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What Can Be Done To Minimize The Large Scars From Mrsa Infections From The Face
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
Mrsa: Few are allicin (in garlic), psylocynin (in wild mushroom), and topical hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more
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
Red penny size skin area, pimple in middle, no boil, on thigh, day 2, clinic removed crust where head was, said little infection but not mrsa, sound ok?
Probably ok: Hopefully the clinic took a wound culture and placed you on antibiotics. You should follow up in a few days if it does not improve. ...Read more
Reoccurring staph infections from overcolonized nose happening on face (swabbed, not MRSA). I would decolonize using bactroban, but after a couple months it keeps coming back, now its not responding as good to the cream. Immune system is good. Ideas?
I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.
Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? You may have MRSA under the nails and seeding the skin.
Normlly you treat MRSA and it resolves you have to culture it find out what it is sensitive to and use those antibiotics. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds, and zyvox is made specifically for mrsa
culture your nose too. ...Read more
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
I tested positive for active MRSA infections have done a course of clindamycin am still getting infections. What are other options for treatment?
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 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
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
My daughter fell on her face and the doctor prescribed muciprocin. She has no infection I don't want her to be left with a scar should I use neosporin?
I have a lot of very deep scars on my face. They are from a type of staph infection that eat away tissue. What can I do the most affective for the price?
Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat.
Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read more
More info: Colonization with MRSA is usually checked with a nasal swab. Infection in blood is checked in blood cultures and sometimes wound cultures are taken if there is a wound. What are your symptoms and where is your infection? ...Read more
Don't scratch!: Hopefully you've seen a physician ; infection is being treated. Itching accompanies healing or inflammat'n. Scratching allows bacteria to colonize fingernails ; then the infection can be spread to other areas (may become a chronic carrier nose, rectum, fingernails). If area is red, hot, swollen, spreading or you have fever: see your doc. If it is healing cool compresses, PO antihistamines. ...Read more
Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, the flare, vancomycin, zygodactyl, or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection.
Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more
CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...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
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
No: Many people who have MRSA infections are colonized with this bacteria in the nares and in areas of the skin especially in the axillae, groins and perianal areas. Colonization can be transient or prolonged. In many cases colonization can be eradicated by topical treatment ie. Mupirocin ointment and hibiclens soap sometimes combined with oral antibiotics such as Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...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
No!!: If you are experiencing infection with staphylococci you should not be penetrating the skin and placing foreign bodies in yourself because of the high risk of infecting these areas. ...Read more
Lots.: There are two types of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staph aureus) infections: hospital-acquired and community acquired. Both are serious, in that MRSA bacteria are resistant to many types of antibiotics, so treatment options are limited. They are also contagious. Don't fool around with MRSA - see a doctor right away. ...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 on a lab report depends on where the infection is. If it is a superficial wound it can be treated topically with cleaning. Deeper wounds require more aggressive treatment.
If the lab test is indicating something more than a wound infection, such as a blood culture, this would need to be aggressively treated in a hospital. ...Read more
My dr prescibed me medicine for a MRSA infection and I don't have it, he read the test wrong. What do I do?
I would think that: If it is mssa and not mrsa, probably will work anyway. ...Read more
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