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Mrsa Throat Symptoms
Received test results via throat swab confirming mrsa. Had 7 days amoxicillin; symptoms returned several days later. Will another antibiotic be need?
I had MRSA twice under arm in '10. Now minor sore throat for 2 weeks. No other symptoms. Allergy meds/amoxicillin not helping. Just moved to OH. MRSA?
Sore throat: It usually looks like a strep infection, but it does not clear up with the routine antibiotics that are given. A culture at that time will usually turn up the mrsa. Some people are colonized with MRSA and have no symptoms. ...Read more
I'm a nurse aide and I've was working with a resident. He had mrsa and I was not aware of it. The nurse said it was airborne. Now my throat hurts, weak
No worries!: As a nurse's aide, you have been exposoed to MRSA many times before. It's all over the place in hospitals and in many patients, including many without visible evidence of infection. That a particular resident is a carrier doesn't increase your risk. And MRSA doesn't cause sore throat or weakness. If still concerned, speak with your supervisor or discuss with the infection control team. ...Read more
I have had 3 bouts of mrsa, face n throat (along w cellulitis), once in lip absess and once in neck absess. Will this be a continual problem for me?
Try decolonization: It could be a recurrent problem as you are probably colonized with mrsa. See your doctor about an attempt at decolonization with Bactroban Nasal ointment, hibiclens soap shower and shampoo and possibly one of several antibiotics that obtain high nasal secretion levels such as minocycline, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or rifampin. Intimate contacts should have nasal MRSA screens and decolonization if positive. ...Read more
Should I be worried? Puking white foam, fever, cough, pain in throat and head. Recently taken Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for MRSA, can that be the cause also?
Yes: This sounds very dangerous and it is also a high complexity problem. See a doc ASAP and do not wait. This sounds life threatening! ...Read more
Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?
Positive today for MRSA in my nose very sore throat chronic cough headache puffy sore scalp can this all be related to the spread of untreated mrsa?
Not likely: Mrsa colonization by itself causes no problems, but puts you at risk for invasive disease if you have major events, like surgery. Mrsa is an aggressive pathogen, so it isn't likely the cause of chronic sore throats or headaches. Unnecessary treatment of MRSA colonization leads to other problems like increased resistance to other antibiotics as well. ...Read more
Mrsa, started taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 48 hours ago, and mupirocin topical. My eye is swelling & have clear/white mucous up from throat. Do I need 2 c dr asap?
Depends: It depends on where your infection was. All you said is that you have mrsa. You didn't say where the infection was and how it originally affected you. If it somehow involves your head and face and you're having eye swelling then absolutely you need to go see your doctor as soon as possible. ...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
I have been struggling with ear fluid and a buildup of phlegm in upper part of throat. This started with a cold. I have had two ear infections since. They discovered MRSA, which has now cleared. CT scan is clear. Prilosec did not work.?
Phlegm: It sounds like you still have sinus inflammation with mucous draining down into your throat. Try a nasal steroid like Flonase for maintenance therapy or an antihistamine like Claritin. If symptoms persist, oral antibiotics or low dose oral prednisone may help. An ENT consult may be needed. ...Read more
I have had MRSA 3 times. Now I have a very sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes with abscesses over them, chest pain, red eyes, and bad cough. Mrsa again?
Probably: The abscesses over the lymph nodes is a sign of mrsa. Get cultures and antibiotics. Check your gammaglobulins. ...Read more
I had a really bad case of MRSA it fractured my hip at the femoral neck I now have a tkr w/a rod in the femor I'm now having deep femor pain why?
MRSA: Sounds like you had a difficult problem. Without knowing if you had a mrsa-infected hip vs. Osteomyelitis with resulting fracture, I'm not sure, but continued pain in this leg has to be considered an uncleared infection until it is completely ruled out. You need to have some blood work and potential biopsy to ensure this thing isn't infected still. ...Read more
Should I get a MRSA boil lanced? I have an abscess from MRSA on the back of the neck at the base of my skull. It is not draining or open. Saw dr. Two days ago, prescribed septra. It has increased in size over the first night, seems about the same size on
I have staph/suspected MRSA on neck. Its covered, treated w meds topical n oral...C as n child sleep in same bed if I lysol sheets before?
Why take risks???: Mrsa aside, why are you sleeping with a child. Cosleeping with infants is associated with suffication deaths (see aap position statement pediatrics 11/11). By mid childhood this fosters dependence at a time when kids should begin to create their own individuality & accomplishments. ...Read more
I have 5 boils on my face and 1 on my neck which developed in the last week generally well but taken ibuprofen for 5 days previous. Sign of mrsa?
I would encourage: Prompt medical evaluation to properly assess this. I wouldn't fool around with. Take care. ...Read more
My 4 month premie baby has Mrsa started in nappie area but it's quickly spreading up body neck ect antibiotics he on ain't working what else is there?
Re-evalution Now: MRSA can be a dangerous bacterial infection and if your baby is worsening on the antibiotics they need to be seen by their primary care physician. Their doctor can evaluate if the infection is truly worsening and provide a plan for a change in treatment. ...Read more
Woke w/ 2red bumps size of large pimples on back of neck. Painful to the touch. 3 days w/ no improvement. Suspected possible spider bite but now concerned it is mrsa. Should I see a doctor? Or wait?
I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?
Tooth infection: This should be immediately treated by your dentist. The ER may not have a dentist on staff and will only prescribe antibiotics, but the meds will not solve your dental issues. ...Read more
Why would I have major tingling in neck on right side and veins poppg on eyelids and cheeks? Had3 stents in 2002. Triple bypass in 2008, which resulted in me getting MRSA in sternum...Put on vanco and had several surgeries removing parts of sternum....I l
Unfortunately yhe only way to know what is going on is to follow up with your cardiologist. You may need another angiogram. The fact that you stated you are "losing the will to live" is worrisome. It sounds like you are dealing with major depression, which is understandable given your medical history. I strongly encourage you to seek the help of a psychiatrist or therapist.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?
Typical symptoms: sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes.
Other symptoms: headache, n/v, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or a scarlatiniform rash or palatal petechiae (small bleeding), the latter being an uncommon but highly specific finding. Consult doc if you have these symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more
? Treated?: You are not considered contagious for strep after you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. Your employer may of may not have other requirements, but this is the basic issue I use for clearing a patient to get back to work. ...Read more
Tips + antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more