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Thi s is las time why would a doctor give you cefazolm for MRSA it doesn't do anythin?

Thi s is las time why would a doctor give you cefazolm for MRSA it doesn't do anythin?

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 more

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Doctors, can my 5 month old catch MRSA from touching someone who has it?

Doctors, can my 5 month old catch MRSA from touching someone who has it?

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

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I have had 50+ MRSA abcsesses but the doctors are saying they don't know what i can do. Any advice?

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

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I have had MRSA for 3 years, and have seen many doctors. All they do is put me on biotics, not even a skin test.It's getting very bad now, what to do?

See ID specialist: You need to consult an infectious disease specialist on this. In fact, you should question whether your problem is from mrsa. If necessary, go to a local university center. ...Read more

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Please help! I have recurrent adult impetigo, what are the chances of having mrsa? What doctor should I go see?

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

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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

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

Surface contact: Is not a kidney disease , it is a difficult to treat , and can be picked up by a healthy person who touches a contaminated surface. ANY new rash by any one in family needs eval. members in same household should be screened. ...Read more

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When did doctors first discover mrsa?

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