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My is my 1 year old getting mrsa?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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How does a four year old get MRSA in the vagina and anus?

How does a four year old get MRSA in the vagina and anus?

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 more

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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

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How serious is MRSA for an 8 year old?

How serious is MRSA for an 8 year old?

See below: Most of the time this type of infection is easily treated with incision and drainage of the area, and antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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What would happen to a 2 year old if they got MRSA more than once?

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

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What to do if I'm a healthy 18 year old boy and I have just been informed that I have mrsa?

What to do if I'm a healthy 18 year old boy and I have just been informed that I have mrsa?

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 more

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How common is MRSA in 10 year-old healthy girls?

How common is MRSA in 10 year-old healthy girls?

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