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Can MRSA carrier infect other parts of the body? Mom was cultured and found to have MRSA in the nose! can she infect other parts of her body? How dangerous it would be to infect other body parts (and what are they)? And how can she prevent such a thing (i

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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care

In brief: Yes.

Testing positive for MRSA doesn't mean you will get an infection.
Good skin hygiene is important. Wash with soap and water, rinse well and use a moisturizer to keep skin supple to avoid tears and cracks that can lead to infected wounds.

In brief: Yes.

Testing positive for MRSA doesn't mean you will get an infection.
Good skin hygiene is important. Wash with soap and water, rinse well and use a moisturizer to keep skin supple to avoid tears and cracks that can lead to infected wounds.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

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The most important thing for her to do is practice good hygiene.
Hand washing is key! to answer your question, yes she can cause infection in another part of her body. For example if she sneezes and forgets to wash her hands and inadvertently touches an open sore/cut on her body, there is a chance for infection. Like i stated previously this can be prevented by simple handwashing. There are treatments for people colonized with mrsa, she should discuss this with her doctor. Take care.

In brief: The

The most important thing for her to do is practice good hygiene.
Hand washing is key! to answer your question, yes she can cause infection in another part of her body. For example if she sneezes and forgets to wash her hands and inadvertently touches an open sore/cut on her body, there is a chance for infection. Like i stated previously this can be prevented by simple handwashing. There are treatments for people colonized with mrsa, she should discuss this with her doctor. Take care.
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