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I have staph/suspected MRSA on neck..Its covered, treated w meds topical n oral...C as n child sleep in same bed if I lysol sheets before?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Why take risks???

Mrsa aside, why are you sleeping with a child.
Cosleeping with infants is associated with suffication deaths (see aap position statement pediatrics 11/11). By mid childhood this fosters dependence at a time when kids should begin to create their own individuality & accomplishments.

In brief: Why take risks???

Mrsa aside, why are you sleeping with a child.
Cosleeping with infants is associated with suffication deaths (see aap position statement pediatrics 11/11). By mid childhood this fosters dependence at a time when kids should begin to create their own individuality & accomplishments.
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Wash the sheets

The sheets should be washed like any other sheets, with detergent and hot water. The same goes with your pillow cover as well.
If you have MRSA on the neck, your source may likely be from either shaving or else, pressure from a tie that can cause ingrown hairs, or even some other source that has not been addressed. Recurrence of infection merits an outpatient consult with an id or derm specialist.

In brief: Wash the sheets

The sheets should be washed like any other sheets, with detergent and hot water. The same goes with your pillow cover as well.
If you have MRSA on the neck, your source may likely be from either shaving or else, pressure from a tie that can cause ingrown hairs, or even some other source that has not been addressed. Recurrence of infection merits an outpatient consult with an id or derm specialist.
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Dr. Jana Tomsky
Family Medicine

In brief: Posibly

If infected wound healed - ( no discharge of pus) and sheets had been properly washed ( preferencial is haushold bleech) - most likeli it is safe to sleep in pone bed.
But also depends on age of the child and immune status ( if hea;lthy over age 2 ok). In general it is not recommended to "co-sleep" menas share bed with children.

In brief: Posibly

If infected wound healed - ( no discharge of pus) and sheets had been properly washed ( preferencial is haushold bleech) - most likeli it is safe to sleep in pone bed.
But also depends on age of the child and immune status ( if hea;lthy over age 2 ok). In general it is not recommended to "co-sleep" menas share bed with children.
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