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Whay is the difference between MRSA and cdif?

Whay is the difference between MRSA and cdif?

Types of Bugs: Mrsa or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria which can cause severe skin infections that are resistant to the usual antibiotics we use for staph. Cdiff or clostridium difficile is a type of bacteria that can take over the inside of the colon after antibiotics have killed off the normal bacteria that inhabit the gut, causing severe bloody diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the difference between MRSA and boil?

What is the difference between MRSA and boil?

Cause/effect: A boil is an abscess--a collection of pus caused by a bacterial infection. Mrsa (methicillin-resistant staph. Aureus) is a type of bacteria that often causes boils. ...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 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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Please help! what is the difference between a MRSA carrier and full blown mrsa?

A carrier : Doesn't have to have an infection but the bacteria could be colonized on them. So, it could be in their nose lets say but they don't have any infection, the bacteria is just living there vs. Someone who has an active infection. ...Read more

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What's the difference between being colonized with MRSA and decolonized with it?

You cannot be: Once you are colonized with MRSA or some other strain of a common bacteria, you cannot really be decolonized with it. Taking some specific antibiotics can help to clear it, to the point of not having an active infection, but you will always have traces of it. ...Read more

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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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What's the difference between the appearance of a pimple and a MRSA infection?

What's the difference between the appearance of a pimple and a MRSA infection?

Different bacteria: Pimples are usually caused by staph or step bacteria. Most of the time penicillin works to kill these bacteria. Sometimes the bacteria is resistant to this antibiotic and then it is known as mrsa. There are usually other antibiotics that will work for mrsa, especially if a healthy person has it. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between acne and a stahp infection? What are some indicators I could look for that would rule out MRSA from normal acne?

How to tell the difference between acne and a stahp infection? What are some indicators I could look for that would rule out MRSA from normal acne?

Difficult To Tell: Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell the difference between a normal pimple and one that is caused by MRSA. They can both appear as a red and swollen bump, be painful to touch, and be filled with pus. If you are concerned about a possible MRSA infection, you should visit with your doctor. He/she can prescribe a topical antibiotic such as mupirocin or a body wash containing chlorhexidine. ...Read more