. Treatment requires aggressive treatment, antibiotics based on wound culture, debridement of necrotic tissue. ...Read more

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How does MRSA grow and replicate?

How does MRSA grow and replicate?

Usually Benign Bact: Bacteria, e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, grow center out, are frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as 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 sys can change. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure mrsa?

It depends: Where is the MRSA? blood, skin, joint etc? Treatment varies depending on the location and severity. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Probably not, hygiene. 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 more

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What happens after you have had MRSA as a child?

Hopefully nothing: If you had a MRSA infection, you should have learned how to prevent a recurrence or reinfection by practicing good hygiene. ...Read more

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Should I be concern because a co-worker has mrsa?

Should I be concern because a co-worker has mrsa?

Mrsa : Mrsa is passed by direct contact. The risk with casual contact is very low with good hygiene. There must be prolonged skin to skin contact ...Read more

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What to do if I have MRSA and I have some questions?

What to do if I have MRSA and I have some questions?

Consult with our doc: Have a discussion with your doctor and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more