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7 year old's throat culture positive for mrsa. Headache, stomach pain, limb pain for past week. On clindamyacin. Can MRSA cause systemic symtoms?

7 year old's throat culture positive for mrsa. Headache, stomach pain, limb pain for past week. On clindamyacin. Can MRSA cause systemic symtoms?

Yes: Mrsa can cause systemic symptoms like a regular infection with staphylococci. Please be sure to complet the course of treatment, even if you feel better sooner. ...Read more

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2nd @ER I a few months. DX mrsa sores on stomach. Thistime entire body hurts (joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood?

2nd @ER I a few months. DX mrsa sores on stomach. Thistime entire body hurts (joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood?

Not right place: You need the services of an Infectious Disease Specialist. Ask your General a Practitioner for guidance. If you don't have a GP call your local hospital or medical society for recommendation. ...Read more

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2nd time in a few months. DX mrsa sores on stomach. Thistime entire body hurts (joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood-do nose swab @some point I'm going to need more help then I'm getting. Treatment is not working. I'm sick. W

2nd time in a few months. DX mrsa sores on stomach. Thistime entire body hurts (joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood-do nose swab @some point I'm going to need more help then I'm getting. Treatment is not working. I'm sick. W

MRSA: Greetings. MRSA infections need aggressive treatments especially if you are in the actively infective stage. Some patents are carriers but never get sick like you. Talk to your doctor about seeing an infectious disease specialist. These doctors can recommend special therapy for your particular disease state. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My husband's dad contracted MRSA in hospital. After visiting him, he now has a rash on his face and also on his abdomen. What is the best way to treat?

MRSA: Mrsa is a pernicious form of drug-resistant staphylococcus. It is an increasing problem worldwide. It is unclear whether the rash you describe is due to MRSA or to something else. But generally speaking, MRSA does not cause rashes. Something else may be the reason. Best to ask his physician to evaluate this. A drug reaction is possible. ...Read more

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I had MRSA and I was on 4 different antibotics and now im have symtoms of a upset stomach and acid reflux what could this be?

Side effect of antib: It is probebely due to side effect of antibiotics given to you. You can take Prilosec or Prevacid over the counter or prescription nexium, (esomeprazole) or dexilent to help with your symptoms, if you still have these symptoms consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing abdominal pain and diarrhoea a week after having IV gentamicin, vancomycin and clindamycin for MRSA. Should I be concerned about cdiff?

I'm experiencing abdominal pain and diarrhoea a week after having IV gentamicin, vancomycin and clindamycin for MRSA. Should I be concerned about cdiff?

Oh yes, you should.: Please ask your treating physician to test (and if necessary, to treat) ASAP for possible C.difficile post-antibiotic infection. ...Read more

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Have cellulitis on my lower abdomen. Had it drained by dr and put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days. Could this be MRSA?

Have cellulitis on my lower abdomen. Had it drained by dr and put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days. Could this be MRSA?

Yes, maybe MRSA: In otherwise healthy people, non-rectal/genital cellulitis and skin abscesses (that's probably what required drainage) are caused by strep or staph, and many staph infections are MRSA. So it's definitely possible. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is the recommended antibiotic because it covers them all, including MRSA. Most likely a culture test was done and will tell whether or not it's MRSA. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec. Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest. Cancer? MRSA spread?

Stomach pain, pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec. Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest. Cancer? MRSA spread?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic without a thorough history and physical examination by a physician. It is unusual to prescribe steroids for stomach pain and a rash and then get another antibiotic prescribed. Your physician who knows all your findings is best to advise you. I doubt that cancer is the problem, however. Further studies seem warranted. ...Read more

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My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant; he recently withstood mrsa. Could it have been lethal?

My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant; he recently withstood mrsa. Could it have been lethal?

Could be severe: Any bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection has a spectrum of severity from very mild to potentially life threatening. When a patient is intentionally immunosuppressed their immune system is not as potent to fight off the infection. Mrsa can be mild or severe, but is problematic because the bacteria is resistant to a number of the commonly used antibiotics, limiting treatment options. ...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?

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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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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