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My Is My 1 Year Old Getting Mrsa
MRSA is everywhere: Many people have MRSA and do not know it. It is similar to an even more common bacteria but has become resistant to penicillins and some other antibiotics, so it helps to know about it when treating an infection. If someone in the home has been found to carry mrsa, there is a good chance he has been exposed, but that does not mean anything bad. Just let his doc know in case of infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best possible explanation for how a very healthy, nursed, no prior colds, or hospitalization, one year old to get MRSA pneumonia?
Viral infection 1st: Staphylococcal pneumonias typically follow a viral infection that breaks down the body's defenses. ...Read more
One year old has MRSA pneumonia, been on clyndomyacin for two weeks, is she still contagious, could someone get a MRSA infection or pneumonia from her?
Generally No: Very, very rare situation.At this stage should no longer be contagious, but check with your doctor. ...Read more
MRSA: From hands. Mrsa can colonize some patients skin and naao pharynx. Need to treat the active infection with oral and topical abx. Best way to prevent future infections is by bathing in diluted clorox bleach ( one cup bleach in 30 gallons water). Last rinse should be with this diluted water for about 8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 12 year old son wants to get his ear pierced, he had a positive swab for MRSA when he was born although no clinical infection. ?
Similar risk to all: I would not assume that that swab in infancy has anything to do with whats on his body today. We all go through waves of skin germs that transiently occupy our body surface.MRSA was uncommon decades ago but dominates the scene today.As many as 70% of simple skin abscesses today are MRSA.Proper care at the time of and after the piercing should reduce risk. ...Read more
Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more
Proper antibiotics: Important to take all antibiotics as directed; do not stop antibiotic even if the symptoms seem to resolve before the prescribed dose is finished.Early stoppage of antibiotics can allow MRSA to survive and develop further antibiotic resistance. If initial antibiotic therapy does not help to reduce or eliminate symptoms, do not wait until the symptoms get worse.Serious infection need 2 antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot of us: Are colonized but not sick. Ask your pediatrician. ...Read more
Pretty common: Most physicians have seen more MRSA in their outpatient setting this past 5 yrs than the previous decades.It accounts for about 70% of outpatient small & large pustules or abscesses & responds well to incision & drainage along with oral antibiotics.I consider it a minor issue. ...Read more
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