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How can MRSA be treated?

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Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mrsa treatment

MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics.
Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose.

In brief: Mrsa treatment

MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics.
Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose.
Dr. Jason Stokes
Dr. Jason Stokes
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Proper antibiotics

Important to take all antibiotics as directed; do not stop antibiotic even if the symptoms seem to resolve before the prescribed dose is finished.
Early stoppage of antibiotics can allow MRSA to survive and develop further antibiotic resistance. If initial antibiotic therapy does not help to reduce or eliminate symptoms, do not wait until the symptoms get worse.Serious infections >2 antibiotic

In brief: Proper antibiotics

Important to take all antibiotics as directed; do not stop antibiotic even if the symptoms seem to resolve before the prescribed dose is finished.
Early stoppage of antibiotics can allow MRSA to survive and develop further antibiotic resistance. If initial antibiotic therapy does not help to reduce or eliminate symptoms, do not wait until the symptoms get worse.Serious infections >2 antibiotic
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: UsuallyBenignBactBut

Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human 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 that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. Focus health.

In brief: UsuallyBenignBactBut

Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human 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 that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. Focus health.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Concur with Dr. Stokes' answer with 2 comments: (1) Antibiotic (i.e. selected cell poisons which hopefully do not make humans/animals sick/die) treatment for MRSA is inherently problematic and best avoided because MRSA builds biofilms resistant to multiple antibiotics, including in combination, thus often expensive/ineffective/toxic to human & (2) mupirocin is high $, less expensive often works.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Antimicrobials

Although resistant to the penicillin class of drugs, MRSA can be treated with a variety of antimicrobial agents depending on the circumstances.

In brief: Antimicrobials

Although resistant to the penicillin class of drugs, MRSA can be treated with a variety of antimicrobial agents depending on the circumstances.
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