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What do you know about mrsa? How much should average people worry?

What do you know about mrsa? How much should average people worry?

MRSA: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus -- or staph -- because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics. You can pick up MRSA almost anywhere. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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I now have MRSA and i've finished my antibiotics. How will i know if its gone or not? Will I have tto worry about every little bump that occurs now?

No.: You will know if it is gone if the followup culture is negative. It is natural, after having an infection like that, to worry that "every little bump" will be another one - but if you ever have another one, your doctor will treat it, just like this one was treated - so there is no sense wasting energy worrying about it. ...Read more

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After ha-mrsa IV treatment and decolinziation, do I always have to worry about reinfection? If so, what can I do to prevent it. Would same abx work?

Doc follow up: Generally speaking, MRSA likes the nose. It usually settles down there. Mupirocin nasal is a drug that can be very helpful. It must be monitored by a doctor. Do not self treat mrsa. Check with a great doc for follow up. ...Read more

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There is blood and mucus after bowl movement. I have just been informed I have MRSA, anything to worry about????

There is blood and mucus after bowl movement. I have just been informed I have MRSA, anything to worry about????

See a GI: Mucus in stool can occur with a variety of intestinal infections that cause severe diarrhea. In more-serious conditions — Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and even cancer — mucus in stool may be bloody or accompanied by abdominal pain. You should see a gastroenterologist. MRSA can be in any body compartment...but less likely in a person's stool. ...Read more

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What do you know about MRSA and hospital acquired infections?

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

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What do you know about MRSA in airport mats where you walk barefoot?

Not reported: No examples of MRSA have been published caused by airport mats. ...Read more

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What is mrsa?

What is mrsa?

More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than other staph germs. It must be cultured and treatment guided by the antibiotics the lab shows will work. It is often spread to others in the household and they should be looked at. ...Read more

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What is MRSA ?

MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection. ...Read more

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