Can my child get a lung infection from mrsa?

Yes. If an individual has mrsa, it can get into the lung, where it will cause pneumonia. This scenario is more likely to occur in individuals who are more susceptible to pneumonia, such as those with asthma, diabetes, or copd, but can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, it can also be nosocomial, meaning it was acquired during a stay in the hospital for something else.
Not usually. Achild can get bronchitis as part of an MRSA repiratory infection, but is not likely to get pneumonia, unless there is underlying asthma, or immune disease.
Yes. Staph aureus may infect lung tissue either through a process of aspiration of the organism or extension to lung through the bloodstream or by direct penetrance or by extension of infection from an adjacent site. This is very uncommon in children, assuming that they have no underlying predisposing conditions.

Related Questions

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

No. This is a potentially life threatening infection that requires treatment with specific antibiotics that will treat the specific mrsa, and requires close medical supervision. Read more...
No. I am not aware of anything that is really effective against MRSA except commercial disinfectants and good hygiene and using a wound ointment called mupirocin. Read more...

My child has asthma are they more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

No. Candida pneumonitis is very rare in people with asthma. Viral and bacterial infections are much more likely in a child with asthma. Read more...
No. Candida tends to cause systemic infections only in those who are immunosuppressed so as those patients on chemotherapy or those patients with primary or secondary immune defiency such as HIV or scid. Read more...

My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get a lung infection caused by candida?

Somewhat. The main risk for candida in patients with cystic fibrosis are for those patients who take inhaled drugs (such as combined therapies - advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) & Dulera or monotherapies such as asthmanex, qvar, flovent). The inhaled steroids decrease bacterial counts in the mouth and increase the risk of fungal/candidal overgrowth resulting in thrush. Read more...
Possible. Depending on your child's lung function and airway clearance compliance, the chances vary somewhat. Candidiasis is rare in pre-adult sputum culture data sent on the CF foundation, except in children with very poor lung function tests who have already had multiple other infections. Read more...
Sometimes/immunity. Candida can be associated with colonization of the airway and mouth in cf. The fungus may live in the airway without actually causing an infection. If there are inhaled drugs or medications which affect local defenses, then the candida may result in an infection. A reference for your interest is: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21067323. With a lung transplantation, patients are more prone. Read more...

What are the best way to prevent lung infection in my child at day care?

Good immunity. Smoking children susceptible to lung diseases. Most of the uri's are airborn, chidren should train to cover mouth and nose while coughing/ snezing, wash hands properly, dispose of contaminated tissues/ towels. Read more...

For child aged 5 years old in ICU with lung infection is Bp 130/69 normal?

Blood pressure. is a little high, but not dangerously so, especially in light of critical illness. Read more...