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What precautions should a person take who had MRSA in the past? Can it come back?

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

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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My boyfriend has MRSA what safety precautions can I take?

My boyfriend has MRSA what safety precautions can I take?

MRSA precautions: No sharing- towels, combs, brushes, clothes, bed,cups-wash always after sexual contact. Hibiclens (OTC)can be used to wash just avoid mucus membranes - vaginal area, gluteal fold, mouth(use reg soap). Use it 3 x a week, more often on hands. Check self for MRSA w/ nasal swab culture f/u/ w/doc/ health department http://www.mrsainfection.net/how-does-mrsa-spread-in-the-family/ ...Read more

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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, (mupirocin) 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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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?

MRSA is a bacteria: If it was my son i'd try to decolonize him with bactroban (mupirocin) (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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Mrsa infections repeating with all members of household. I just had surgery for broken finger, should I take more precautions other than keflex ?

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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Reoccuring respitory infections and sweats since i had MRSA in my left lung, does it ever end?

Reoccuring respitory infections and sweats since i had MRSA in my left lung, does it ever end?

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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Thi s is las time why would a doctor give you cefazolm for MRSA it doesn't do anythin?

Thi s is las time why would a doctor give you cefazolm for MRSA it doesn't do anythin?

See below: You're right cefazolin is ineffective against mrsa. Sometimes when we suspect a patient has a staph.Aureus infection but do not have the sensitivities yet we will start vancomycin plus cefazolin because the cefazolin works better against methicillin sensitive staph. Aureus (mssa) while the vancomycin covers the patient for mrsa. ...Read more

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How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung? Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung?  Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

Not uncommon: In patients who have been in and out of the hospital. It still would not be considered "normal" colonization and could be an issue if the person becomes sick in other ways. ...Read more

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Does MRSA itch?

No, it shouldn't: Infection with MRSA shouldn't cause itching. It more likely causes pain and discomfort.However, if you have an itchy rash caused by something else, too much scratching of your of skin can increase risk of infection by bacteria such as staph or even mrsa.Mrsa itself is not the reason for the itch.People that are carriers for MRSA also don't experience itching usually.Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Respiratory System (Definition)

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