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Is MRSA pneumonia contagious?

Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except in droplets and it doesn't survive long outside. It is acquired by touching a person or object that has live MRSA bacteria on it. Hand washing is best for prevention. the patient with MRSA pneumonia should be isolated and wear a mask. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


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Chronic sinus drainage?

Chronic sinus drainage?

Pain: As a year long allergy sufferer, i can understand this problem first hand. Post nasal drip is annoying to you and frustrating to treat for us. Please humidify te air you breathe at night and try to keep your nose from getting stuffed up an inflammed. It may take weeks to settle down. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis contagious?

Is sinusitis contagious?

No: Sinusitis is a bacterial infection. If it was caused by a viral upper respiratory infection (cold) then that is what would be contagious. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis contagious?

Is sinusitis contagious?

Usually not: The bugs causing sinusitis r usually the residents here--they live without causing problem because they exist in small number due the oxygen (toxic to these bugs) keeping them at bay. When nose/sinuses congested by cold/allergies blocking the oxygen exchange which allows the bugs to grow in excess and causes sinusitis. Treat the congestion and sinusitis often resolves w/o antibiotics. Consult doc. ...Read more

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Difference between viral sinusitis and bacterial sinusitis?

Difference between viral sinusitis and bacterial sinusitis?

Duration: In either type of sinusitis the symptoms are the same. Even 60% of bacterial sinusitis clear without antibiotics. Bacterial infections show in three ways. Most common it is progressive worsening symptoms usually after cold or allergy attack over 10-14 days. Next is the cold that persists over 3-4 weeks not getting better or worse. Least common is severe sudden onset of symptoms with fever. ...Read more

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Does keflex clear sinus infection?

Does keflex clear sinus infection?

Cephalexin: Not best choice for sinusitis, but it is is acute, the causative organism sensitive to first generation cephalosporins, and you absorb it adequately it may work well. Under the best of circumstances Cephalexin (keflex) yields low serum concentrations and entry into the sinuses in therapeutic concentrations may be problematic. Amoxicillin, trimethoprim-sulfa might also be effective. ...Read more

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Are sinus infections contagious?

Are sinus infections contagious?

Yes: All infections are contagious. After about 24 hrs of antibiotic treatment the infection should not be contagious. ...Read more

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Could methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus(mrsa) be deadly?

Could methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus(mrsa) be deadly?

Yes it can be: It can be deadly if not treated properly and it spreads in the blood stream and in immunocompromised patients as well. ...Read more

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What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read more

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Can pylonephritis cause staph aureus infection?

Can pylonephritis cause staph aureus infection?

Hmm: If the pyelonephritis is due to bacteria Staph Aureus it can be the cause of the pyelonephritis . But having pyelonephritis does not mean you have or will cause staph aureus infection. ...Read more

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Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles. ...Read more

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Does Gentamicin kill Staph infections including MRSA?

MRSA: No, Gentamicin does not treat MRSA. Gent is used for "gram-negative" infections. ...Read more

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Is eczema staph infection contagious?

Is eczema staph infection contagious?

Eczema or Staph Infn: Eczema is not contageous, it is an infammatory disorder of the skin. Eczema can become secondarily infected with staphylococcus as it is a skin organism and the eczema represents breaks in our normal protection system of the skin. Staph is very contageous. It can be spread person-person, in foods and grom fomite (inanimage object) to human. Good handwashing prevents spread. ...Read more

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Does rifampin cover sinus osteomyelitis?

Does rifampin cover sinus osteomyelitis?

No: Rifampin is sometimes used to treat staphylococcal infections but it is never used as mono-therapy, only in combination with another anti-staphylococcal antibiotic. This is because of the rapid development of resistance when it is used alone. ...Read more

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Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath?  Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read more

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What are the differences between MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) or c-diff (clostridium difficile)?

Totally different: They are totally different bacteria. Mrsa causes disease by invading the body, multiplying and causing tissue injury. Clostridium difficile causes disease by overgrowth in the intestinal lumen and producing toxins that injure the colonic mucosa causing diarrhea and colitis. ...Read more

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history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?

 history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?

ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in the environment. And something is definitely wrong here...unless your on say prednisone (for MCTD) and didn't mention this. You should see an infectious disease physician ASAP. ...Read more