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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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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'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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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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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?

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

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I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.

Infectious diseaseMD: 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

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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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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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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

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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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?

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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?

No: Mupirocin has better coverage of what you need for skin/soft tissue possible infection than neosporin. Neosporin actually can cause reactions due to allergies against neomycin, one of its components. ...Read more

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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?

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?

May help: 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

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Which test do they do in the hospital to see if you have an MRSA aquired infection?

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

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What is MRSA infection?

What is MRSA infection?

Methicilin Resistant: A MRSA infection is an infection caused by staph aureus bacteria that is resistant to an antibiotic called methicillin. (methicilin resistant staph aureus). ...Read more

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Mrsa infection and itch, what to do?

Dont scratch!: Hopefully youve 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

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How do you address of MRSA infection?

How do you address of MRSA infection?

MRSA infection: 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

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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

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

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What are the symptoms of a MRSA infection ?

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

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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more