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How can I sterilize everything in my home to make sure I don't get MRSA again?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Clean, not sterilize

Mrsa is spread from person to person; bedspreads and surfaces in you home can harbor bacteria for a long time.
You can not "sterilize" your home the way hospitals sterilize medical equipment. Cleaning compounds will clean surfaces, and soap and water are effective for personal hygiene.Your doctor may prescribe medications to decrease MRSA bacteria if you become infected. Pets can carry mrsa.

In brief: Clean, not sterilize

Mrsa is spread from person to person; bedspreads and surfaces in you home can harbor bacteria for a long time.
You can not "sterilize" your home the way hospitals sterilize medical equipment. Cleaning compounds will clean surfaces, and soap and water are effective for personal hygiene.Your doctor may prescribe medications to decrease MRSA bacteria if you become infected. Pets can carry mrsa.
Dr. Bonnie Bock
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care

In brief: You can't

Mrsa is spread by contact and can be contracted over and over again.
Good hand washing is best.

In brief: You can't

Mrsa is spread by contact and can be contracted over and over again.
Good hand washing is best.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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