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Test Kits Mrsa
No DifferentBacteria: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. Control of this bacteria, as with all, is a function of the immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality is not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions & any internal control affecting immune function can change. Mrsa merely means multiple resistant abs. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can one accurately test to see if MRSA is completely gone after taking meds, oinment, etc? The wound is healed but what is required? Blood test?
My dad has MRSA and I've been in contact with him . been sick for months and the basic cell count come out negative they won't do MRSA blood test ?
Blood cultures?: If you want doctors to do blood cultures for MRSA there has to be a good clinical indication for this, and without knowing what is going on with you and examining you there is no way to comment on this. What do you mean by "sick for months"? MRSA infection is not likely to go on for months untreated. You would likely die of this. You need to have discussion with the doctor. ...Read more
Culture of leg taken AFTER doc already treated it for MRSA w/Bactrim & top antib; test then back neg (false neg?). Antib in sys how lg? Retest when?
MRSA test came back negative, but may be false neg. How soon can someone retest if they were on Bactrim and topical antibiotics PRIOR to test/culture?
Negative MRSA: We usually hope after treatment with Bactrim / topical antibiotics that we have eliminated MRSA, so retesting 3-5 days after stopping antibiotics should yield a negative result. If one is a carrier you test the nasal swabbings for MRSA. That requires longer term -6 weeks for intranasal mupirocin as treatment . Also sometimes house pets can be carriers and repeatedly infect their owners. ...Read more
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