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Mrsa Staff Infection Contagious
Yes: Some patients become colonized with MRSA and are at risk for recurrent infections. This can be overcome with a series of chlorhexidene gluconate cleansing treatments, mupiricin ointment to the nares for a number of days and antibiotics as indicated. 2 negative cultures of the nares are felt to indicate the MRSA is resolved. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more
Staph aureus: We are all colonized with staph aureus. Whether or not we become infected with these organisms depends on multiple different factors. The ones that are in your cat are the same as the ones in your gut, or in your nasopharynx or on your skin. They have the same disease producing mechanisms. Whether they will infect you is problematic. ...Read more
Is it ok to ask about accidental falls, deaths, infection rates, mrsa, staffing, sodium in diet, transfers, etc if looking at skilled nursing homes?
One year old has MRSA pneumonia, been on clyndomyacin for two weeks, is she still contagious, could someone get a MRSA infection or pneumonia from her?
Generally No: Very, very rare situation.At this stage should no longer be contagious, but check with your doctor. ...Read more
Is a sty contagious? If stys form because of staph, can someone else get a staph infection or MRSA by being in contact with someone with a sty?
Can be: General contact is not enough, but if secretions from that eye are transferred to another person they can get an infection. Understand that styles are not generally infectious, but result when the oil producing glands in the lid get obstructed, and expand because they can not empty themselves and may actually split open, releasing the oil the produce into the soft tissues of the lid. ...Read more
Is MRSA infection contagious if the swab test is positive for groin only and is not in contact with any family members?
Infective: MRSA is infective to others as many people have been exposed and are carrying it around on their skin. But as many people are positive for it we do not treat unless true wound infection Sometimes patients who are positive for swab will get some prophylaxis but only when in hospital. ...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?
My grandson is being treated for mersa staff infection. I am worried about my other grandkids and my husband who has had triple bi pass 4 yrs ago.
Get the facts: The media has created a fervor over MRSA that is far from deserved.It has been around for quite a while & accounts for the majority of minor pustules & abscesses i see in my office.I see them weekly they respond to drainage or antibiotics. It is carried by animals & people & found on random surfaces.After a few days of rx the kid is no longer contagious.But any untreated wound can become infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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