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Symptoms Of Respiratory Mrsa
My dog has a wound that was diagnosed to be infected with e coli and mrsa. Can my husband and I get it? What will our symptoms be?
Possibly: MRSA often causes skin infections, so would see an infected wound. Can usually be prevented with good hand washing (use soap, and sing "Happy Birthday" in your head while washing hands to insure adequate time) after caring for or touching dog's wound. Once antibiotics and dog's immune system get upper hand, should not be a problem. ...Read more
Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. MRSA merely means resistant to multiple antibiotics, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. SA most commonly a commensal bacteria, but not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more
No one knows...: The answer lies in understanding how MRSA can cause skin infections. Mrsa can be on the skin for a long time, and not cause an infection unless it has an opportunity to get past the outer layer of the skin- it is only then that MRSA can begin to cause disease that manifests as symptoms. Situations that allow MRSA to do that includes nicks when razoring, ingrown hair, scratch.. ...Read more
Can you have MRSA in the bloodstream without a fever? What are the symptoms of MRSA in the bloodstream?
Rarely: Very elderly and immunosuppressed patients can have severe infections without fever. This rarely occurs in immunocompetent young patients. Symptoms of MRSA blood stream infection are chills, fever, muscle and joint aching, signs of a skin infection or infection at another site. If left untreated it can lead to confusion, shock and death. ...Read more
My husband has mrsa. It was misdiagnosed for well over 2 years. He is having some serious symptoms of unexplained pain. Is ther any relationship?
Many: Symptoms may include fever, chills, if the infection is severe, hypotension may occur, bleeding due diseminated coagulation problems (dic); however, there are cases of transient bacteremia (bacteria in the bloodstream that do not stay in there for long) that do not cause any major symptoms. ...Read more
Not specific: Symptoms will vary with the type of infection and are generally not different than with other similar organisms. If you are referring to skin infections these are usually red, raised, firm and tender to touch and may be capped by a pus pocket. There may be multiple lesions. But remember the same thing can happen with other organisms. ...Read more
You don't: Mrsa bloodstream infections almost always cause symptoms and frequently the patient is quite ill and toxic. In an immunocompetent patient it would be exceedingly rate for MRSA blood stream infection to not cause symptoms. Transient bacteremias do occur but they are brief and asymptomatic and usually do not cause disease but the bacteria can seed various organs and then cause symptomatic infection. ...Read more
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
Depends on: Location of infection. Mrsa is an invasive form of staph that is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics. Staph infections of skin and subcutaneous tissues happen frequently and can be treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. If it is caused by mrsa, the infection can quickly become uncontrollable. ...Read more
1-3 days: Mrsa (methicillin resistant staphylocoocus aureus) can "show" in 1-3 days. For skin infections my experience is that little cuts fester quickly and become painful quickly. I have also seen them take several days to become obvious. Mrsa is common today and any site that becomes painful and red or pus filled should be seen by a physician. ...Read more
Mrsa, a type of stap:
Mrsa is a type of staph that is drug resistant. Staph/mrsa can cause a variety of things. Commonly, skin infections/boils.
They can get into the blood stream and cause infections. Once it gets into the blood stream, it can go anywhere and cause an infection at that site. ...Read more
If I have a MRSA spine infection, will any symptoms besides soreness manifest and will it require surgery?
Can you get MRSA from popping someone's else's infected lump? Was told it was "spider bite". No infected symptoms yet.
Yes....and elsewhere: MRSA is now located almost anywhere we look. Door knobs. Banisters, shopping carts, etc. If a person has touched it, it may be contaminated with it. It accounts for up to 70% of the pustules/abscesses drained in outpatients. It is not a new AIDS or EBOLA and is relatively easily treated. You are likely exposed daily. If you start experiencing pustules, schedule a visit. ...Read more
Will my ca MRSA kill me? Only symptoms I have are boils. I'm scared to get pneumonia or get in my blood. How will I know if it does? (only 20yrs old)
Probably not...: Most patients with community-acquired MRSA have the skin symptoms that you describe. With treatment, the infection is not likely to become a systemic infection so pneumonia and certainly death are not likely to occur. If the infection were to become systemic, you would experience fever, chills, etc. If you do develop these symptoms, see your doctor or go to the er, but this is unlikely w/ therapy. ...Read more
I had MRSA endocarditis about a year ago is severe head ache a symptom that the MRSA has returned if not what are simptoms?
Among others: Headache is one of many possible symptoms: vague general ones include fever, chills, poor appetite, weight loss, aches & pains, joint pain, night sweats, weakness & malaise. Cardiac symptoms may include shortness of breath, cough or chest pain. If all you have is headache, recurrent endocarditis would be unlikely, but you are right to consider the possibility. I would check with your doctor. ...Read more
I got MRSA from a picc line in a hospital treated with vancomycin it was in my heart what are the symptoms of MRSA coming back there or other places?
No difference likely: There are no specific differences in symptoms with a systemic MRSA infection from another infection, except that the former tends to progress more rapidly and can be somewhat more severe than many other bacteria. Should you develop fevers, chills, severe malaise, etc, you need to see a doctor asap. Hope this never happens. ...Read more
I had MRSA infection I got from a picc line in hospital what are the symptoms that it has come back?
I've had a groin pimple/lump for 2 months. Now itches. Could it be mrsa but without a fever and lasting that long w/o other symptoms? Hopefully not.
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