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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

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What effects might mrsa have on connective tissues of the foot? Infection x 4 months. Vancomycin 2 gm IV x 6 weeks. Awaiting surgery consult.

Blood is Everything.: Connective tissues, in general, have a poor blood supply. When the blood flow that carries the antibiotics is diminished or poor, then the amount of antibiotic will be reduced. The tissues will respond and heal with much less enthusiasm. A way to help improve this is to take the infected tissue out and therefore enhance the heal rate. ...Read more

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I have had active MRSA infection since 2007 including the symptoms all the time.Had no success in treatment due to antibiotics not working & the fact that I have active eczema constantly.Are there long term effects of having active MRSA this long?

I have had active MRSA infection since 2007 including the symptoms all the time.Had no success in treatment due to antibiotics not working & the fact that I have active eczema constantly.Are there long term effects of having active MRSA this long?

Colonization: You probably have colonization with MRSA rather than an active infection. MRSA could cause a real infection if you were get a skin wound. You could also transmit MRSA to people around you. Consult these sites for info: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/Surveillance/MRSA/ http://www.staph-infection-resources.com/blog/chlorhexidine-baths-for-mrsa-decolonization-facts/ ...Read more

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I had MRSA in knee joint which then weakened and fractured my femur MRSA in hip joint, both replaced now curious of any possible long term effects?

I had MRSA in knee joint which then weakened and fractured my femur MRSA in hip joint, both replaced now curious of any possible long term effects?

Infection: Did they find the source as to why you're getting the septic arthritis? You are at significantly higher risk of MRSA septic arthritis, especially with a prosthesis? Did they eradicate the infection before the total hips and knee? How did they confirm they were eradicated? ...Read more

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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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