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What Does Mrsa Rash Look Like
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As the skin breaks down with any irritation or rash, it may become secondarily infected with bacteria such as staph. Since MRSA is now frequently found in skin infections, it is commonplace to treat all suspected staph infections as if they were MRSA until the culture results are available.
Always try to keep skin dry and clean. Keep in mind that most "wipes" will not cleanse skin well. ...Read more
Superficial vs deep: With any given swab you could find MRSA on almost any body surface as a benign contaminant.As in infecting agent it tends to burrow down into the depth of the skin & form puss bearing abscesses. Regular diaper rashes tend to remain superficial, rough areas on the top of the skin. ...Read more
Usually no: Nasal MRSA causes different skin manifeststion, it could be another allergic skin condition, pls consult ur doctor. ...Read more
Have irritated perianal area like a diaper rash-got call from derm saying culture + for staphylococcus/no yeast or fungus- would it have said if mrsa?
My husband's dad contracted MRSA in hospital. After visiting him, he now has a rash on his face and also on his abdomen. What is the best way to treat?
MRSA: Mrsa is a pernicious form of drug-resistant staphylococcus. It is an increasing problem worldwide. It is unclear whether the rash you describe is due to MRSA or to something else. But generally speaking, MRSA does not cause rashes. Something else may be the reason. Best to ask his physician to evaluate this. A drug reaction is possible. ...Read more
What causes a flat, rough red rash on hack of hands? Hands feel swollen; borders not clear. Recent contact w/ small acetone spill and someone w/mrsa.
Diffuse, flat red rash simultaneouly appearing on both hands (especially if itching) is likely due to contact with irritant or atopic substance. Mrsa can produce localized skin infections characterized by focal pain, swelling, redness and formation of abcess.
Current rash should be initially managed with elimination of any new contacts and use of topical corticosteroids. ...Read more
2 months ago rash with hard black center. No MRSA, CBC normal, doc said spider bite. Rash gone but hard red lump still there. What else could it be?
Find a better doc.: You are not describing a spider bite. Venomous spiders are found almost exclusively in the south-western USA. Even there they rarely attack humans. Where do you live? Is it itchy or painful? If it annoys you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
My boyfrirnd has a rash in groin area and under armpit he also has been on antibiotics for mrsa and pnemonia caused by a spider bite that had necrosis?
A lot to consider: MRSA is a type of bacteria, not a diagnosis. Does he have a MRSA pneumonia? How is that related to a brown recluse spider? Which antibiotics delivered how, at what doses, for how long? He must have been very ill. Sounds like he has monilial intertrigo related in part to antibiotics. If this is the case, he will improve with miconazole cream, Castellani's solution, and a single dose of oral flucona ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with mrsa via groin swab. Took bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) no visible rash. Do I need to be retested and have nasal swab? Am I a carrier now?
CONFUSING QUESTION: It is not clear why you had a swab done in your groin.If you had pustules or weepy lesions, mrsa is a reasonable cause. Once treated, you are unlikely to be a chronic carrier of the same germ.Retesting is not routine.Mrsa is so common now you could easily acquire a new strain within days or weeks. ...Read more
Can bactroban (mupirocin) cause rash on buttocks-i have scant MRSA perianal area. On doxycycline- also using bact waiting for 2nd culture to rule out yeast/fungus?
Unlikely: Anyone "can" become allergic to anything, but as described, it is unlikely, and more likely that a fungal issue will be identified on culture. Good luck! ...Read more
Exposed to MRSA and now experiencing hoarse voice, eczema, rash on hand, chest congestion, harsh cough and headache. Could this be mrsa?
MRSA: If MRSA infection is moderate, some of the symptoms that may be present include headache, a general sick feeling, muscle aches, shortness of breath, fatigue, fever, shivering and chest pain of mild to medium intensity. More severe cases of MRSA infection usually have worsening symptoms, including: muscle aches, joint pain, bone pain, chest pain, painful breathing, shortness of breath, and fever. ...Read more
Scant MRSA perianal area- on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 5 days-looked better now rash looks worse- no fever or lesions can sitting all day inflame?Can I use nystatin?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Allergy: I am very confused by your questions because Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should easily be treating the staph infection. But, a 'rash' means to me an allergic reaction. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is very well known for causing a bad allergic reaction. Your ongoing mentioning of a rash is beginning to worry me. ...Read more
I have a very itchy rash that comes and goes for the last year. It is on my palm, vagina, breast and upper chest. I have been treated for everything from scabies to mrsa. It seems to get worse around my periods. However it dose come out at other times. It
Stomach pain,pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec.Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest.cancer? MRSA spread?
Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic without a thorough history and physical examination by a physician. It is unusual to prescribe steroids for stomach pain and a rash and then get another antibiotic prescribed. Your physician who knows all your findings is best to advise you . I doubt that cancer is the problem,however. Further studies seem warranted. ...Read more
Same as non MRSA: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that resides on the skin of most persons. It is not more likely to cause infection but it may not respond as well to many antibiotics. The look and nature of the wound would vary widely depending on the location and degree of infection. But, in general, skin infections should look the same as a regular staph infection as it heals. ...Read more
Well: You need to make an appointment with doctor for exam ...Read more
Sore throat: It usually looks like a strep infection, but it does not clear up with the routine antibiotics that are given. A culture at that time will usually turn up the mrsa. Some people are colonized with MRSA and have no symptoms. ...Read more
To vague: Vancomycin if given to fast causes red man syndrome. The skin becomes red a bruise doesn't sound like this is related to vancomycin. ...Read more
Can mrsa look like a bruise? ive had mrsa a couple times before and it never has before.But i have what looks like bruise on my inner thigh
I have had this rash that comes and goes. I have been to five different doctors and been treated from everything scabies to mersa. It seem to come out more around my time of the month. Like know I have three different areas broken out. Help?
I have MRSA bumps all over my back, which look like pimples but are tender and some puss filled. I just started antibiotics. It's probably been 2 weeks since the first bump appeared. Did I catch it soon enough? I was never swabbed for it. Should I be?
MRSA: Most MRSA infections are diagnosed by culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing of staphylococcus aureus bacteria isolated from an infected site; a pcr test is also available.Some MRSA strains are susceptible to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim), Doxycycline (vibramycin), and Clindamycin (cleocin); although reports suggest Clindamycin resistance is increasing rapidly. ...Read more
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