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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

This site is MedCare: this site is about medical question and answers about medical problems and not nursing care.The only nurses who come in contacts with patients with tonsilopharyngitis,are either Dictors office nurse or in ER.It involved taking vital signs like temp and pulse and history of any allergies. And at the direction of the doctor to do throat swab for quick strep test or culture& give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever ...Read more

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Can a patient on warfarin take antibiotics for wound infection (cloxacillin)?

Can a patient on warfarin take antibiotics for wound infection (cloxacillin)?

With great care: Cloxacillin, ciprofloxin and especially Levaquin (levofloxacin) have been associated with elevations in the inr in some people on coumadin/warfarin, Dicloxacillin has been reported to lower the inr. The bottom line is many medications have the potential to affect the inr. If a medication change of any kind is to occur tlose monitoring should be donehe prescribing physician needs to be aware. If needed c. ...Read more

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What antibiotics should a breatfeeding mothers take for carbuncles treatment ?

You need to be seen: A physician should look at your lesions and decide on the treatment. Some carbuncles can be treated with common antibiotics while others' appearance and progression make us decide on more stronger antibiotics to cover for bacterias that are difficult to treat with the common antibiotics so it is important to get a history on how they have progressed how often you get them the size location etc. ...Read more

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What is a nursing diagnosis for sternal wound infection?

What is a nursing diagnosis for sternal wound infection?

See your doctor: Localized small infections can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deeper more involved infections with extending redness past the immediate margins will likely require a more aggressive approach such as incision and drainage, debridement, and oral antibiotic. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Does metro health express care see patients for yeast infections?

Does metro health express care see patients for yeast infections?

Call them: Most urgent care/health express clinics will see patients for yeast infections. You could call and ask them before hand, just in case. ...Read more

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Injury undernail with infection how to take care if?

Injury  undernail with infection how to take care if?

Like any other: Infection: drainage, antibiotics if necessary, rest, and elevation. If there is any foreign material (such as splinter or dirt), it needs to be removed. Go see a doctor so he can take care of it for you. ...Read more

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How to care for MRSA scabs?

How to care for MRSA scabs?

Scab treatment : See your doctor.... Clean with bactroban (mupirocin).... I also recommend scar cream... Which some doctors use.... I've seen good results with it ...Read more

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Will urgent care give me antibiotics for an infected tooth?

Yes: Urgent care can give you antibiotics for an infected tooth but you will still need to see a dentist for treatment. Antibiotics alone will not cure the problem. ...Read more

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Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?

Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?

What's the cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

See below: Please refer to nursing home for the policy and procedure for notifying and managing wound care infection and treatment. Every nursing home has different policy and if you have questions or concerns about it, please contact unit manager or supervisor. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use honey for wound care after i&d for abcess?

Is it effective to use honey for wound care after i&d for abcess?

Medihoney: Do not just pour honey on a wound however the product called medihoney has proven very effective in wound care with good research to back this up. Medihoney is produced under sterile conditions with further refinement into the final product. ...Read more

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Is sulfameth a treatment for urinary track infection?

Is sulfameth a treatment for urinary track infection?

Yes: Although most of the u.T.I. Are caused by sensitive to sulfa bacteria. It is better to do a urine culture to find out the sensitive to which aantibiotic. ...Read more

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Antibiotics good for tooth infection other than augmentin/amoxicillin for my knowledge? Seeing dentist soon

Antibiotics good for tooth infection other than augmentin/amoxicillin for my knowledge? Seeing dentist soon

Antibiotics: If you are allergic to penicillin , you may end up getting Clindamycin .For people who are not allergic o penicillin , Augmentin ( Penicillin + Clavulanate combo ) is usually what is prescribed . ...Read more

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What would be recommended to take care of a sinus infection at home?

What would be recommended to take care of a sinus infection at home?

Saline: Use saline irrigation, otc decongestants, rest, lots of fluids. See your doctor if fevers persist after a few days, you have significant facial/sinus pressure, etc. ...Read more

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Can a staph infection return after treatment w antibiotics?

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Can a staph infection return after treatment w antibiotics?

Yes: If the dose of antibiotics was insufficient or the course was not long enough, yes, staph infections can recur. The other concern would also be if the bacteria developed resistance while on therapy. However, there is always a chance that some other organism has caused the infection; it depends on the site and the timing. I would discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cellulitis-big toe.Not cured by 2 weeks augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) from dermatologist.Bad rxn to 1day of doxycycline.See infectious disease md? Podiatrist?(cbc pending.)

Cellulitis-big toe.Not cured by 2 weeks augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) from dermatologist.Bad rxn to 1day of doxycycline.See infectious disease md? Podiatrist?(cbc pending.)

Ouch!: I have a question. Was there any involvement of your toenail? Swelling, pain, tenderness or pus in the nail area? If so, i would encourage you to see a podiatrist. If there is nail growing into tissue, it will continue to act as a nidus for infection. Home it gets better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more