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Whats The Difference Between Cellulitis And Mrsa
Diagnosis: Cellulitis is a diagnosis describing a condition usually caused by staph. Bacteria but may be caused by other germs. Mrsa is not a diagnosis but a staph bacteria resistent to certain antibiotics. Mrsa is commonly found in the nose or on the skin of people with no symptoms at all who are "carriers".Mrsa is abbreviation fo. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cellulitis: The majority of cellulitis infections are caused by infection with either strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus) bacteria. The most common bacteria that cause cellulitis are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f). A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas. However, MRSA cellulitis is on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Condition vs cause: Mrsa is a bacteria. Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria.If you have repeated episodes, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin. If you have a break/cut in skin you might get infection from mrsa. Cdiff is a different bacteria that might live in your colon. When you take antibiotics for another infection like cellulitis, you can kill off good bacteria in your colon that keeps cdiff in check and allow it more "housing space" to thrive and cause infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had cellulitis almost 3weeks ago. They drained it then 5 days later it came back as MRSA. Now the wound is about a size of a button. GETTING Better?
Better is good: Because ongoing drainage is important after an abscess is opened, the wound is not sutured closed so will take 3 - 6 weeks to heal depending on size, often longer especially in diabetes. Signs of re-infection include spreading redness, worsening pain, an enlarging mass, thick white/yellow/brown discharge, or fever. Otherwise, a long and gradual course of healing is expected. ...Read more
Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to three months. The recovery will be complete with no lasting muscle or sensory problems. A second-degree injury, or axonotmesis, also will recover completely; however, the recovery will take much longer than with a first-degree injury. ...Read more
Are there other resistant bacteria (Other than MRSA) that could could cause a deep, persistent cellulitis (being in my 5th week of 4 antibiotics)? The wounds are open & 2 drain very thick gray pus. Dead tissue has had to be removed from 3 of them.
I have had 3 bouts of mrsa, face n throat (along w cellulitis), once in lip absess and once in neck absess. Will this be a continual problem for me?
Try decolonization : It could be a recurrent problem as you are probably colonized with mrsa. See your doctor about an attempt at decolonization with Bactroban Nasal ointment, hibiclens soap shower and shampoo and possibly one of several antibiotics that obtain high nasal secretion levels such as minocycline, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or rifampin. Intimate contacts should have nasal MRSA screens and decolonization if positive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have cellulitis on my lower abdomen. Had it drained by dr and put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days. Could this be MRSA?
Yes, maybe MRSA: In otherwise healthy people, non-rectal/genital cellulitis and skin abscesses (that's probably what required drainage) are caused by strep or staph, and many staph infections are MRSA. So it's definitely possible. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is the recommended antibiotic because it covers them all, including MRSA. Most likely a culture test was done and will tell whether or not it's MRSA. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
Mostly different.: Cellulitis is a skin infection causing redness, swelling, and/or pain. It can be caused by MRSA rather than typical staph (MSSA) or strep in certain settings. C diff is not directly related to the other two unless of course antibiotics are taken for cellulitis/MRSA which can lead to alteration of gut flora and C diff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are symptoms of cellulitis? How do you tell the difference between cellulitis and folliculitis?
See below: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a small or microscopic break in the skin that allows staphylococcus or streptococcus colonizing the skin to enter and cause infection. It causes the skin to turn a diffuse red color with warmth, swelling and tenderness.Folliculitis is infection of the hair follicles with inflammation and small pustules of the hair follicles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers