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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?
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
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.
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
My doctor has put me on a second round of vancomycin oral capsules for sinus mrsa. He insists it will work. Should I keep taking them? (on week 3)
Yikes!: Oral vancomycin is not absorbed from the GI tract. It cannot get to the infected sinus. ...Read more
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
My ENT confirmed MRSA w/ bad sinus infection. Taking doxy-cycline gusing muciprin mixed w/ saline spray 4x daily. How contagious am i?
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.?
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
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
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
I had surgery after 8 months of sinus infections. Found out it is mrsa. Is surgery safe with mrsa? I am on oral vancomycin; 250 mg (2 caps 4x 2 wk
Bad: Oral vancomycin is not adsorbed!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cultures: The treating physicians should have gotten cultures of the infected area to make a definitive diagnosis. ...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
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
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
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