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What can I do to stop getting mrsa?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Decolonization

Close contact with some one infected with mrsa, over growding, poor hygiene, exposure to MRSA from hospitals can all be risk factor for being infected with the this bacteria.
However most people who have recurrent MRSA infection is because they are colonized with the bacteria, usually in their nostrils, thus decolonization of nostrils ( bactroban (mupirocin) ointment) , good hygiene, hand sanitizing may help.

In brief: Decolonization

Close contact with some one infected with mrsa, over growding, poor hygiene, exposure to MRSA from hospitals can all be risk factor for being infected with the this bacteria.
However most people who have recurrent MRSA infection is because they are colonized with the bacteria, usually in their nostrils, thus decolonization of nostrils ( bactroban (mupirocin) ointment) , good hygiene, hand sanitizing may help.
Dr. Claude Parola
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: StayHealthy &Hygiene

Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose.
Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change.

In brief: StayHealthy &Hygiene

Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose.
Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Martin Raff
MRSA actually stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and although Staphylococci are often benign colonizers of our mucous membranes and skin it can cause devastating infections, particularly when there is disruption of the integumentary surfaces (skin and mucous membranes). If a candidate for any form of surgery your doctors should know if you are colonized with this organism in order to select antibiotic prophylaxis appropriately and so that you do not pass it to other patients.
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