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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?
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
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 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
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
I had MRSA and waa on 4 different antibotics and then that's when I start getting the symptoms of a upset stomach and acid reflux what could this be?
I have a severe boiling water burn on my abdomen and have had MRSA before what type of antibiotic by mouth should I take?
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
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
My 16yo has a MRSA infection is taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for 8.5 days (prescribed for 10) and using clindamycin gel. She has stomach pain, continue meds?
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
For the past 6 months I have had abcest mersa pnomonia (3) bronchitis and shingles. Also heartburn extended stomach (hard) could you please help me?
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
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