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My son carries the MRSA virus in his nose what precautions need to be taken around the other kids so they don't contract the virous?
MRSA is a bacteria: If it was my son i'd try to decolonize him with bactroban (mupericin) ointment into the nose twice a day for 7-10 days and hibiclens soap shower and shampoo daily for 10-14 days. To prevent spread he should not touch his face, then others. He should wash his hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. He should not share towels, clothing or personal hygene items with others. ...Read more
How long does the mersa virus last on counters, clothing, carpet, etc and is there anything that will kill it?
MRSA Bacteria: Viruses don't respond to antibiotics. Mrsa is a bacteria that can be treated with specific antibiotics. Depending on several factors including humidity, physical traffic on the counter (generally called a fomite), and others factors, MRSA can stay for hours to days. Bleach, detergents, ultraviolet light, and many other reagents can kill mrsa, but are not necessarily safe for humans to consume. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UsuallyBenign But...: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res dom. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly commensal bacteria, but reality not c/w marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. Can be bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had guillian barre' should I stay away from a friend that might have mrsa? Guillian barre' was 3 years ago and i want to know if I should stay away from a friend that has mrsa?
Guillain : Guillain barre syndrome is a condition in which the body's own immune system attacks myelin, the outer, insulating sheath around nerve cell fibers. Sometimes the nerve cell fibers themselves are also damaged. Guillain barre syndrome produces numbness and weakness that can sometimes be severe. Guillain barre syndrome is usually a monophasic disease (that is, it happens once and usually doesn't happen again), and might be triggered by certain bacteria (such as campylobacter jejunum) and certain viruses (such as cytomegalovirus), although most cases have no known cause. Unfortunately MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, a drug-resistant skin bacteria responsible for many "staph" infections) is amazingly common both inside and outside hospitals. Some sources say the rate of MRSA colonization (in which MRSA is present on skin but is not causing infection) is up to 40%. So, many people that we deal with every day might have mrsa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Young adult woman with autism (oahu) diagnosed with MRSA with an abscess, second abscess 2 weeks later, 3days later upper resp infection--also mrsa?
My mother contracted MRSA for her third time, while still on antibiotic & not completely healed she contracted shingles for the first time. Related?
Yes: Shingles is more common in elderly patients. It tends to occur many times when the individual is under physical emotional stress. With her mother having recurrent MRSA episodes this may have been stressful enough to cause her immune system to be depressed and shingles to manifest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter has had MRSA in a severely injured foot, and now 8 years later she has pain and swelling. Can it come back?
I was exsposed to MRSA by a 4 yr old student in my class that I had close contact with. I have developed tiny pimple like spots randomly all over my body that itch (like in the pic) and are not going away. Each day I get more. I also had a cough at the
Not MRSA : What you describe seems to be a viral exanthem. This is very likely since you teach preschoolers and they carry these viruses. Exposure is highest when school first reconvenes in the fall. Please see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more