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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Nasal Mrsa

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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Can you have MRSA if nasal swab comes back negative?

Can you have MRSA if nasal swab comes back negative?

Yes: It is still possible to have MRSA somewhere else on or in the body, even if it is not in the nose. However, the nose is a warm, moist place that is a useful place to look for the bacteria. ...Read more

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Tested +mrsa nasal swab before having surgery. What should I do?

Tested +mrsa nasal swab before having surgery. What should I do?

Tell your Dr.: Let your Dr. Know. Depending on what kind of surgery you're having, your Dr. May want to use antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have been exposed to MRSA and was wondering if there is a nasal spray I can use to prevent me from getting mrsa?

I have been exposed to MRSA and was wondering if there is a nasal spray I can use to prevent me from getting mrsa?

No: The best thing to do is wash your hands regularly. If you are worried about a carrier state a nasal swab can be done. This would definitely be done if you were admitted to the hospital and told them you were exposed. If you were going to have surgery I would recommend the swab be done and if positive, treated with nasal Mupirocin ointment and oral doxycycline. ...Read more

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If mrsa swab of infected area is negative after infection, is mrsa gone? Does an infection mean I am a carrier? Do I need to follow up w/ nasal swab?

If mrsa swab of infected area is negative after infection, is mrsa gone? Does an infection mean I am a carrier? Do I need to follow up w/ nasal swab?

MRSA carriage: There is s lot of media attention and literature on MRSA in recent yrs. Resulting in some confusion. If you had MRSA diagnosed before, thud chances are that you are colonized with it. Thx good news is that you can decrease colonization with proper monitoring and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant have mrsa, had a nasal ointment treatment 2 months ago, retested now and still have it, why still there? I started treatment again t

Infectious Disease: Chronic MRSA colonisation is a difficult problem to overcome. There are a variety of decolinisation protocols available typical prescribed an managed by Infectious Disease experts. This is not an easy problem to overcome otherwise hospitals would have solved this long ago. Schedule a visit with an ID expert to discuss what you have tried so far and what can be done next to improve the odds. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What does it mean eye swollen a concern with MRSA will I loose my eye sight it's like a peanut shape bump in my nasal pain?

What does it mean eye swollen a concern with MRSA will I loose my eye sight it's like a peanut shape bump in my nasal pain?

See a doctor: As you're describing, you are concerned about an infection around your eye that is causing pain and deformation (a bump). This could be potentially serious, and can't be diagnosed correctly here. You should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with mrsa via groin swab. Took bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) no visible rash. Do I need to be retested and have nasal swab? Am I a carrier now?

I was recently diagnosed with mrsa via groin swab. Took bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) no visible rash. Do I need to be retested and have nasal swab? Am I a carrier now?

CONFUSING QUESTION: It is not clear why you had a swab done in your groin. If you had pustules or weepy lesions, mrsa is a reasonable cause. Once treated, you are unlikely to be a chronic carrier of the same germ. Retesting is not routine. Mrsa is so common now you could easily acquire a new strain within days or weeks. ...Read more

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My daughter hascontinuous strep infections. Her last nasal culture came back with strep A and strepoccocal pnuumoniae. Should I see an immunologist? She has also had mrsa in her nose and suffers from chronic sinus problems. Adenoids have been removed twic

My daughter hascontinuous strep infections. Her last nasal culture came back with strep A and strepoccocal pnuumoniae. Should I see an immunologist? She has also had mrsa in her nose and suffers from chronic sinus problems. Adenoids have been removed twic

Allergist/Immunologist: Would help you sort it out, history suggestive of colonization rather active infection and chronic sinusitis, allergies to environmental triggers might be the cause, as adenoids were removed twice, and can regrow, hope she is otherwise growing and developing fine. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Do many people have MRSA in nose already, right?

People do: I do not know percentages. If there is a concern, the nostril can be swabbed and tested. If found positive, it can be treated with a topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have nose MRSA can my partner n her daughter catch it?

I have nose MRSA can my partner n her daughter catch it?

Carrier state: The inner lining of the nose is a common breeding ground for germs. The moisture supports the water needs and any drainage feeds them. The human tendency to touch their nose several times per hour both provides germs access to and a chance to be spread as the fingers touch other objects.Antibiotic ointment at the nasal entrance, and or oral antibiotics can reduce the chance of spread ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with MRSA of the nose, how did I get it and how can I not spread it.?

Strep lives there: Streptococcus bacteria normally live in the nose; unfortunately you have a resistant strain of strep. There are specialized antibiotics (pills or nasal cream) that can help resolve it. To help prevent the spread of it to others, just practice common sense hygiene (wash hands, sneeze into your sleeve instead of your hands, etc). You may want to avoid people with weakened immunity until it clears. ...Read more

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Why does MRSA harbor in the nose yet it is not resp transmitted?

Why does MRSA harbor in the nose yet it is not resp transmitted?

MRSA: Staphylococcus aureus (in this case methicillin-resistant) is part of our normal bacterial flora. It is not until it gains entry into various areas of our body that it becomes a pathogen. This often occurs with disruption in the skin and mucous membranes. It can, in fact, be respiratorily transmitted under the the proper circumstances. This is a complex subject that cannot be fully addressed here. ...Read more

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I had mrsa before. It kept coming back but I haven't had it in about 3 years now. Can I get it again? Worried because I have a knot in my nose

Yes you can: We are all colonized with bacteria on us and in us. After having a MRSA infection, it is probably one of your colonizers. So, it could be the cause of the knot. You should see your doctor and have it checked. ...Read more

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Can cronic MRSA infections in the nose cause GI Problems?

Unlikely: But one never knows fully until completely evaluated. Discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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