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What's the difference between being colonized with MRSA and decolonized with it?
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
In brief: No such thing...
You cannot be decolonized.
The term colonization refers to bacteria living in and on your skin without causing a severe reaction. You can treat the bacteria and it may die off.

In brief: No such thing...
You cannot be decolonized.
The term colonization refers to bacteria living in and on your skin without causing a severe reaction. You can treat the bacteria and it may die off.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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