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My mother has MRSA and is taking vancomycin iv, has anyone had side effects?

Yes: There are many potential side effects and toxicities from all antibiotics. Vancomycin is generally well tolerated, but it can cause nausea , vomiting, different kinds of rashes both allergic and histamine release due to too rapid infusion. It can occasionally cause reversible kidney and bone marrow toxicity. It can cause vein irritation(phlebitis) of a peripheral IV site vein among others. ...Read more

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Have staph infection on side of knee, not mrsa from culture.ER DR said he didnt lance all pus.Almost pain free from antibiotic.what happen pus inside?

Have staph infection on side of knee, not mrsa from culture.ER DR said he didnt lance all pus.Almost pain free from antibiotic.what happen pus inside?

May be none: If you can bend your knee without pain, the likelihood is that the joint was not affected. It would help to lose weight, not easy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

Tooth infection: This should be immediately treated by your dentist. The ER may not have a dentist on staff and will only prescribe antibiotics, but the meds will not solve your dental issues. ...Read more

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Why would I have major tingling in neck on right side and veins poppg on eyelids and cheeks? Had3 stents in 2002. Triple bypass in 2008, which resulted in me getting MRSA in sternum...Put on vanco and had several surgeries removing parts of sternum....I l

Why would I have major tingling in neck on right side and veins poppg on eyelids and cheeks? Had3 stents in 2002. Triple bypass in 2008, which resulted in me getting MRSA in sternum...Put on vanco and had several surgeries removing parts of sternum....I l

Unfortunately : Unfortunately yhe only way to know what is going on is to follow up with your cardiologist. You may need another angiogram. The fact that you stated you are "losing the will to live" is worrisome. It sounds like you are dealing with major depression, which is understandable given your medical history. I strongly encourage you to seek the help of a psychiatrist or therapist. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What bad effects can occur if a newborn baby gets colonized with mrsa?

What bad effects can occur if a newborn baby gets colonized with mrsa?

May become ill: Most of us carry staphylococci in our bodies somewhere, often on the skin and mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. This includes mrsa. You may be able to minimize the risk of its producing infection at a later date by attempting to eliminate it with Mupirocin nasal application and washing with Chlorhexidine containing soap, but ask your pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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What effects can a pregnant woman's MRSA have on an unborn baby?

What effects can a pregnant woman's MRSA have on an unborn baby?

Pregnant & MRSA: An unborn baby is not at risk of becoming infected with MRSA under normal circumstances. During the birth, the baby may be at risk of becoming infected with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, which is a serious staph infection, if the mother has an active MRSA infection. A healthcare professional will need to be consulted to determine the safest way for a pregnant woman, who is infected, . ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a MRSA infection about 2 months ago and find that i tire easily. Are there long term effects of having mrsa?

See your DR.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria, not a diagnosis. Was it a minor skin infection or pneumonia or something else? Was the infection cleared? There are many possible reasons for easy fatigue. Your dr will help you. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with MRSA in 2007 and still have it due to antibiotics not working and the fact that I have eczema. What are the long term effects of having MRSA for an extended period of time?

I was diagnosed with MRSA in 2007 and still have it due to antibiotics not working and the fact that I have eczema. What are the long term effects of having MRSA for an extended period of time?

MRSA worsens eczema: Assuming you "carry" MRSA and do not have a chronic infection, then probably the most urgent issue is that eczema is very difficult to control if the inflamed skin becomes infected. Strategies exist to reduce carriage and are particularly important for eczema sufferers. Those with whom you share a living space should be treated as well. ...Read more