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Where do people get mrsa?

Where do people get mrsa?

Family, close contac: It is spread by direct physical contact with those infected or carrying it, or from their items of close contacr- towels, clothes, bedclothes, dishes, etc. It can also live on surfaces they have been in contact with, so people can get MRSA in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, athletic facilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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How do you get mrsa?

Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more

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What is mrsa? How do you get it?

Antibiotic resistant: MRSA is a common infection (Staph) that is resistant to the most common anti-Staph antibiotics. It can spread from the location where it enters the body - sometime very rapidly - and cause large, non-healing wounds. The infection spreads by contact with an infected individual. Treatment requires aggressive treatment, antibiotics based on wound culture, debridement of necrotic tissue. ...Read more

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If I had Mrsa once can I get it again?

MRSA Infection: Yes. You can get an infection again. MRSA and many other bacteria live on our body routine. Our immune system protects us generally but additional infections in the future can occur. ...Read more

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Do people who get MRSA have it forever?

Not necessarily: Some people are carriers for MRSA and that doesn't mean they are infected.The bacteria just lives in their flora (usually nasal)without causing any symptoms.However, some carriers can get infected with mrsa.Once treated, they are no longer a carrier.However, they can still become a carrier again as it can easily be passed in the community.There is no way of telling unless you take a culture. ...Read more

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Could a get MRSA again just 6 months later?

Could a get MRSA again just 6 months later?

Can happen: Possible to develop recurrent MRSA infection at some point in the future after having had MRSA infection at a different site on your body. There is some evidence that a patient who has community-type MRSA infection is more likely to have recurrent skin infection than a patient who had a non-MRSA staph infection. ...Read more

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Once you get mrsa, do you have it forever ?

Once you get mrsa, do you have it forever ?

MRSA: Most people who have infection with this organism are nasopharygeal and skin carriers. This carriage state can be eliminated in some with a regimen of Mupirocin in the nares and Chlorhexidine soaps during bathing for a month. ...Read more

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How could the first person, the first, get mrsa?

Mrsa: Mrsa stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureas. These bacteria became resistant to antibiotics by overuse of antibiotics. One person did not develop the first case of mrsa but it evolved from several sources with this over usage in general. ...Read more

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Is it common to get MRSA again after you have it once?

Can happen: Possible to develop recurrent MRSA infection at some point in the future after having had MRSA infection at a different site on your body. There is some evidence that a patient who has community-type MRSA infection is more likely to have recurrent skin infection than a patient who had a non-MRSA staph infection. ...Read more

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