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Will a zpack help mrsa?

Will a zpack help mrsa?

Not likely: Most strains of MRSA are resistant to all macrolide antibiotics like azithromycin. Mrsa is usually sensitive to vancomycin, Linezolid , septra/bactrim, doxycycline/tetracyclines, clindamycin, daptomycin, synercid, (quinpristin and dalfopristin) ceftaroline, rifampin(only used in combination with another MRSA antibiotic). Mrsa would be resistant to other antibiotics in current use. ...Read more

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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Does MRSA itch?

No, it shouldn't: Infection with MRSA shouldn't cause itching. It more likely causes pain and discomfort.However, if you have an itchy rash caused by something else, too much scratching of your of skin can increase risk of infection by bacteria such as staph or even mrsa.Mrsa itself is not the reason for the itch.People that are carriers for MRSA also don't experience itching usually.Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do you get mrsa?

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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How can MRSA spread?

Skin contact: Very easily spread by hand to hand contact. ...Read more

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How can you cure mrsa?

How can you cure mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Improve health best. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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What is mrsa can u catch it?

Staph germ.: MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staph is present on everybody's skin. Sometimes it causes infections. If you have MRSA it is resistant to methicillin and other typically effective antibiotics, and is tougher to treat if it does cause an infection. It can be "contagious." We swap germs every time we shake hands or kiss, but it does not always make us sick. Depends. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have mrsa?

How do I know if I have mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions & any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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How to naturally eliminate mrsa?

Wash your hands: Hand washing is the best defense against any bacteral infection. Mrsa is no different. ...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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How does MRSA grow and replicate?

How does MRSA grow and replicate?

Staph aureus: This is a bacteria which is round and surrounded by a cell wall. It buds off the cell wall and makes new cell wall for itself, which is one of the avenues allowing attack by antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure mrsa?

It depends: Where is the MRSA? blood, skin, joint etc? Treatment varies depending on the location and severity. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Probably not, hygiene. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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What happens after you have had MRSA as a child?

Hopefully nothing: If you had a MRSA infection, you should have learned how to prevent a recurrence or reinfection by practicing good hygiene. ...Read more

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Should I be concern because a co-worker has mrsa?

Should I be concern because a co-worker has mrsa?

Mrsa : Mrsa is passed by direct contact. The risk with casual contact is very low with good hygiene. There must be prolonged skin to skin contact ...Read more

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What to do if I have MRSA and I have some questions?

What to do if I have MRSA and I have some questions?

Consult with our doc: Have a discussion with your doctor and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mrsa, and want to know how contagiuos this really is..?

Mrsa: There are two types of mrsa infections. Hospital mrsa is different than mrsa skin infections prevalent in communities. Mrsa infections on the skin are quite contagious and are passed by direct contact between athletes, spouses, siblings. Some need to be seen by a physician to have the infection drained. Some need antibiotics. The nose often harbors mrsa and should be treated. See family doc. ...Read more

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How to care for MRSA scabs?

Scab treatment : See your doctor.... Clean with bactroban (mupirocin).... I also recommend scar cream... Which some doctors use.... I've seen good results with it ...Read more

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Can MRSA travel to the spine?

Can MRSA travel to the spine?

Yes: Yes it can get there by hematogenous spread, that is once it gets into your blood stream from either a cut, a wound, etc. It can get to any part of your body. Not because it is mrsa, as any other bacteria, fungus, etc. Can do just that. But if concerned ask your doctor, and don't just assume you have MRSA in your spine. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis a type of mrsa?

Is cellulitis a type of mrsa?

It could be: Cellulitis is a complex clinical picture of infection which could be caused among others by the mrsa. ...Read more

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Does MRSA stay in your blood?

Does MRSA stay in your blood?

NO: No, if treated appropriately with the correct antibiotic it will be eradicated from the blood. ...Read more

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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same?

No: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria which is one possible, and increasingly common, cause of it. It is a type of bacteria. ...Read more

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How to avoid getting MRSA and mssa?

How to avoid getting MRSA and mssa?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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Is impetigo and MRSA the same thing?

Is impetigo and MRSA the same thing?

Not necessarily.: Impetigo can be caused by either staph (or antibiotic resistant staph called mrsa) or strep. In order to make sure that MRSA is not a cause of the infection, bacterial cultures may need to be done. Mrsa can cause severe infection because most antibiotics do not work. Overuse of antibiotics is a prime cause of antibiotic resistance. So be careful, not all infections require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any way to be rid of MRSA wounds?

Routine care.: Regular wound care should eliminate them unless of course they are large...Then they may require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is mrsa, and is it curable?

Could you explain what is mrsa, and is it curable?

Resistant bacteria: Mrsa stands for "methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus". Staph aureus is a common bacteria that can cause skin and other infections. Due to overuse of antibiotics this bacteria can develop resistance to most, if not all antibiotics. It can be treated but it is a problem that can recur. If someone has told you you have MRSA i hope that is based on an actual culture. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cellulitis & mrsa?

What are the differences between cellulitis & mrsa?

Drug resistance: Cellulitis is an infection (usually staph) of the fat underneath the skin and can initially involve a small area on the hand or foot but then spread very quickly to involve the entire arm or leg and usually responds to normal antibiotics. Mrsa is a type of staph infection that is resistant to normal antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is MRSA deadly? What could cause it to become deadly?

Bacterial Infection: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that cannot be treated/ cured with certain antibiotics. These infections can be severe and may require more invasive techniques to treat. If you are given antibiotics, be sure to take all the doses, even if you feel better. Please see your doctor for treatment! ...Read more