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Mrsa sinus infxn. Did X30 days TMP/SMX Bid. + Vanc nasneb tx bid. Rechecked-now thick brown stained ropey mucous. New Culture + fungal. On right track?

Mrsa sinus infxn. Did X30 days TMP/SMX Bid. + Vanc nasneb tx bid. Rechecked-now thick brown stained ropey mucous. New Culture + fungal. On right track?

Nasal irrigation: The fungus in the culture may indicate fungal overgrowth from antibiotic treatment and nasal steroids. I would stop these for now and do some nasal salt rinses. If not clearing, suggest seeing an ENT. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I tested positive for a MRSA sinus infection - had problems for over a year. Is it possible that I gave it to my toddler by sharing food?

Don't worry: Mrsa isn't leprosy or tuberculosis or hov, and many people harbor the microbe without becoming sick. The most important thing for you to continue to do is wash your hands often. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have MRSA in sinus how contagious am i?

MRSA: This organism is transferred to others hand to nose to hand to nose and not casually through the air. ...Read more

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Got MRSA aft sinus su 8 yrs ago, had antibiotics and finally tested negative. Could I still have this in my system? Have not been cked since.

Got MRSA aft sinus su 8 yrs ago, had antibiotics and finally tested negative. Could I still have this in my system? Have not been cked since.

MRSA: One bout of MRSA is nothing to worry about. Your immune system was compromised at that time.
Mrsa is everywhere! You may come in contact with it on a daily basis but will not contract it if you stay healthy. Hand washing with soap and water is the best way to prevent infection not hand sanitizers so wash your hands and be healthy to keep it away! ...Read more

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I have sinus mrsa. I was put on oral vancomycin. I heard that won't absorb. What can I do to get rid of it? I just had surgery. Is that dangerous?

See below: If you have an MRSA sinusitis you are correct that oral vancomycin is not absorbed and would be totally inappropriate treatment. Oral Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which achieve good levels in sinus and nasal secretions and which are effective for 90% or so of MRSA strains would be my recommendation. I would also use Bactroban Nasal ointment for decolonization. ...Read more

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My ENT confirmed MRSA w/ bad sinus infection. Taking doxy-cycline gusing muciprin mixed w/ saline spray 4x daily. How contagious am i?

My ENT confirmed MRSA w/ bad sinus infection. Taking doxy-cycline gusing muciprin mixed w/ saline spray 4x daily. How contagious am i?

Not very: As long as you are on antibiotics and wash your hands after irrigations, those around you should be safe. Stay away from newborns, extremely aged, and those with impaired immune systems (chronically ill or cancer patients) just to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have sinus infection MRSA without fever. I tested positive on culture that was suctioned rather than swab, but I don't have fever.?

Colonization: Many of us have staph, and some have mrsa, present in our nose, groin and skin without any invasion of tissue or infection. Colonization does not have any symptoms but the carrier can transmit infection to others. See this site for more information.
http://www. Vdh. Virginia. Gov/epidemiology/surveillance/mrsa/. ...Read more

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Will I die of MRSA if it gets in my sinus and brain?

Will I die of MRSA if it gets in my sinus and brain?

Depends: If the infection is treated early on and with the appropriate antibiotics your chances of dying is low. However, MRSA infections are serious infections. If in your brain then even more serious. ...Read more

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I have a compromised immune system due to meds I'm on and quite often get infects such as sinus, yeast and MRSA what can I do to help prevent these?

I have a compromised immune system due to meds I'm on and quite often get infects such as sinus, yeast and MRSA what can I do to help prevent these?

Preventive measures: People w meds or health problems affecting immunity can take measures to reduce infections (CHECK W DOC 1st!)MRSA can be carried in the nose;if testing +, can be treated. Avoiding contact w infected fluids + washing/disinfecting surfaces can help. Folds of skin should be kept dry to prevent skin yeast infections. For vaginal, eating yogurt may help. Sinuses:Controlling allergies&using Neti Pot can help. ...Read more

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I have had sinus infections for 8 months. I just had surgery two weeks ago and was told that the infection is mrsa. I am so scared. Is this curable?

I have had sinus infections for 8 months. I just had surgery two weeks ago and was told that the infection is mrsa. I am so scared. Is this curable?

Curable: Mrsa is a resistant but nonetheless curable infection. Having sinusitis for 8 months often translates in having more than just one pathogen and if you had surgery, this may require an extended antibiotic regimen to cure it. Vancomycin or zyvox (linezolid) are both active against mrsa, although, vancomycin is an i/v one only. ...Read more

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I have had sinus problems for the past 4 years. On and off treatment with antibiotics. I have had 2 sinus surgeries. I still feel congested. Now mrsa.?

Unclear: Are you asking whether you have MRSA or are you concerned that you might get it. It is conceivable that you could acquire mrsa, and you can be tested for this with a nasal swab. It is not a common cause of sinus infection. If you are still congested after sinus surgery you should recontact the ENT surgeon and possibly also an allergist. ...Read more

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Being tx'd for MRSA inf. In nostril. Have continued Flonase throughout & am now getting sinus headache. Could Flonase spread MRSA to sinuses?

Being tx'd for MRSA inf. In nostril. Have continued Flonase throughout & am now getting sinus headache. Could Flonase spread MRSA to sinuses?

Staph colonization: Of nostrils is not uncommon, and topical treatment should take care of it, whether flonase would spread staph infection to the sinuses is yet to be proven, one of the microorganisms causing chronic sinusitis is staph, at any rate you need to be further evaluated, you might need imaging study or your sinuses, preferably a CT study, and take it from there, see your doctor/ENT specialist ...Read more

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My daughter hascontinuous strep infections. Her last nasal culture came back with strep A and strepoccocal pnuumoniae. Should I see an immunologist? She has also had mrsa in her nose and suffers from chronic sinus problems. Adenoids have been removed twic

My daughter hascontinuous strep infections. Her last nasal culture came back with strep A and strepoccocal pnuumoniae. Should I see an immunologist? She has also had mrsa in her nose and suffers from chronic sinus problems. Adenoids have been removed twic

Allergist/Immunologist: Would help you sort it out, history suggestive of colonization rather active infection and chronic sinusitis, allergies to environmental triggers might be the cause, as adenoids were removed twice, and can regrow, hope she is otherwise growing and developing fine. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I m on the 13th antibiotic since jan 2012 my sinus infection continues to return. 3 different doctors- nobody has done a culture could this be mrsa?

I m on the 13th antibiotic since jan 2012 my sinus infection continues to return. 3 different doctors- nobody has done a culture could this be mrsa?

13 Abx: Hello, was any of the doctors an ENT physician? I would think a ct scan, an endoscopic culture, possible allergy testing and an immune evaluation are in order. The culture for MRSA is a good idea. ...Read more

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How serious is mrsa?

How serious is mrsa?

MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, teflaro, vancomycin, zyvox (linezolid) or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection.
Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more

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How can MRSA be treated?

Mrsa treatment: MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics. Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to mrsa?

Is there a cure to mrsa?

Mostly: Mrsa is a staph bacteria resistant to the common antibiotics but still sensitive to a few more expensive ones and the use of high dose usually by IV solution if needed. It is prevalent and hospitals mostly take great pains to avoid transmission as the cure is expensive and lengthy in some cases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mrsa?

What are symptoms of mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. MRSA merely means resistant to multiple antibiotics, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. SA most commonly a commensal bacteria, but not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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Is MRSA always in your system?

Not necessarily: Mrsa can be carried in the nose. If the culture from a nasal swab shows the presence of mrsa, it can be eradicated with Mupirocin ointment. For MRSA abscesses, it is important to avoid contact with the pus; wash hands frequently, keep the wound covered, wash any clothes that have had contact with the pus in hot water, disinfect any surfaces in contact with the pus. ...Read more

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How will I feel if I had. Mrsa?

Infection: Same as with any infection however the MRSA is not sensitive to the antibiotics typically used as a first line treatment. Therefore infection would worsen even though you are on antibiotics. The key to treatment is to be placed on appropriate antibiotics base on culture and sensitivity results. ...Read more

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How likely am I to die from mrsa?

Depends: As with any infection, the location of the infection matters greatly. A skin/soft tissue infection, even with mrsa, is relatively mild in concern; a heart valve infection or a brain abscess is severe, and the risk of death is extremely high, even with appropriate medications. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of mrsa?

Same as any other: Mrsa is just a different type of bacteria; its first symptoms are the same as with any bacterial infection, and depend on the site of the body that is infected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having mrsa?

What are the symptoms of having mrsa?

Non healing skin: Wound or rash. Always needs confirmed by your doctor. Don't assume anything or decide by yourself that's what it is. ...Read more

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What is MRSA and how is it transmitted?

What is MRSA and how is it transmitted?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of the 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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I think I may have mrsa, what should I do?

See your doctor: Mrsa can be diagnosed or treated by your doctor. Mrsa can be a very severe infection, so do not try to diagnose or treat it without medical advise. Your doctor can also tell you whether you have a different diagnosis, and prescribe treatment if indicated. ...Read more

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How could the first person, the first, get mrsa?

Mrsa: Mrsa stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureas. These bacteria became resistant to antibiotics by overuse of antibiotics. One person did not develop the first case of mrsa but it evolved from several sources with this over usage in general. ...Read more

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I am questioning if I really had mrsa, how to know?

Cultures: The treating physicians should have gotten cultures of the infected area to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are MRSA and pvl?

Initials: Mrsa of course is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. Pvl stands for panton-valentine leukocidin which is a toxin that some strains of MRSA produce. ...Read more

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How contagious is mrsa?

How contagious is mrsa?

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

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Is there a remedy for mrsa?

Maybe...: You can try eating a no sugar diet to decrease overall inflammation and increase white blood cell effectiveness. ...Read more

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How to care for MRSA scabs?

Scab treatment: See your doctor.... Clean with bactroban (mupirocin).... I also recommend scar cream... Which some doctors use.... I've seen good results with it ...Read more

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How do u get pneumonia mrsa?

How do u get pneumonia mrsa?

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

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How long is MRSA contagious?

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

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Can MRSA travel to the spine?

Can MRSA travel to the spine?

Yes: Yes it can get there by hematogenous spread, that is once it gets into your blood stream from either a cut, a wound, etc. It can get to any part of your body. Not because it is mrsa, as any other bacteria, fungus, etc. Can do just that. But if concerned ask your doctor, and don't just assume you have MRSA in your spine. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis a type of mrsa?

Is cellulitis a type of mrsa?

It could be: Cellulitis is a complex clinical picture of infection which could be caused among others by the mrsa. ...Read more

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Does MRSA stay in your blood?

Does MRSA stay in your blood?

NO: No, if treated appropriately with the correct antibiotic it will be eradicated from the blood. ...Read more