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What is done for a child that has an MRSA rash?

What is done for a child that has an MRSA rash?

Antibiotics: Mrsa is more serious than an ordinary infection because the staph bacteria that causes it is resistant to many antibiotics. Mrsa is nothing to trifle with; see your pediatrician as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Not typically, but..: ...It can infect an already present diaper rash. It is more likely to cause one large "boil" than an all over rash, but if the rash is pustular then it could be either regular staph or MRSA (or yeast). ...Read more

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Whats the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

Whats the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

May be related: 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

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How do I tell difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

How do I tell  difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

Crusting: It's not always possible, but a staph infection like MRSA would more likely cause scabs and oozing, sometimes referred to as honey-colored crusts. There may also be blisters, or bullous impetigo, more common in the very young. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

How can I tell the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

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

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Can my extremely itchy hive-like rash be from MRSA colonized in nose?

Can my extremely itchy hive-like rash be from MRSA colonized in nose?

Usually no: Nasal MRSA causes different skin manifeststion, it could be another allergic skin condition, pls consult ur doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

Contact Dermatitis: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Exposed to MRSA and now experiencing hoarse voice, eczema, rash on hand, chest congestion, harsh cough and headache. Could this be mrsa?

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

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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

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Stomach pain,pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec.Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest.cancer? MRSA spread?

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

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What does MRSA look like?

What does MRSA look like?

Depends on Where: The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, causing sores or boils. But it can also cause more serious skin infections or infect surgical wounds, the bloodstream, the lungs, or the urinary tract. ...Read more

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What does MRSA poision ivy look like?

What does MRSA poision ivy look like?

Two different proble: Poison ivy causes allergic skin reaction with urticaria, itching. But MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) infection can cause skin abscesses, cellulitis or even deep seated infections and also bacteremias. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more