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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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When a person test positive for MRSA them tests negative how is it possible for them to test postive again? What precautions need to be taken?

Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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When a person test positive for MRSA them tests negative how is it possible for them to test postive again? What precautions need to be taken?

Incomplete: Eradication is common. We treat with phisohex, bacterium, bactroban, then we test the nares or the throat. We can miss it if temporarily it is eradicated in the areas we test, or the load is less and we miss it from swabbing. Good hygiene, good hand washing is utmost in preventing spread. ...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


Dr. Monib Zirvi
Board Certified, Dermatology
16 years in practice
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What precautions should a person take who had MRSA in the past? Can it come back?

Dr. Monib Zirvi
Board Certified, Dermatology
16 years in practice
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Precautions: Wash all contaminated clothing with hot water. Use an antibacterial soap for washing especially after exercise (unless you are prone to eczema). Use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment nightly for one week each month under fingernails and on inner rim of nostrils. Wear weight gloves and use clean towels on gym equipment at health clubs, swimming pools and gym locker rooms. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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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

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Dr. Scott Keith
Board Certified, Podiatry
39 years in practice
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Mrsa infections repeating with all members of household. I just had surgery for broken finger, should I take more precautions other than keflex ?

Dr. Scott Keith
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Mrsa infections repeating with all members of household. I just had surgery for broken finger, should I take more precautions other than keflex ?

No call Waiting.: You need to call your surgeon and explain the circumstances regarding the possibility of msra exposure. He will then make the call on how your antibiotic coverage will proceed. Do it now. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Reoccuring respitory infections and sweats since i had MRSA in my left lung, does it ever end?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Pulmonary doctor: You should be seen and evaluated by a pulmonologist (lung expert). You may have either persistent infection or structural changes in your lung which predispose to recurrent disease (bronchiectasis, etc.). Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
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What is MRSA and how is it transmitted?

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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What is MRSA and how is it transmitted?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of the immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions & any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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Dr. Willam Lau
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
5 years in practice
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What happens after you have had MRSA as a child?

Dr. Willam Lau
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
5 years in practice
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Hopefully nothing: If you had a MRSA infection, you should have learned how to prevent a recurrence or reinfection by practicing good hygiene. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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What is MRSA ?

Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Board Certified, Podiatry
22 years in practice
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MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Stokes
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
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How can MRSA be treated?

Dr. Jason Stokes
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
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Mrsa treatment: MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics. Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose. ...Read more

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Dr. Le Wang
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
31 years in practice
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I have recurring MRSA that just won't stop. Contracted it 5 yrs ago had outbreaks ever since. Why won't it go away? Please help.

Dr. Le Wang
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
31 years in practice
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Resurring MRSA: In addition to antibiotics, check your immune system (immunoglobulin, B cells, etc) with your doctorif persistent and frequent bacterial infections. ...Read more

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