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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can MRSA be transmitted via a doctor performing a procedure in which he cut on me without wearing any gloves and i got MRSA within 10 days .?
Routine care: For everyone out there:mrsa is everywhere, it is not new, it is real but manageable and people with it do not need to be treated like they have the plague. You are as likely to find it on a random surface at home, at the supermarket or any other location. After the mid 50's we had penicillin resistant staph, but the world did not end. Simple hand washing ; wound care reduces anyones risks. ...Read more
I have had 50+ MRSA abcsesses but the doctors are saying they don't know what i can do. Any advice?
Decolonize the skin: Best way to keep MRSA from hanging around on the skin is to eliminate the bacteria from inside the nose by using a 2% Mupirocin ointment (bactroban (mupirocin) nasal) in the nose twice daily and taking a daily diluted bleach bath (30-minute soak in weak bleach water) for five days. Mix 1/2 cup clorox bleach (sodium hypochlorite) into your bath tub that is 1/4 filled with lukewarm water. ...Read more
Please help! I have recurrent adult impetigo, what are the chances of having mrsa? What doctor should I go see?
See a dermatologist: Mrsa is a possibility but not necessarily a definitive occurrence in anyone who has breaks in the skin. The skin and mucous membranes are our primary barrier against infection and impetigo compromises this barrier. A dermatologist will help you deal with this. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you get MRSA from eating or drinking after someone?I have a relative who just found out they have this.Doc said its not airborne caused by kidneys
Late 1800's: Staph aureus has been first identified and described in late 1800' s. Methicillin resistant Staph aureus is an evolved strain that have become resistant to Penicillins and it was initially associated with hospital infections, probably first described in mid 1900's, nowadays becoming common in community acquired infections. ...Read more
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