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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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How can you treat MRSA in the throat?

Be seen: MRSA infections are serious and need aggressive and appropriate treatment regardless of where it is. See a good ENT or seek an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What does MRSA in the throat look like?

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

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I have Mrsa in my throat should I be concerned?

Ans: Always need to be concerned when dealing with Mesa. But you are so vague. Not sure what you mean. How did you get this diagnosis. ? ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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Is having a sore throat, cough, achy body, and a headache signs of mrsa?

Sores on Skin?: Your symptoms can be associated with many other conditions. With MRSA you would also have skin lesions: little painful bumps. ...Read more

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Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?

Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?

See a dermatologist: for answers. Recurrent abscess could be strep or staph but you could also have a condition known as hidradenitis suppurtiva. See derm for answers and treatment options. ...Read more

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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?

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