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What can be done to minimize the large scars from MRSA infections from the face?

What can be done to minimize the large scars from MRSA infections from the face?

Scar fade...: And other silicone products are easy and may help. Scars are scars, caused by MRSA or anything else. If there is severe scarring you should see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss things. Other treatment options may exist. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is being done about MRSA infections associated with influenza?

What is being done about MRSA infections associated with influenza?

Many things: #1 is prevention of influenza with vaccination, proper hand hygiene & cough etiquette.Early diagnosis of flu & treatment within the first 48 hours of symptoms may help.Knowing if you are colonized with mrsa/mssa & attempting de-colonization may help.Early recognition & appropriate antibiotics for mrsa/mssa following flu is crucial. In the future: an anti-toxin against mrsa/mssa pvl-toxin may help? ...Read more

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What're some foods and facial cleansers to help fight MRSA infection on face?

What're some foods and facial cleansers to help fight MRSA infection on face?

Mrsa: Few are allicin (in garlic), psylocynin (in wild mushroom), and topical hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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I tested positive for active MRSA infections have done a course of clindamycin am still getting infections. What are other options for treatment?

I tested positive for active MRSA infections have done a course of clindamycin am still getting infections. What are other options for treatment?

Wrong Treatment?: I am sorry, but you have a treatment failure. I am not sure that Clindamycin even treats mrsa. When a treatment fails one is to contact their physician for the next option. ...Read more

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I m on the 13th antibiotic since jan 2012 my sinus infection continues to return. 3 different doctors- nobody has done a culture could this be mrsa?

I m on the 13th antibiotic since jan 2012 my sinus infection continues to return. 3 different doctors- nobody has done a culture could this be mrsa?

13 Abx: Hello, was any of the doctors an ENT physician? I would think a ct scan, an endoscopic culture, possible allergy testing and an immune evaluation are in order. The culture for MRSA is a good idea. ...Read more

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My friend has MRSA infection on her face. She's been on antibiotics, but it's not going away. Is it safe to visit her? Can I catch it?

My friend has MRSA infection on her face. She's been on antibiotics, but it's not going away.  Is it safe to visit her? Can I catch it?

It is contagious if: not treated. If she was on the correct antibiotics or had the lesions drained then after 24 hours you should be safe for contact. But if its not going away, I wonder if a culture was performed or if she is still picking at lesions. She should see a board certified dermatologist ...Read more

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I had lab test done on my eye were i had a staph infection.. I receive the call that told me that i had mrsa... They didn't seem to concerned about it?

I had lab test done on my eye were i had a staph infection.. I receive the call that told me that i had mrsa... They didn't seem to concerned about it?

MRSA: Mrsa means methicliin resistant staph aureus. This is a baceria that has developed resistance to the common antibiotics that kill it. However it has not developed resistance to all antibiotics. Perhaps your doctor is treating you withone of the antibiotics that can kill this germ. ...Read more

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A new patient comes to our clinic with ingrown big toe nails. After the vitals and the doctor comes in and exams the patient and they tell the doctor that a year ago they was in the hospital with a bad infection they diagnoised as mrsa, but they have not

MRSA : Mrsa most often lives on the skin of people who have had prior infection. Standard precautions that are taken with every patient should be sufficient (changing table paper, washing hands, etc.) if anyone is directly examing the skin gloves can be worn. ...Read more

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How to get rid of MRSA scars?

How to get rid of MRSA scars?

Time, silicone, bloc: Time, silicone gel sheeting, avoidance of sun and tobacco use as well as possible bleaching agents such as hydroquinone, retinoids and steroids may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more