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Sterilize Make Mrsa
Clean, not sterilize: Mrsa is spread from person to person; bedspreads and surfaces in you home can harbor bacteria for a long time. You can not "sterilize" your home the way hospitals sterilize medical equipment. Cleaning compounds will clean surfaces, and soap and water are effective for personal hygiene.Your doctor may prescribe medications to decrease MRSA bacteria if you become infected. Pets can carry mrsa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out that my two month olds great grandmother has mrsa, what should I do about it make appoiment or take him to the ER ?
What cleansers are effective for cleaning and sterilizing my cpap mask and tubing to kill MRSA so I won't be colonized again?
Dilute bleach: A 1:10 dilution of bleach bottle is inexpensive and effective. Cleaning solutions other than soap and water may decrease the lifespan of your equipment, so more frequent replacement may be necessary. ...Read more
I got MRSA after leaving hospital 1 week afywr leaving had stroke found MRSA did it come from hospital teasesrch says yes not happy could have died?
Feel better: Unfortunately, hospitals deal with constant infections, and really no fully effective way to sterilize floors walls ceilings, etc., on an ongoing basis. Making this challenge far worse is fact that visitors bring in new sources of infectious organisms. This becomes an ongoing struggle for infectious disease specialists. Glad you are doing better. ...Read more
Are recurring non-mrsa staph infections common? If so, should they eventually happen less frequently? Used bactroban for nasal colones, but it continues to recur.
Trouble with Staph: This bacterium is particularly hardy and may be persisting in your environment-if indeed you've tried a regimen to 'eradicate' it from your body. It may be worth throwing out old razors, personal hygiene items, etc or at least try to sterilize them in a dishwasher. Towels, used linens etc will need a 'hot wash' to disinfect. Then, consider personal contacts in the family for possible re-infection. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Mrsa can be carried in the nose. If the culture from a nasal swab shows the presence of mrsa, it can be eradicated with Mupirocin ointment. For MRSA abscesses, it is important to avoid contact with the pus; wash hands frequently, keep the wound covered, wash any clothes that have had contact with the pus in hot water, disinfect any surfaces in contact with the pus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Types of Bugs: Mrsa or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria which can cause severe skin infections that are resistant to the usual antibiotics we use for staph. Cdiff or clostridium difficile is a type of bacteria that can take over the inside of the colon after antibiotics have killed off the normal bacteria that inhabit the gut, causing severe bloody diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Mrsa is contagious with contact. It is not air borne. Typical community mrs a is also an issue of individual immunity to allow infection and how easily it decides. Someone with mrs a should be treated with appropriate antibiotics and preventative measure such as antibacterial soap, oral vitamin c, zinc, and intra nasal bactroban one week month to minimize recurrences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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