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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
If I have had a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) infection or been told that I carry mrsa, am I at high risk for developing a serious MRSA infection if I get seasonal influenza?
I was treated for H influenza Bacteria in my sinuses. Now I have NON MRSA staph in my sinuses. How did I get staph when already on antibiotics?
Where was culture?: It is not possible to know if the culture was taken from the sinuses, unless you had an operative procedure. The only entrance to the sinuses is in the lateral wall of the nose. Was the culture taken from the nose. What antibiotic were you taking? Even the nostril possesses S. aureus. Also the antibiotic may not have been effective against S. aureus. Need to know more. ...Read more
I was diagnosis with endoscapy/culture for H influenza Bacteria . Now I have NON MRSA staph. How did I get staph in my sinuses when already on antibiotics?
Can Swab test result prove whether a child has an infection, like influenza? Can it also done in adult and to find other medical issue with someone?
Nasal swab: There is a nasal swab test for influenza. It is not incredibly reliable (meaning it can be negative but still have the flu). These tests are specific in what they test for - I'm not sure what "other medical issue" you want to rule out but a flu swab isn't going to be the test to do it. ...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
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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