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MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is one of many strains of a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus -- or staph, for...
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than...
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Staphylococcus aureus (pronounced staff-ill-oh-KOK-us AW-ree-us), or “Staph” is a very common germ that about 1 out of every 3 people have on their...
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A skin sample, sample of pus from a wound, or blood, urine, or biopsy material (tissue sample) is sent to a microbiology lab and cultured for S...
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Your health care provider will be able to run lab tests to see if you have MRSA. If you have an infection on the skin, your doctor will take a...
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Being resistant to antibiotics is one big reason. And today, MRSA is infecting healthy people, including children -- not just those with weakened...
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Not making direct contact with skin, clothing, and any items that come in contact with either MRSA patients or MRSA carriers is the best way to avoid...
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The ENT does care, but MRSA (assuming he has a community-acquired type and not the more-severe hospital type) is very challenging to treat. You can...
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Hi!I couldn't find any information that stated exactly how long MRSA could live on an object, but I think the following information will be...
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MRSA is transfered to another person by direct contact. I don't know the location or even the type of MRSA that she has, but it is not likely...
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My personal struggle with MRSA lasted 2 years.  I tried every antibiotic including Vancomyacin ( a broad spectrum antibiotic given through I.V.)...
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Hi If she has had some kind of operation, get them to check her wound for MRSA, this is were she would have it, I think if they done a nasal swab on...
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People who have MRSA germs on their skin or who are infected with MRSA may be able to spread the germ to other people. MRSA can be passed on to bed...
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There are two major ways people become infected with MRSA. The first is physical contact with someone who is either infected or is a carrier (people...
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As far as I know from working in the hospital yes. They would be considered colonized with MRSA for life.