Can you get an MRSA infection from being bitten by a brown recluse?

Yes. But it would not likely come from the bite itself. If it developed, it would mostly likely be due to the individual already being colonized with the MRSA before and getting a secondary infection.

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What distinguishes how a MRSA infection looks from the appearance of a brown recluse bite?

Spider bite. Typical br spider bite has a " target" look. Central necrosis, black, surrounding purple or dark red then pink or lighter red. Mrsa usually look hemorrhagic or marooning in color. But ultimately a spider bite can have MRSA in it. See your doctor so it can be treated quickly and effiecently. Read more...

I had a MRSA infection? In the past? What kind of test do I need to get cleared for surgery?

Mention to doc. Sometimes a surgeon might check if your a carrier by taking a nasal swab of your nose. However, more often than not, nothing will be done but if they they prophylaxis you with an antibiotic they might chose one that covers mrsa, similiarly if you develop an infection they would gear it against mrsa. Read more...

I had a mrsa infection about 3 months ago but was never tested to see if I'm a carrier. I want to get my nose pierced, is that safe?

Hard to say. MRSA is everywhere & every time you have a wound it could become infected with this or another germ.Proper procedure & care after the piercing can reduce your risk.I'd. let a pro do it. Read more...
No. . The nose is one area where MRSA hides. I would recommend getting checked to see if you are a carrier. Even if you are not a carrier, I would be very cautious about piercings. . Read more...

Should I use mupriocin to treat a superficial MRSA infection on the underarm? Should I use mupriocin oinment under a bandaid or get a perscription for an oral antibiotic? I noticed it two days ago but it is not yet to point that it needs drained. Will mup

First . First of all, not all skin infections are staphlococcal, not all staphlococcal infections are mrsa. Mrsa is short for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, a potentially dangerous type of staphlococcus bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics and may cause skin and other infections. As with all regular staphlococal infections, recognizing the signs and receiving treatment for skin infections in the early stages reduces the chances of the infection becoming severe. Staph infections of the skin appear as a bump or infected area and may also be red, swollen, painful, warm to the touch. If there is evidence of liquid underneath, or a head, it may be full of pus and will need to be drained. If accompanied by a fever or red streaks around the skin, this may be evidence of spread. Mupirocin is used as a topical treatment for localized bacterial skin infections, including treatment of mrsa. But with all "superficial" infections, except for minor redness, pain or light drainage, if any of the other symptoms listed above are found, you should see your physician for consideration for a systemic, either oral or injection antibiotic. Read more...
You may. Mupirocin is used to treat active MRSA infections and to treat the nasal area of carriers. Not all skin infections are mrsa. Some are just skin bacteria and don't need anything. Cover open sores, ulcers or draining blisters. Be on the lookout for swelling, redness and pain. These symptoms need to be evaluated. Read more...

If I have had a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) infection or been told that I carry mrsa, am I at high risk for developing a serious MRSA infection if I get seasonal influenza?

It is possible. Not all patients with a history of MRSA have problems after influenza. It is very important to inform your doctor if you experience a relapse of symptoms after influenza.Early recognition & proper treatment of MRSA is crucial in avoiding serious complications.#1 is prevention of influenza with vaccine, hand hygiene & cough etiquette.Severe MRSA infection without a prior history of MRSA is possible. Read more...
See below. If you are a nasal MRSA carrier you would be at increased risk for MRSA pneumonia complicating a case of influenza. In many cases colonization can be eradicated by topical treatment ie. Mupirocin ointment and hibiclens soap shower and shampoo, sometimes combined with oral antibiotics such as Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Read more...