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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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Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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How do you get MRSA staph infection in nursing home?

How do you get MRSA staph infection in nursing home?

MRSA: Mrsa is a form of staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to a specific group of antibiotics. It is prevalent in all settings, not only the nursing home. Many people are colonized with the bacteria; this does not mean they are infected. Make sure that you do your best to wash your hands as frequently as possible. ...Read more

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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Mrsa infection and itch, what to do?

Don't scratch!: Hopefully you've seen a physician ; infection is being treated. Itching accompanies healing or inflammat'n. Scratching allows bacteria to colonize fingernails ; then the infection can be spread to other areas (may become a chronic carrier nose, rectum, fingernails). If area is red, hot, swollen, spreading or you have fever: see your doc. If it is healing cool compresses, PO antihistamines. ...Read more

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How do you address of MRSA infection?

How do you address of MRSA infection?

MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, the flare, vancomycin, zygodactyl, or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection.
Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more

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What are advanced symptoms of MRSA infection?

What are advanced symptoms of MRSA infection?

Varies: Symptoms will depend on the site of infection i.E, in the blood, in the skin, in the lungs etc..., skin infections may cause "boils", abscess, cellulitis (redness, edema, warmth to the skin), lungs infection may also progress into an abscess, fever, cough, pneumonia, in the blood, severe infection may cause low blood pressure, bleeding due to coagulopathy etc... ...Read more

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If I had a MRSA infection, do I have it forever?

If I had a MRSA infection, do I have it forever?

No: Many people who have MRSA infections are colonized with this bacteria in the nares and in areas of the skin especially in the axillae, groins and perianal areas. Colonization can be transient or prolonged. In many cases colonization can be eradicated by topical treatment ie. Mupirocin ointment and hibiclens soap sometimes combined with oral antibiotics such as Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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If u have the mrsa infection or had the mrsa infection once is it eventually going to kill you?

If u have the mrsa infection or had the mrsa infection once is it eventually going to kill you?

MRSA is common: MRSA is the most common cause of skin infections and likely comes and goes in many of us (living in the nostrils). It used to be isolated to health care facilities, but is now out and about in most communities. It is certainly NOT a death sentence, although in people with other diseases or immune system challenges, it can be harder to fight off and cause blood or lung infections. Wash hands!! ...Read more

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Will a MRSA infection cause a permanent lump?

Will a MRSA infection cause a permanent lump?

Not necessarily: Usually proper treatment will not leave residua in the form of a lump. ...Read more

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Are schools a major source of MRSA infection in children?

Yes: Mrsa may not necessarily be found in schools but any public area is a potential site for harboring this infection. One such site in schools especially is gyms- and on dirty gym equipment such as football gear that is not cleaned properly. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is MRSA infection, and is it curable?

Staph: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. This is the name of a specific type of staph bacteria that is not curable / treatable by methicillin (a penicillin like drug). In most instances penicillin and cephalosporin type antibiotics will not kill mrsa. There are other antibiotics that will work, and it would be best to discuss the infection with your doc or a clinic. ...Read more

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Where can I find out the rates of MRSA infection in different hospitals?

Where can I find out the rates of MRSA infection in different hospitals?

Depends...: ...On where you live. Some states publish reports on their state hospitals’ infection rates. (consumers union has a list of them at http://www. Consumersunion. Org/campaigns/stophospitalinfections/learn. Html) other states do not. If you can't find what you need at the cu website, call your state's dept. Of health and ask if they have the information. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be working with food when suffering from an MRSA infection?

Glove up: If you're in food service, your manager probably makes you glove up anyway. If you're preparing food for your family, keep washing your hands. And I assume you're being treated. Mrsa is not a magic microbe that automatically sickens folks when they meet it. Sometimes our society forgets this, I'm sorry folks are like this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What're some foods and facial cleansers to help fight MRSA infection on face?

Mrsa: Few are allicin (in garlic), psylocynin (in wild mushroom), and topical hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the appearance of a pimple and a MRSA infection?

What's the difference between the appearance of a pimple and a MRSA infection?

Different bacteria: Pimples are usually caused by staph or step bacteria. Most of the time penicillin works to kill these bacteria. Sometimes the bacteria is resistant to this antibiotic and then it is known as mrsa. There are usually other antibiotics that will work for mrsa, especially if a healthy person has it. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of MRSA infection at a cellular, organ, and systemic level?

MRSA: Being a Microbiology Major as an undergraduate, I wish you good luck as you answer this question from your homework. It is impossible for us to answer this in 400 characters. ...Read more

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My daughter received bactriban due to a MRSA infection. Do I use it on all cuts? Can it be overused?

My daughter received bactriban due to a MRSA infection. Do I use it on all cuts? Can it be overused?

Only used: As directed by your physician. Use other antibiotic ointments for minor wound infection. Do not use bactroban (mupirocin) for any skin infection without consulting your physician! She may develop resistance. ...Read more

Dr. William O'Connor
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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (Definition)

Mrsa is a form of staph aureus that can come in 2 forms, community aquired and hospital acquired. The bacteria will be resistant to penicillins that are used to treat MRSA including methicillin and oxacillin. There can still be oral choices for treatment as long as the ...Read more