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How do you know if you have ring worm or MRSA (staph) skin disease?

How do you know if you have ring worm or MRSA (staph) skin disease?

Fungus vs bacteria: Ring worm is a fungus - sampling scales of skin can help diagnosis. Mrsa is a bacterial infection and hence you would do a wound culture of the drainage. ...Read more

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If 5 mth. Old baby has mrsa(the skin disease that causes boils) doctor gave her medicine but what soap to wash her with? She also has ezema on skin.

If 5 mth. Old baby has mrsa(the skin disease that causes boils) doctor gave her medicine but what soap to wash her with?  She also has ezema on skin.

Baby w/MRSA & eczema: People with eczema often have increased numbers of staph on their skin. Staph worsen eczema by releasing their antigens onto skin which causes more inflammation. Studies show that improving eczema decreases those numbers. Your baby has antibiotics to treat the mrsa. Doing bleach baths with oatmeal bath powder and 1 tbs of clorox per baby tub mixed well and used daily helps decrease surface staph. ...Read more

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I have been taking bactrium for over a week now for MRSA. But didn't get diagnosed until yesterday. I've had boils like the ones I had recently since 2011 but was never diagnosed. My question is should I be working while I have the disease or should I sta

CDC advise on MRSA: To prevent another MRSA infection and to prevent spreading MRSA to others: • Keep taking any antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. Don’t take half-doses or stop before you complete your prescribed course. • Clean your hands often, especially before and after changing your wound dressing or bandage. • Keep any wounds clean and change dressings often from www.cdc.gov/mrsa/ ...Read more

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Are you more likely to contract MRSA and c-dif if you have an autoimmune disease?

Are you more likely to contract MRSA and c-dif if you have an autoimmune disease?

Not really.: Having an autoimmune disease can make you more susceptable to many infections especially if you are treated with immunosuppressive drugs such as corticosteroids like prednisone. You are not more likely to get MRSA or clostridium difficile unless you are taking antibiotics or are in a hospital or nursing home or if you are exposed to people with these infections. ...Read more

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Dropped phone in public toilet, reached in grabbed it.Had open cuts on thumb, washed hands immediately. Will i get hepatitis, mrsa, hiv, disease now?

Dropped phone in public toilet, reached in grabbed it.Had open cuts on thumb, washed hands immediately. Will i get hepatitis, mrsa, hiv, disease now?

Highly unlikely: Don't worry! The best thing you did was aggressive hand washing. HIV, Hepatitis are primarily blood born and spread through needles and infected blood products. MRSA is also unlikely in this exposure. Don't fret, my friend! ...Read more

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Hi there, are you an infectious disease specialist? If so I have a few questions about my frequent Saph and MRSA infections and what the best long term treatment plan would be.. I have been seeing dr after dr who doesn't really understand the disease... I

Hi there, are you an infectious disease specialist? If so I have a few questions about my frequent Saph and MRSA infections and what the best long term treatment plan would be.. I have been seeing dr after dr who doesn't really understand the disease... I

Fundamentally: it is going to be the break in the barrier, or other predisposition to infection that needs to be addressed. People tend to keep their same germs. It is not easy to get rid of MRSA that is sitting on the skin. It is much more important to deal with the reason why someone is getting infections. ...Read more