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Where Do People Get Mrsa
From other people: Mrsa is a particular form of staph that is resistant to a common antibiotic, methicillin. The name is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staph aureus. It is considered a skin infection usually, and so it is "caught" from another person with the infection. The germ makes its way into the new patient through a break in the skin, say a bug bite or a scratch, and then grows. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hospital: Typhus is still very much with us, especially scrub typhus, which is a scourge of much of asia. Chemicals to keep the arthropod vectors away may help some, and we may hope for a vaccine. Typhus isn't catching person-to-person unless the blood-sucking creature carries it, but it is too severe to manage at home. ...Read more
Genetics: It depends on genetics, hormones, stress, sun damage, and lack of sleep. Protect your skin and keep it clean especially after sports or workouts when you sweat . The anatomy of the inflamed oil glands contributes to the distribution being either in the t zone, contouring of the face, chest or back. ...Read more
Bites or sick people: The plague is usually bubonic (one catches it from being bit by infected fleas or rodents, and the bacteria infects one's lymph nodes) or pneumonic (one catches it by breathing infected moisture droplets exhaled, sneezed, or coughed out by an infected person or animal, and the bacteria infects one's lungs). Without treatment, pneumonic plague is fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 basic ways: A mom who became infected before or during pregnancy can infect the child before or during the birth process. The child can have incidental exposure to hep b later in life. The hep b is a sturdy germ, people have been infected with a needle stick cleaning a long abandoned house. Immunization at or soon after birth has begun to decrease the incidence of hep b disease in countries with the practice. ...Read more
Anopheles Moquitos: Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is infected through the bite of only kind of mosquito called Anopheles. These mosquitoes are common in tropical and subtropical regions.Includes Asia,Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. Every country has Mosquitos but not the one's those cary Malaria Parasite ...Read more
Skin breakdown. : When a sick or frail patient lays in one position for a long time and cannot move the pressure over bony prominences ( hip, tailbone, etc ) can crush and kill the skin in between the bone and the bed. Bad ones can even kill off the muscle. This dead tissue can become infected and spread to the rest of the system ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several reasons: Gangrene is tissue death. Generally the cause is due to poor or disrupted blood supply due to cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries) or infection. Blood clots are also a cause. Gangrene can also be caused by external sources such as severe burns, both chemical and thermal (heat and cold (frostbite)). Certain conditions like diabetes, kidney failure, high cholesterol will increase risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: The stomach can be infected by a number of different micro-organsims including some bacteria and some viruses. Certain fungi can also infect the stomach but are uncommon unless the patient has a compromised immune system. Infections of the stomach can cause 'gastritis' / inflammation of the stomach. One relatively common stomach bacterial infeciton is helicobacter pylori. ...Read more
Untrue: No dr will turn away a patient that requires immediate treatment. There are safety nets available for those unable to pay. If you choose, however, not to pay for services (not to purchase insurance), don't expect to be greeted with joy. All necessary rx will be provided, but perhaps not all the bells and whistles. ...Read more
Boils: Boils are abscesses caused by bacteria producing pus like staphylococcus. Some people are prone to them because their immune system does not protect them and they carry the bacteria in their noses and skin. It requires antibiotics orally, drainage of the abscess and topical antibiotics in the nose against staphylococcus . Usually recurs. ...Read more
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