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How contiages is mrsa?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Mrsa is contagious with contact.
It is not air borne. Typical community mrs a is also an issue of individual immunity to allow infection and how easily it decides. Someone with mrs a should be treated with appropriate antibiotics and preventative measure such as antibacterial soap, oral vitamin c, zinc, and intra nasal bactroban one week month to minimize recurrences.

In brief: Varies

Mrsa is contagious with contact.
It is not air borne. Typical community mrs a is also an issue of individual immunity to allow infection and how easily it decides. Someone with mrs a should be treated with appropriate antibiotics and preventative measure such as antibacterial soap, oral vitamin c, zinc, and intra nasal bactroban one week month to minimize recurrences.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Contamination

While MRSA is quite contagious and spreads among family members & cohabitants quite easily, it does not cause illness in everyone.
Many people carry the bacteria on their skin & in their nasal passages without ever developing symptoms.

In brief: Contamination

While MRSA is quite contagious and spreads among family members & cohabitants quite easily, it does not cause illness in everyone.
Many people carry the bacteria on their skin & in their nasal passages without ever developing symptoms.
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care

In brief: Depends

On the situation.
People can carry the bacteria in their nasal cavity and it not cause a problem. However, a draining wound can be contagious if not on appropriate antibiotics for several days.

In brief: Depends

On the situation.
People can carry the bacteria in their nasal cavity and it not cause a problem. However, a draining wound can be contagious if not on appropriate antibiotics for several days.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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