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I've spent some time visiting in the hospital is it worth getting tested for mrsa?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nope.

Unless you yourself had had a MRSA infection or a close household family member has been getting MRSA infections, it's not necessary to get tested.
The best thing you can do to prevent getting MRSA infections is wash your hands when in the hospital... A lot! use the antibacterial gel that they have hanging from the dispensers. And keep your hands out of your eyes and mouth. Cheers!

In brief: Nope.

Unless you yourself had had a MRSA infection or a close household family member has been getting MRSA infections, it's not necessary to get tested.
The best thing you can do to prevent getting MRSA infections is wash your hands when in the hospital... A lot! use the antibacterial gel that they have hanging from the dispensers. And keep your hands out of your eyes and mouth. Cheers!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care

In brief: No

Testing for MRSA is done through nasal swab and is not a good indicator of impending problems.

In brief: No

Testing for MRSA is done through nasal swab and is not a good indicator of impending problems.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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