Mrsa infection and oral surgery for wisdom is that harmful?

Please clarify. If you have an active MRSA infection it is best to get that treated before you have oral surgery. If you had oral surgery and develop MRSA infection, you should also get that treated right away. Mrsa is curable.
Where's the mrsa? In general, good idea to have one infection totally resolved before doing any kind of elective surgical procedure.

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I had a MRSA infection? In the past? What kind of test do I need to get cleared for surgery?

Mention to doc. Sometimes a surgeon might check if your a carrier by taking a nasal swab of your nose. However, more often than not, nothing will be done but if they they prophylaxis you with an antibiotic they might chose one that covers mrsa, similiarly if you develop an infection they would gear it against mrsa. Read more...

Had an active MRSA infection and am now colinized w/ mrsa. May have to have surgery, what is the risk for reinfection?

You may give to othe. If precautions are not taken more chances are others get infected than you, ( you are a carrier ) alert your doctor in the colonization bugs are co existing on your skin nose etc with out giving true infection to you , you should able to under go the procedure with minimum risk . Read more...

I need help to continue pain management due to continuing post op pain after C6 C7 disc surgery and absess removal due to MRSA infection.?

Pain management. You need to find yourself a pain management specialist. Massage, yoga, and meditation can help, as well as considering mental health management if there are any current or ongoing mental health issues which are commonly seen with pain syndromes such as anxiety and depression. Read more...
Pain Specialist. Let a pain specialist support your efforts here; your neurosurgeon will have relationships with other physicians in this area. It is critically important that you're not suffering unnecessarily. Pain can be managed! Read more...

My husband had an extremely bad MRSA infection a few years ago, was misdiagnosed and almost lost his arm. He had two surgeries and IV vancomycin. He was recently hospitalized for a totally unrelated condition and has a confirmed case of MRSA on his hand

More information? I assume you were not able to finish typing the question. MRSA can still colonize various body sites without causing an active infection. One can usually culture it from the nares, axillia, and inguinal area. However, hand is less common but the main issue is to make sure there is no active infection. Read more...

Patient has active MRSA infection since surgery 1 month ago. Surgeon wants to set the fracture with titanium next week. Won't this aggravate the mrsa?

Possibly. Mrsa infection in one part of the body does not mean that it will spread to another area, but that is a possibility. If one surgery has already developed a MRSA infection, i would be hesitant to implant a plate into a fracture in the same patient. Many fractures can be treated with an external fixation device, rather than an internal plate. But this has some risks as well. Check all options. Read more...
MRSA. As long as the patient is in good health other than the infection and is on the proper antibiotic regime then a good wash out and reset with titanium should do well. This is done everyday with infections and most will heal. Read more...

Should I use mupriocin to treat a superficial MRSA infection on the underarm? Should I use mupriocin oinment under a bandaid or get a perscription for an oral antibiotic? I noticed it two days ago but it is not yet to point that it needs drained. Will mup

First . First of all, not all skin infections are staphlococcal, not all staphlococcal infections are mrsa. Mrsa is short for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, a potentially dangerous type of staphlococcus bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics and may cause skin and other infections. As with all regular staphlococal infections, recognizing the signs and receiving treatment for skin infections in the early stages reduces the chances of the infection becoming severe. Staph infections of the skin appear as a bump or infected area and may also be red, swollen, painful, warm to the touch. If there is evidence of liquid underneath, or a head, it may be full of pus and will need to be drained. If accompanied by a fever or red streaks around the skin, this may be evidence of spread. Mupirocin is used as a topical treatment for localized bacterial skin infections, including treatment of mrsa. But with all "superficial" infections, except for minor redness, pain or light drainage, if any of the other symptoms listed above are found, you should see your physician for consideration for a systemic, either oral or injection antibiotic. Read more...
You may. Mupirocin is used to treat active MRSA infections and to treat the nasal area of carriers. Not all skin infections are mrsa. Some are just skin bacteria and don't need anything. Cover open sores, ulcers or draining blisters. Be on the lookout for swelling, redness and pain. These symptoms need to be evaluated. Read more...